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Old 11-24-2007, 02:34 PM   #51
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The Way I Feel...these are great songs.
I have my husbands gift in hand with this list!
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:23 PM   #52
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I'm sorry to say that I've been away for the long holiday weekend, and was unable to view John's photo of "suspenders" before it was taken off (I'll bet he picked a good one), but I did google the topic and now I get the general idea. Funny how something that was invented for a functional purpose can turn into something sexy and naughty.

Zoneranger, JohnFowles, and anyone else interested: Please submit as many album covers you would care to design and then I think we should take a vote. Of course, anyone is free to print anything they want to use as a cover, but maybe we could have one "official" cover. How would a deadline of 12/3 (one week from today) work for anyone interested?

Val, Peter Bro 10 beat you to "Go My Way" so please feel free to choose another love song not yet nominated (I would personally be honored to have your choice included). I will definitely keep those 3 songs you suggested in the sequence you requested once we get around to rearranging things.

Here's the updated list:

1. Softly (Gitchigumee)
2. Thank You For The Promises (Jesse Joe)
3. If I Could (RM)
4. If You Need Me (Claudia)
5. The Last Time I Saw Her Face (mnmouse)
6. Now and Then (GJA)
7. Inspiration Lady (brink-)
8. Fine as Fine Can Be (joveski)
9. I'm Not Supposed to Care (The Rez)
10. Your Love's Return (Rainbow Trout)
11. Beautiful (Kathy in Michigan)
12. My Love For You (Borderstone)
13. Shadows (Tim)
14. Song for a Winter's Night (Brannah)
15. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face (johnfowles)
16. Go My Way (Peter Bro 10)
17. The Way I Feel (gwen snyder)

Anyone care to help out with the dates (year) of the original recordings of these songs and the length of each? I know there must be a simple way...I just don't know what it is, other than picking up all my CD cases and taking a look.

P.S. The forgotten song was mentioned in an earlier post, but has yet to be nominated.

P.S.S. or is it P.P.S. YIKES! I just found John's links! The photo I found was pretty boring compared to his: http://www.corsetsandcrinolines.com/...p?index=190046
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:42 PM   #53
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hope this makes a good gift for you and loved ones, gitch

as an aside, any GL compilations I've done are based on recordings having a similar tempo (bpm) rather than common lyrical theme...I suppose the last GL comp I made (eons ago) was an exception to this when I ripped all the unreleased tracks off Songbook and put onto 1 disk

am optimistic the zoner or our stonewaller can whip up a creative, appropriate cover...I would love to but only seem inspired when some sort of twisted wit is the theme...maybe when they do so, they could also make a subtle CD title change for this...the Love Songs title sounds like something the Carpenters or Bread would release, heh ...I think Your Love's Return works nicely as a title and has the key word in there too, great selection, RT

well, you may need a full box set to get all my fave GL 'love' tunes compiled but to make it simple, I'll just go with the final track found on his final studio album: "Sometimes I Wish"....thx, jj

ps) zoner, I think I dig your HOT album cover best...very KTel
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:30 PM   #54
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Um, well, I notice that nobody has nominated If You Could Read My Mind! I presume it's because you consider it a "not love" song, but if you look at the list you will see several others that are about the end of a love affair. In fact, the theme of Last Time isn't that different.

So, if IYCRMM qualifies, obviously that would be my pick.

Then there is Stone Cold Sober ...
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #55
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YESSSSSS!!!!! VAL!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! If You Could Read My Mind is probably the best known and perhaps the best loved Gordon Lightfoot song of all time. And in my book, a love song doesn't have to be a song that professes undying love for someone, it only has to speak of love, in any of its forms, past, present or future.

I think if we get 1 more song nominated, then maybe we should close it out at an even 20.

Here's the updated list:

1. Softly (Gitchigumee)
2. Thank You For The Promises (Jesse Joe)
3. If I Could (RM)
4. If You Need Me (Claudia)
5. The Last Time I Saw Her Face (mnmouse)
6. Now and Then (GJA)
7. Inspiration Lady (brink-)
8. Fine as Fine Can Be (joveski)
9. I'm Not Supposed to Care (The Rez)
10. Your Love's Return (Rainbow Trout)
11. Beautiful (Kathy in Michigan)
12. My Love For You (Borderstone)
13. Shadows (Tim)
14. Song for a Winter's Night (Brannah)
15. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face (johnfowles)
16. Go My Way (Peter Bro 10)
17. The Way I Feel (gwen snyder)
18. Sometimes I Wish (jj)
19. If You Could Read My Mind (vlmagee)

Congratulations JJ on your 1,000th post! And If You Change Your Mind (hey that'd be a good name for a song!) about designing a cover..... I would challenge you to come up with something as un-Carpenter-ish and un-Bread-ish as possible...please! All due respect.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:30 PM   #56
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Gitch - you're opening a can of worms with JJ..he's twisted..
lol

and I was just going to add IYCRMM but saw it just made the list!
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:04 AM   #57
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ok, I kept it pretty tame, char (twisted sister)...and even went easy on the cheese

hey, and thanks for the milestone congrats, gitch....i must be closing in on ripken!

well, goodluck with the CD comp...Gord should make for quite the stocking stuffer
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:35 AM   #58
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well that woke me up!!!!!!
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oh my!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #59
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I LOVE IT!!!!! NICE!!!!!!, Very NICE!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #60
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...and I was just going to add IYCRMM but saw it just made the list!
1. Softly (Gitchigumee)
2. Thank You For The Promises (Jesse Joe)
3. If I Could (RM)
4. If You Need Me (Claudia)
5. The Last Time I Saw Her Face (mnmouse)
6. Now and Then (GJA)
7. Inspiration Lady (brink-)
8. Fine as Fine Can Be (joveski)
9. I'm Not Supposed to Care (The Rez)
10. Your Love's Return (Rainbow Trout)
11. Beautiful (Kathy in Michigan)
12. My Love For You (Borderstone)
13. Shadows (Tim)
14. Song for a Winter's Night (Brannah)
15. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face (johnfowles)
16. Go My Way (Peter Bro 10)
17. The Way I Feel (gwen snyder)
18. Sometimes I Wish (jj)
19. If You Could Read My Mind (vlmagee)
20. TBA (charlene)

Char, I'm holding the last spot for you...
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:19 PM   #61
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Very nice work on the cd artwork, jj. I like the choice of earth tones. Very handsome !
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:21 PM   #62
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JJ, nice job on the artwork....is that a picture of you with Gord superimposed??? You know it has been a year now since we last met, I am still waiting for those promised pictures of Harry.....tap, tap, tap. LOL
Hope all is well with you.

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Old 11-28-2007, 10:50 AM   #63
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thx brannah
deb, all fine thanks, hey, it was more like 30 months ago! a fresh pic of harrison attached
rm, glad you like the tones, this do anything for you?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:06 AM   #64
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rm, glad you like the tones, do these pastel hues do anything for you?
No. (Although I am beginning to understand why some label your ways as 'twisted'. Funny.........but 'twisted'.)

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:20 PM   #65
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In view of the controversial and irreverent way young Jimmy has approached this task in his second version I dare to suggest that "Approaching Lavender" should also be included on this compilation album!!
here is my first effort

Don't worry I'll be back, not least because I have a load of comments to make regarding Cathy's response to my well
thought out posting on running times etc.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:42 PM   #66
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I like "Songs of Love" better than "Lovesongs."

I have ideas for a cover, but no idea how to use them.

I think it would be cool to have a cover that includes Gord at different ages/stages in his career...and along with that, something along the lines of "love is timeless" (just like our man GL is timeless). I think this would be appropriate because the songs to be included on the CD are from many different decades, and I would love to see a clever depiction of Gord through the years. Also, I LOVE the idea of the Canadian maple leaf subtly used as a shadowy background or border. I am also envisioning nature...mountains, trees, a serene lake, etc... I think Gord would like that.

Anyway, just some of my ideas...
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:03 PM   #67
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I like the first Love Songs, he looks like he knows all about love....sorry John the Christmasy one looks like he is thinking about his first divorce and does he ever want to love again.

JJ - great picture, he knows all about Santa eh? Just because I want to be right, it was the last Massey event that you said you were sending piccies...that was November of '06. The ones from 30 months ago - did find their way to me - after a while.
Hope Harry has a fabulous Christmas, I bet he just makes it a blast for you.
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I like "Songs of Love" better than "Lovesongs."
exactly my feelings
In fact I had already decided that hoped that somebody would nominate Romance as one of the songs to be included which led to a slightly revised version

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I was also thinking that I get so much satisfaction in designing these covers, as no doubt do jjand ZR, that more of you should be encouraged to try the results of your creative juices as it were (no not those juices Ron!!!) and I intend trying to find the time to create one of my famous tutorials:
I envisage an illustrated guide showing where to get suitable free programs then covering picture cropping and resizing , plus detecting fonts and colors, then composing, including what the keener sighted of you might have spotted the simple and creative use of a little HTML to create a web page style "table" into which one can plonk your basic artwork with an effective bicolor shaded (to make a "3D" effect) border as used on these examples which can then be saved as a jpg file using the easy to use Gadwin Printscreen screenshot freeware program.
Again I'll be back
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:33 PM   #69
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I love 'Romance' too - nice photo!
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Well I'll go back to one of my faves and one I spoke about with Mr. Lightfoot in our chat.... "I'll Tag Along" ..
He told me it's one of his faves as well..and he plays it on his own at home as a practice tune..

It speaks to my feelings about him and his music..I love it..
It's as simple as that..

I've been 'tagging along' for many years, to many places and if my wishes come true I'll continue to tag along on this marvelous journey he's taken me on..and all of you as well.

As a "relationship" song it talks of commitment and trust, hope, belief and a history between people in a relationship even in the face of abandonment.. love creates those feelings..

"You've got time enough for two of us
What is mine I will share"
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Well I'll go back to one of my faves and one I spoke about with Mr. Lightfoot in our chat.... "I'll Tag Along" ..
An excellent choice to wrap up the project.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:17 AM   #73
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OK can we therefore assume Bru that that is your nomination, and could some kind souls add the sublime and saddest GL Love song ever "That Same Old Obsession" and the very vocative"Spin spin" , plus the two premier "not love" songs (after IYCRMM that is) namely I'm Not Sayin'" and "For Lovin Me".
I have a good reason for including one or the other of those two, as before the rules were clarified I was already thinkng that I could make a convincing case for so doing as it seemed to methat a "not love" song could make a better "sandwich filler" than "Softly", on the basis that that would realisically portray the three phases of a failed romance, namely the initiation "The First Time" the failure or denial, followed by the denouement "The Last Time" as a fitting illustration of the previously mentioneecd Love story Triology,
or as the late Canon Paul Goddard, one time vicar of Sherborne Dorset England and a former Spitfire pilot once told me
"My business is "Hatch Match and Despatch"
The modern stained glass Sherborne Abbey West Window,
inaugurated by HM the Queen in 1998 to celebrate the Abbey's 1000th birthday
I found that those 4 and the previous 20 after conversion to mp3s
proved to be just under the CD-R Limit of 80 minutes

OK now I'll have to substitute I'llTag Along for one of the others of approximately the same length
I'll be back!!!
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Good choice, Char. Another of my faves too. btw did anyone suggest 'It's Worth Believin' ?
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FINALLY, THE TRACKS FOR THE CD:

1. Softly (Gitchigumee) 3:23
2. Thank You For The Promises (Jesse Joe) 2:53
3. If I Could (RM) 4:18
4. If You Need Me (Claudia) 2:50
5. The Last Time I Saw Her Face (mnmouse)
6. Now and Then (GJA) 3:09
7. Inspiration Lady (brink-) 3:10
8. Fine as Fine Can Be (joveski) 2:59
9. I'm Not Supposed to Care (The Rez) 3:31
10. Your Love's Return (Rainbow Trout) 3:57
11. Beautiful (Kathy in Michigan) 3:22
12. My Love For You (Borderstone) 3:37
13. Shadows (Tim) 2:59
14. Song for a Winter's Night (Brannah) 3:01
15. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face (johnfowles) 3:10
16. Go My Way (Peter Bro 10) 2:16
17. The Way I Feel - Version 2 (gwen snyder) 3:02
18. Sometimes I Wish (jj) 3:37
19. If You Could Read My Mind (vlmagee) 3:40
20. I'll Tag Along (charlene)

NOW, here's the problem, we have more songs coming in. I would suggest this:
(A) Songs 1-20 are ON the CD subject to (B) below
(B) That we have 'til Monday to decide if we want to replace OUR song with a different song
(C) That we can make more suggestions for songs and if someone who has not made a nomination yet wants to, they can borrow our added suggestions as their own subject to (D)below
(D) That the additional tracks nominated are only included IF there is room on the CD (based on the expertise of Sir John)

Love...if you believe your nomination is about love, then that's good enough for me. After all, this is art, not science, and I really prefer not to get into a debate about what songs are worthy of being considered love songs and which ones are not.

Here's the possible additions to the CD:

21. Romance (Silverheels) 3:32
22. It's Worth Believin' (2nd choice of Silverheels)
23. That Same Old Obsession (2nd choice of johnfowles) 3:44
24. Spin Spin (3rd choice of johnfowles) 2:29
25. I'm Not Sayin' (4th choice of johnfowles) 2:31
26. For Lovin' Me (5th choice of johnfowles) 2:27

We still have a few songs with no times listed. Also, anyone care to figure out the YEAR?
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