GORDON LIGHTFOOT’S FINAL ALBUM ‘AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL’ TO BE RELEASED JULY 14, 2023
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REVERED SONGWRITER’S FINAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED JULY 14, 2023
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The final album from revered Canadiansinger-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who passed away on May 1, 2023, at age 84, simply entitled At Royal Albert Hall will be released on July 14th, via Linus Entertainment, the Canadian independent label that released Lightfoot’s last studioalbum with his band, Harmony, in 2004.
Recorded live in concert in London England at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on May 24, 2016, the double album set isan unembellished live mix of that night’sperformance, without edits, overdubs, remixing, or re-sequencing. It captures every song performed in the order they were played, right down to the encore, by Gordon and his band – Rick Haynes onbass, Barry Keane on drums, Mike Heffernan on keys, and Carter Lancaster on guitar. It features Lightfoot’s best-known hits, and songs never previously appearing on a live album, including “The Watchman’s Gone”, “Sea of Tranquility”, “Now And Then”, “All The Lovely Ladies”, “Drifters”, “Beautiful”, “Did She Mention My Name”, “Sweet Guinevere”, “Never Too Close”,“Don Quixote”, “Minstrel of the Dawn”, “I’dRather Press On” and “Waiting For You”.
After 50 years of hit making and with international album sales well into the multi-millions, Gordon Lightfoot is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012, his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Barbara Streisand, and hundreds of others. His ownrecordings of “Early Morning Rain,” “If YouCould Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway”,“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and“Sundown” are still among the mostperformed songs on radio in NorthAmerica.
A lifetime spent performing live with hisband, Gordon Lightfoot singled outLondon’s Royal Albert Hall as one of his favorite venues. In the final weeks prior to his passing on May 1, 2023, Gordon Lightfoot insisted that this live album be released as soon as possible, approving the cover artwork, and making it clear that no changes were to be made to therecording.
The Watchman’s Gone (4:38)
Sea of Tranquility (3:34)
Now and Then (3:22)
All The Lovely Ladies (3:05)
A Painter Passing Through (4:11)
Christian Island (1:59)
Rainy Day People (2:07)
Carefree Highway (2:22)
Did She Mention My Name (1:37)
Ribbon of Darkness (1:41)
Sweet Guinevere (2:40)
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (6:50)
Never Too Close (3:04)
Don Quixote (4:15)
Minstrel of the Dawn (2:41)
I’d Rather Press On (3:32)
Let It Ride (4:12)
If You Could Read My Mind(3:59)
Baby Step Back (3:44)
Early Morning Rain (4:11)
Waiting For You (3:33)
We would like to thank Eric Alper for the press release and artist profile.