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  • Singer: Gordon Lightfoot
  • Album: If You Could Read My Mind
  • MP3: 1904 mb | FLAC: 1331 mb
  • Released: 1970
  • Style: Folk Rock, Country
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Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind mp3 flac

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.

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.

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.

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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)

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.

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Tracklist

A1 Minstrel Of The Dawn
A2 Me And Bobby McGee
A3 Approaching Lavender
A4 Saturday Clothes
A5 Cobwebs & Dust
A6 Poor Little Allison
B1 Sit Down Young Stranger
B2 If You Could Read My Mind
B3 Baby It's Allright
B4 Your Love's Return
B5 The Pony Man

Notes

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

Release with same cat #, differs in center label info, specifically, no promo information (see images).

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
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
RS 6392 Gordon Lightfoot Sit Down Young Stranger ‎(LP, Album, Var) Reprise Records RS 6392 Canada 1970

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
  • 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

Any of the pressings that are titled "If You Could Read My Mind" are considered reissues (RE) to the original titled LP "Sit Down Young Stranger". This pressing is denoted as the first (1st) reissue.

Differentiation between this being the first reissue and the second reissue is in the catalog no. sequence:
'RS 6392' on the spine of the LP jacket, '6392' on the front and back of LP jacket, and 'RS 6392' on the labels, and the matrix letter/number sequence in the side one dead wax that reads "RE 1" (meaning) "Reissue 1".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label matrix Side One): RS 6392 (31,033)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label matrix Side Two): RS 6392 (31,034)
  • Matrix / Runout (runout matrix Side One): RS - 6392 - A 31033 - RE1 - 1B (artisan symbol)
  • Matrix / Runout (runout matrix Side Two): RS - 6392 B 31034 1D (artisan symbol)

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, Promo) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6392, RS 6392 Germany 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