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Old 01-08-2001, 02:18 PM   #1
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I've been a Gordon Lightfoot fan for many
years. I own all his albums, including a
couple of weird, third party collections.
Of all the hundreds of songs, the one that's
been my favorite almost from the beginning
is Beautiful. Why? If you love someone, how
could it not be.

I can't believe no one mentioned The Canadian
Railroad Trilogy, one of the best songs ever
written. I can see it happening when I listen.
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Old 01-08-2001, 02:18 PM   #2
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I've been a Gordon Lightfoot fan for many
years. I own all his albums, including a
couple of weird, third party collections.
Of all the hundreds of songs, the one that's
been my favorite almost from the beginning
is Beautiful. Why? If you love someone, how
could it not be.

I can't believe no one mentioned The Canadian
Railroad Trilogy, one of the best songs ever
written. I can see it happening when I listen.
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:42 PM   #3
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"Beautiful" was used in our wedding in 1986, as it is in many weddings. Your right KenR, its a classic Lightfoot recording. Right now I just want to hear "Stone Cold Sober". I think it is the best unreleased song on SONGBOOK. Lots of honesty in that song.
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:42 PM   #4
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"Beautiful" was used in our wedding in 1986, as it is in many weddings. Your right KenR, its a classic Lightfoot recording. Right now I just want to hear "Stone Cold Sober". I think it is the best unreleased song on SONGBOOK. Lots of honesty in that song.
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:55 PM   #5
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As anyone who knows me will tell you - "Beautiful" is my fave song as well. I had it at my wedding as did the romantic Tom.
Some here discount the belief I have that it was written for me.
You wait and see!
lol
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:55 PM   #6
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As anyone who knows me will tell you - "Beautiful" is my fave song as well. I had it at my wedding as did the romantic Tom.
Some here discount the belief I have that it was written for me.
You wait and see!
lol
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:51 AM   #7
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Char - maybe we will be given the proof of
that statement in May ...
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Old 01-12-2001, 08:28 PM   #8
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The song that first turned me on to GL was "The Mountain's and Maryann", so that will probably be my favourite forever. Although close behind is "Miguel" from my favourite Lightfoot album, "Summer Side of Life". A Masterpiece!
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Old 01-13-2001, 07:01 PM   #9
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I know some people are against Napster, but its not going away. I tried 7 or 8 months ago to get some hard to find songs by Gordon...no luck. Well times are changing quickly in cyberspace & I thought I would try again...JACKPOT! Just about every song is available so I'm in the process of downloading 10+ new songs by Lightfoot. Some I used to have on albums, but have not heard in YEARS, some brand-new to me. (I've never heard the songs Dan spoke of i.e. Mountains & MaryAnn/Miquel) I'm using this GREAT websight to help me search for titles. Florian, this site is a real tribute to a quality Star. I'm currently getting...

1. Only Love Would Know- The BEST song off that album. Worth getting the CD just for this one song. Seriously! Maybe his best song of the 9o's.

2. Mister Rock of Ages
3. Heaven Help the Devil
4. Bend in the Water - Talk about a "happy" song! I like the guitar playing in this one.
5. The Soul is the Rock
6. Approaching Lavender - Always wanted to hear this one(& Love and Maple Syrup) because of the people who post here. Never heard either one before!
7. Somewhere USA - Did get this one off Napster before, but lost it when my Hard-drive crashed! Great Great song, Great Album!
8. Looking at the Rain - ?????
9. Farewell to Annabel - Underrated song

Anyone else have any good song(not on SONGBOOK) from the albums "If You Could Read My Mind" or "Summer Side of Life"? Never owned those albums. Thanks.

Char,
"Romantic Tom"?? Thanks, but my wife don't think so..lol. I think I'm more of a dreamer.

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Old 01-13-2001, 07:01 PM   #10
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I know some people are against Napster, but its not going away. I tried 7 or 8 months ago to get some hard to find songs by Gordon...no luck. Well times are changing quickly in cyberspace & I thought I would try again...JACKPOT! Just about every song is available so I'm in the process of downloading 10+ new songs by Lightfoot. Some I used to have on albums, but have not heard in YEARS, some brand-new to me. (I've never heard the songs Dan spoke of i.e. Mountains & MaryAnn/Miquel) I'm using this GREAT websight to help me search for titles. Florian, this site is a real tribute to a quality Star. I'm currently getting...

1. Only Love Would Know- The BEST song off that album. Worth getting the CD just for this one song. Seriously! Maybe his best song of the 9o's.

2. Mister Rock of Ages
3. Heaven Help the Devil
4. Bend in the Water - Talk about a "happy" song! I like the guitar playing in this one.
5. The Soul is the Rock
6. Approaching Lavender - Always wanted to hear this one(& Love and Maple Syrup) because of the people who post here. Never heard either one before!
7. Somewhere USA - Did get this one off Napster before, but lost it when my Hard-drive crashed! Great Great song, Great Album!
8. Looking at the Rain - ?????
9. Farewell to Annabel - Underrated song

Anyone else have any good song(not on SONGBOOK) from the albums "If You Could Read My Mind" or "Summer Side of Life"? Never owned those albums. Thanks.

Char,
"Romantic Tom"?? Thanks, but my wife don't think so..lol. I think I'm more of a dreamer.

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Old 01-13-2001, 08:37 PM   #11
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Whoops! I started to dl "Moutains & MaryAnn" and noticed it was on SONGBOOK Disc One track 13. I'll have to listen to that song again, I don't listen to Disc One too much.
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Old 01-13-2001, 08:37 PM   #12
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Whoops! I started to dl "Moutains & MaryAnn" and noticed it was on SONGBOOK Disc One track 13. I'll have to listen to that song again, I don't listen to Disc One too much.
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Old 01-14-2001, 05:52 PM   #13
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well, that's a matter of personal taste (i.e. everyones fave songs!)

But go for:

If i could
the auctioneer
songs the mintsrel sang
salute
broken dreams

Then, go and buy the albums!
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:01 PM   #14
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How about this one for a favorite?
"The Watchman's Gone". It's Gord playing
the instrument he plays best: an acoustic
12-string...great chord changes...references
to getting on a freight train...and I have
a feeling that Gord wouldn't mind, when he
dies, just being placed on one of the hills
around the town he was born in, his face
up towards the sky and "leave me be".
And, of couse the only cuss word I've heard
in one of his songs: bullshit, which I'm
sure he's uttered from time to time.
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:01 PM   #15
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How about this one for a favorite?
"The Watchman's Gone". It's Gord playing
the instrument he plays best: an acoustic
12-string...great chord changes...references
to getting on a freight train...and I have
a feeling that Gord wouldn't mind, when he
dies, just being placed on one of the hills
around the town he was born in, his face
up towards the sky and "leave me be".
And, of couse the only cuss word I've heard
in one of his songs: bullshit, which I'm
sure he's uttered from time to time.
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Old 01-14-2001, 11:08 PM   #16
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Thanks for the recommendations. I can tell you right now that the best new song so far is "Love and Maple Syrup". I like the jazzy ska singing & rythym changes. Nice song.
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Old 01-14-2001, 11:08 PM   #17
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Thanks for the recommendations. I can tell you right now that the best new song so far is "Love and Maple Syrup". I like the jazzy ska singing & rythym changes. Nice song.
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Old 01-14-2001, 11:24 PM   #18
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Tom, I adore the song Love And Maple Syrup too! But Summer Side Of Life is my favorite album, just about all of the songs on that CD are keepers. It's definitely worth the investment - you should pick it up, you won't be sorry you did.

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Old 01-15-2001, 12:05 AM   #19
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quote:Originally posted by KenR:
I can't believe no one mentioned The Canadian Railroad Trilogy, one of the best songs ever written. I can see it happening when I listen.

Ken: I've always had a great respect for this song. Have it on lp and have seen it performed in concert, but when I saw it on my new video , "brilliant" was the only way to describe it. There are so many subtleties in that song even aside from capturing the sound of the wheels. Even more jumped out on video that I hadn't noticed before. Oh I could go on and on...I agree, one of the best songs ever written by anyone!
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Old 01-15-2001, 12:05 AM   #20
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quote:Originally posted by KenR:
I can't believe no one mentioned The Canadian Railroad Trilogy, one of the best songs ever written. I can see it happening when I listen.

Ken: I've always had a great respect for this song. Have it on lp and have seen it performed in concert, but when I saw it on my new video , "brilliant" was the only way to describe it. There are so many subtleties in that song even aside from capturing the sound of the wheels. Even more jumped out on video that I hadn't noticed before. Oh I could go on and on...I agree, one of the best songs ever written by anyone!
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Old 01-15-2001, 01:08 PM   #21
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rob1956:
[And, of couse the only cuss word I've heard
in one of his songs:

Rob, you need to listen more carefully. LOL. Seven Island Suite, also on the Sundown album, has the cuss-word phrase "Brothers will desert you when you're down and s*** outta luck." I can't think of any others, though. It's curious that both appear on the same album. I wonder what was going on inside his head at that time that might have contributed to this?




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Old 01-15-2001, 01:08 PM   #22
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rob1956:
[And, of couse the only cuss word I've heard
in one of his songs:

Rob, you need to listen more carefully. LOL. Seven Island Suite, also on the Sundown album, has the cuss-word phrase "Brothers will desert you when you're down and s*** outta luck." I can't think of any others, though. It's curious that both appear on the same album. I wonder what was going on inside his head at that time that might have contributed to this?




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Old 01-15-2001, 01:28 PM   #23
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Rob1956,

My new favorite song...The Watchmans Gone. Classic Lightfoot...guitar playing is perfect, restless lyrics, voice in top shape. Funny thing is I had "SUNDOWN" LP, but I don't remember this song. It's been over 10 years since I had a turntable...I think at the time I just was listening to "Sundown" "7 Island Suite" "Somewhere USA" & "Carefree Highway". The backside of the LP was confusing because as I remember it didn't have track order listings. "Watchman's Gone" is what music is all about. Thanks again.

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Rob1956,

My new favorite song...The Watchmans Gone. Classic Lightfoot...guitar playing is perfect, restless lyrics, voice in top shape. Funny thing is I had "SUNDOWN" LP, but I don't remember this song. It's been over 10 years since I had a turntable...I think at the time I just was listening to "Sundown" "7 Island Suite" "Somewhere USA" & "Carefree Highway". The backside of the LP was confusing because as I remember it didn't have track order listings. "Watchman's Gone" is what music is all about. Thanks again.

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Old 01-15-2001, 01:46 PM   #25
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Sea of Tranquility is my favourite song... very vivid imagery of the outdoors and I love fishing! Maybe he will perform it in concert this May at Massey.
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