Gord's Gold, Vol. 2

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Gord's Gold, Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Gordon Lightfoot
Released 1988
Recorded Various
Genre Folk, Adult contemporary, Country folk
Length 64:38
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Various
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Gord's Gold, Vol. 2 is a compilation album released by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot in 1988.

Like the first Gord's Gold collection, Vol. 2 features re-recordings of earlier hits alongside the contemporary material. On Gord's Gold only the early songs that didn't match Lightfoot's 1970s sound (and whose original masters were owned by Lightfoot's former label, United Artists) were re-recorded. However, on Vol. 2 all tracks, apart from "Make Way (For the Lady)," "Ghosts Of Cape Horn," Baby Step Back," and "It's Worth Believin'" were re-recorded. The album also contains the first appearance of "If It Should Please You," a previously unrecorded song that the band often performed in concert. Some tracks on Vol. 2 that had been released during the 1980s sound almost identical to their original recording. Additionally, the re-recorded tracks were recorded live in the studio.

"Ghosts of Cape Horn" and "It's Worth Believin'" did not appear on the vinyl release.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lightfoot:
(† Re-recording / New song)
  1. "If It Should Please You" – 2:50
  2. "Endless Wire"† – 4:14
  3. "Hangdog Hotel Room"† – 2:47
  4. "I'm Not Supposed To Care"† – 3:18
  5. "High and Dry"† – 2:26
  6. "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"† – 6:14
  7. "The Pony Man"† – 3:33
  8. "Race Among the Ruins"† – 3:23
  9. "Christian Island"† – 3:12
  10. "All the Lovely Ladies"† – 2:48
  11. "Alberta Bound"† – 2:58
  12. "Cherokee Bend"† – 4:57
  13. "Triangle"† – 3:53
  14. "Shadows"† – 2:59
  15. "Make Way (For the Lady)" – 3:40
  16. "Ghosts of Cape Horn" – 4:06
  17. "Baby Step Back" – 3:55
  18. "It's Worth Believin'" – 3:25

Session personnel[edit]

  • Guitar: Gordon Lightfoot, Terry Clements, Red Shea, Dean Parks
  • Bass: Rick Haynes, Tom Szczesniak
  • Steel Guitar: Pee Wee Charles
  • Piano: Mike Heffernan, Michael Omartian
  • Drums: Barry Keane
  • Strings: Nick DeCaro