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Sunday Concert [Bear Family]
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  • Recorded live at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada in March 1969. Originally released as SUNDAY CONCERT on United Artists.
  • This is part of EMI Records' Acoustic Highway series.
  • Personnel: Gordon Lightfoot (vocals, guitar, piano); Red Shea (guitar).
  • Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Colin Scott.
  • Recording information: Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (03/29/1969-03/31/1969).
  • Author: Jack Batten.
  • Recorded at a March 1969 concert in Toronto, Sunday Concert holds more interest than the usual live album because about half of the songs are Gordon Lightfoot compositions that had not been previously recorded in the studio. Accompanied by Red Shea on lead guitar and Rick Haynes on bass, he also mixed old favorites like "I'm Not Sayin'" and "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" with the new material on this set, which has good (though not outstanding) sound. These then-new songs aren't among his classics, but are up to the general high standard of his '60s work, with the socially conscious "The Lost Children" and the poetic "Leaves of Grass" standing out as lyrical highlights. ~ Richie Unterberger
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