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Gordon Lightfoot - Sit Down Young Stranger (1970) 

Artist Gordon Lightfoot
Album: Sit Down Young Stranger
Label: Reprise Records
Catalog#: RS 6392
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 1970
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:36:26

Гордон Лайтфут (англ. Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., род. 17 ноября 1938 года) - канадский автор-исполнитель, получивший широкую известность на международной фолк-, кантри- и поп-сцене - прежде всего, благодаря таким песням как «Early Morning Rain» (1966), «If You Could Read My Mind» (1970), «Sundown» (1974, #1 USA), «Carefree Highway» (1974), «Rainy Day People» (1975) и «The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald» (1976, #2 USA). Семнадцать альбомов Гордона Лайтфута входили в Billboard 200, Sundown (1974) возглавил хит-парад. В числе музыкантов, исполнявших песни Лайтфута, - Элвис Пресли, Джонни Кэш, Джерри Ли Льюис, Peter, Paul & Mary, Боб Дилан, Джуди Коллинз, Барбра Стрейзанд, Джонни Мэтис, Сэнди Денни, Тони Райс. Робби Робертсон, лидер The Band, назвал творчество Лайтфута «сокровищем национальной культуры».

During the 60s Gordon Lightfoot had seen success in his native Canada, but had not managed to make it into the US charts as a recording artist. Dissatisfied, he moved from United Artists to Reprise Records. Here he recorded the album Sit Down Young Stranger, which was released in 1970. It was an excellent album, certainly his best yet, and a promising start with his new label. Instrumental backing featured familiar associates Red Shea (guitar) and Rick Hayes (bass), plus some new friends including Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks, John Sebastian and Randy Newman. The album featured one cover - Kris Kristofferson's "Me & Bobby McGee" (apparently the second ever version of this soon to be oft-covered song).
It originally didn't sell well, but before long the song "If You Could Read My Mind" became a hit. It not only got to #1 in Canada, but made it to #5 in the US, and later in the year #30 in the UK. It thus became the breakthrough Lightfoot had been waiting for, and remains today his best known and most played song. Following its success the album was retitled If You Could Read My Mind and got to #12.

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  Side One:
A1. Minstrel Of The Dawn 03:26
A2. Me And Bobby McGee 03:38
A3. Approaching Lavender 02:56
A4. Saturday Clothes 03:20
A5. Cobwebs & Dust 03:20
A6. Poor Little Allison 02:30
  Side Two:
B1. Sit Down Young Stranger 03:26
B2. If You Could Read My Mind 03:48
B3. Baby It's Allright 02:58
B4. Your Love's Return 03:55
B5. The Pony Man 03:27

        Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Of Canada, Ltd.
        Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Of Canada, Ltd.

Gordon Lightfoot - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Red Shea - Guitar
Ry Cooder - Guitar, Mandolin
Rick Haynes - Bass
Van Dyke Parks - Harmonium
John Sebastian - Guitar, Harmonica
Nick DeCaro - String arrangements
Randy Newman - String arrangement on
"Minstrel of the Dawn" and "Approaching Lavender"
Kris Kristofferson
was rumored to have provided
harmony vocals on
"Me and Bobby McGee"

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