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Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind album FLAC

  • Performer: Gordon Lightfoot
  • Title: If You Could Read My Mind
  • Genre: Rock / World
  • Country: US
  • Formats: VQF FLAC AU MPC DXD RA WAV
  • Released: 1971
  • Style: Folk Rock, Country
  • MP3 album: 1478 mb
  • FLAC album: 1253 mb
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Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind album FLAC

If You Could Read My Mind" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. It reached number one on Canadian music charts and was his first recording to appear on the American music charts, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in February 1971. Later in the year it reached number 30 in the UK. The song also reached number one for one week on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, and was the first of four Lightfoot releases to reach number one.

Album: Sit Down Young Stranger (1970). Charted: 30 5. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. The illustrious singer-songwriter says the words to "If You Could Read My Mind," released 40 years ago, came to him in a couple of hours in a vacant Toronto home that was up for sale at a time when he was experiencing marital problems. I was of course going through some emotional trauma leading up to a separation, so that of course manifested itself in that particular song on that particular afternoon," Lightfoot, 71, said by phone from his Toronto home.

If I could read your mind love What a tale your thoughts could tell Just like a paperback novel The kind the drugstore sells When you reach the part where the heartaches Come the hero would be me Heroes often fail And you won't read that book again Because the ending's just to hard to take. I walk away like a movie star Who gets burned in a three way script Enter number two, a movie queen To play the scene of bringing all the good things out in me But for now love lets be real.

He came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970), "Sundown" (1974) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976). It was not until 1971 that his own version of "If You Could Read My Mind" became a Top Ten hit. The song was originally featured on his 1970 album "Sit Down Young Stranger" which had not been selling that well.

Band Name Gordon Lightfoot. Album Name If You Could Read My Mind. 7. Sit Down Young Stranger. 8. If You Could Read My Mind. 9. Baby It's Allright. 10. Your Love's Return.

Minstrel of the Dawn, with a string arrangement from Randy Newman, is an elegant and stately classic.

Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot, Red Shea. Producer – Joe Wissert, Lenny Waronker. Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot (tracks: A1, A3 to B5). Notes. This is a Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria pressing indicated by S Ƨ etchings. Steamboat tan Reprise labels. This album previously released under the title "Sit Down Young Stranger". Records, Inc. Spine has "Sit Down Young Stranger" as the title. Front cover, back cover and labels have "If You Could Read My Mind" as the title. 6392 on the spine, front and back cover RS 6392 on labels

Find more of Gordon Lightfoot lyrics. can't see If I could read your mind love What a tale your thoughts could tell Just like a paperback novel The kind that drugstores sell When you reach the part where the heartaches come The hero would be me But heroes often fail And you won't read that book again Because the ending's just too hard to take

The album was renamed If You Could Read My Mind shortly after release, after the song of that title reached number 1 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada and number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. The album itself reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. Summertime Dream is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's twelfth original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. It peaked at on the Canadian RPM national album chart, and on the US Billboard pop chart. The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith in a remarkable period of popularity which had begun with the 1970 hit, "If You Could Read My Mind". He would never again achieve the same level of commercial success.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Minstrel Of The Dawn
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A2 Me And Bobby McGee
Slide Guitar [Bottleneck] – Ry Cooder
A3 Approaching Lavender
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A4 Saturday Clothes
Autoharp – John Sebastian
A5 Cobwebs & Dust
Harmonium – Van Dyke ParksMandolin – Ry Cooder
A6 Poor Little Allison
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B1 Sit Down Young Stranger
B2 If You Could Read My Mind
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B3 Baby It's Allright
Electric Guitar – John Sebastian
B4 Your Love's Return
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B5 The Pony Man
Harmonica – John Sebastian

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Artone Press – RRC 6392

Credits

  • Bass – Rick Haynes
  • Design, Photography By – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes
  • Engineer – Gary Brandt, Lee Hershberg*
  • Guitar – Red Shea
  • Producer – Joe Wissert, Lenny Waronker
  • Vocals [Uncredited], Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot
  • Written-By – Fred Foster (tracks: A2), Gordon Lightfoot (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), Kris Kristofferson (tracks: A2)

Notes

Catalogue number is differnt to other releases. Album has square Reprise logo on top right of the cover just above the Cat No. Reprise logo with a ship on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 31033
  • Label Code: RS 6392

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RS 6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6392, 6392 US 1970
6392, RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6392, RS 6392 Germany 1970
RS 6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6392, 6392 Germany 1970
RS-6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS-6392, 6392 Australia 1970
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, 1st) Reprise Records RS 6392 US 1970




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