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The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time

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Gordon Lightfoot is known to many as one of the best singer/songwriters. List of the best Gordon Lightfoot albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Gordon Lightfoot discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Gordon Lightfoot albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Gordon Lightfoot singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Gordon Lightfoot album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Gordon Lightfoot album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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  • 1
    Sundown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Sundown

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1974

    TracksCircle of Steel, Sundown, Too Late for Prayin'

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Summertime Dream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Summertime Dream

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1976

    ProducerLenny Waronker

    TracksSpanish Moss, Never Too Close, I'm Not Supposed to Care

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Cold on the Shoulder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Cold on the Shoulder

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1975

    ProducerLenny Waronker

    TracksBells of the Evening, The Soul Is the Rock, Now and Then

    Length (mins)00:43:40

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Dream Street Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Dream Street Rose

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1980

    ProducerRuss Titelman, Lenny Waronker

    TracksIf You Need Me, Hey You, The Auctioneer

    Genres (Music)Folk music, Country folk

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    Shadows is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Shadows

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1982

    TracksIn My Fashion, Shadows, I'll Do Anything

    Length (mins)00:37:29

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Summer Side of Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Summer Side of Life

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1971

    ProducerJoe Wissert

    TracksLove & Maple Syrup, Go My Way, Miguel

    Length (mins)00:38:52

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Sit Down Young Stranger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Sit Down Young Stranger

    The Country Gentlemen

    Release Date1980

    TracksSit Down Young Stranger, Meet Me On The Other Side, Likes Of You

    Genres (Music)Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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    Don Quixote is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Don Quixote

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1972

    ProducerLenny Waronker

    TracksThe Patriot's Dream, Ode To Big Blue, Brave Mountaineers

    Length (mins)00:41:49

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Lightfoot! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Lightfoot!

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1966

    TracksRich Man's Spiritual, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Oh

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Old Dan's Records is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Old Dan's Records

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1972

    TracksThat Same Old Obsession, Hi'way Songs, You Are What I Am

    Length (mins)00:33:39

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    The Way I Feel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    The Way I Feel

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1967

    TracksIf You Got It, Go-Go Round, Go-Go Round

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Harmony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Harmony

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date2004

    TracksRiver of Light, Couchiching, Inspiration Lady

    Length (mins)00:40:34

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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  • 13
    Folk Songs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Endless Wire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Endless Wire

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1978

    ProducerLenny Waronker

    TracksSweet Guinevere, Sometimes I Don't Mind, Daylight Katy

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Did She Mention My Name? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Did She Mention My Name?

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1968

    ProducerJohn Simon

    TracksI Want To Hear It From You, Magnificent Outpouring, The Last Time I Saw Her

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Waiting for You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Waiting for You

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1993

    TracksRing Them Bells, Wild Strawberries, Drink Yer Glasses Empty

    Length (mins)00:36:16

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Back Here on Earth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Back Here on Earth

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1968

    TracksThe Circle is Small, Affair on 8th Avenue, Long Way Back Home

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    Salute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Salute

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1983

    TracksBroken Dreams, Gotta Get Away, Someone to Believe In

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    A Painter Passing Through is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    Release Date1998

    TracksRed Velvet, On Yonge Street, A Painter Passing Through

    Length (mins)00:37:56

    Genres (Music)Folk music

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    East of Midnight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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    East of Midnight

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Release Date1986

    ProducerDavid Foster

    TracksA Passing Ship, Let It Ride, You Just Gotta Be

    Length (mins)00:38:21

    Genres (Music)Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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    Gord's Gold Volume II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time
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