Gordon Lightfoot Album Reviews
by Noel Coppage - Stereo Review
Gordon Lightfoot seems fascinated with summertime; the word "summer"
appears over and over again in his album and song titles and in his
lyrics, and the
slow, aimless images of summer are often clearly evoked by his relaxed
style and country-flavoured melodies. This may be a natural
for a veteran of Canadian winters - after spending a few winters in New
I'm rather taken with summer myself - or it may be merely a case of
oneself. Lightfoot has a summery kind of voice, and writes a summery
of song. "Cabaret" for example, suggests a background of fleecy
clouds and heat shimmering over the blacktop with its lyrics about
down the highway.