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Be Sure to Watch the "Inspiration Lady" Video
The CD was recorded and mixed at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, ON, except for the two live tracks which were recorded during the May 2001 Massey Hall series of concerts in Toronto, also by Doidge.
Doidge, owner of Grant Avenue Studio, has been a big fan of Lightfoot for decades, and has been recording Lightfoot since his last Warner Brothers album, A Painter Passing Through, including the audio for the Live In Reno DVD, and all Massey concerts starting in the late 1990s. Lightfoot's illness and long recovery gave Doidge the opportunity to play on a Lightfoot record, an opportunity he much appreciated.
While still hospitalized, Lightfoot asked Bob to do an arrangement for one of the songs, and liked it so much he asked Bob to do another. On the first of them, The End of All Time, Bob played all the added parts other than the lead guitar, which Terry Clements played. On Sometimes I Wish, Bob played everything. He also did an arrangement for Clouds of Loneliness, but Gord subsequently discovered that he had done an arrangement himself prior to being hospitalized, so his was used with the band playing their usual parts, but Bob's nylon string part from his arrangement was kept for the final recording.
Five decades into his career, Lightfoot still has the muse, as he says. He continues to write and record new songs that will stand the test of time, with interesting melodies and moving lyrics. Standout songs include the title track, Harmony, Inspiration Lady, River of Light, The No Hotel (live from Massey), and Flyin' Blind, in addition to those mentioned above.
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