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''Summertime Dream'' is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 12th original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. The album peaked at #12 on the Billboard pop chart.

The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith after a remarkable period of popularity which began 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 sank 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.

However, the album was not carried by this song. It is generally regarded as one of Lightfoot's better albums, if not his best. He blends slick, country style songs ("Race Among the Ruins") with his traditional folk ballads ("I'm Not Supposed to Care"). This is backed up by some excellent musicianship and production.

"The Wreck of the ''Edmund Fitzgerald''" peaked at #2 on the pop chart and at #50 on the country chart while "Race Among the Ruins" peaked at #65 on the pop chart. - Wikipedia