Album of the Day
If 1974's SUNDOWN was the only album in Gordon Lightfoot's catalog, his place in the singer-songwriter pantheon would still be secure. Its ten masterfully crafted originals include a pair of Top 10 hits: “Carefree Highway” and the chart-topping title track, and the collection as a whole reached the No.1 spot in both the U.S and Canada. Recorded in Toronto with producer Lenny Waronker, the predominantly acoustic set shows Lightfoot at the peak of his folk powers, though the performer also broadens his sound with hints of R&B and rock (in the form of percussion from Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon, as well as a little Moog accompaniment). Gordon Lightfoot's most successful album, the superb SUNDOWN is now available in beautifully remastered sound on Rhino Quadio.