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fkafl 04-04-2007 02:36 PM

This is an extremely difficult one to properly post on because there is such a HUGE repertoire of Lightfoot's songs. Be that as it may, I have to say that my favorite song has to be "I'll Do Anything" from "Shadows", which is also my favorite album of his. I first heard Lightfoot's music on the radio in 1966 thereabouts, when I was a kid in elementary school - a song called "I'm Not Sayin'". I was hooked.
On "Harmony", the title track is very nice, but my favorite there is "River of Light".

bjm7777 04-04-2007 02:36 PM

This is an extremely difficult one to properly post on because there is such a HUGE repertoire of Lightfoot's songs. Be that as it may, I have to say that my favorite song has to be "I'll Do Anything" from "Shadows", which is also my favorite album of his. I first heard Lightfoot's music on the radio in 1966 thereabouts, when I was a kid in elementary school - a song called "I'm Not Sayin'". I was hooked.
On "Harmony", the title track is very nice, but my favorite there is "River of Light".

B45-12 06-22-2007 09:45 AM

I think that part of the brilliance of GL's music is that he can express all the feelings we have at different periods of our life. When I was rafting, I loved the sea songs. When I was dating, it was his relationship-type songs. Now, just last night, "A Painter Passing Through" knocked me off my feet. It's expresses exactly the different seasons and feelings of my life. So right now, that's my favorite. Rock on, Gord! Hope Austin gives you a great welcome!

Madeleine 06-22-2007 09:45 AM

I think that part of the brilliance of GL's music is that he can express all the feelings we have at different periods of our life. When I was rafting, I loved the sea songs. When I was dating, it was his relationship-type songs. Now, just last night, "A Painter Passing Through" knocked me off my feet. It's expresses exactly the different seasons and feelings of my life. So right now, that's my favorite. Rock on, Gord! Hope Austin gives you a great welcome!

Jennifer 06-28-2007 10:24 PM

I agree, Sheryl from North Cali. Last summer and fall I played so much GL it was like the "soundtrack" for that period of my life. While on roadtrips I listened to those songs about wanderlust, while by the great lakes we listened to songs about the high seas, when fall rolled around, Sunday Concert seemed to compliment that atmosphere best when its time to start relecting inward.

And can't forget, last February, I experienced utter bliss listening to Spanish Moss and Miguel while overlooking the azure blue ocean from the balcony of our resort in Cancun :)

B45-12 06-29-2007 01:08 AM

Totally forgotten about Spanish Moss! I can see my reacquaintance period is gonna cost me a bundle! One more day, Jenn, and we're free for 48 whole hours! ;)

Madeleine 06-29-2007 01:08 AM

Totally forgotten about Spanish Moss! I can see my reacquaintance period is gonna cost me a bundle! One more day, Jenn, and we're free for 48 whole hours! ;)

Shutup and Deal, I'm Losin' 09-07-2013 10:46 PM

Re: Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II
 
For the time being, my favorite Gord song is Rainbow Trout. One of the best melodies ever written by any artist.

(After 6 years of being buried, I thought I would bring this topic back up, as there have been a number of new people to join the board since then :) ).

paskatefan 10-24-2013 08:09 AM

Re: Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II
 
It's very hard to limit it to just one song, but if I absolutely have to, it would be "Circle of Steel." I love recorder flute, and the melody is so gorgeous!

Other faves - Sea of Tranquility, In My Fashion, Ghosts of Cape Horn, Dream Street Rose, Summertime Dream, Seven Island Suite, Hiway Songs, The Soul is the Rock, A Tree too Weak to Stand, Daylight Katy, Morning Glory, Approaching Lavender, a Passing Ship, Whispers of the North, If Children Had Wings, Slide on Over ...

Dave, Melbourne,Australia 10-24-2013 01:24 PM

Re: Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II
 
Shutup and Deal,

Thanks for resurrecting this thread after 6 years. I discovered the Corfid website 5-and-a-half years ago.

Under another thread, I listed my favourite Lightfoot songs as "Shadows", "A Lesson In Love", "Restless", "Much To My Surprise" and "End Of All Time". I guess I stick by that list today. The very-original melody and chorus of "Shadows" captured my imagination from the first time I heard it. Gord's singing, the musical arrangement and the band members' performances were never better. I was thrilled to see "Shadows" performed at the one Lightfoot concert I managed to attend (2008 in Wisconsin). I also love Tony Rice's bluegrass cover version.

JohninCt. 10-25-2013 07:39 AM

Re: Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II
 
I guess I would have to say that it changes as life goes on. I really liked "Early Morning Rain" way back when Ian & Sylvia did it, from then on there have been constant changes in my life, and Gordon has written songs all along that fit in as my favorites as each album came out. I have bought his records since they first came out here in the US. A few songs stand out, as to feeling what I felt at the time, such as "Looking At The Rain". and it stands out for me as superb in all ways. "Spanish Moss" is another, what a picture it puts out. "Summer Side Of Life" ahhh yes. Just too many songs thru all these years, to be just one. The man can see deeply, and can sing it all the right way.

charlene 10-26-2013 09:04 PM

Re: Favorite Lightfoot Song & Why? II
 
after last night in Buffalo and another stellar concert and an amazing and breathtaking IYCRMM and a thunderous prolonged standing ovation IYCRMM has to be number 1.


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