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Old 11-19-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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I probably should of posted this around the time the topic about the EF came about since the song's on that album but anyway besides the EF song if you have the album what other track do you like from that album. the title track is good especially since Summer's gone. Race Among the Ruins is also a good one I Do It Again is probably the best track especially with the sax that's in it. can't remember the man who played the saxophone on the track i think somebody said Jack something. also I can't recall the last track on the album other than it was kind of a dark song. I wish our phonograph player was still working.
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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I probably should of posted this around the time the topic about the EF came about since the song's on that album but anyway besides the EF song if you have the album what other track do you like from that album. the title track is good especially since Summer's gone. Race Among the Ruins is also a good one I Do It Again is probably the best track especially with the sax that's in it. can't remember the man who played the saxophone on the track i think somebody said Jack something. also I can't recall the last track on the album other than it was kind of a dark song. I wish our phonograph player was still working.
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:32 PM   #3
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Love Protocol!!
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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forgot to mention that 1.
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forgot to mention that 1.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:05 PM   #6
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found this on the Home page of this forum Affair

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Summertime Dream, 1976 Warner Bros. Records

Songs:

01. Race Among The Ruins
02. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
03. I'm Not Supposed To Care
04. I'd Do It Again
05. Never Too Close
06. Protocol
07. The House You Live In
08. Summertime Dream
09. Spanish Moss
10. Too Many Clues In This Room

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With Summertime Dream, Gordon Lightfoot produced one of his finest albums, and wrapped up a six-year period of popularity that he would not recapture. Propelled by his second biggest hit, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," Summertime Dream summed up the sound that had served Lightfoot so well in his post-"If You Could Read My Mind" days. This distinctive sound featured Lightfoot's strummed six- or 12-string guitar complemented by Terry Clements' electric guitar lines and Pee Wee Charles' pedal steel guitar accents. The material here is excellent, and the singer's voice is at its strongest. Mixing upbeat songs like "Race Among the Ruins," "I'd Do It Again" and the title track with beautiful ballads such as "I'm Not Supposed to Care" and "Spanish Moss," Lightfoot and his band deliver a tasty smorgasbord of intelligent, grown-up music. As for "Edmund Fitzgerald," its continued popularity more than 20 years after its release attests to the power of a well-told tale and a tasty guitar lick. -- Jim Newsom, All-Music Guide

Gordon Lightfoot - Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Guitar (12 String), Producer
James Gordon - Drums
Pee Wee Charles - Guitar (Steel)
Terry Clements - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
Ken Friesen - Engineer
Richard Haynes - Bass
Barry Keane - Percussion, Drums
Gene Martynec - Synthesizer
Lenny Waronker - Producer

Poem in CD - Booklet

It's a summertime dream
not a restless fling
when girls you knew become brides
Whose young men arrived in town
that very same spring.
Summer glances
should not be lightly cast,
for winter waits in grim disquise,
knowing summer warmth to be
a somewhat fragile enterprise.

So when the last snow
lay wet and heavy
and April rains cut
the big drifts down to size,
people always seemed to get
themselves together better
in balmy weather. In the north
it's not a surprising feeling
hopeful, thankful, and relieved,
having warmth, and nothing more
to do with winter.

Summertime dreams,
a blessing to the old
which youth will not deny
yet cannot comprehend.
A new love here,
a life wasted over there,
sometimes a lifelong friend
Signs of danger close at hand
Earth turning in modern time;
status symbol, moon rocks
fuel gauge, on empty.
Soap opera, horse opera,
talk opera, rock opera,
police opera, Grand theft,
Assult and mayhem;
You can watch the show all day
and let the kiddies in on
what's going on out there
through the saftey of T.V.

Armed to the teeth
Still standing, standing still,
like a scarecrow caught
between rows of thorns.

Summertime dreams, beacons to my soul;
The channel you have marked out for me
runs deep and wide but one never knows
just how the ship will roll
nor which way the wind blows.

But for now, let me see
the first warm sun of springtime
shine down
into the hearts and minds
of men for all seasons
and hopefully, upon those
who call the shots in power
possessed of the soundest of reason.
Let me watch it work it's way down
through the snow
to ward off frost
and warm the daffodils
in shady places
where no one's ever been;
On white sand, on forest, field
and stand of evergreen.

Let it shine on green beans,
and beauty queens,
cows, and earthmoving machines;
fathers, mothers, sisters
and blue jeans; the babysitter;
brothers, kitty litter;
rubber boots and woolen mittens;
red and green peppers,
Irish setters,
brakemen, switchmen, laundrymen,
firemen, mailmen, policemen,
salesmen, newsmen, clergymen,
deliverymen, ombudsmen,
baby seals and chipanzees;
Dr. Pepper, ice cream and cake;
the Great whales,
with all the sordid details
of their plight;
chain-smokers, stockbrokers,
boiler stokers, social workers,
chronic losers, high rollers
and heavy drinkers,
misfits and social outcasts.
Let it shine upon what's left
of the eternal dreamers,
Whose only wish
is for a better world
in which to live;
Wildflowers, field mice,
small bugs, elephants and
faith among men and women;
A summertime dream.

G.L.

(c) 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced by Lenny Waronker and Gordon Lightfoot
Engineer - Ken Friesen
Studio Mix - Lee Herschberg
Recorded at Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto
CDD Pre-Mastering by WCI Record Group
Cover Photography - Tom Bert
Gordon Lightfoot - Vocals, 12- and 6-string guitars
Terry Clemens - Lead acoustic and electric guitars
Rick Haynes - Bass
Pee Wee CHarles - Steel Guitar
Barry Keane - Drums and percussion
Gene Martyne supplied the Moog synthesizer
Jim Gordon played drums on "The House You Live In"
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:06 AM   #7
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A great release by any measure ....

Every time I hear this album, the homespun lyrics of "Summertime Dream" always get me thinking about the equally free-wheeling favourite of mine, "Cotton Jenny".

But I have never liked "Protocol" ....
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Old 11-20-2005, 01:05 PM   #8
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Never too Close is a favorite of mine.
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:39 PM   #9
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Talk about one eerie song and the fact Gord sort of phrophised a certain event. Ever wonder about this?
Im talking about how errie it is to hear Too Many Clues in this Room!
It mentions the "Space Shuttle Ends..., they searhed all day long but.." etc etc. Well this was written in 1975 about 6 years before we ever had a Space Shuttle, the first one was in 1981! Talk about strange and sort of predicts the shuttle disaters in someway at least thats what it reminds me of when i hear it.
I get the chills when i hear that some.
Oh yeah Protocal is one remarkable song!
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Old 11-20-2005, 03:39 PM   #10
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Talk about one eerie song and the fact Gord sort of phrophised a certain event. Ever wonder about this?
Im talking about how errie it is to hear Too Many Clues in this Room!
It mentions the "Space Shuttle Ends..., they searhed all day long but.." etc etc. Well this was written in 1975 about 6 years before we ever had a Space Shuttle, the first one was in 1981! Talk about strange and sort of predicts the shuttle disaters in someway at least thats what it reminds me of when i hear it.
I get the chills when i hear that some.
Oh yeah Protocal is one remarkable song!
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:25 PM   #11
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Besides,"Wreck",my other two favorites from this are "Never Too Close" and most of all,"Spanish Moss".

I really liked how on,SNL,Gord sang it (Spanish Moss) live and managed to sound almost 100% like the rcording. Since he was on there in May of '76,safe to say the LP was almost or was finished by that time.

The rest of the tracks are good as well but those are my main 3.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:23 PM   #12
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As I have noted in other threads, "The House You Live In", if I absolutely HAD to choose, would be my pick for favorite GL song.
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:55 PM   #13
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From the Summertime Dream CD, I'd have to say one of my favorites is: I'm Not Supposed To Care.
It's a real tear jerker
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 PM   #14
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I just completed reading his poem. it's a good piece but it's funny how certain things are mentioned in it. perhaps i'd have to read it again sometimes I have to do that 2nd time around just to understand it all. woner if he ever decided on poetry as a career at 1 time?
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:00 PM   #15
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I just completed reading his poem. it's a good piece but it's funny how certain things are mentioned in it. perhaps i'd have to read it again sometimes I have to do that 2nd time around just to understand it all. woner if he ever decided on poetry as a career at 1 time?
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:33 PM   #16
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Don't forget "The House You Live In"! Great songwriting, one of my favourites.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:35 AM   #17
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This album is in my top GL tier. About the only song I am not fond of is "Too Many Clues..." Other than that, I can play it till it's worn down!
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:25 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dan O'Malley:
Don't forget "The House You Live In"! Great songwriting, one of my favourites.
I missunderstood the last verse when i was small when he says when you're down in the dumps, I thought he said down with the ducks. don't know what's more funny. that or my misunderstanding of Old Dan's Records.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dan O'Malley:
Don't forget "The House You Live In"! Great songwriting, one of my favourites.
I missunderstood the last verse when i was small when he says when you're down in the dumps, I thought he said down with the ducks. don't know what's more funny. that or my misunderstanding of Old Dan's Records.
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Im supprised no one commented on my early comment regarding Too Many Clues In this Room.
I was hoping some would regarding Gords eerie psychic prediction?
The song talks about "The Space Shuttle ends..."
"They have searched all day long..."
"Too many clues..."etc etc It sort of seems to me that they are talking about the Space Shuttle disaster etc. Even if they are NOT , dont you find it strange that Gord mentions the Space Shuttle in the song? The song was written in 1975 and the Space Shuttle did not come out till 1980!
Coincedence?
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Old 11-27-2005, 12:12 PM   #21
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Im supprised no one commented on my early comment regarding Too Many Clues In this Room.
I was hoping some would regarding Gords eerie psychic prediction?
The song talks about "The Space Shuttle ends..."
"They have searched all day long..."
"Too many clues..."etc etc It sort of seems to me that they are talking about the Space Shuttle disaster etc. Even if they are NOT , dont you find it strange that Gord mentions the Space Shuttle in the song? The song was written in 1975 and the Space Shuttle did not come out till 1980!
Coincedence?
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:10 PM   #22
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"Too Many Clues In This Room"
Amazing!
I love to hear that 12 string ringing in those songs.
Every song on that album is great.
I call it folk country rock.
When i play out i sometimes play the obvious song
that many request,but I love playing Spanish Moss
and Race Among The Ruins.Thanks Gord for being such an influence!
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:10 PM   #23
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"Too Many Clues In This Room"
Amazing!
I love to hear that 12 string ringing in those songs.
Every song on that album is great.
I call it folk country rock.
When i play out i sometimes play the obvious song
that many request,but I love playing Spanish Moss
and Race Among The Ruins.Thanks Gord for being such an influence!
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:15 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dan O'Malley:
Don't forget "The House You Live In"! Great songwriting, one of my favourites.
Great song Dan and it's one of my favourite as well. If I recall from an interview I once heard, and I know I still have a tape recording of that interview somewhere in my archive of collector's items, Gord wrote that song for one of the guys in the group "April Wine" at the request of the guy's girlfriend. Apparently at her request he immediately sat down, wrote the song and that was it! DONE! Like only Lightfoot can do it! Ron Jones.
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Quote:
Originally posted by paddletothesea2:
Im supprised no one commented on my early comment regarding Too Many Clues In this Room.
I was hoping some would regarding Gords eerie psychic prediction?
The song talks about "The Space Shuttle ends..."
"They have searched all day long..."
"Too many clues..."etc etc It sort of seems to me that they are talking about the Space Shuttle disaster etc. Even if they are NOT , dont you find it strange that Gord mentions the Space Shuttle in the song? The song was written in 1975 and the Space Shuttle did not come out till 1980!
Coincedence?
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