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Old 08-14-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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Of all the Gord songs that fade away at the end, which one do you think sounds the best?
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Old 08-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #2
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Actually, I am a fan of the fade-out, but it seemed to die out as a practice as AM radio died out. Correct me if I am wrong but I think one of the reasons for fades was for radio stations as a gradual break between airplays of different songs.

I think the one from "The Circle is Small" is one of the best because like the end of a marriage, it slowly dies out.

"Christian Island" is another one that just relaxes a listener more as it fades.

I noticed the phenomenon on the more recent Gord albums. There are several songs that could have been faded: "No Mistake About It", "No Hotel", "Boathouse", "Uncle Toad Said", and of course "Fading Away" could have used a fade effectively.

Now... I fade away....
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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"Brave Mountianeers" has a great whistling fade.
"Cotton Jenny" has a great humming fade.
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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I like the fade out for "Sundown","The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald","Cotton Jenny".

Most definetly though it's,"You'll Still Be Needing Me".
Love that,"La,la,la,la-la." etc. Of course I've liked that song since play #1.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:34 AM   #5
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"The Circle Is Small," from, Back Here On Earth.

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Old 08-15-2006, 10:48 PM   #6
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Old 08-16-2006, 05:39 PM   #7
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I'd have to say Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald or Brave Mountaineers.
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I had never really considered that a fade-off, with the exception of the bells fading.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #9
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that is fading to me. Barry does a great job dinging.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:13 PM   #10
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Oh.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:43 PM   #11
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love it..

I always watch Barry during this song when the bells come in....

and I think of Melissa in Saratoga too...lol
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:24 PM   #12
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are you talking about the famous "Belt Buckle Melissa"?? lol
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'twould be one and the same....
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:46 PM   #14
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I would have to say "Cabaret"
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Melissa did the bells for us (Derek Kidd, Ed Mullen, Matt Carl and myself) at a Lightfoot tribute in Saratoga Springs, NY a few years ago.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:52 AM   #16
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I passed on the opportunity that night in Saratoga Springs...my proficiency is limited to air guitar...Bells aren't in my repertoire..


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We'll get you up on stage next time to do a little lead on your air guitar.
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