Originally a vinyl double album , it was reissued on CD in with one track, "Affair on 8th Avenue", omitted to allow the collection to fit onto a single disc. The first Lightfoot compilation to feature music from his s Reprise Records albums, Gord's Gold also includes re-recorded versions of several songs from his s United Artists output Sides 1 and 2.
This served to update the earlier songs to the same style as his later work and gives the album a level of consistency often lacking in similar compilations.
Lightfoot's reasons for re-recording the United Artists tracks were explained in the liner notes as being because "he doesn't like listening to his early work".
Despite covering only the first decade of his career and lacking one of his biggest hit singles, " The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ", which was recorded the following year , Gord's Gold has remained the most commercially popular Lightfoot compilation.
In Lightfoot released a second volume, Gord's Gold, Vol. All tracks written by Gordon Lightfoot; all tracks produced by Lenny Waronker, except where noted.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing.
Gordon Lightfoot. Song for a Winter's Night. Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Bitter Green they called her, Waiting in the sun, Waiting for someone to take her home. Some say he was a sailor, Who died away at sea, Some say he was a prisoner, Who never was set free, Lost upon the ocean, He died there in the mist, Dreaming of the kiss, Bitter Green they called her, Walking in the sun, Loving everyone that she met.
Musical Interlude But now, that Bitter Green is gone, The hills have turned to rust, There comes a weary stranger, His tears fall in the dust, Kneeling by the churchyard, In the autumn mist, Dreaming of the kiss, Bitter Green they called her, Walking in the sun, Loving everyone that she met.
Bitter Green they called her, Walking in the sun, Loving everyone that she met. Bitter Green they called her, Waiting in the sun, Waiting for someone Retrieved November 26, Santa Barbara, California, Praeger. Retrieved December 9, Thunder Bay Press. Mighty Fitz. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.
Hour Detroit. Retrieved December 10, Toronto Sun. Australian Chart Book — Australian Chart Book. December 20, Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved February 23, Archived from the original on March 19, Retrieved June 13, Pop Annual. Retrieved June 5,"Bitter Green" is a song by Gordon Lightfoot, first released in on his album Back Here on Earth. The single reached #44 in Canada. Lightfoot also included the song on his live album Sunday Concert, and recorded a second studio version for his compilation album Gord's Gold. A cover version by Ronnie Hawkins reached #36 in