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Old 05-16-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Gord is the gift that keeps on giving. Certain of his songs, including If You Could Read My Mind sounded better than on the 1970 or 1971 album. Ditto Early Morning Rain. Here's the setlist:

1) Song I know but did not recognize title
2) Sweet Guinevere
3) Never Too Close
4) 14 Karat Gold (I liked this performance though I don’t like recorded version)
5) I'd Rather Press On
6) Beautiful (I liked this performance though I don’t like recorded version)
7) Much to My Surprise
8) Cold on the Shoulders
9) Too Many Clues in This Room
10) Carefree Highway
11) Cotton Jenny
12) Ribbon of Darkness
13) Sundown

Intermission

14) Did She Mention my Name
15) Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgeral
16) Spanish Moss
17) Shadows
18) Minstrel of the Dawn
19) Rainy Day People
20) (I’m Just a) Painter Passing Through
21) If You Could Read My Mind (better than recording)
22) Restless
23) Early Morning Rain (better than recording)
24) Baby Step Back
25) Waiting For You (encore)
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:18 AM   #2
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was #1 Too Many Clues In This Room ? Now and Then? Waiting For You?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:05 AM   #3
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I left "Too Many Clues" and "Waiting for You" off my list. Might have been Now and Then
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was #1 Too Many Clues In This Room ? Now and Then? Waiting For You?
Thanks. I updated setlist. I couldn't read my own handwriting on my notes.
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:47 PM   #5
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One of the things I do when I can not figure out a song title is google the artist name and a line that you remember. that usually will bring up the song.
Sounds like you had a good show.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #6
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Thanks. I updated setlist. I couldn't read my own handwriting on my notes.
What was the first song??
I notice Too Many Clues IN This Room is now #9.
He does have a setlist that starts with Sweet Guinevere...
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:58 PM   #7
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https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/gordo...-7390c21d.html
Set list is right here. Mike

1. The Watchman's Gone
2. Sweet Guinevere
3. Never Too Close
4. I'd Rather Press On
5. Beautiful
6. Much to My Surprise
7. Cold on the Shoulder
8. Too Many Clues in This Room
9. Carefree Highway
10.Cotton Jenny
11.14 Kt Gold
12.Sundown

BREAK


13.Did She Mention My Name
14.The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
15.Spanish Moss
16.Shadows
17.Minstrel of the Dawn
18.Rainy Day People
19.A Painter Passing Through
20.If You Could Read My Mind
21.Restless
22.Baby Step Back
23.Early Morning Rain

ENCORE


24.Waiting for You
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:37 PM   #8
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Seems like 14K Gold is out of place. Gordon would have had to switch back to the 6-string?
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:44 AM   #9
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Gordon's ad in Times Square: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gord...7665139325606/


r.ryan photo-may 2019 - New York City. by char Westbrook, on Flickr

and 2 days later: on fire - video at link:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/0...d-fire-vpx.cnn
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:54 AM   #10
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https://liveforlivemusic.com/feature...yqwNXR09Au1FFg PHOTOS at link.

“The first time I played at Town Hall was in 1965,” Gordon Lightfoot told fans at his 80 Years Strong show on Wednesday night, May 15th. “We opened for someone very famous,” he said. “I wish I could remember who it was.”

In addition to touching all the bases of his six-decade career, Lightfoot proved to be a charming and witty host. “I was part of the folk revival that began in 1960 and ended around 1963,” he said. He was indeed early on the scene, initially achieving greater success in his native Canada. He released his first album in 1965 to modest acclaim, with songs like “Early Mornin’ Rain” and “For Lovin’ Me” since becoming among his most popular. Some of his early tunes charted on the American country scene and were covered by legends such as Johnny Cash, but it wasn’t until 1970 that Lightfoot broke through to mainstream American audiences with the FM radio staple “If You Could Read My Mind”. His rich baritone and introspective lyrics helped define the decade’s new folk sound, and subsequent hits like “Sundown” and ‘Carefree Highway” solidified his reputation.

Taking the stage for the first set in a splendid wine-colored jacket, Lightfoot still conveyed the presence of a star. His backing band from Toronto was a tight and talented bunch that has played with him for years. Guitarist Carter Lancaster’s electric licks complemented Lightfoot’s six- and twelve-string acoustic guitars.

At 80 years of age, the signature voice fans came to hear was not as strong as it once was—how could it be?—but Lightfoot used it effectively, and the songs still resonated. A fan who seemed a bit young to have grown up listening to Gordon Lightfoot on the radio said the music actually brought them to tears.

Returning for the second set after a change of wardrobe, Lightfoot continued his storytelling and career retrospective. The sea-chanty-inspired “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” wound up being one of his most popular songs, which, he said, surprised him at the time. He leaned on the familiar “rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” trope to add some levity to a history of substance abuse and health issues. Despite it all, he’s been incredibly prolific, even in his later years.
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Nice article and nice ad. That area of town is always a hoot one way or another.

Did Town Hall look sold out or close to it?

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