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Old 10-04-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

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Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

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Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Showdown #8
Message to the Wind 5 A Minor Ballad 6

Showdown #9
Welcome to Try 10 If There's a Reason 8

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Let it Ride 14 Knotty Pine 9

I thought that "Let it Ride" would win hands down, but there are a lot of "knotty" fans out there I see. Wouldn't you love to hear Gord do a song or two from the "Salute" album in concert? It has been a while. I'm not suggesting he pull out his electric guitar again, but I'd love to hear "Whispers of the North" or "Gotta Get Away" with the acoustic. I'm sure it would sound great. Now that I'm thinking about "Salute" and the electric guitar, why don't we compare two of Gord's rockier and lesser known tunes. How about this choice?

Gotta Get Away

or

Fading Away

Which is your favourite? Gotta go away for now. I'll come back with Showdown #12 soon.

Have fun.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:14 PM   #2
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Here are the results so far:

Showdown #1
Old Dan's Records 16 Uncle Toad Said 2

Showdown #2
If You Could Read My Mind 13 Harmony 1

Showdown #3
Drifters 12 Stay Loose 6

Showdown #4
Hangdog Hotel Room 10 Betty Called Me In 5

Showdown #5
Slide on Over 10 Blackberry Wine 5

Showdown #6
Sea of Tranquility 8 Triangle 6

Showdown #7
Don Quioxte 13 Minstrel of the Dawn 9

Showdown #8
Message to the Wind 5 A Minor Ballad 6

Showdown #9
Welcome to Try 10 If There's a Reason 8

Showdown #10
Let it Ride 14 Knotty Pine 9

I thought that "Let it Ride" would win hands down, but there are a lot of "knotty" fans out there I see. Wouldn't you love to hear Gord do a song or two from the "Salute" album in concert? It has been a while. I'm not suggesting he pull out his electric guitar again, but I'd love to hear "Whispers of the North" or "Gotta Get Away" with the acoustic. I'm sure it would sound great. Now that I'm thinking about "Salute" and the electric guitar, why don't we compare two of Gord's rockier and lesser known tunes. How about this choice?

Gotta Get Away

or

Fading Away

Which is your favourite? Gotta go away for now. I'll come back with Showdown #12 soon.

Have fun.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:52 PM   #3
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Fading Away ....
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:59 PM   #4
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:37 AM   #5
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:28 AM   #7
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My memory said it was a close call so I listened to them in my pickup on the way to work. Still fairly close but I'll vote for:

Fading Away

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Old 10-05-2005, 09:31 AM   #8
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:37 PM   #10
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I Know it sounds very '80's, but I love the guitars on "Gotta Get Away"! "Fading Away" is far superior lyrically, and I love it,but i'm going for "Gotta Get Away", and not just to be different!
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I like the spacial-ness (not sure how to spell spacial as in feeling of space) of Got to Get Away, I see him approaching the land where he canoed, but I will pick Fading Away overall.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:18 PM   #12
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:13 PM   #13
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Gotta Get Away...you know it
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:13 PM   #14
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:25 PM   #15
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I love "Gotta Get Away"! :D
Fading Away is good but is kind of cynical.
(I'm sure it's supposed to be) but G.G.Away just has a cool groove to it.
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Old 10-05-2005, 06:22 PM   #16
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #19
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Old 10-06-2005, 02:24 PM   #20
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:33 AM   #24
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Love them both, but Fading Away gets my vote
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:28 AM   #25
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Lesser known for good reason.

Fading Away, IMO, is the better of the two.

Not bad songs, but neither one would make him the immortal he is.

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