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If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot
If You Could Read My Mind
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Gordon Lightfoot
Title: If You Could Read My Mind
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, North America, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992745123, 075992745147, 759927451234

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Constance H. (Connie) from PALM COAST, FL
Reviewed on 4/27/2012...
As always, Gordon Lightfoot comes through with some great music. Thoroughly enjoyed this cd and would recommend it to anyone.


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Lightfoot's Breakthrough
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 04/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If You Could Read My Mind was originally released in 1970 under the title of Sit Down Young Stranger. The album generated little action as Canadian Gordon Lightfoot's previous albums had. Then in 1971, the hauntingly beautiful ballad "If You Could Read My Mind" became a top ten hit, the album was re-released with the new title to capitalize on the popularity of the song. This started a good run of chart success for Mr. Lightfoot. The rest of the album is equally as strong as the title track. "Minstrel Of The Dawn" is a great track as is "Cobwebs & Dust"."
Barron Laycock | 06/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Released in 1970, Gordon Lightfoot's first album after signing with Reprise remains one of his most enduring. Retitled from Sit Down Young Stranger after "If You Could Read My Mind" became a hit, the album reveals a songwriter of increasing depth and maturity. The title track, which to me remains the most powerful "breakup song" I've ever heard, is a showpiece, of course--but this is an album filled with showpieces. Featuring the beautiful ensemble playing of Red Shea on lead guitar and Rick Haynes on bass, the album also features guest appearances by Ry Cooder and John Sebastian, and some very tasteful, unobtrusive string arrangements (on "Minstrel of the Dawn," for example, the strings are scored by Randy Newman). The album is beautifully produced by Lenny Waronker and Joe Wissert--guitars are crisp and rich, the vocals have presence and depth. You'll find a terrific cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee" on this CD: Lightfoot doesn't do many covers, but, when he does, he sings them like he wrote them. Other highlights include "Minstrel of the Dawn," "Sit Down Young Stranger," "The Pony Man," and...oh heck--the whole album is just one long highlight! Buy it!"