- 1. OPHELIA (Robbie Robertson)
- 2. ANGEL (Sarah McLachlan)
- 3. SONNY’S DREAM (Ron Hynes)
- 4. EARLY MORNIN’ RAIN (Gordon Lightfoot)
- 5. FAR AWAY PLACES (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
- 6. BOTH SIDES NOW (Joni Mitchell)
- 7. HEART OF GOLD (Neil Young)
- 8. UP WHERE WE BELONG (Buffy St Marie, Jack Nitzsche, Will Jennings)
- 9. SUZANNE (Leonard Cohen)
- 10. I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN (Ruth Lowe)
- 11. SPINNING WHEEL (David Clayton-Thomas)
- 12. CLOSER TO THE HEART (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Peter Talbot)
- 13. SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Shirley Eikhard)
Produced by: George Koller
Half of it is the standards, from Heart of Gold to Early Morning Rain to Both Sides Now to Suzanne. But his secondary choices are unexpected.
A smart arrangement for a brand-new vision of Sarah McLaughlin's Angel, almost unrecognizable but still beautiful. The Bing Crosby hit Far Away Places
written byAlex Kramer with his wife Joan Whitney.
A couple of other huge hits by later writers are also featured, Shirley Eikhard's Something To Talk About, a #1 for Bonnie Raitt, and Up Where We Belong,
co-written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of “An Officer And A Gentlemen”. Early Morning Rain
by Gordon Lightfoot where he changed the order of the verses to give the song a fresh new narrative. The story begins with a man alone at the airport
without the price of a ticket and ends with “Hear the mighty engines roar” as the plane takes off without him. He also gave the song a funky “Memphis” sound.
There are some surprises on the album. Heart of Gold with a reggae beat is certainly one, and the biggest is a crazy calypso version of Rush's Closer To The Heart.
Another favorite is Ophelia by the Band.