Sunday Concert

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Sunday Concert
Live album by Gordon Lightfoot
Released 1969
Recorded March, 1969
Massey Hall, Toronto
Genre Folk, live
Length 40:36
Label United Artists
Producer Elliot Mazer
Gordon Lightfoot chronology
Back Here on Earth
(1968)
Sunday Concert
(1969)
Sit Down Young Stranger
(1970)

Sunday Concert is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's fifth album, released in 1969 on the United Artists label. It was Lightfoot's first live album and until the release of a live DVD in 2002, remained Lightfoot's only officially released live recording. The album was recorded at Massey Hall in Toronto.

The album is notable as it includes performances of five previously unreleased tracks. It also contains the first recording of Lightfoot's hits "I'm Not Sayin'" and "Ribbon of Darkness" together as a medley. This medley would later feature on Gord's Gold and would become a concert staple. "Ballad of Yarmouth Castle" chronicles the fate of the SS Yarmouth Castle which caught fire and sank off the Bahamas in November, 1965.

Sunday Concert was Lightfoot's last recording for United Artists.

On "Bear Family" CD re-issue the album contains four bonus tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

In his Allmusic review, critic Richie Unterberger praised the album, writing "These then-new songs aren't among his classics, but are up to the general high standard of his '60s work, with the socially conscious "The Lost Children" and the poetic "Leaves of Grass" standing out as lyrical highlights."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In a Windowpane" – 3:11
  2. "The Lost Children" – 2:47
  3. "Leaves of Grass" – 3:43
  4. "I'm Not Sayin'/Ribbon of Darkness" – 2:54
  5. "Apology" – 4:33
  6. "Bitter Green" – 2:43
  7. "Ballad of Yarmouth Castle" – 5:18
  8. "Softly" – 3:16
  9. "Boss Man" – 2:26
  10. "Pussy Willows, Cat-Tails" – 2:53
  11. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" – 6:41

Bonus Tracks on Bear Family release[edit]

  1. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (Bob Dylan)
  2. "Movin', No 1"
  3. "I'll Be Alright"
  4. "Spin, Spin"
  5. "Movin', No 2"

All compositions by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Sunday Concert > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 

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