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Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/s...ordon_lig.html
SAGINAW, MI The lights dimmed around the audience as a light followed a man with a guitar onto the stage.

The crowd clapped, whistled and screamed as Gordon Lightfoot stepped up to the mic.

Lightfoot started with singing "Sweet Guinevere" to more than 1,000 people of all ages Sunday, May 5 in the Heritage Theater at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw.

The Canadian singer-songwriter performed songs from his "50 years on the Carefree Highway" tour featuring popular songs such as "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Sundown."

1. Sweet Guinevere
2. Cotton Jenny
3. Waiting For You
4. All The Lovely Ladies
5. Never To Close
6. Painter Passing Through
7. Spanish Moss
8. Shadows
9. Beautiful
10. Wild Strawberries
11. Watchman's Gone
12. Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
13. Carefree Highway

14.Drink yer Glasses Empty
15. Ribbon of Darkness
16. Sundown
17. Hangdog Hotel
18. Restless
19. I'd Rather Press On
20. Fine as Fine Can Be
21. In My Fashion
22. IYCRMM
23. Blackberry Wine
24. CRT

25. Rainy Day People
26. Baby Step Back
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Some really nice pictures
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/s...s_intense.html
Gordon Lightfoot finds intense pocket of fans at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw

By Sue White | For MLive.com
on May 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM, updated May 06, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Yfat Yossifor | yyossifor@mlive.com Gordon Lightfoot on stage Sunday, May 5, at the Heritage Theater in The Dow Event Center in Saginaw.Gordon Lightfoot performs at Saginaw's Dow Event Center gallery (17 photos)

SAGINAW, MI – Shannon Henige was nearly in tears Sunday night at The Dow Event Center, waiting for singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to come out and meet fans after his show at Heritage Theatre.

The Freeland woman, born in 1971, clutched two eight-tracks that her mother bought through a subscription music service in the ‘70s, “Summertime Dream,” released in 1976, and “Gord’s Gold,” out in 1975. And when someone gave her a spare backstage pass, she finally would get Lightfoot to sign them.

“We saw him when he was in Saginaw about four years ago,” she said, watching for the door to the dressing rooms to open. “I just love him.”

She wasn’t alone May 5 as Lightfoot’s 50 years on the Carefree Highway hit the stage. It’s a title the Canadian music man shuns and when the show began, it was easy to see why.

On a stage set that was deceptively simple yet capable of interesting textures in the right light, Lightfoot did the same, adopting a quick, friendly rapport with the crowd of some 1,000 fans. Surrounded by his bandmates, he took up the acoustic guitar and opened with the beautiful “Sweet Guinevere.”

A few songs later, “Cotton Jenny” and then “Waiting for You,” you began to hear a new wistfulness in the storyteller’s tales, the lyrics rubbed to a warm glow with the patina of time. “I remember when best friends were jealous lovers” took a new direction, and even more so, “Yesterday is gone.”

The voice grows a little thin in the upper registers these days, though “the whole object is to play the tune right,” he said. Then Lightfoot launches into one of the “dark horses,” as he calls the songs that seldom saw the light of day, and the emotion brings it straight from the heart.

It was evident, too, that Lightfoot was surrounded by friends in Saginaw, the audience breaking into applause at the first notes of songs he thought no one remembered. And the spontaneous chorus that brought still another sleeper to a close caught him totally by surprise.

“Hire them now, all of them,” he called out.

Of course, the night had hit hits, “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” a true story, he pointed out, as if anyone in Michigan doesn’t know it, and the haunting “If You Could Read My Mind” and the popular “Sundown.”

Then he’d bring out “Restless,” and a new favorite was born, complete with its “echoes from the past.”

In song after song, he told his tales, leading a fan to ask him backstage how he remembers all those words.

“It just flows,” he told her, and his show tomorrow at DeVos Performance Hall on May 6 in Grand Rapids will be different that Saginaw received.

But Henige’s prized eight-tracks found him at a loss for words. They posed for pictures and she was left to savor the moment.

“I can’t believe I finally got to meet him,” she gushed. “This is so great.”
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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She had that wonderful experience... all she could ask for and more.. that's our Gordon.
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I shun the tour title also. Other than an Album title tour, has he ever had a catch phrase branded on to a tour?

Nice article. Wonder how many 8 tracks he signs these days?

They brought back vinyl. How about 8 tracks too? Lol

Does anyone have any and can they list what songs (and at what point for each) does the track change with a priceless "click!" ????
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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I have the 8-Track of Dream Street Rose. The click occurs about 1/2 way through "Mister Rock of Ages." Fades out, then click, then fades in. I remember an old girlfriend that laughed about it in my old Ford pick-up truck. Probably Summer of 1980.

Also have the 8 track of "Gord's Gold" and it contains "Affair on 8th Avenue"- missing from the CD.

Now all I need is a working 8-Track player!

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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I shun the tour title also. Other than an Album title tour, has he ever had a catch phrase branded on to a tour?

Nice article. Wonder how many 8 tracks he signs these days?

They brought back vinyl. How about 8 tracks too? Lol

Does anyone have any and can they list what songs (and at what point for each) does the track change with a priceless "click!" ????
When he began touring again in '05 after the illness, wasn't that dubbed the Better Late Than Never tour? Although I confess I can't remember where I heard that

In Milwaukee on Friday before he sang Carefree Highway, he mentioned that he had only been on tour for 48 years, and the 50 Years title came from his promoter.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #9
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I had lapel tags printed for the Net People that said "Waiting For You" ..lol
He has too much integrity to allow a wee fib by a promoter pass unmentioned and corrected.lol
gotta love him.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #10
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I had lapel tags printed for the Net People that said "Waiting For You" ..lol
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Good one. I like the Better Late than Never too!

I think "Back Here on Earth" would have also worked


Thx for the 8 track info. What a hoot

I can't believe I stocked up on cassettes. Always an eyesore to try read those inserts. I also think many manufacturers used pretty low grade tape. Oh well
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #11
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One thing cassettes worked for in the 70's & 80's. I would take my brand new Lightfoot album, and on the first play, record it on my Philco stereo cassette. That way I would have a cassette for my van. I also had the LP which would be kept in almost new condition in case something would happen to the tape so I could make another copy.
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