Harmony (Gordon Lightfoot album)

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Harmony
Studio album by Gordon Lightfoot
Released May 11, 2004
Recorded 2002-2003 at Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genre Folk
Length 41:08
Label Linus
Producer Bob Doidge
Gordon Lightfoot chronology
A Painter Passing Through
(1998)
Harmony
(2004)
All Live
(2012)

Harmony is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 20th and most recent studio album. Recorded in 2001 and released in 2004, it reached #35 on the Independent albums chart.

History[edit]

Harmony was released in May 2004 by Linus Entertainment (Linus/Warner in Canada and SpinART/Ryko in the U.S.). It was an album that almost never happened. Lightfoot had laid down demo tracks for the record not long before he suffered a near-fatal ruptured artery in September 2002. During his recovery, in whose course he lost enough weight for his appearance to become shockingly gaunt, he directed the recording of backing tracks and was well enough by the time it was released to begin touring again. He says in the liner notes: "In the final analysis, the job was what mattered. It was good being preoccupied in a very constructive way with a project in the works; one which would carry itself forward, right up through the artwork and editorial, until its ultimate completion." The album was generally well received.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

In his Allmusic review, critic James Christopher Monger praised the album but also wrote "By no means as inspired as the classics Summertime Dream and If You Could Read My Mind, Harmony listens like a good book, and fits snugly into the impressive Lightfoot canon."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Harmony" – 3:11
  2. "River of Light" – 3:48
  3. "Flyin' Blind" – 2:49
  4. "No Mistake About It" – 4:03
  5. "End of All Time" – 3:41
  6. "Shellfish" – 3:45
  7. "No Hotel" – 5:54
  8. "Inspiration Lady" – 3:08
  9. "Clouds of Loneliness" – 2:52
  10. "Couchiching" – 3:20
  11. "Sometimes I Wish" – 3:37

All compositions by Gordon Lightfoot. "Shellfish" and "No Hotel" were recorded live in 2001.

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Harmony > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 

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