Gordon Lightfoot’s final album is due out in July
The 26-song set, recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, includes the Canadian singer-songwriter’s best-known hits
A live album by the late Gordon Lightfoot is due out July 14.
Inside the Royal Albert Hall will present the Canadian singer-songwriter’s full set from the iconic London venue on May 24th, 2016.
Although the offer will be as “final album“” will be Lightfoot’s fourth live release since 1962. Two tones at the village corner; 1969s Sunday concert (which peaked at #143 on the Billboard 200); and 2012 all life.
Inside the Royal Albert Hall is described in a press release as “a raw, live mix of that night’s performance, with no edits, overdubs, remixing or resequencing.” It captures every song played in the order it was played, right down to the encore of Gordon and his band – Rick Haynes on bass, Barry Keane on drums, Mike Heffernan on keys and Carter Lancaster on guitar.”
The 26-song set includes Lightfoot’s best-known hits, as well as songs that have never appeared on a live recording before, including The guard is gone, drifters, All the best ladies, sunset, Nice, Don Quixoteand more.
lightfoot isolated out of royal Albert Hall as one of his favorite venues and In the weeks leading up to his May 1 death, the legendary folk music icon was reportedly adamant that this special show be released as soon as possible.
Lightfoot approved the cover artwork and insisted that no changes should be made to it Recording.
Inside the Royal Albert Hall is produced by Linus Entertainment, the Canadian independent label Approved Lightfoots last Studio album with be Tape, harmony, In 2004
The 13-time Juno Award winner died earlier this month natural causes, his family said in a statement released by his publicist, Victoria Lord.
Lightfoot performed its final live show on October 30, 2022 at the Club Regent Event Center in Winnipeg.
“There were three standing ovations throughout the evening, truly deserved for a Canadian icon, music legend, truly the spirit of Canada.” The aura he brings to the room is just amazing,” said Kelly Berehulka, director of entertainment at Club Regent CTV News Winnipeg.
Officials at Massey Hall, the Toronto venue where Lightfoot has performed almost annually since 1967, called his live shows a “quintessentially Canadian experience”.
“Over 170 performances, the sound of his 12-string guitar and the iconic timbre of his voice echoed through these walls, filling our hearts with stories of our nation and enriching our lives immeasurably,” said Jesse Kumagai, Massey Hall President and CEO, in a statement.
“The world has lost one of its most profound voices, but his songs will continue to play and his soul will always be found at Massey Hall,” said Kumagai.
Following the news of Lightfoot’s death, tributes poured in from across the music world, including Billy Joel, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Bryan Adams, all of whom praised his musical brilliance.
Elsewhere, Rob Baker and The Tragically Hip called Lightfoot “a kind and supportive friend.”
“I sit here and listen Gord’s gold and when I think of how many times I’ve listened to that, alone, in the backseat of my parents’ car on the way to Georgian Bay, or with everyone else on the tour bus going across the country,” Baker wrote in a message to the band’s official Instagram page. “These are some of the finest and most enduring songs ever written. To say he was/is a national icon undersells him. He was and remains a great artist and one of the best songwriters to ever walk a stage. He was a kind and supportive friend to The Hip boys. Put on one of his many great albums and toast the authenticity.”
Neil Young said Lightfoot is in good spirits despite canceling a number of live shows just a few weeks ago.
“I spoke to Gordon just a few weeks ago and he sounded happy despite canceling some shows and reorganizing his tour,” Young, 77, wrote on his blog Archive website. “Gordon was a great Canadian artist. A songwriter without parallel. His melodies and words have been, and will continue to be, an inspiration to all writers who heard his music through the ages. Gordon’s music has a unique and wonderful feel to it. Lightfoot is a Canadian legend.”
Earlier this month, Lightfoot canceled its 2023 concert schedule in the US and Canada “due to health reasons.”
In 2002, Lightfoot nearly died after suffering an abdominal aortic aneurysm. But two years later he returned with a new album, harmonyand resumed touring the following year.
“I want to be like Ralph Carter, Stompin’ Tom and Willie Nelson,” Lightfoot told CBC in 2004. Per The New York Times. “Just do it as long as possible.”
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