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Posthumous Gordon Lightfoot LP In July

Recently deceased Canadian folk-pop legend Gordon Lightfoot‘s final full length will be released on July 14.

Following declining health issues that caused him to curtail his tour three weeks earlier, on May 1, the iconic singer/songwriter died in Toronto at the age of 84.

Lightfoot’s swan song release will be a double live album ‘At Royal Albert Hall’, recorded during his seventh concert at the famed London venue in 2016. Including such classics as ‘If You Could Read My Mind’, ‘The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’, and ‘Early Morning Rain,’ fans can expect “an unembellished live mix of that nights’ performance, without edits, overdubs, remixing or re-sequencing. It captures every song performed in the order they were played, right down to the encore.”

Though the musician passed away from natural causes, the guitarist suffered from Bell’s palsy and was once placed in a coma in 2002 after an artery in his stomach ruptured.

Adored by fellow music legend, Bob Dylan, Gordon’s songs were covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, and Johnny Cash.

Of Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan once said “I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever … Lightfoot became a mentor for a long time. I think he probably still is to this day.”

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Author: Al Denté

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