There's a new import 2 CD set now listed at Amazon announced for release on June 3rd. It contains 3 CDs, all of which are out of print and very difficult to find. The CDs are Dream Street Rose, Shadows and Salute. As currently listed, the first CD contains the first two albums; the second CD contains just the third album. This set is on pre-order at Amazon in the US, Canada and the UK, meaning you can place your order now and you will get the lowest price between the time you order and the day of release. This set is reasonably priced, and allows fans who don't have all these albums on CD to complete their collection.
2 CD set:
The following is a list of all of Gordon Lightfoot's original albums, the two Gord's Gold albums, the four CD boxed set, and the 2002 release Complete Greatest Hits. I have also included a recently released MP3 album of his very first LP, recorded back in 1962 with his high school friend, Terry Whelan. It's not an official "original album", but it is beautiful traditional folk nevertheless.|
All but one of the original albums are available on CD today. The "Final Four" original albums to be re-released on CD finally made their appearance in the summer of 2002 (read more here). His latest studio album is the 2004 release, Harmony and his latest CD, All Live, was released in 2012. Click on any album title for the full list of tracks, for clips of many songs, and for lyrics for all of them. Thanks to Cathy Cowette, Sean Gaynor, Ed Mullen, Lisa Westbrook and Deirdre Callahan for help with lyrics files.
See the notes beneath the table for additional information.
UA albums on CD
The five United Artists albums are not all released as individual CDs; the principal available CDs are listed in the table below. Various other reissues of United Artists material are not listed. On CD this includes "Best Of", "Early Morning Rain", "Over 60 Minutes With" and the remastered "Singer/Songwriter", as well as others. These CDs do not contain any additional songs, but are (somewhat random) selections from the five LPs.
The CDs in the list below, in combination, will allow you to get the five UA original albums which are (in order): Lightfoot!, The Way I Feel, Did She Mention My Name, Back Here On Earth and Sunday Concert. Note: You can get the complete 5 album collection plus 5 bonus tracks by buying the CDs shown just below (which includes the Bear Family Sunday Concert Plus CD).
*One bonus track
**Five bonus tracks
This list does not include LPs released prior to United Artists, or bootleg recordings on LP or CD; availability of those rare recordings is very limited.
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