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Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The first time I ever heard Gordon Lightfoot

My ‘first time’ was ( if I recall correctly...) late 1971 when a good friend’s sister was working in the USA.
She was in Los Angeles and sent her brother a pre-recorded cassette of GL’s ‘Summer...
Forum: Small Talk 01-13-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Photos from daughter's visit to "Massey Hall"

That brings back memories.
I was in Toronto in 2008 and took lots of pictures, including
the Massey Hall.
I’ve searched and searched, but can’t find them...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 01-12-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: John Denver W&W

I am a big fan of John Denver, but have never heard this interpretation of W & W.
What I would recommend is JD’s ‘Earth Songs.’
New recordings of some famous songs, along with completely new songs...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles double CD

‘Pussy Willows, Cat Tails’ is the only GL song I can play on an acoustic guitar.
I was a bass guitar player in my mis-spent youth and can’t quite remember what I
used to play.
It’s all ‘Far away...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles double CD

I should have added that ‘Love and Maple Syrup’ is also one of my favourite GL songs.
‘Pussy Willows, Cat Tails’ is probably my all-time favourite.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles double CD

Well, Andy T, regarding ‘Love and Maple Syrup’ I have always been more of a record fan than CD.
Many CDs lack the warmth and involvement of a vinyl record. I use a very high quality record playing...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Martyn Miles
The Complete Singles double CD

I’d put off buying these as, after all, I have all the songs.
Then I noticed a tempting offer on Amazon UK.
The package has just arrived and the remastered recordings are a revelation.

I use an...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,928
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Fitz - 40th anniversary

I still remember so well hearing ‘The Wreck...’ here in England in the 1970s. I’d only recently discovered GL a few years earlier, by hearing the ‘Summer Side of Life’ LP.
It was such a moving...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND doc at Milwaukee Film Festival

It would be good if we could see it in England.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Toronto - listen to CRT

I heard ‘The Wreck...’ on the radio, back in 1992. There was a BBC Programme on the Great Lakes early one Sunday morning.
Laying in bed, listening to a fascinating programme backed by that famous...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 09-29-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Ron Sexsmith-Biscuit City

Gosh, I couldn’t bear listening to that for too long...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Toronto - listen to CRT

I can’t compete, but a few years ago I was in our local supermarket and ‘If you could read my mind’ came over the in-store entertainment system.
For a few minutes I just stood and listened.
I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Martyn Miles
The Mariners’ church in Detroit

Sitting listening to Gord’s Gold 2, I was wondering about the Mariners’ church mentioned in ‘The Wreck...’

I looked it up on the Internet and was fascinated by its history and architecture.
Not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Like ‘lighthead2toe’, my favourite GL recordings are those on the UA 3 x CD box set. Sometimes, late in the evening, I sit on my own and give a CD a listen.
From ‘Rich Man’s Spiritual’ to ‘The Way...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Well, I gave ‘Gord’s Gold’ a listen and ‘Bitter Green’ is definitely the version I heard on Spotify.
Some of the re-recordings on Gord’s Gold I like, but many of them ( including Bitter Green ) just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Thanks.
Bitter Green is one of my all-time favourites.
I have ‘Gord’s Gold’, so I’ll give that version a listen.

Martyn.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Martyn Miles
‘Bitter Green’

I was using Spotify to check out some music and later brought up GL for some background music.
Bitter Green was playing and it appeared to be a version I hadn’t heard before. There was a background...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: New Video Coming: "Looking At The Rain" Intro/Finale

It prompted me to ‘dig out’ the original song.
I’d forgotten what a reflective little number it is...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 08-31-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: CRYSTAL GAYLE and Ribbon of Darkness on her new LP

Oh dear.
I really don’t like a Country version of one of my favourite GL songs...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Gordon's Master Recordings

If master tapes have been used to produce digital files the quality is identical to the master.
In the case of the Beatles’ remastering the digital files have been used for production of
some of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,463
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

It probably wasn’t vinyl in those days...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,463
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

As for ‘Old Dan’s Records’, I originally heard it as ‘Old Dance Records’ which sort of makes sense...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Interesting GL article

To be honest, I’d rather not know the background behind ‘Sundown’ or any other GL song.
When I listen, I like to put the song in my own context.
For instance ‘ She was something very special to me’...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,463
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

Thanks, Gail.
It’s been much easier since you can easily look up the lyrics on the Internet.
I’m with you on ‘Circle of Steel’, as it’s also one of my favourite GL songs.
What I do like doing is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,463
Posted By Martyn Miles
Misheard lyrics.

Many years ago, listening to ‘Can’t Depend on Love’ I heard the line ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s amenities’ as ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s many tears.’...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,259
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Ram's Head Show 5/14/2019

I find it incredible that he is still smoking ! We’ve all known for years about the dangers.
When I saw him in Oxford, in May 2016, I could hardly believe how his voice had deteriorated since my...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 03-31-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Martyn Miles
Scott Walker and Gordon Lightfoot.

Many will be aware of the passing of Scott Walker, but not know he recorded a version of ‘Sundown’ in 1974 on an album titled ‘We Had It All.’
The writer of the book I’m reading on Walker says that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: British guitarist analyzes/speaks on LIGHTFOOT music

Good to see one of my Countryman appreciating GL’s music. I thought it was just us ‘Oldies’ in England that knew about Gordy...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles 1970-1980 2CD-March 2019 release

Ah, ‘Love and Maple Syrup’ is probably my all-time GL favourite, closely followed by ‘Pussy Willows, Cat Tails.’
Wonderful songs...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles 1970-1980 2CD-March 2019 release

I’m interested, but perhaps can’t justify buying it as I have all the recordings!
But then again...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: MUSIC MEMORIES - Toronto Star-Jan.3,2019

Yes, there are some memories that can only be unlocked by the right song.
Gord’s ‘ Something Very Special’ says a lot about the girl I met in the ‘70s, who
went on to be my wife.

She could be...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: CANADIAN TALENT LIBRARY recording

Thank you for these. I am listening as I type.
I’ve always loved Long River and it is so good to hear this version.
There’s something about a Lightfoot song which touches like few others do. ...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 11-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,975
Posted By Martyn Miles
Lightfoot covers

I don’t like any GL covers I’ve heard except for ‘The Way I Feel’ by Fotheringay.
Mainly because of Sandy Denny’s beautiful voice.
For me, it’s the same with other singers I like.
I can’t...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,448
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

Ah, Mary Black.
One of my favourite female singers.
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