Salute (Gordon Lightfoot album)

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Studio album by Gordon Lightfoot
Released July 1983
Recorded December 1982-February 1983 at Eastern Sound, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre Folk
Length 36:16
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Dean Parks, Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot chronology
East of Midnight

Salute is the sixteenth original album by Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot, released in 1983 Warner Brothers Records. It barely registered on the charts (#175) and is one of his least known recordings. This is reflected in the fact that songs from the album very rarely feature in Lightfoot's live performances.

The album completed Lightfoot's shift from acoustic folk/country compositions to a more sleek adult contemporary sound, a shift he had begun on Shadows. However, he had never completely abandoned his folk roots, as "Whispers of the North", "Knotty Pine" and "Tattoo" show.

In general, the album was more upbeat than its introspective predecessor with an even greater use of electric guitar licks and synthesizers.

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Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. "Salute (A Lot More Livin' to Do)" - 4:24
  2. "Gotta Get Away" - 2:54
  3. "Whispers of the North" - 3:20
  4. "Someone to Believe In" - 3:32
  5. "Romance" - 3:31
  6. "Knotty Pine" - 4:00
  7. "Biscuit City" - 2:55
  8. "Without You" - 3:07
  9. "Tattoo" - 4:28
  10. "Broken Dreams" - 4:05


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