Sit Down Young Stranger is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's fifth studio album and his best-selling original album. Shortly after its 1970 release on the Reprise Records label, it was renamed If You Could Read My Mind when the song of that title reached #1 on the RPM Top Singles chart in Canada and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. The album itself reached #12 on the Billboard 200 chart. In Canada, the album was on the charts from April 18, 1970, to November 27, 1971. It peaked at #8 on March 13, 1971 after an earlier peak at #12 on June 20, 1970. Its last 24 weeks were spent in the 90s, except for appearances at #88 and #100.
The artist’s name and album titles are set in Octic Extended, using its eroded alternates. Catalog number is set in Craw Modern. Type on the back of the album cover is on an angle, with additional text set in Optima.
Design and photography by Tom Wilkes and Barry Feinstein.