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Shutup and Deal, I'm Losin' 08-14-2006 06:26 PM

Of all the Gord songs that fade away at the end, which one do you think sounds the best?

seafarer62 08-14-2006 07:59 PM

Actually, I am a fan of the fade-out, but it seemed to die out as a practice as AM radio died out. Correct me if I am wrong but I think one of the reasons for fades was for radio stations as a gradual break between airplays of different songs.

I think the one from "The Circle is Small" is one of the best because like the end of a marriage, it slowly dies out.

"Christian Island" is another one that just relaxes a listener more as it fades.

I noticed the phenomenon on the more recent Gord albums. There are several songs that could have been faded: "No Mistake About It", "No Hotel", "Boathouse", "Uncle Toad Said", and of course "Fading Away" could have used a fade effectively.

Now... I fade away....

cliftongord 08-14-2006 09:40 PM

"Brave Mountianeers" has a great whistling fade.
"Cotton Jenny" has a great humming fade.

Borderstone 08-14-2006 09:57 PM

I like the fade out for "Sundown","The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald","Cotton Jenny".

Most definetly though it's,"You'll Still Be Needing Me". :cool:
Love that,"La,la,la,la-la." etc. Of course I've liked that song since play #1. :)

Jesse Joe 08-15-2006 06:34 AM

"The Circle Is Small," from, Back Here On Earth.

[ August 15, 2006, 21:22: Message edited by: Jesse -Joe ]

brink- 08-15-2006 10:48 PM


Jennifer 08-16-2006 05:39 PM

I'd have to say Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald or Brave Mountaineers.

Shutup and Deal, I'm Losin' 08-20-2006 02:59 PM


Originally posted by brink-:
I had never really considered that a fade-off, with the exception of the bells fading.

brink- 08-20-2006 03:02 PM

that is fading to me. Barry does a great job dinging.

Shutup and Deal, I'm Losin' 08-20-2006 03:13 PM

Oh. :)

charlene 08-20-2006 03:43 PM


Originally posted by brink-:
love it..

I always watch Barry during this song when the bells come in....

and I think of Melissa in Saratoga too...lol

brink- 08-20-2006 04:24 PM

are you talking about the famous "Belt Buckle Melissa"?? lol

charlene 08-20-2006 04:42 PM

'twould be one and the same....

Daylight Matty 08-24-2006 10:46 PM

I would have to say "Cabaret"

Cathy 08-25-2006 07:40 AM

Melissa did the bells for us (Derek Kidd, Ed Mullen, Matt Carl and myself) at a Lightfoot tribute in Saratoga Springs, NY a few years ago.

charlene 08-25-2006 07:52 AM

I passed on the opportunity that night in Saratoga Springs...my proficiency is limited to air guitar...Bells aren't in my repertoire..

[ August 25, 2006, 08:38: Message edited by: charlene ]

Cathy 08-25-2006 07:55 AM

We'll get you up on stage next time to do a little lead on your air guitar.

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