Shadows (Gordon Lightfoot album)

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Album Shadows.jpg
Studio album by Gordon Lightfoot
Released January 1982
Recorded Eastern Sound, Toronto; March - April, June 1981
Genre Folk
Length 37:23
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Gordon Lightfoot, Ken Friesen
Gordon Lightfoot chronology
Dream Street Rose

Shadows is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's fifteenth original album, released in 1982 on the Warner Brothers Records label. It peaked at #87 on the Billboard charts.

The album marked another significant turning point in Lightfoot's musical evolution. He moves further away from his acoustic roots through greater use of synthesisers and electric organ, marking his entry into the adult contemporary genre.

The album is softer in composition than its immediate predecessors with a return to slower, more introspective ballads as compared to the faster, country style of Lightfoot's mid-1970s albums.[citation needed]

Although a commercial failure (Lightfoot referred to it as "the music industry's best-kept secret"), critical reception of the album was positive.

"Baby Step Back" peaked at #17 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #50 on the Pop chart.

Professional ratings
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. "14 Karat Gold" – 3:56
  2. "In My Fashion" – 3:05
  3. "Shadows" – 3:02
  4. "Blackberry Wine" – 3:05
  5. "Heaven Help the Devil" – 3:14
  6. "Thank You For the Promises" – 2:53
  7. "Baby Step Back" – 3:59
  8. "All I'm After" – 3:23
  9. "Triangle" – 4:10
  10. "I'll Do Anything" – 3:25
  11. "She's Not the Same" – 3:11


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