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Old 06-03-2003, 09:04 PM   #1
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Softly...don't you guys think?
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:04 PM   #2
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Softly...don't you guys think?
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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Gwen,for a moment I couldn't tell how your topic title and following message were related,it was so short. ..but,yes. I'd have to agree with you that,"Softly" is one of his top songs that really shows the texture and versatility of his voice. Certainly one of the top 10. I would also nominate,"Beautiful","The Last Time I Saw Her","Affair On 8th Ave." and "P.Willows & Cat Tails." This sounds dumb of me right now,but off-hand I can't think of a 70's song that shows this off. I think my battery is low today! Any opinions out there? HELP! It's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!

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Old 06-04-2003, 05:35 PM   #4
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
This sounds dumb of me right now,but off-hand I can't think of a 70's song that shows this off. I think my battery is low today! Any opinions out there? HELP! It's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!



How about If You Could Read My Mind?

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Old 06-04-2003, 06:10 PM   #5
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Cathy,as Gomer Pyle used to say,"Thankya,thankya,thankya!" Did ya have-ta post that part of my message? Gee whiz!

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Old 06-05-2003, 03:13 AM   #6
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Sit Down Young Stranger is one that comes to mind.Though I love the Lightfoot band and all they do,this one makes me feel like Gordon is just sittin a few feet away fingering on that Martin and telling me a story.He's singing but its almost like He's just talking to you in His normal voice.Gives me bumps..... Iron,,,,Chillin up.
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Old 06-05-2003, 09:33 AM   #7
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Cathy,as Gomer Pyle used to say,"Thankya,thankya,thankya!" Did ya have-ta post that part of my message? Gee whiz!



Hey, I just replied with your quote. I like to do that so people can tell which message I'm replying to.
Two more '70s songs for you: Miguel and Spanish Moss. Listen to those two. I love his voice in both of those songs.

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Old 06-05-2003, 10:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for your comments all, just listening to that version of Gord singing "Get Together" and while I don't remember this being anything big or fantasic for him, it really does show off his voice in a unique way.
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Old 06-05-2003, 10:09 PM   #9
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Thanks for your comments all, just listening to that version of Gord singing "Get Together" and while I don't remember this being anything big or fantasic for him, it really does show off his voice in a unique way.
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Old 06-06-2003, 11:24 AM   #10
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I like Lazy Mornin'
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Old 06-07-2003, 05:28 PM   #12
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I know "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" isn't Gordon's song, but the way he sings it is awe-inspiring to me. The texture of his beautiful voice and his perfect diction on that song just fascinate me, and I always have to listen to it over and over.
There are many others, too, including "Sit Down, Young Stranger" and "The Last Time I Saw Her".
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I know "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" isn't Gordon's song, but the way he sings it is awe-inspiring to me. The texture of his beautiful voice and his perfect diction on that song just fascinate me, and I always have to listen to it over and over.
There are many others, too, including "Sit Down, Young Stranger" and "The Last Time I Saw Her".
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Old 06-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #14
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Hey,Brave Soul! I was listening to my new CD of Gord's United Artists collection when I went to bed last night and just about every song on there qualifies in this very topic we're discussing! It's an awesome album and if you don't have it yet,go get it! Best Buy is you're Best Bet! It's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!

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Old 06-07-2003, 07:15 PM   #15
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Hey,Brave Soul! I was listening to my new CD of Gord's United Artists collection when I went to bed last night and just about every song on there qualifies in this very topic we're discussing! It's an awesome album and if you don't have it yet,go get it! Best Buy is you're Best Bet! It's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!



I remember when I bought the UA Collection, I played it in my car continously on the way to East Grand Lake in Central Maine. The car has a bit of a souped up stereo system in it, and I had it blaring. I ended up overheating the amp and couldn't play anything until it decided to come out of protection mode. And I'm not talking about when I was a teenager. This was just a few years ago. Darned kids and their loud music, huh?
I love the UA Collection. It is Gord, pure and simple, no frills attached.

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Old 06-08-2003, 06:08 PM   #16
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I agree with you Cathy,it's a spectacular collection and I'm surprised more artists' labels don't do this more often. I know in the past there have been cassettes that have 2 LP's in one but to get 4 LP's on 2 CD's is still a very unprecedented move for a label. One thing I found odd though was that they mentioned Sunday Concert but didn't include it. Was there no more room? I thought you could record a nearly endless amount of songs onto a CD. I may be wrong on that. I would like to get all of Gord's LP's on CD but as we know,I just got all the LP's. Sorry to hear about your car's stereo system. I can't imagine playing Gordon Lightfoot that loud. I volume # terms I almost never go past 3 or 4. I turn up to 10 only if I'm going to be in another room doing something else. Well,it's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!

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Old 06-08-2003, 08:50 PM   #17
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I think the idea behind the UA Collection was to put his original albums on one set. Sunday Concert wasn't included because many of the songs were already included in the UA set. But, there are several great songs on Sunday Concert that aren't on any other CDs, and the Sunday Concert CD, especially Sunday Concert Plus, is a treasure to own, it being the only 'legal' live album.
And regarding the stereo volume. it was summer, the windows were down, and I was heading down some pretty desolate stretches or RT 1. So it was the perfect setting for cranking up Lightfoot tunes.

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Old 06-08-2003, 10:47 PM   #18
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Cathy-I'm not familiar with the Sunday Concert plus, is that the one that has Sunday concert and another album together?

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Cathy-I'm not familiar with the Sunday Concert plus, is that the one that has Sunday concert and another album together?

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quote:Originally posted by brink:
Cathy-I'm not familiar with the Sunday Concert plus, is that the one that has Sunday concert and another album together?

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Sunday Concert plus has five bonus tracks: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Two versions of Movin'
An alternate take of I'll Be Alright
The Nashville Version of Spin Spin
It also has more extensive liner notes and complete lyrics.
How do I know all of this, you ask?
I cheated. I looked on Wayne's site.

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Old 06-09-2003, 03:04 AM   #21
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Apart from 'Voice Texture' I have always been impressed by Gordon's pronunciation. Listen out for the consonants, 't' & 'd' especially.
I can recall a female singer by name of Sandie Shaw. She had a big hit with the song 'Always Something There To Remind Me'. One of the lyrics is: 'How could I forget you'?
Sandie would sing: 'How could I forge choo'?

"This has been the 'D' Catch yer on Dream Street, Rose"

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Old 06-09-2003, 03:04 AM   #22
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Apart from 'Voice Texture' I have always been impressed by Gordon's pronunciation. Listen out for the consonants, 't' & 'd' especially.
I can recall a female singer by name of Sandie Shaw. She had a big hit with the song 'Always Something There To Remind Me'. One of the lyrics is: 'How could I forget you'?
Sandie would sing: 'How could I forge choo'?

"This has been the 'D' Catch yer on Dream Street, Rose"

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Old 06-09-2003, 07:13 AM   #23
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i must admit that the pronunciation bit did get over the top at times. take a listen to east of midnight for example.

detroit every nigh T
customs agents gave him fligh T
bedroll on the groun D
sleeping man was all that they foun D
let it ri DE

presented jenny linnnnnnnD

and the part in the title track which goes "deStination Sea of StormS" is also over the top. see what i mean? not taking anything away from the album cause it's one of my favouites but hearing every syllable does make me cringe sometimes

it's weird that his voice was quite muffled in the 60s on a lot of the songs whereas by the 80s you could hear every syllable.
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:33 PM   #24
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I pretty much agree with "The B" here. But most of his older songs couldbe includd as well.
How about his cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"?
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:33 PM   #25
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I pretty much agree with "The B" here. But most of his older songs couldbe includd as well.
How about his cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"?
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