Anyone fearing that sobriety and serenity might dull Gordon Lightfoot's creative edge can rest at ease. Having apparently freed himself of several personal demons, Waiting for You delivers the most consistent Lightfoot to be heard since the late-'70s. While most tracks feature bass, drums, electric guitar, and/or keyboards (the synth washes sometimes overpower), for the most part the instrumentation is used sparingly, for color. The overwhelming feeling one derives from Waiting for You is of an intimate back-porch session soaking up the sounds of a rejuvenated Gordon Lightfoot and his guitar.
AllMusic Review by Roch Parisien