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  • Performer: Gordon Lightfoot
  • Title: If You Could Read My Mind
  • Genre: Country - World
  • Country: US
  • Formats: WMA MIDI ADX VOX TTA ASF MP2
  • Style: Country
  • MP3 album: 1927 mb
  • FLAC album: 1445 mb
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Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind download album

If You Could Read My Mind" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. It reached number one on Canadian music charts and was his first recording to appear on the American music charts, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in February 1971. Later in the year it reached number 30 in the UK. The song also reached number one for one week on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, and was the first of four Lightfoot releases to reach number one.

If I could read your mind love What a tale your thoughts could tell Just like a paperback novel The kind that drugstores sell When you reach the part where the heartaches come The hero would be me But heroes often fail And you won't read that book again Because the ending's just too hard to take. This song was written in the midst of a divorce, where Gordon Lightfoot was trying to express how it felt at the time. If You Could Read My Mind" Track Info. Written By Gordon Lightfoot. If You Could Read My Mind by Diana Krall (Ft. Sarah McLachlan). Sit Down Young Stranger Gordon Lightfoot.

Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot, Red Shea. Producer – Joe Wissert, Lenny Waronker. Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot (tracks: A1, A3 to B5). Notes. This album previously released as "Sit Down Young Stranger". Spine has "Sit Down Young Stranger" as the title. Front cover, back cover and labels have "If You Could Read My Mind" as the title. The catalog number is '6392' on the spine, front and back cover. The catalog number is 'RS 6392' on the labels.

The album was not a commercial success, but after the song reached on the US singles chart in 1971, the album was renamed after the song and re-released, reaching in the pop charts. Bob Dylan has always said that Gordon Lightfoot has been one of his biggest influences and he wishes he could write songs like Gord. Carly Simon's style of music seems to be more in line with Joni Mitchell's than Ann Murray's. The illustrious singer-songwriter says the words to "If You Could Read My Mind," released 40 years ago, came to him in a couple of hours in a vacant Toronto home that was up for sale at a time when he was experiencing marital problems.

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It seemed as though "If You Could Read My Mind" was everywhere in the early months of 1971. Its appeal crossed genres and age groups, and its simplicity and acoustic arrangement fit in nicely with the burgeoning singer/songwriter scene then storming the airwaves and record stores. If You Could Read My Mind" was not the first track released as a single from this album; Lightfoot's recording of Kris Kristofferson's soon-to-be-classic "Me and Bobby McGee," the only non-original in this collection, preceded it but barely dented the charts.

If I could read your mind love What a tale your thoughts could tell Just like a paperback novel The kind the drugstore sells When you reach the part where the heartaches Come the hero would be me Heroes often fail And you won't read that book again Because the ending's just to hard to take. I walk away like a movie star Who gets burned in a three way script Enter number two, a movie queen To play the scene of bringing all the good things out in me But for now love lets be real.

If You Could Read My Mind. 70s, acoustic, Canadian, folk, singer-songwriter. He came to prominence in the 1960s, and broke through on the international music charts in the 1970s with songs such as "If You Could Read My Mind" (1970), "Sundown" (1974) and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976)

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Minstrel Of The Dawn
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A2 Me And Bobby McGee
Guitar [Bottleneck] – Ry CooderWritten-By – Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson
A3 Approaching Lavender
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A4 Saturday Clothes
Autoharp – John B. Sebastian*
A5 Cobwebs & Dust
Harmonium – Van Dyke ParksMandolin – Ry Cooder
A6 Poor Little Allison
Arranged By [Strings] – NIck DeCaro
B1 Sit Down Young Stranger
B2 If You Could Read My Mind
Arranged By [Strings] – NIck DeCaro
B3 Baby It's Allright
Electric Guitar – John B. Sebastian*
B4 Your Love's Return
Arranged By [Strings] – NIck DeCaro
B5 The Pony Man
Harmonica – John B. Sebastian*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Credits

  • Bass – Rick Haynes
  • Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot, Red Shea
  • Photography By, Design – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes
  • Producer – Joe Wissert, Lenny Waronker
  • Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)

Notes

6392 on spine, front and back cover
RS 6392 on labels

"Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH" printed on back cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): 31033
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 31034
  • Matrix / Runout: Manufactured in Germany

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RS 6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6392, 6392 US 1970
6392, RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6392, RS 6392 Germany Unknown
RS-6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS-6392, 6392 Australia 1970
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, 1st) Reprise Records RS 6392 US 1970
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6392 Canada Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Minstrel Of The Dawn
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A2 Me And Bobby McGee
Slide Guitar [Bottleneck] – Ry Cooder
A3 Approaching Lavender
Arranged By [Strings] – Randy Newman
A4 Saturday Clothes
Autoharp – John Sebastian
A5 Cobwebs & Dust
Harmonium – Van Dyke ParksMandolin – Ry Cooder
A6 Poor Little Allison
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B1 Sit Down Young Stranger
B2 If You Could Read My Mind
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B3 Baby It's Allright
Electric Guitar – John Sebastian
B4 Your Love's Return
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick DeCaro
B5 The Pony Man
Harmonica – John Sebastian

Credits

  • Bass – Rick Haynes
  • Design, Photography By – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes
  • Engineer – Gary Brandt, Lee Hershberg*
  • Guitar – Red Shea
  • Mastered By – Joe Reagoso
  • Producer – Joe Wissert, Lenny Waronker
  • Vocals [Uncredited], Guitar – Gordon Lightfoot
  • Written-By – Fred Foster (tracks: A2), Gordon Lightfoot (tracks: A1, A3 to B5), Kris Kristofferson (tracks: A2)

Notes

Reissue Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the original Warner Bros. tapes at Friday Music Studios and Capital Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RS 6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6392, 6392 US 1970
6392, RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6392, RS 6392 Germany Unknown
RS-6392, 6392 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS-6392, 6392 Australia 1970
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, 1st) Reprise Records RS 6392 US 1970
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6392 Canada Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 If You Could Read My Mind
Written-By – Lightfoot*
A2 Summerside Of Life
Written-By – Lightfoot*
B1 Talking In Your Sleep
Written-By – Lightfoot*
B2 Me And Bobby McGee
Written-By – Foster*, Kristofferson*

Notes

Manufactured in Australia by a registered user of the trademark.

Rear cover states that this is part of a series - but no series name given

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): MX65851 EPR212-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B): MX65852 EPR212-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
K14210, K 14210X Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind / Me And Bobby McGee / Summer Side Of Life / Talking In Your Sleep ‎(7", Promo) Reprise Records, Reprise Records K14210, K 14210X UK 1972
EPR.2395 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind ‎(7", EP) Reprise Records EPR.2395 New Zealand 1972
K14210, K 14210X Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind / Me And Bobby McGee / Summer Side Of Life / Talking In Your Sleep ‎(7", Sol) Reprise Records, Reprise Records K14210, K 14210X UK 1972




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