Essential Listening: Gordon Lightfoot – WIOQ-FM Philadelphia 1979 – 1980 (CD)

WIOQ-FM PHILADELPHIA 1979 - 1980 (CD)

  • Legendary Performance at the PBS Soundstage by the “Canadian National Treasure” in 1979.
  • Includes the entire WIOQ-FM broadcast
  • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
  • Background liners

Canada’s greatest and most recognised songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is also known internationally as a folk-rock legend who has inspired a healthy following of such enthusiasts within a mainstream audience. Having written songs that cross the divides breaching country and folk and achieving critical and international acclaim for Black Day In July in the late sixties (inspired by racial events in America at the time), Lightfoot’s strength of repertoire boasted global hits such as 1974’s If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, Carefree Highway and The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, the latter of which hints at his style of historical approach in writing.

By 1979, his legacy was abundant and apparent to many, both on camera and on stage. Lightfoot also provided film-makers with the soundtrack for the nautical documentary Ghosts of Cape Horn, a song that appears in his televised Soundstage performance from 1979 simultaneously broadcasted by WIOQ-FM in Philadelphia.

The entire surviving broadcast by Philadelphia’s WIOQ-FM of the legendary appearance at the PBS Soundstage by the “Canadian national treasure” in 1979.

Fully re-mastered sound with background liners and rare photos.

1. Introduction

2. Cotton Jenny

3.The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

4. Endless Wire

5. Summertime Dream

6. Don Quixote

7. If You Could Read My Mind

8. Ghosts Of Cape Horn

9. Beautiful

10. Hangdog Hotel Room

11. Sundown

12. Band Intro & Interviews

13. Early Morning Rain

14. Whisper My Name

15. On The TV

16. Old Dan’s Records

17. The Canadian Railroad Trilogy