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Old 06-27-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default Lightfoot digs disco version of IYCRMM

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Gordon Lightfoot Digs A Disco Version Of 'If You Could Read My Mind'


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Did anyone surprise you with their interpretation?

"Marty Robbins surprised me in 1975 with 'Ribbon of Darkness', because he sped it up and it went to number one in the country music charts. Another one was Viola Wills, a girl who had a hit disco version of 'If You Could Read My Mind'. You should check it out. It came out right when disco music was hot. She was with a shaky little record company at the time and it just couldn't get over 35 in the Billboard charts. I also like the version of that song that Diana Krall does with Sarah McLachlan. Diana's husband Elvis Costello is pretty good, too, and they make a hot couple."
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:36 PM   #2
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Would that be the 1998 version by 'Stars On 54' from the film '54' ?

I still have that song! :cool' It wasn;t a hit but I totally dug it.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:28 PM   #3
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Would that be the 1998 version by 'Stars On 54' from the film '54' ?

I still have that song! :cool' It wasn;t a hit but I totally dug it.

wasnt a hit?. it made the top 10 for a few weeks down here
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:42 PM   #4
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Hey Joveski, long time huh??

Well when I say wasn't a hit, I only meant
America, where it only got to #52 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here's how it did elsewhere :
AUS - #3
[AUT - #17
CAN #3
FRA - #82 (Snobs. LOL!)
NZ - #6
UK - #23

The movie 54 also did only so-so business in the U.S.
but after the success of Boogie Nights, it's no surprise.
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I liked the Viola Wills version better, myself.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:02 AM   #6
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Viola Wills version is remarkable. During that era I was never a fan of disco. But as I get older, many songs I've really come to dig. This is very good.
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