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Gordon Lightfoot in Conversation with Heather Reisman at Indigo Bookstore, Manulife Centre in Toronto!
April 19 2012



Music legend will meet with fans and sign copies of his new release, All Live

For immediate release

Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot will make an appearance at the Indigo Bookstore in the Manulife Centre on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00pm. Indigo CEO and Chief Booklover Heather Reisman will be in conversation with Gordon about his life, career and latest album All Live, recorded at Torontoâs venerable Massey Hall between 1998 â 2001. Fans are invited to attend this very special event. Following the interview, Gordon Lightfoot will be available to sign copies of All Live which will be available for sale in the store. All Live will be available everywhere else on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The Manulife Centre is located at 55 Bloor St. West in downtown Toronto.

It is the musical highlight of every calendar year when Canadian Music legend, Gordon Lightfoot announces his run of concert dates at Torontoâs storied Massey Hall. Last May 25th, 2011 marked Gordonâs 150th concert at the hallowed hall in the past 40 years. In 1978 he played a remarkable 10 shows in 9 days, selling out each and every night. Now, for the first time ever, Gordon has gone through the archives of live recordings from Massey Hall and has picked the finest performances recorded between 1998 â 2001. âThe recordings have not been technically altered and are authentic live mixes,â says Lightfoot of the album. Fans will hear each song exactly as it was performed that night â no over dubs, no mixing â ALL LIVE.

How could one possibly describe in one paragraph the impact Gordon Lightfoot and his music has had on Canadian culture. Just a line list of some of his songs paints a vivid portrait of our nation; âEarly Morning Rain,â âCanadian Railroad Trilogy,â âThe Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,â âIf You Could Read My Mind,â âCarefree Highwayâ and âSummer Side Of Lifeâ are only a small sampling. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Gordon Lightfoot legacy will be further enhanced when he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City in the performer category alongside Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman.

Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario, and in 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Gordon Lightfoot All Live track listing

1. 14 Karat Gold Thurs. May 7 1998

2. If You Could Read My Mind Thurs. May 7 1998

3. Fine As Fine Can Be Thurs. May 7 1998

4. Baby Step Back Fri. May 8 1998

5. Early Morning Rain Fri. May 8 1998

6. Restless Fri. May 8 1998

7. A Painter Passing Through Thurs. May 24 2001

8. Rainy Day People Fri. May 8 1998

9. Ringneck Loon Thurs. May 7 1998

10. Shadows Thurs. Nov 11 1999

11. Sundown Thurs. May 7 1998

12. Carefree Highway Thurs May 7 1998

13. Christian Island Sat. May 26 2001

14. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Thurs May 7 1998

15. Canadian Railroad Trilogy Thurs. Nov 11 1999

16. Let It Ride Sat. May 26 2001

17. Blackberry Wine Fri. May 8 1998

18. Song For A Winter's Night Fri. May 8 1998

19. Old Dan's Records Fri. May 25 2001

Gordon Lightfoot 2012 Canadian Tour dates:

April 20 Rama, ONT Casino Rama

June 15 Ottawa, ONT National Arts Centre

June 16 Ottawa, ONT National Arts Centre

June 17 Montreal, QUE Place des Arts

June 21 Kitchener, ONT Centre in the Square

June 22 Chatham, ONT Chatham Capitol Theatre

June 23 Sarnia, ONT RBC Centre Theatre

June 24 St. Thomas, ONT Timken Centre

November 14 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall

November 15 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall

November 16 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall

November 17 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall