Old Dan's Records

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Old Dan's Records
Album Old Dan's Records.jpg
Studio album by Gordon Lightfoot
ReleasedNovember 1972
ProducerLenny Waronker
Gordon Lightfoot chronology
Don Quixote
Old Dan's Records
Singles from Old Dan's Records
  1. "You Are What I Am/That Same Old Obsession"
    Released: November 1972 [1]
  2. "Can't Depend on Love/It's Worth Believin'"
    Released: January 1973 [2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Old Dan's Records is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's ninth original album, released in 1972 on the Reprise Records label. The album reached #1 in Canada on the RPM national album chart on November 5, 1972, and remained there for three weeks.[4] In the U.S., it peaked at #95 on the pop chart.

The album marks a continued evolution in Lightfoot's sound as he begins to add country influences to his standard folk sound with the help of the banjo, dobro and steel guitar. Lightfoot would continue to use these country influences in his music until the early 1980s.

Despite its 1972 year of initial release, the album was nominated for and won the 1974 Juno Award for "Folk Album of the Year". Lightfoot also won a Juno that year as "Folk Singer of the Year".[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Farewell to Annabel" – 2:59
  2. "That Same Old Obsession" – 3:46
  3. "Old Dan's Records" – 3:05
  4. "Lazy Mornin'" – 3:43
  5. "You Are What I Am" – 2:37

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Can't Depend on Love" – 3:12
  2. "My Pony Won't Go" – 3:50
  3. "It's Worth Believin'" – 3:24
  4. "Mother of a Miner's Child" – 3:18
  5. "Hi'way Songs" – 3:37

All compositions by Lightfoot



  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/rep1128
  2. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/rep1145
  3. ^ Old Dan's Records at AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Library and Archives Canada. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.4233&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=fo29c3lm9r4jevi2cu27jn68o5
  5. ^ See Juno Awards of 1974.
  6. ^ "Release "Old Dan's Records" by Gordon Lightfoot". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

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