Gordon Lightfoot 'All LIVE' his brand new album of 19 classic songs recorded live at Massey Hall.
“The recordings have not been technically altered and are authentic live mixes,” says Lightfoot of the album. Fans will hear each song exactly as it was performed that night – no over dubs, no mixing – ALL LIVE
It is the musical highlight of every calendar year when Canadian Music legend, Gordon Lightfoot announces his run of concert dates at Toronto’s storied Massey Hall. Last May 25th, 2011 marked Gordon’s 150th concert at the hallowed Hall in the past 40 years. In 1978, he played a remarkable 10 shows in 9 days, selling out each and every night. Now, for the first time ever, Gordon has gone through the archives of live recordings from Massey Hall and has picked the finest performances recorded between1998 – 2001.
How could one possibly describe in one paragraph the impact Gordon Lightfoot and his music has had on Canadian culture? Just a line list of some of his songs paints a vivid portrait of our nation; “Early Morning Rain,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway” and “Summer Side Of Life” are only a small sampling.
Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 he was made a Companion Of The Order Of Canada and is also a member of the Order Of Ontario and, in 2004, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Gordon Lightfoot’s legacy will be further enhanced when he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City, in the performer category, alongside Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman.
For the list of upcoming Gordon Lightfoot gigs - click on the Shows tab.
“Gordon Lightfoot, everytime I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever."
"I don't think anybody before or since has had the impact on Canadian culture, through popular music or folk music, that Gordon Lightfoot has had.”
“I've always been trying to write songs like Lightfoot. A song of mine like 'Come Monday' is a direct result of me trying to write a Gordon Lightfoot song."
“He sets the standard for us Canadian musicians that have followed in his footsteps. He’s a breed that doesn’t exist anymore”.
-Gord Sinclair, Tragically Hip
"Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of songwriting."
"I grew up listening to Lightfoot and it had a huge influence on me when I took up songwriting."
"Gordon Lightfoot looms pretty large in my life as a writer and an artist in general. I never travel anywhere without at least two of his records with me."
"Lightfoot's voice is such a part of the fabric of Canada, I know it almost as well as I know my own voice."