Gordon Lightfoot ‘At Royal Albert Hall’ Live Album Set for Release

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The final album from Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who passed away on May 1, 2023, at age 84, simply entitled At Royal Albert Hall, will be released on July 14, via Linus Entertainment, the Canadian independent label that released Lightfoot’s last studio album with his band, Harmony, in 2004.

Recorded live in concert in London, England, at the Royal Albert Hall on May 24, 2016, the double album set is described in a press release as “an unembellished live mix of that night’s performance, without edits, overdubs, remixing, or re-sequencing.” It captures every song performed in the order they were played by Lightfoot and his band: Rick Haynes on bass, Barry Keane on drums, Mike Heffernan on keyboards and Carter Lancaster on guitar. The album features Lightfoot’s best-known hits, and songs never previously appearing on a live album, including “The Watchman’s Gone,” “Sea of Tranquility,” “Now and Then,” “All hhe Lovely Ladies,” “Drifters,” “Beautiful,” “Did She Mention My Name,” “Sweet Guinevere,” “Never Too Close,” “Don Quixote,” “Minstrel of the Dawn,” “I’d Rather Press On” and “Waiting For You.”

Related: Read a recent interview with Lightfoot

Watch a fan-made video of Lightfoot singing “If You Could Read My Mind” at Royal Albert Hall in 2016

Track Listing

Disc One
The Watchman’s Gone (4:38)
Sea of Tranquility (3:34)
Now and Then (3:22)
All The Lovely Ladies (3:05)
Drifters (3:37)
A Painter Passing Through (4:11)
Christian Island (1:59)
Rainy Day People (2:07)
Shadows (3:15)
Beautiful (3:02)
Carefree Highway (2:22)
Did She Mention My Name (1:37)
Ribbon of Darkness (1:41)
Sundown (3:43)

Disc Two
Sweet Guinevere (2:40)
The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald (6:50)
Never Too Close (3:04)
Don Quixote (4:15)
Minstrel of the Dawn (2:41)
I’d Rather Press On (3:32)
Let It Ride (4:12)
If You Could Read My Mind (3:59)
Restless (3:50)
Baby Step Back (3:44)
Early Morning Rain (4:11)
Waiting for You (3:33)

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