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 acousticfolk/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.