banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)
Old 09-20-2004, 02:39 AM   #1
imported_Blackberry_Wine
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Somewhere, USA
Posts: 2
Default

Not including compilations, of course (no voting for 'Songbook'!).

I would say my favorite overall album would be 'Don Quixote'. Something about that combination of songs just clicked to make the perfect album. Even the picture of Gord on the cover is great, sporting the bearded outdoorsman look and holding a guitar (I am guessing it was taken in his backyard).

The only song I didn't like was 'Ode to Big Blue' but the rest of the them were excellent. I will never forget that opening line to 'Christian Island' ("I'm sailing down the summer wind, I got whiskers on my chin, and I like the mood I'm in...") What imagery! Its the kind of song that really takes you away.

I could go on and on about the quality of the songs-- 'Don Quixote', 'Alberta Bound', 'Brave Mountaineers'--but I won't.

So which of Gord's albums are your favorite and why?
imported_Blackberry_Wine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 02:39 AM   #2
MWalker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lewiston, ID USA
Posts: 14
Default

Not including compilations, of course (no voting for 'Songbook'!).

I would say my favorite overall album would be 'Don Quixote'. Something about that combination of songs just clicked to make the perfect album. Even the picture of Gord on the cover is great, sporting the bearded outdoorsman look and holding a guitar (I am guessing it was taken in his backyard).

The only song I didn't like was 'Ode to Big Blue' but the rest of the them were excellent. I will never forget that opening line to 'Christian Island' ("I'm sailing down the summer wind, I got whiskers on my chin, and I like the mood I'm in...") What imagery! Its the kind of song that really takes you away.

I could go on and on about the quality of the songs-- 'Don Quixote', 'Alberta Bound', 'Brave Mountaineers'--but I won't.

So which of Gord's albums are your favorite and why?
MWalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 05:14 AM   #3
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,547
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default

quote:Originally posted by MWalker:
Not including compilations, of course (no voting for 'Songbook'!).

I would say my favorite overall album would be 'Don Quixote'.
So which of Gord's albums are your favorite and why?


I'll second that vote for DQ but I'd leave in the whaling song - it's a great live tune.

Bill

BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #4
Rosanna
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 63
Default

Summertime Dream, in my oppinion, one of the most well written and produced albums of all time.
Rosanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #5
Doug Letcher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Posts: 120
Default

Summertime Dream, in my oppinion, one of the most well written and produced albums of all time.
Doug Letcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
Borderstone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Phoenix,Arizona -America
Posts: 4,425
Default

I don't get what some people have against the song "Big Blue". It's a great,well written and told story about how a species of this kind is dying out due to human intrusion.

Is it because it's over 4 minutes long? Too many lyrics? Not a thing wrong with that song,just short attention span impatiece I feel.

Favorite album? I have a 4 way tie going between Summer Side Of Life,Sit Down Young Stranger (IYCRMM),Sundown and Harmony!

I cann'a pick 1 Captain!

------------------
"A knight of the road,going back to a place where he might get warm." - Borderstone
Borderstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 06:56 PM   #7
stationmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. George's, NL
Posts: 1,039
Default

Summertime Dream!
stationmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 09:36 PM   #8
miketouhy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

the song SD is pretty good as well. especially since it's comming to an end. I Do It Again is a pretty cool tune as well. anyone know who was the sax player in that song? anyone well known?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
miketouhy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

the song SD is pretty good as well. especially since it's comming to an end. I Do It Again is a pretty cool tune as well. anyone know who was the sax player in that song? anyone well known?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2004, 09:36 PM   #10
Janice
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: La Mesa, CA, USA
Posts: 717
Default

Summer Side Of Life!
Janice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 04:16 AM   #11
Station Master
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 462
Send a message via ICQ to Station Master
Default

probably Jack Zaza, versatile jazz session player (but on I'd Do It Again?)

my fave, ODR
Station Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 04:16 AM   #12
jj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: ontario, canada
Posts: 5,273
Default

probably Jack Zaza, versatile jazz session player (but on I'd Do It Again?)

my fave, ODR
jj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 05:22 AM   #13
ELizabeth
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Dumfries, VA
Posts: 397
Default

I would have to say The Way I Feel holds a special place in my heart. It was the album that introduced me to GL's music and contains what I consider the the most stunning version ever of CRT. However, Songbook is gaining on TWIF. I love the unreleased songs!
ELizabeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 12:57 PM   #14
Dan O'Malley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: London, England
Posts: 359
Default

Another vote for "Summerside of life"! "Miguel" is an all time fave, perfect album!
Dan O'Malley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #15
Boat House AKA member
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ukraine
Posts: 95
Send a message via ICQ to Boat House AKA member
Default

Summer Side of Life

Shadows a close second
Boat House AKA member is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 09:01 PM   #16
Kilgore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 122
Default

Summer Side of Life

Shadows a close second
Kilgore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 09:44 PM   #17
Jim Dundee
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 16
Default

Well, given my screen name, need I say more?

Don Quixote

John
Jim Dundee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 09:44 PM   #18
donquixote
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC CANADA
Posts: 21
Default

Well, given my screen name, need I say more?

Don Quixote

John
donquixote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 10:34 PM   #19
LindaMay
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Florence, MA
Posts: 22
Default

Summertime Dream

Sundown(Seven Island Suite is a great song)
LindaMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2004, 10:34 PM   #20
spanishmoss
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 27
Default

Summertime Dream

Sundown(Seven Island Suite is a great song)
spanishmoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 08:47 PM   #21
gregnkw
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: waterloo, on. Canada
Posts: 33
Default

Me and my mom like the Sundown album the best. Dad doesn't really have an opinion, he likes all of them.
gregnkw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2004, 08:47 PM   #22
Harmony
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 73
Default

Me and my mom like the Sundown album the best. Dad doesn't really have an opinion, he likes all of them.
Harmony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #23
johnfowles
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NJ U.S.A.
Posts: 4,841
Send a message via AIM to johnfowles
Default

quote:Originally posted by donquixote:
Well, given my screen name, need I say more?

Don Quixote

John

while looking for something else I found the great DQ reviews on the relevant Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...13769?v=glance
well worth reading through from the first review by Val and including one revieweer from somewhere called Phoenix in fact but as he's had the album for 30 years (as of 2003) it cannot be tnat other worthy Phoenix citizen Mr Stoneborder!!



------------------
My Gordon Lightfoot webring
starts at
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfoot
johnfowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #24
johnfowles
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NJ U.S.A.
Posts: 4,841
Send a message via AIM to johnfowles
Default

quote:Originally posted by donquixote:
Well, given my screen name, need I say more?

Don Quixote

John

while looking for something else I found the great DQ reviews on the relevant Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...13769?v=glance
well worth reading through from the first review by Val and including one revieweer from somewhere called Phoenix in fact but as he's had the album for 30 years (as of 2003) it cannot be tnat other worthy Phoenix citizen Mr Stoneborder!!



------------------
My Gordon Lightfoot webring
starts at
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/lightfoot
johnfowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite Song From Each Album AmeNwrepe General Discussion 8 03-10-2007 05:21 PM
favorite album/cd <superiorsings1> General Discussion 34 08-22-2005 07:26 PM
Favorite five-album stretch RaisinSpores General Discussion 18 08-03-2005 07:38 AM
Your favorite/least favorite song from each album DMD3 General Discussion 7 05-21-2004 02:37 AM
what is your favorite Gord Album? charlene General Discussion 19 06-14-2000 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright