Gordon Lightfoot ‘At Royal Albert Hall’ Live Album Released

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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, arrived on July 21, 2023, via Linus Entertainment, the Canadian independent label that released Lightfoot’s last studio album with his band, Harmony, in 2004. Listen to several of the performances below.

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 the 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.”

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)

Related: Read a recent interview with Lightfoot

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