1982 Gordon Lightfoot – Shadows

Shadows is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot‘s fifteenth original album, released in 1982 on the Warner Brothers Records label. It peaked at #87 on the Billboard charts. The album marked another significant turning point in Lightfoot’s musical evolution. He moves further away from his acoustic roots through greater use of synthesisers and electric organ. The album is softer in composition than its immediate predecessors with a return to slower, more introspective ballads as compared to the faster, country style of Lightfoot’s mid-1970s albums.Although a commercial failure (Gordon Lightfoot referred to it as “the music industry’s best-kept secret”), critical reception of the album was positive.

“Baby Step Back” peaked at number 17 on the US Adult Contemporary chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number six on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.


1  14 Karat Gold (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:56
2  In My Fashion (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:05
3  Shadows (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:02
4  Blackberry Wine (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:05
5  Heaven Help The Devil (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:14
6  Thank You For The Promises (Gordon Lightfoot) 2:53
Baby Step Back (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:59
8  All I’m After (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:23
9  Triangle (Gordon Lightfoot) 4:10
10  I’ll Do Anything (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:25
11  She’s Not The Same (Gordon Lightfoot) 3:11


BassRick Haynes
DrumsBarry Keane
GuitarTerry Clements
GuitarGordon Lightfoot
Acoustic GuitarTerry Clements
Pedal Steel GuitarPeeWee Charles
KeyboardsMike Heffernan
SynthesizerMike Heffernan
PercussionBarry Keane
VocalsGordon Lightfoot

Other Musicians

1 14 Karat Gold

BassDennis Pendeth
GuitarDean Parks

2 In My Fashion

SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen

11 She’s Not The Same

BassDennis Pendeth
GuitarDean Parks

Liner Notes

Producer – Gordon Lightfoot, Ken Friesen
Arranged By (Strings) – Dean Parks
Engineer – Ken Friesen
Engineer (Assistant) – Tom Henderson

Photography By (Cover, Liner) – Tom Bert
Photography By (Sleeve) – Broûn

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Recorded At – Eastern Sound