Winter arrived full-force in Edmonton on November 1st, with cold, snow, icy roads and windchill. I'm tired of winter already and it hasn't even been a week!
It goes without saying that we'll need some good music to get through it! So here for your listening pleasure are two different versions of a classic winter song recorded by a couple of Canada's greatest singer/songwriters.
I've loved Gordon Lightfoot's voice and his songs ever since I first heard his music on the radio as a small child.
Among all his many other hits, Gordon Lightfoot wrote a beautiful ballad of love and longing called Song for a Winter's Night. He recorded it in his straightforward acoustic folk style in the mid-1970s. It's always been one of my favourites --
Then, in 2003, Sarah McLachlan did her own arrangement of the song and recorded an absolutely stunning new version of it.
So beautifully melodic and evocative, it almost sounds like an entirely different song! When I first heard it, I couldn't believe how wonderful it was --
I hope you enjoy both versions!
Gotta go plug in my car now so the engine won't freeze.