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Old 03-07-2001, 05:39 PM   #1
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In 6 days, Gordon begins his 2001 tour with a concert in Ft. Myers, FL.

I have a question I'd like the folks here to answer, if willing.

We know that there are about 9 songs that Gord plays in virtually every concert:

IYCRMM
CRT
EMR
DonQ
In My Fashion
Beautiful (for Char)
Wreck
Sundown
Carefree Highway

Every concert I have heard has also included "Rainy Day People."
In recent concerts, "Baby Step Back," "14 Karat Gold" and "A Painter Passing Thru" are almost inevitable. He also has been doing "Old Dan's Records" as his typical encore.

So let's assume that his concerts this year are likely to include those 14. I may be wrong, but let's assume the above for sake of discussion.

My question is, setting aside these 14 and not including them, please list 10 songs that you would BEG to hear Gord play this year, i.e., your top 10 wish list of the "rotated" songs. The ones that will make you cry, or faint, or gasp when you hear the first chords. It could be your absolute favorites, or songs that you have not heard him perform live recently or ever before, or any other criterion.

I'll start it off with the following, in rough chrono order:

Affair on 8th Avenue
2Much2Lose
Sit Down Young Stranger
It's Worth Believing
Hi'way Songs
Christian Island (for "Silver Heels")
The Watchman's Gone
Heaven Don't Deserve Me
I'll Tag Along (particularly at Massey)
and something brand new from his upcoming album

Put it this way. If I could hear even half of these live this year, I'd be extremely happy.

If we all list them now, those of us who attend his concerts can report back to the others when we hear one of their "wish list."

Any takers?




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Old 03-07-2001, 10:26 PM   #2
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The #1 wish would be to tour Australia. But for 10 other songs:

1) Salute
2) Betty called me in
3) sometimes i don't mind
4) ecstasy made easy
5) if i could
6) fading away
7) much to my surprise
8) wherefore and why
9) farewell to annabel'
10) in a windowpane


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Old 03-07-2001, 11:30 PM   #3
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1. Dreamland
2. Daylight Katy
3. Tattoo
4. If You Need Me
5. Salute
6. Spanish Moss
7. Summertime Dream (whether he hits the note or not.)
8. I'm not supposed to Care
9. Triangle
10. Christian Island

The above in no particular order.

Bend in the Water would make a nice encore too, don't ya know.
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Old 03-08-2001, 12:00 AM   #4
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I really, really tried to list only 10!

In no particular order, here are some of the ones I don't believe I have heard in concert for a very long time.

In no paticular order here's my wish list:

1. Tattoo
2. Hi'way Songs
3. Same Old Loverman
4. Stone Cold Sober
5. Wherefore and Why
6. Seven Island Suite
7. Ten Degrees and Getting Colder
8. A Passing Ship
9. The Last Time I Saw Her Face
10. Now and Then

and bumped off the list, but not by much (maybe they could be encores!)

Can't Depend on Love
Mountains and Maryann
Miquel

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Old 03-08-2001, 12:16 AM   #5
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if Gord sang I'll Tag Along at Massey I would need to be airlifted to the hospital. well actually there's a hospital right across the street! lol I honestly don't think I could stand it - it
would kill me right there in my seat. I can't even watch it on video without weeping like a girl,.
so yes I'd want him to sing that.
then he'd have to sing saturday clothes. just because.
Christian Island
Mountains and marayann
2 much 2 lose
same old obsession
yarmouth castle - never seen it live
the circle is small
i'm not supposed to care
talking in your sleep
summer side of life - (airlift)
too late for prayin
if children had wings
pussywillows
a painter passing through
it's too late, he wins

oh lordy - this is too hard!
he can sing the freakin alphabet and i'd sit there for days!
lol
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Old 03-08-2001, 11:48 AM   #6
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Ok, I haven't been to a concert yet, so at least two of these are songs that Gord has played recently, but only occasionally. When I finally see Gord in May, I don't want to miss them. So here are my votes, in no particular order:

1. Seven Island Suite
2. Ballad of Yarmouth Castle
3. High and Dry
4. Sit Down Young Stranger
5. Fading Away (I know Gord plays this often lately, but I heard this for the first time on the tape of the concert from Reno, since I don't have the album Waiting for You yet, and I love it so I don't want to miss this one).
6. Hi'way Songs
7. Fine As Fine Can Be
8. The Mountains And Maryann
9. Cherokee Bend (Again, this one is played every once in awhile, but I don't want to miss it).
10. Finally, something interesting from Cots: Maybe Bend In The Water or Rainbow Trout.
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Old 03-08-2001, 11:52 AM   #7
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For me it would be a thrill to hear "Does Your Mother Know?". It's always been a poignant song, one I could relate to in years past and still do. (There's a lot my mother doesn't know!) After that, "Tattoo", "Can't Depend on Love", "Now and Then".

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Old 03-08-2001, 06:11 PM   #8
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Do I really have to limit this to ten songs? Ok, this is my first ten but I may be back.

1. It's worth believin'
2. Race among the ruins
3. Christian Island
4. I'm not supposed to care
5. Summertime dream
6. Talking in your sleep
7. Seven island suite
8. Yarmouth Castle
9. Sit down young stranger
10.Same old obsession




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Old 03-08-2001, 06:35 PM   #9
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I have seen Gordon in concert ten times since 1992. Here is my list in no paricular order.
Dream Street Rose
Daylight Katy
Dreamland
Triangle
Christian Island
Seven Island Suite
Circle Is Small
High and Dry
Summertime Dream
Salute
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Old 03-08-2001, 07:15 PM   #10
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Now with all due respect to everyone else -

Painter - I LOVE your list!
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Old 03-08-2001, 07:31 PM   #11
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Second list.
Morning Glory
Alberta Bound
Heaven Help The Devil
Minstrel Of The Dawn
Circle Of Steel
Biscuit City
Cherokee Bend
Ghosts Of Cape Horn
Rainbow Trout
Without You
Stay Loose
Steel Rail Blues
Triangle
Whispers Of The North
I know... I'm getting carried away.
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Old 03-08-2001, 09:50 PM   #12
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Well, if Gord actually sang all of these songs in addition to ones he normally does, we can tape it and call it "Gord Says Farewell", because his voice would be gone after the 5-6 hours or so it would take to peform them. I first saw GL in 1972 and someone in the audience kept calling out for "Rosanna". Not having purchased "The Way I Feel" LP, I wasn't familiar with it. After purchasing that LP I understood why he didn't peform it. If anyone's familiar with the tune it really stetches the upper registers of his voice. I doubt he could have done it. Also, he was fresh off of the recovery from Bell's Palsy.

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Old 03-08-2001, 11:11 PM   #13
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Western Star,

I think you make a valid point, but also that you are a little off-topic. Of course, Gord can't sing all of these songs. But he might sing some of them. And I was just hoping to hear the views of various folks here as to which songs would constitute a "dream concert."

Would you care to post your 10?

David
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Old 03-09-2001, 07:21 AM   #14
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2M2L this is such a great topic! And such a
difficult one. Still - here goes with my
first ten ... in no particular order.

cHRISTIAN ISLAND
It's Worth Believin'
I'll Tag Along (just Gord and guitar)
I'm Not supposed to Care
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Same ol' Obsession
Home from the Forest
Minor Ballad
Did She mention My Name
Triangle
If It Should Please You
Cherokee Bend ...

I knew I'd go over the ten! I have more - back later.


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Old 03-09-2001, 12:07 PM   #15
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hehe, silverheels...

I'd like to say I'm very much surprised at your Nr. 1 song....

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Old 03-09-2001, 01:00 PM   #16
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Bitter Green
Shadows
Home from the Forest
Wherefore and Why
Heaven Help the Devil
Long River
Drifters
I'm Not Supposed to Care
If You Need Me
Forgive Me Lord
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Old 03-09-2001, 07:11 PM   #17
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quote:Originally posted by 2Much2Lose:
Western Star,

I think you make a valid point, but also that you are a little off-topic. Of course, Gord can't sing all of these songs. But he might sing some of them. And I was just hoping to hear the views of various folks here as to which songs would constitute a "dream concert."

Would you care to post your 10?

David


2Much2Lose (I like that handle!)
I was being rather tongue-in-cheek with the "Farewell Concert" quip, and my comment on Rosanna was that even 5 years after recording it, I wondered if he still had the range to sing it. That may be the case with some of the 10 songs that people would want to hear. My 10? How about 10 tunes that have yet to see their way to vinyl or disc?


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Old 03-09-2001, 10:25 PM   #18
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Western Star,

I picked one of those myself!

LOL

I'd also love to hear something new.
Although I have no right to be so, I'm somewhat envious of those who are able to say they heard The Wreck before it was released, or more recently, Drifters.

As for something old that hasn't made it to vinyl or CD, a friend tells me that Gord's cover of Farewell to Nova Scotia would be a fantastic song to hear Gord perform.
I recall that the liner notes to Songbook had a picture of an old set list that included a few unfamiliar songs.

Do you know of any others? Actually, I think I'll start a new topic with this one, so that this thread continues with the concert Wish List theme.


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Old 03-10-2001, 05:35 PM   #19
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My personal list:

STEEL RAIL BLUES (Gord reportedly nolonger performs this because it's out of his range)
BITTER GREEN
MOTHER OF A MINER'S CHILD
SUMMERTIME DREAM (I agree with Classicmixdj)
I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO CARE
PUSSYWILLOWS, CATTAILS
THE HOUSE YOU LIVE IN
DREAM STREET ROSE
SPANISH MOSS
WAITING FOR YOU

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Old 03-10-2001, 08:11 PM   #20
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Spin, Spin Spin
This is My Song
Daylight Katy
Dark As A Dungeon (which I know he did not write)
Go My Way
Spanish Moss
Love and Maple Syrup
Knotty Pine
Softly
Rosanna

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Old 03-12-2001, 02:01 PM   #21
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quote:Originally posted by 2Much2Lose:
Western Star,

I picked one of those myself!

LOL

I'd also love to hear something new.
Although I have no right to be so, I'm somewhat envious of those who are able to say they heard The Wreck before it was released, or more recently, Drifters.

As for something old that hasn't made it to vinyl or CD, a friend tells me that Gord's cover of Farewell to Nova Scotia would be a fantastic song to hear Gord perform.
I recall that the liner notes to Songbook had a picture of an old set list that included a few unfamiliar songs.

Do you know of any others? Actually, I think I'll start a new topic with this one, so that this thread continues with the concert Wish List theme.


I heard him perform "Partners" early on ('72) but the acoustics in the auditorium were lousy, and I couldn't make out all the words. When I did learn the words, it sounded more dark, almost evil, when I thought it was rather humorous the first time, when I didn't hear all the words. If the list of songs you saw in "Songbook" were taped to the back of his guitar, there were a few he didn't write. That might make an interesting subject: "Lightfoot sings tunes he didn't write".


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Old 03-12-2001, 03:55 PM   #22
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If at first you don't succeed, try try again! I left too many albums out of the mix, so here is 15 songs on my wish list...one from each Gord album from '7o on:

7o IYCRMM - Minstrel of the Dawn
71 SSOL - Nous Vivons Ensemble
72 DQ - Christian Island
72 ODR - It's Worth Believin'
74 Sundown - The Watchman's Gone
75 COTS - Bend in the Water
76 SD - Summertime Dream
78 EW - If Children Had Wings
8o DSR - Mister Rock of Ages
82 Shadows - I'll Do Anything
83 Salute - Salute(A Lot More Lovin' Too)
86 EOM - Anything For Love
93 WFY - Only Love Would Know
98 APPT - My Little Love
99 Songbook - Borderstone

Although "Circle is Small"(EW) is my favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, I'd rather not hear it live. Nothing can top the album version...or maybe it's that I wouldn't want to cry at the show!

Good Luck in sunny Florida Gord!

2Much2Lose, nice topic. I was looking at your wishlist and noticed "It's Worth Believing" and tried to think of what I chose for that album...I think it was Lazy Mornin', but your right...I'd rather hear this one, reminds me of GGII.




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Old 03-14-2001, 10:39 PM   #23
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*DING*. I just though of something. With all these wishlists, some songs keep on appearing often. The most requested songs can be sent to him by Char like the birthday messages last year. Any thoughts?
A tour of Australia will be nice along with the songs
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Old 03-16-2001, 06:35 PM   #24
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Off to see Gord in Greensboro next week.

Here goes:

1 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
2 Seven Island Suite
3 Summer Side of Life
4 Now and Then
5 Mountains and MaryAnn
6 Carefree Highway
7 Cabaret
8 Circle is Small (Go Terry)
9 Hi Way Songs
10 If You Could Read My Mind

He already plays some on my list automatically but that is my dream set.

See you in Greensboro
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Old 03-16-2001, 11:01 PM   #25
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No order...
Does Your Mother Know
Christian Island
I'll Tag Along
Leaves of Grass
Morning Glory
Drifters
Hey You
In a Window Pane
The House You Live In
Blackberry Wine
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