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The United Artists Collection

Gordon LightfootAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Long River 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Way I Feel (Acoustic) 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. For Lovin' Me 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Early Mornin' Rain 3:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Steel Rail Blues 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Sixteen Miles (To Seven Lakes) 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I'm Not Sayin' 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Pride Of Man 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ribbon Of Darkness 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Oh, Linda 3:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Peaceful Waters 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Walls 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. If You Got It 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Softly (Live) [1996 - Remaster] 3:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Crossroads 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. A Minor Ballad 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Go-Go Round 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Rosanna 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. Home From The Forest 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. I'll Be Alright 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen24. Song For A Winter's Night 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen25. Canadian Railroad Trilogy 6:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen26. The Way I Feel (1993 - Remaster) 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Song Title Time Price
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listen  2. The Last Time I Saw Her 5:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Black Day In July 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. May I 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Magnificent Outpouring 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Does Your Mother Know 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mountains And Marian 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Pussywillows, Cat-Tails 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Did She Mention My Name 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Long Way Back Home 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Unsettled Ways 1:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen16. Bitter Green 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. The Circle Is Small 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Marie Christine 2:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Cold Hands From New York 5:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Affair On 8th Avenue 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Don't Beat Me Down 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. The Gypsy 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. If I Could 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 

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One of the leading singer/songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Gordon Lightfoot was Canada's most successful contemporary folk artist, establishing himself as an important songwriter in the mid-'60s and going on to become a major international recording star in the following decade. Lightfoot's songs are literate but down to earth, and deal with personal matters as well as global ... Read more in Amazon's Gordon Lightfoot Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 5, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000DQO2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,446 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This two-disc, 49-song collection combines Lightfoot's first four albums into one specially priced package and offers a comprehensive look at the Canadian singer-songwriter before he achieved pop stardom. These late-1960s recordings are more pared down than his better-known 1970s work, showing Lightfoot to be a thoughtful songwriter who was equally comfortable with personal love songs and more political fare. A much stronger folkie sensibility is on display here, which may be a revelation to those only familiar to his glossier folk-pop work, but a boon to his longtime followers. --Marc Greilsamer

Product Description

Gordon's rich voice and earthy folk-pop struck a chord with pop and country fans; these 20 songs bring you the best from both charts. Includes Sundown; The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald; If You Could Read My Mind; The Circle Is Small; Carefree Highway; Rainy Day People; Baby Step Back; Beautiful , and more!

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77 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bargain Classic June 19, 2000
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Even if you purchased Gordon Lightfoot's sprawling 4-disc Songbook box set like I did (which includes 17 of these songs), you will want to add this to your collection too. This set collects Lightfoot's four United Artists albums in their entirety beginning with his 1966 debut.
You get classic Lightfoot songs like "For Lovin' Me," "Early Mornin' Rain," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" and "Did She Mention My Name." Also, the box set includes a live medley of "I'm Not Sayin'/Ribbon of Darkness" from the live album Sunday Concert. On this release you get the original studio versions.
Quite simply, Lightfoot is one of the best singer-songwriters of the last forty years and this belongs in any serious music library. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly Good March 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Before buying the UA Collection, I had owned and appreciated "Sundown" and "Summertime Dream" for years. I was also familiar with "Gord's Gold," but had given up on pursuing Gordon Lightfoot any further when a couple of his later albums turned out to be duds.
But this collection has been something of a revelation for me. The first disc, in particular, is shockingly good. The songs that were later re-recorded for "Gord's Gold" sound even better here, without the orchestral arrangements.
Lightfoot is a populist at heart. He has always had a good idea of which songs his fans like best, and has been willing to play them live and to include the right songs on compilations like "Gord's Gold." But no compilation can do justice to the wealth of excellent material on his first four albums, which are all included here in their entirety.
After the acoustic guitar bliss of the first disc, it is almost jarring to hear the fuller arrangements on the "Did She Mention My Name" album, which begins disc two. However, this album does come into its own after a few listens. "Black Day in July," which is about the Detroit riots of 1967, suffers a bit from its negative use of the word "black" in the title, which now sounds outdated in the context of a song about race riots. But allowing for that, the song still has an urgency and power that make it one of Lightfoot's more memorable songs. And the use of orchestration on this album seems to have inspired Lightfoot--always one of the most melodic folk singers--to take his melodies to new places. "Does Your Mother Know," in particular, sounds almost as if it would have fit in on "Sundown."
The fourth album included in the UA Collection, "Back Here on Earth," is a return to the simpler arrangements of the first two.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is it: Gordon at his best March 19, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
I own all of Gordon Lightfoot's albums except the two "Gord's Gold" collections. As far as I am concerned, he is one of the best songwriters ever, but he did his best work early in his career. This two-CD set compiles his first four United Artists albums. I picked this up at a record store a few years ago, for twice the price for which it's offered here. What a steal to have all this music for only $12.00. The songs in this collection have been repackaged at least a dozen times over the years; some of those compilations are available here at But they are not complete; they contain only a few songs from the first four albums. Here, you get them all. And if you listen to all of them in one sitting (2 1/2 hours!), you will hear one of the most stunning collections of contemporary songs you'll find in one place. Where to begin to describe the effect of listening to this music? The acoustic material that opens disc one includes performances of stark beauty: his covers of Phil Ochs' "Changes" and Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" come quickly to mind. Then there are early classics like "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Softly,", and "Song for a Winter's Night." (The first time I heard that one was on the radio on Christmas Eve!) Disc two begins with the "Did She Mention My Name?" album. Lightfoot performs with full orchestration on these songs, and the results will send chills down your spine. If you have never heard "The Last Time I Saw Her," one of the greatest songs he has ever written, and can relate at all to its story of love lost, by the end of its five minutes you will be reduced to a helpless mass of tears. Read more ›
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary Master Songwriter At His Best October 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
First, this collection represents Gordon Lightfoot the songwriter and singer at his very best, over and above his 70s and 80's work. The one glaring omission here is the superb "Spin Spin", available only on a European release, now out of print. The remainder however is brilliant.
Secondly, American fans will be disappointed to learn that this collection is not the original United Artists collection that was released in 1992 by EMI Music Canada. That collection contained all 5 UA albums on a 3 disc box set (the fifth UA album being the live "Sunday Concert", missing from this collection). That collection is still available in Canada as it was originally titled: "The Original Lightfoot".
Lightfoot's 60s recordings are simply brilliant. Pared down acoustically, the songs speak of a long lost simplicity that never seems to be heard in contemporary music today. To own this collection is to hear a true talent at work. Lightfoot's voice on these recordings is as good as it ever would get - strong, clear, confident, subtle.
Included here is the most brilliant song Lightfoot ever wrote/recorded - "Black Day In July" - superb from top to bottom. Also key is the live version of "The Way I Feel", the first acoustic recording of "The Circle Is Small" and "Marie Christine".
This, plus "Gord's Gold" and the "Songbook" are musts for any Lightfoot fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Voice and Lovely Remembrances of a Bygone Era
In his prime, Gordon Lightfoot had one of the best voices in the pop music, and I especially prefer him on the early recordings gathered here. Read more
Published 7 days ago by theta
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Gordon's music
I love Gordon's music. These are early albums, and many of the songs on them I had not heard before. Great price too.

Highly recommenmt if you like Lightfoot.
Published 1 month ago by Frostfire
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection which includes many of his early tunes
Excellent collection which includes many of his early tunes. The sheer number of songs here make this item a must for Lightfoot fans. A solid deal for the money.
Published 1 month ago by Michelle J. Stanton
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this after getting his greatest hits CD
I bought this after getting his greatest hits CD. So many wonderful songs. What a amazing legacy. I promptly put this CD and his greatest hits on my IPOD so I could listen... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M53
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A great collection of early Lightfoot.
Published 1 month ago by dcs
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my wife's favorites
Bought this for my wife to help fill our her folk collection. It's in her regular iPod rotation; plays several times a week.
Published 5 months ago by Jersey Exile
5.0 out of 5 stars The Early Years
Gordon Lightfoot became one of our favorites in the 70's. Prior to purchasing "The United Artists Collection" we had most of his post-UA albums and only one UA album. Read more
Published 6 months ago by L. Boyd Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This is a great collection and it was in good condition. I plan to find more of his old CD's.
Published 6 months ago by Debra Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass this up !!!
This double disc alblum is one of my favoites. Lightfoot never sounded better. I forgot how much i liked his voice and music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by samsman
5.0 out of 5 stars Start your Gordon Lightfoot Collection with this United Artists...
I got this together with one of Lightfoot's Greatest Hits collections for my wife for Christmas. She grew up listening to Lightfoot but didn't own any of his recordings, and she... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Steven M. McCarthy
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