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Summer Side of Life


Download links and information about Summer Side of Life by Gordon Lightfoot. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 38:37 minutes.

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Release date: 1971
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 38:37
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No. Title Length
1. 10 Degrees & Getting Colder 2:42
2. Miguel 4:12
3. Go My Way 2:16
4. Summer Side of Life 4:03
5. Cotton Jenny 3:27
6. Talking In Your Sleep 3:01
7. Nous Vivons Ensemble 3:41
8. Same Old Loverman 3:21
9. Redwood Hill 2:51
10. Love & Maple Syrup 3:15
11. Cabaret 5:48



The 1971 album Summer Side of Life was Gordon Lightfoot's first release after the breakthrough success of If You Could Read My Mind. While it didn't reach the same commercial heights as its predecessor, it remains a worthy follow-up to what was one of Lightfoot's strongest set of songs ever. The bulk of this album is in roughly the same sort of folk-rock realm as Lightfoot's earlier efforts, but there are subtle expansions into other areas. Not only does the Canadian songsmith employ a broader array of players and instruments than before, he experiments stylistically as well. "Same Old Loverman" is a slow-burning, R&B-tinged ballad offset by Nashville production touches like piano licks by country legend "Pig" Robbins and choral backing vocals from the famed Jordanaires. "Redwood Hill" works up a convincing bluegrass bounce, perfectly framed by Vassar Clements' fiddle. And the lengthy closing cut, "Cabaret," moves seamlessly through different moods and motifs; it's one of Lightfoot's most musically complex compositions of the era.