Summertime Dream is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's twelfth original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM national album chart, and #12 on the US Billboard pop chart.
The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith in a remarkable period of popularity which had begun with the 1970 hit, "If You Could Read My Mind". He would never again achieve the same level of commercial success.
The album shot to popularity on the back of the haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which told the story of the final hours of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald which had sunk on Lake Superior in November 1975. The song remains popular to this day and has been credited with making the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous maritime incident in the history of the Great Lakes.
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" reached #1 in Canada on November 20, 1976. In the US, it peaked at #2 on the pop chart and #50 on the country chart while "Race Among the Ruins" peaked at #65 on the pop chart.
Label: Reprise Records R1 557852
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Stereo
Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
A1 Race Among The Ruins
A2 The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
A3 I'm Not Supposed To Care
A4 I'd Never Do It Again
A5 Never Too Close
B1 Betty Called Me In
B3 Summertime Dream
B4 Spanish Moss
B5 Too Many Clues In This Room