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simplewood 12-17-2000 03:27 PM

East of Midnight. The best. Great instrumental feel with soaring vocals. I have played Gords' music on the streets of S.F. in the 70's. I wish I had used this one.

Curtis 12-21-2000 03:53 PM

How about "Too Late For Praying?" Song seems to say it all. Hard pressed, I'd have to say "If You Could Read My Mind."

"lord abide let us stem the tide, of helplessness, but then I guess, we're living, it's too late for prayin'"

Curtis 12-21-2000 03:53 PM

How about "Too Late For Praying?" Song seems to say it all. Hard pressed, I'd have to say "If You Could Read My Mind."

"lord abide let us stem the tide, of helplessness, but then I guess, we're living, it's too late for prayin'"

Meere 12-21-2000 08:33 PM

This week its "If you need me" from Dream Street Rose. I can play it over and over. It's a wonderful sentiment. I love finding these great melodies from my old albums.

Meere 12-21-2000 08:33 PM

This week its "If you need me" from Dream Street Rose. I can play it over and over. It's a wonderful sentiment. I love finding these great melodies from my old albums.

MISSMOOHERSELF 12-30-2000 02:42 AM

Well, here's my two cents. My favorite song is "Race Among the Ruins". I like it because I first heard it when I was going through a hard time with my friends, and it gave me a different perspective on things.

Jen 12-30-2000 02:42 AM

Well, here's my two cents. My favorite song is "Race Among the Ruins". I like it because I first heard it when I was going through a hard time with my friends, and it gave me a different perspective on things.

FRROGGLEJOE@AOL.COM 01-02-2001 01:55 PM

"SONG FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT" IS MY FAVORITE GORD SONG. THE WORDS ARE SO SIMPLE, YET SO POETIC AND THE MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL. ITS A WONDERFUL SONG. I WOULD SAY IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG EVER WRITTEN.

FRROGGLEJOE@AOL.COM 01-02-2001 01:55 PM

"SONG FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT" IS MY FAVORITE GORD SONG. THE WORDS ARE SO SIMPLE, YET SO POETIC AND THE MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL. ITS A WONDERFUL SONG. I WOULD SAY IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG EVER WRITTEN.

Rob1956 01-02-2001 09:02 PM

My favorite song is 7 Island Suite -- the music moves me beyond description. I wish he'd play it in his concerts. It sets a great mood.

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Patrinky
"Just think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown."

Patrinky 01-02-2001 09:02 PM

My favorite song is 7 Island Suite -- the music moves me beyond description. I wish he'd play it in his concerts. It sets a great mood.

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Patrinky
"Just think about the fool who by his virtue can be found in a most unusual situation playing jester to the clown."

Tom ! 01-12-2001 08:06 AM

SO many favorites. Best of best is "Something Very Special" because of the words and the incredible music. Also, "Canadian RR Trilogy," "The Last Time I Saw Her" and "Song for a Winter's Night." New stuff isn't quite as good as old stuff but Gord is still GOLD and maybe even GOD!

MISSMOOHERSELF 01-12-2001 08:06 AM

SO many favorites. Best of best is "Something Very Special" because of the words and the incredible music. Also, "Canadian RR Trilogy," "The Last Time I Saw Her" and "Song for a Winter's Night." New stuff isn't quite as good as old stuff but Gord is still GOLD and maybe even GOD!

Leonardo Rossi 01-12-2001 06:15 PM

Gordon Lightfoot's best song? I think it would have to be "The Circle is Small". The contrast between the sadness of its subject matter and the uplifting, carefree, 'liberating' melodic theme is to my mind what makes it a great accomplishment, concept-wise. And if you should separate the lyrics from the melody, you would find that they can pretty well function by themselves. Lightfoot wisely gave it a more complex, refined arrangement in its "Endless Wire" version (the song had appeared previously on his "Back Here On Earth" album), but you could strum it on your guitar and it would come across as equally potent. I think this is the best of Lightfoot's many beautiful songs.

Leonardo Rossi 01-12-2001 06:15 PM

Gordon Lightfoot's best song? I think it would have to be "The Circle is Small". The contrast between the sadness of its subject matter and the uplifting, carefree, 'liberating' melodic theme is to my mind what makes it a great accomplishment, concept-wise. And if you should separate the lyrics from the melody, you would find that they can pretty well function by themselves. Lightfoot wisely gave it a more complex, refined arrangement in its "Endless Wire" version (the song had appeared previously on his "Back Here On Earth" album), but you could strum it on your guitar and it would come across as equally potent. I think this is the best of Lightfoot's many beautiful songs.

Elisabeth 01-17-2001 10:51 PM

For me it's easy!! "Anything For Love" is the most beautiful song ever!!!! The song is one of the very few that makes me feel kind of "funny" inside. It makes me want to cry and smile at the same time. The music is mesmerizing, and the lyrics are incredible. I'm just kind of disappointed that I'm the only one that posted this song.

P.S. Is it just me or does this song remind anyone of Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music?

George 01-17-2001 10:51 PM

For me it's easy!! "Anything For Love" is the most beautiful song ever!!!! The song is one of the very few that makes me feel kind of "funny" inside. It makes me want to cry and smile at the same time. The music is mesmerizing, and the lyrics are incredible. I'm just kind of disappointed that I'm the only one that posted this song.

P.S. Is it just me or does this song remind anyone of Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music?

WillieMaysFan 01-17-2001 11:39 PM

Wow, I just realized how long everyone has kept this topic going. Well, if anyone remembers, my absolute favorite Gord song will always be Carefree Highway. I wrote a rather heartfelt reason for that under another topic. I wanted to say that because I am going to mention another song now. I have quite a few that I absolutely love, as everyone does. These include Song For A Winter's Night, Shadows, and others. But those have been mentioned a lot. One that I haven't seen too many people mention, which surprises me, is Steel Rail Blues. I know it must be on many personal favorites lists, but most have failed to mention it. I love the pace of this song, Gord really got the tempo perfect on this one. I can't really specify too many of the reasons why I like it, mostly because I don't know that much technical info about music. All I know is that this would be one of the songs on my list if I could only have a few with me on a deserted island (uh, oh! sounds like a good subject for a topic). Anyone else feel this way about Steel Rail Blues?

young stranger 01-17-2001 11:39 PM

Wow, I just realized how long everyone has kept this topic going. Well, if anyone remembers, my absolute favorite Gord song will always be Carefree Highway. I wrote a rather heartfelt reason for that under another topic. I wanted to say that because I am going to mention another song now. I have quite a few that I absolutely love, as everyone does. These include Song For A Winter's Night, Shadows, and others. But those have been mentioned a lot. One that I haven't seen too many people mention, which surprises me, is Steel Rail Blues. I know it must be on many personal favorites lists, but most have failed to mention it. I love the pace of this song, Gord really got the tempo perfect on this one. I can't really specify too many of the reasons why I like it, mostly because I don't know that much technical info about music. All I know is that this would be one of the songs on my list if I could only have a few with me on a deserted island (uh, oh! sounds like a good subject for a topic). Anyone else feel this way about Steel Rail Blues?

D. Gault 01-23-2001 03:22 PM

Sundown
I like to sing it and play it on the guitar.

D. Gault

D. Gault 01-23-2001 03:22 PM

Sundown
I like to sing it and play it on the guitar.

D. Gault

ZoningK@aol.com 01-23-2001 10:19 PM

My favorite has to be "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" It's so haunting and brings back memories of me working myself to death in a factory, listening to this on the radio over the intercom. I can't wait for the upcoming movie for the Fitzgerald to begin production in June. Gord sings the song so beautifully--and haunting. I think it's the best.

ZoningK@aol.com 01-23-2001 10:19 PM

My favorite has to be "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" It's so haunting and brings back memories of me working myself to death in a factory, listening to this on the radio over the intercom. I can't wait for the upcoming movie for the Fitzgerald to begin production in June. Gord sings the song so beautifully--and haunting. I think it's the best.

pablo60 01-25-2001 08:57 PM

THE favorite Gord light song of mine? Oh man, that is a hard question; many, sundown,wreck of the ed fitz. I can't remember all the names or albulms, but,you know, be kind to the stranger that stands at your gate, that song I've always lived by. All of 'em!

pablo60 01-25-2001 08:57 PM

THE favorite Gord light song of mine? Oh man, that is a hard question; many, sundown,wreck of the ed fitz. I can't remember all the names or albulms, but,you know, be kind to the stranger that stands at your gate, that song I've always lived by. All of 'em!


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