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Old 03-07-2009, 01:30 AM   #26
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That was really, really difficult! I have to leave this thread before I change them all...lol.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:26 AM   #27
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1. SFAWN
2. Ordinary Man
3. Now and Then
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:44 AM   #28
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Tied for third place:
"Always On The Bright Side"


i love pretty much everyone's choices...miguel, go my way, worth believing, etc....last time there was a poll like this i believe 7IS took it (no argument from me)....SFAWN is looking pretty good...i'll summarize at weekend's end

i cant find my Salute recording...it's the one Gord air guitared on Thicke show, right?
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #29
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It wasn't difficult for me. I have 4 favorite songs and they don't change, and the order doesn't change either. Since one of them, my #2 favorite (Wreck) was a hit, which we couldn't use here, I just gave you the other three (for those of you who don't want to scroll back, my choices were CRT, SDYS and DQ). So, for me it was easy. Those 4 songs tower above the rest for me.

The 5th position, however, has had any number of songs in it over the years. Right now, it's the non-Lightfoot written song, Me & Bobby McGee. Other songs that have held that position are SFAWN and WFY (!). That last one was a big favorite of mine when my son, Doug (now 24) was in 6th grade. I put the CD in the car CD player and put that song on infinite repeat. I'm thinking now that that might not be the best way to make your kids Lightfoot fans! (Although Doug has actually tried playing IYCRMM using the tab Cathy wrote).

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #30
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Allowed only 3? Darn, that's tough. I guess it would be:

1. Your Love's Return

2. Restless

3. Tie between: Canadian Railroad Trilogy (GG version)

and

Song for a Winter's Night (The Way I Feel version)

(reporting a tie for 3rd place allowed me to sneak a 4th one in there)
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #31
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i dont think anyone could dispute those 3 are solid picks (although DQ is a bit uppity for my depressing tastebuds)

WFY, interesting...that leads to a whole other spin off poll, val...what tunes have member's kids/neices/nephews/grandchildren taken to over the years?

i have several sombre tempo GL comp CDs that were used as lullaby/sleeptime therapy in very early years...right now, i am getting driven nuts by junior's contant requests to repeatedly hear Flying Blind (he must love that chicken shake percussion)...what really drives me nuts is that I dont have any solid answers to his questions about where jessie jo is going and why he can't see and all that sort of thing

oddly enough he has never been a fan of ponyman or uncletoad
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:37 AM   #32
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Allowed only 3? Darn, that's tough. I guess it would be:

1. Your Love's Return

Song for a Winter's Night (The Way I Feel version)
tim, thanks for specify versions...i too love TWIF version

not sure what version of CRT i could decide on - GG, interesting

YLR teetered on my top 3 list...i really dig that composition but not big on the fluttering string arrangement found in the only recording i know of...would love to hear a raw Gord version
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:43 AM   #33
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i dont think anyone could dispute those 3 are solid picks (although DQ is a bit uppity for my depressing tastebuds)
DQ is a downer, in fact. It just has an "up" sound. Very interesting, don't you think?

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WFY, interesting...that leads to a whole other spin off poll, val...what tunes have member's kids/neices/nephews/grandchildren taken to over the years?
Here, I confused you because when I typed the post, I left out an important word, not (since corrected). My son is not a Lightfoot fan, and I think that playing WFY a few thousand times probably wasn't the smart thing to do!
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #34
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DQ is a downer, in fact. It just has an "up" sound. Very interesting, don't you think
interesting, or maybe inappropriate, lol

i think May I lyrics would have gone better with the DQ tempo

i also jumped to conclusion that Doug was the one asking for repeat playing of WFY...now i get it...in my case, it's the opposite as i want to move forward on the Harmony CD towards Shellfish and he keeps asking for repeats of track 3...i'm wondering if he will demand repeat playing (aka, canadian water torture) of Couchiching, if we should ever make it there
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:55 AM   #35
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Hi... it's KHester again..

(I've already gone over my limit (3x3 +1)
Hope I don't have to pay a big fine


Wait a minute it's as Fine as Fine can Be
you're fine is, i am taking the first 3 you selected

ps) you should be joining in rm's homonym/pun game
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #36
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i dont think anyone could dispute those 3 are solid picks (although DQ is a bit uppity for my depressing tastebuds)

WFY, interesting...that leads to a whole other spin off poll, val...what tunes have member's kids/neices/nephews/grandchildren taken to over the years?

i have several sombre tempo GL comp CDs that were used as lullaby/sleeptime therapy in very early years...right now, i am getting driven nuts by junior's contant requests to repeatedly hear Flying Blind (he must love that chicken shake percussion)...what really drives me nuts is that I dont have any solid answers to his questions about where jessie jo is going and why he can't see and all that sort of thing

oddly enough he has never been a fan of ponyman or uncletoad
Turn it around James and ask Harrison what HE thinks might be the answers...a little critical thinking and being the smart kid that he is you'll be surprised what a little guy like him will come up with..
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #37
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I like that the which version of CRT has snuck in here with minimal comment....

For me the version on GG that he still does doesn't work nearly as well for me as the one on Sunday Concert (favorite) or TWIF (close runner up).

Seeing Gord in the very late days of Red Shea still touring really cemented his amazing picking in that song in my head. Or cemented my head as some would argue.

BTW, in that show he did Kristofferson's Loving Her Was Easier. What a shame that's not recorded somewhere.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:05 AM   #38
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Impossible, but no one seems to remember Sea of Tranquility, an all time fav, for me at least. Never released on CD, but I just copied it off my "Not for Sale" promo vinyl copy. No scratches.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:22 AM   #39
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I'll Tag Along: Saturday Clothes: All The Lovely ladies: Ghosts Of Cape Horn:
Someone To Believe In: You Are What I am.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #40
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Impossible, but no one seems to remember Sea of Tranquility, an all time fav, for me at least. Never released on CD ...
Wrong (happily). All of Gord's official recordings have been released on CD, with the exception of the GG verison of Affair on 8th Avenue. What fans on the internet called "The Final Four" (last four to be released on CD: Old Dan's Records, Dream Street Rose (with Sea of Tranquility), Shadows and Salute) were released by Rhino in 2002! You can read about it at my web site here:
gordonlightfoot.com/FinalFour.shtml.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:52 AM   #41
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Mine are partly offbeat songs, with no thought given to everyone's response to my choices, but based on what I keep repeating over and over:

In no order:

1.Is There Anyone Home (In That House Made of Stone)
2. Beautiful - was Merry and my song as a couple
3. Too Late for Prayin'

Cheating:
2.9 That Same Old Obsession
2.91 Your love's Return

alternates - if the others get a flat or something

1a Now and Then
1b All The Lovely Ladies (as fezo says) In Their Refineries Tonight lol
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:55 AM   #42
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jj,

1. Second Cup Of Coffee
2. On Susan's Floor
3. Don Quixote

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:06 AM   #43
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1.Is There Anyone Home (In That House Made of Stone)
2. Beautiful - was Merry and my song as a couple
3. Too Late for Prayin'

2.9 That Same Old Obsession
2.91 Your love's Return

1a Now and Then
1b All The Lovely Ladies
steveo, the top 3 survey closed (as advertised) this past Sunday night - if you had got your entries in then TLFP, TSOO, YLR and NAT would have made the final poll

...as it stands, All the Lovely Ladies is still in the running and you labeled it as 1b so i figured it's still in your top 3 and no need to boycott, lol

btw, Beautiful was a Billboard charter so not elgible as per originally stated jj guidelines

BillW...I really wanted to choose 2nd Cup of Coffee as it's right up there with my 'standard' faves Ordinary Man and It's Worth Believing...I also love the On Susan's Floor track

I wasn't clear but when I said Gord song recording, I kinda figured this implied that folks were to choose Gord only songs, oh well ...I should have known that corfidians are always looking for loopholes...and BillW is no exception, lol

note: you still have time to choose DQ in the final poll, Bill

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #44
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Sorry jj, I guess I wasn't paying attention, LOL. Loopholes are a beautiful thing indeed !

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Old 03-10-2009, 03:22 PM   #45
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2nd Cup of Coffee would be a great choice as well. DQ is such a good album. Makes picking favorites harder.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:38 AM   #46
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Song for a Winter's Night
Watchman's Gone
CRT
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:16 PM   #47
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1st: "Shadows"
2nd: "A Lesson in Love"
3rd: "Restless"
Found it hard to leave out "Much to My Surprise" and "End of All Time".
And, as others have said, the list could change tomorrow.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #48
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Going back to my top 150 list for "my top 3" here.

Mine are :

3. Seven Island Suite from the Sundown LP.

2. My Love For You (From "Harry Tracy")

and #1 still is, "End Of All Time" from "Harmony".
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:15 AM   #49
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I knew they released Shadows & Salute, but hadn't seen the other two. After 35 years of Gord records, tapes, & cd's, some of which I bought two copies of (& never took the wrapper off one copy), I still don't have everything. I copied "Affair on 8th Ave." from vinyl, but it did have scratches. Tried copying the tape version this morning, which is a little better. I never emailed a recording before, but if that works I'll send it. I do remember having a s**t fit when I saw they left that off the CD. Ended up yesterday making "one" Gord favorites CD. I wound up putting 20 songs on it before I ran out of room.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #50
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At the moment, my favourite Lightfoot recordings, not including the ones that charted on Billboard, are: The Pony Man (Gord's Gold II version), Alberta Bound (Gord's Gold II version), and Too Much To Lose.
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