Various Artists – Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot

Gord's substantial pot of gold gets prospected, Canadian-style

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One of the great North American folk singer-songwriters, Gordon Lightfoot has already been covered by Dylan, Nico and Elvis?so this heartfelt tribute from fellow Toronto artists is a justifiable delight. Long-time acolyte Ron Sexsmith tackles the fairly recent “Drifters”, while The Tragically Hip unearth the doomy “Black Day In July”. Classic single hits like “The Way I Feel”, “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind” fall into the melodic clutches of Cowboy Junkies, Jesse Winchester and Connie Kaldor. Like all good tributes, this captures the spirit and sends you back to the originals. Go go round, Gordon.

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