Bob Dylan in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 9, 2012 covering Gordon Lightfoot’s “Shadows.”
Dylan is a huge fan of Gordon Lightfoot. Here’s what he said in a 2009 interview with Bill Flannigan:
Bill Flannigan: Who are some of your favorite songwriters?
Bob Dylan: Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy (Newman). John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers. …
Flannigan: You and Lightfoot go way back.
Dylan: Oh yeah. Gordo’s been around as long as me.
Flannigan: What are your favorite songs of his?
Dylan: “Shadows,” “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind.” I can’t think of any I don’t like.
Here’s Gordon Lightfoot’s version:
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