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Possibly one of the most under rated singer songwriters of his generation Lightfoot released this album at the peak of his catalogue. He chose to re-record his United Artists songs for the first album in this 2LP set and the addition of Lee Holdridge's orchestration remains questionable to my taste but it is good the hear him and his band work through the early years. True there's no 'Edmund Fitzgerald' or 'Daylight Katy' which came after this recording but the 2nd album, which contains a compilation of his Warner catalogue, does have the single mix of 'If you could read my mind' which featured remixed strings and Lightfoot's harmony vocal. Arguably their are more comprehensive compilations available today but any Lightfoot fan would treasure this for the re recordings and it's place in Lightfoot legacy. This 180gm remastered vinyl is very fresh and bright and superior to the CD in both sound and the reinstatement of 'Affair on 8th Avenue'. It's not his strongest album but a real treat to have it revisited after all these years.