Gordon Lightfoot is a timeless songwriter who engages the listener with his baritone vocals. This collection’s broad range of his popular hits is good for many mood settings. He speaks of life situations, past and present, with passion and clarity. Part troubadour, part historian, this Canadian came into the professional music scene in the late 50s, but he began singing for crowds as a child. With thoughtful, dreamy lyrics, songs in this collection include, “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Carefree Highway.” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” provides haunting insight into a tragic bit of current history. Lesser known hits, “Cotton Jenny” and “Baby Step Back” will become fast favorites along with many others. The songs on this album spanning from 1965- 1987 will be played over and over and are a must for multi-genred listeners.