DISCOGRAPHY
 
Gordon Lightfoot Remixed Singles
 

I'M NOT SAYING
A string section is overdubbed on this track.

RICH MAN'S SPIRITUAL
        Although not released as a single, the track released on the Mono version of the Lightfoot! album is a different take, with minor lyric differences.

SPIN, SPIN
        Although not an album cut, the single version is actually a re-recording.  The song was originally recorded in Nashville, but for the single, it was redone in New York. The Nashville track is a bit looser with GL letting go with some country style "hoots." Both of these songs can be found on the Bear Family imports as bonus tracks. 

BLACK DAY IN JULY
        Several verses are edited out of the single mix. This was done possibly to shorten the song and perhaps to also remove some of the lyrics that might give radio programmers trouble. It was banned in Detroit and elsewhere just the same.  It received a lot of airplay in Canada however. 

BITTER GREEN
The single mix has piano, strings and tambourine parts added.

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
        The single mix has a piano part included in the first verse and the handclaps are more prominent in the mix throughout. 

IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Harmony vocal included.  This mix is also used for the Gord's Gold album.

CAN'T DEPEND ON LOVE
        The instrumental following the second verse is edited out on the single mix. It goes directly to the third verse.  Hard to understand the logic of that decision, as that instrumental break really kicks the song nicely into the last verse.  Since the song is only 3 minutes long to begin with, it couldn't be a question of time. 

RACE AMONG THE RUINS
        The solo between the first chorus and the second verse has been cut in half.  On the album version they repeat the section for a total of 8 bars, but on the single mix it is shortened to 4 bars.  Also, the steel appears to be mixed a little louder before the repeat of the chorus near the end.  However, for the WEA Gold Standard single reissues in the 80's, the song is restored to its full album length. 

THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
        The single of the "Wreck" is shortened by 31 seconds from the album track.  To accomplish this the solo at the end of verse 6 is cut in half and the fadeout at the end is also curtailed. As with "Race", the single is restored to full length on the Gold Standard reissue. 

MORNING GLORY
        The single has Lenny Castro's percussion higher in the mix.  This mix was also used for the CD release. The original mix of Morning Glory also appears as the B side to the single for Stay Loose.  So there are actually two different mixes of Morning Glory on two different singles.  With the issue of the single mix on the CD release, the rarest Morning Glory mix would now be the original vinyl LP mix (same as the B side of Stay Loose single). 

ECSTACY MADE EASY
        This is the B side to Morning Glory.  This mix is edited down to 3:39 from the album's 4:05, by removing the chorus after the 2nd verse and going directly to the guitar solo.  And there's more.  The 2nd chorus, "Somebody found my heart string" instead of "touched my heart string" is inserted as the first chorus, but reverts to, "Put some wood on the fire right now" instead of "flame in the old hot stove" at the end of the chorus.  Confused?  What it boils down to is that they got very creative with the razor blade in coming up with the remix on this B side.