Songbook (Gordon Lightfoot album)

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Box set by Gordon Lightfoot
Released June 15, 1999
Recorded 1962 – 1998
Genre Folk, Soft Rock, Adult contemporary
Length 302:03
Label Rhino
Producer Gordon Lightfoot, Elliot Mazer, John Simon, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker, Joseph Wissert, Thane Leith George Tierney
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Songbook is a career retrospective album released by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot on the Rhino label in 1999. The album contains 88 songs covering Lightfoot's career, 16 of which are previously unreleased tracks. The only material not covered is the album Harmony which was released after Songbook.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gordon Lightfoot.

Disc 1[edit]

  1. (Remember Me) I'm the One**
  2. It's Too Late, He Wins**
  3. For Lovin' Me
  4. Early Morning Rain
  5. The Way I Feel
  6. Steel Rail Blues
  7. A Message to the Wind*
  8. Song For a Winter's Night
  9. Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  10. Go-Go Round
  11. Crossroads
  12. You'll Still Be Needing Me*
  13. The Mountains And Maryann
  14. The Last Time I Saw Her
  15. Did She Mention My Name
  16. Pussywillows Cat-Tails
  17. Boss Man
  18. Something Very Special
  19. Bitter Green
  20. Affair on Eighth Avenue
  21. I'm Not Sayin'/Ribbon of Darkness
  22. Softly
  23. Mama Said*
  24. Station Master*

Disc 2[edit]

  1. Sit Down Young Stranger
  2. If You Could Read My Mind
  3. Poor Little Allison
  4. The Pony Man
  5. Cobwebs And Dust
  6. Too Much to Lose*
  7. Summer Side of Life
  8. Cotton Jenny
  9. Ten Degrees And Getting Colder
  10. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  11. Same Old Loverman
  12. Heaven Don't Deserve Me*
  13. Don Quixote
  14. Alberta Bound
  15. Beautiful
  16. Ode to Big Blue
  17. Stone Cold Sober*
  18. Old Dan's Records
  19. That Same Old Obsession
  20. Lazy Morning
  21. Hi'way Songs
  22. Can't Depend on Love

Disc 3[edit]

  1. Sundown
  2. Carefree Highway
  3. Seven Island Suite
  4. Borderstone*
  5. Cold on the Shoulder
  6. Now and Then
  7. Rainy Day People
  8. Fine as Fine Can Be
  9. All the Lovely Ladies
  10. Summertime Dream
  11. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  12. Never Too Close
  13. Betty Called Me In*
  14. Endless Wire
  15. The Circle is Small
  16. Sea of Tranquility
  17. Make Way For the Lady
  18. Dream Street Rose
  19. Ghosts of Cape Horn
  20. Keepin' On Yearnin'*
  21. Canary Yellow Canoe*

Disc 4[edit]

  1. Shadows
  2. She's Not the Same
  3. 14 Karat Gold
  4. Baby Step Back
  5. In My Fashion
  6. Never Say Trust Me*
  7. Why Should I Feel Blue*
  8. Someone to Believe In
  9. Romance
  10. Broken Dreams
  11. Always on the Bright Side*
  12. Forgive Me Lord*
  13. Lifeline*
  14. East of Midnight
  15. Morning Glory
  16. A Lesson In Love
  17. A Passing Ship
  18. Waiting For You
  19. Drink Yer Glasses Empty
  20. I'll Prove My Love
  21. A Painter Passing Through

*Indicates previously unreleased track. **Indicates a track that was previously only available on a 45 RPM vinyl single.