RELEASE
LABEL
EMI Music Distribution
GENRES
Folk, Psychedelic, Soft Rock, Country-Folk, Folk-Rock, Contemporary Folk

Album Review

Every '60s singer-songwriter of note expanded their instrumental approach as time went on, and Lightfoot was no exception. For his third album, he worked with John Simon (who would handle the Band and Big Brother), and occasionally used low-key orchestration. Though a tad more erratic than his earlier efforts, his songwriting remained remarkably consistent. His characteristically bright, uplifting outlook became more diverse as well, allowing for the chilling "Black Day in July" (written in response to the 1967 Detroit riots), the odd "Pussywillows, Cat-Tails" (an unusual and successful detour into baroque orchestral pop), and the ambiguous sobriety of "Does Your Mother Know." The whole album is included on The United Artists Collection.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Wherefor and Why
  2. The Last Time I Saw Her
  3. Black Day in July
  4. May I
  5. Magnificent Outpouring
  6. Does Your Mother Know
  7. The Mountains and Maryann
  8. Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
  9. I Want to Hear It from You
  10. Something Very Special
  11. Boss Man
  12. Did She Mention My Name