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Old 01-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default PRESS RELEASE-LIVE @ Massey CD & Canadian concert dates

At last - long awaited news!

Warner Brothers will be releasing a compilation CD of LIVE recorded concert songs @ Massey Hall over the years. (not sure how far back they will go but there will be older recordings on the CD)
This release is planned for April 2012.

As usual Lightfoot does not wish to have his music sold at the venues where and when he performs. Instead, there is a possibility of a combo package (CD & ticket) being offered to coincide with ticket sales to upcoming concerts including Massey Hall in November.

More info to come..
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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This is wonderful news!

It would be great if the CD included GL's renditions of Farewell to Nova Scotia and Nighttime. After a concert at Massey Hall several years ago, I briefly asked GL whether he planned to include those songs on a CD. From GL's reply (which was very polite), it seemed unlikely that they would be included.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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I'm guessing we can now surmise who paid for HD video to be shot at Massey! Very cool that a new collection coming forward...Ive always loved Sunday Concert.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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as fas as the Massey/May 2011 HD video goes...don't expect to see that any time soon...
When I asked Gordon about it in Alberta he said "that's mine!"...
I'm thinking he paid the bill and will do with it what he pleases, if anything at all...If RHINO or WB paid for it I can't imagine he'd have much say.. ?
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #5
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I'd obviously prefer some new material, but this will definitely do! looking forward to it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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I'll be looking for it in April...
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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I hope I'm in a huge line to buy it..
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #8
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Hey, there could be stuff on here that was never included on an album before.... who knows?...

I AM PUMPED!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #9
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I love the anticipation of a new Lightfoot album!

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
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April 17 - "Massey Hall Memories" release date... yahoo!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #11
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I'll be at a conference on Las Vegas on that date. That has no relation to the thread, just bragging....sorry! But seems I've often missed his Vegas dates at the conference by a week!

So, guess I'll be downloading it through iTunes...hope it has an electronic booklet with text and pics. Gone from a 45 of IYCRMM, to LPs of stuff through East of Midnight, which I got on cassette...Waiting for You too, but lost it, need it. Then CDs...now the Internet.

Gordon is such a stickler and a bit old fashioned, but man, he could put out product simply and directly through iTunes on his own!
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #12
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Warner Brothers will be releasing a compilation CD of LIVE recorded concert songs @ Massey Hall over the years. (not sure how far back they will go but there will be older recordings on the CD)
i hear rumblings that it only goes back a dozen years (ie. 2000)

can anyone confirm or is there any additional info yet?


i'd love to hear some clean Massey recordings without keyboards or steel

Gord might as well mellow out and start selling Lightfoot goodies at his concerts... he cold even sellout a few tunes to corporate advertisers and I don't think his faithful following would hold it against them, especially when they know its helping to raise his scattering of children and grandkids or to put them through school

furthermore, if all they could manage to wheel out for this year's Superbowl halftime is Madonna...then i say book Lightfoot for 2013!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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furthermore, if all they could manage to wheel out for this year's Superbowl halftime is Madonna...then i say book Lightfoot for 2013!

Lol! Just finished watching it...good point!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #14
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I don't know how bad Madonna was at the Super Bowl, but she couldn't have been half as bad as Meat Loaf was at the Australian Football League Grand Final last October!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #15
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furthermore, if all they could manage to wheel out for this year's Superbowl halftime is Madonna...then i say book Lightfoot for 2013!
i agree completely. not at all a fan of madonna, or the crowd she had with her. none of us could even figure out what she was "singing." At least with Gordon we would get to hear music that is actually sung well.

oh, and P.S....... madonna is only a few months older than I, so I might have to take umbrage at the "wheeling out" part of that post! hahaha!
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:14 AM   #16
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES FALL MASSEY HALL PERFORMANCE DATES

Warner Music to Release new Lightfoot CD - Massey Hall Moments – All Live!
The 150 concerts that have followed Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot’s first two sold-out concerts at MASSEY HALL in March 1967 have become the stuff of local legend. They have been have been described by the Toronto Star “as a defining event in the cultural life of Toronto,” with shows that are “comforting beacons, offering sanctuary and a sense of home, of history and continuation.” Gordon Lightfoot returns home to the Grand Ol’ Lady of Shuter Street this Fall for a string of 4-concerts on November 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2012.

Lightfoot’s Massey Hall residencies are also celebrated with the release of a new Gordon Lightfoot album Massey Hall Moments – All Live. This collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001, will be released by Warner Music Canada on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Tickets for the 2012 Massey Hall dates go on sale Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:00am. Fans buying tickets through the Roy Thomson Hall box office (416-872-4255) or www.masseyhall.com will also have the option of buying a bundle that includes the new album, Massey Hall Moments – All Live which will be delivered to them on Friday, April 13, 2012 ahead of the public street date.

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans across the country. He continues his 5th decade of touring with performances at the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, Ottawa on June 15 & 16; Montreal’s PLACE DES ARTS on June 17, followed by appearances at Kitchener’s CENTRE IN THE SQUARE on June 21; CHATHAM CAPITAL THEATRE on June 22, THE RBC CENTRE THEATRE, Sarnia on June 23, with a new concert just added for the TIMKEN CENTRE, in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 24. Tickets are on sale now!

Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960s and began performing at the “Riverboat” during Toronto's fabled folk scene. In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin' Me, Early Mornin' Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. Cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, until 1971 when his own version of If You Could Read My Mind became a Top Ten hit. In 1974, his classic single, Sundown, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. By the 1990s he was mostly touring, giving just fifty concerts a year by 1998, mainly in North America, while he released two albums in the period. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and appeared as a featured guest on Canadian Idol.

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario, and in 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Gordon Lightfoot legacy will be further enhanced when he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City in the performer category alongside Pete Townsend and Bob Seeger.

A full tour schedule follows.

CONCERT INFORMATION: MEDIA/PHOTO CONTACT:
B.C. Fiedler Management Victoria Lord, VLPR Inc.
Tel: 416-421-4421 Tel: 416-484-9047
email: info@bcfiedler.com email: victoria@vlpr.com
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GORDON LIGHTFOOT 2012 TOUR SCHEDULE
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Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street, TORONTO, ON

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:00 PM

Tickets: $45.00, $70.00 & $85.00
Tickets can be purchased at RTH box office (416-872-4255),
Ticketmaster (416.870.8000) or www.ticketmaster.ca or www.masseyhall.com
FriendsFirst pre-sale: February 29
On sale to the Public: March 2
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National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, OTTAWA, ON

Friday, June 15, 2012 &
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $65.00, $75.00, $85.00
Visit the NAC Box office or call Ticketmaster at (613) 755-1111;
Ticket-master may also be accessed through the NAC’s web-site at
www.nac-cna.ca. Surcharges will apply to all Ticketmaster purchases.
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Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts**, 175 Ste-Catherine Street West, MONTREAL, QC

Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $79.50 - $69.50 - $54.50
Tickets available at Place des Arts, at (514) 842-2112,
and at laplacedesarts.com
DIRECT LINKS TO PURCHASE:
(English) https://billetterie.pda.qc.ca/evtari...4uWl3XpAJZpgUE
(French) https://billetterie.pda.qc.ca/evtari...DjrKprMLbmKoCA
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Centre In The Square, 101 Queen Street North, KITCHENER, ON

Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $59.00, $75.00, $99.00
Call 1-800-265-8977 or visit Centre in the Square Box Office
www.centre-square.com
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Chatham Capital Theatre, 238 King Street West, CHATHAM, ON

Friday, June 22, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: 59.45, $69.50 & $84.50.
Purchase online at www.chathamcapitoltheatre.com
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RBC Centre Theatre, 1455 London Road SARNIA, ON

Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: $39.50 $69.50 & $84.50.
Limited number of VIP Packages available
Purchase Tickets Box Office - (519) 541-1717
www.rbccentresarnia.com
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Timken Centre, 2 – 3rd Avenue, ST.THOMAS, ON

Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: $49.50 & $85.00
Limited number of VIP Packages available
Purchase Tickets at Timken Centre 519-633-7112
Tickets on sale March 1
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Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca unless otherwise noted.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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So I wonder what the cover photo will be? And will there be an electronic booklet on iTunes? Album art is such a major art form and becomes iconic of the artist and era.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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A nice shot of Massey Hall could be a possibility...it's as iconic as Lightfoot is.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #19
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Wonderful news that the "Massey Memories" CD will be out on April 17. I was reviewing the set lists from May 1998 through May 2001. Quite a few songs haven't been played much since those days. There are some really good "rarities", including:

* That Same Old Obsession
* Nighttime
* Drifters
* On Susan's Floor
* Cherokee Bend
* Sit Down Young Stranger
* Cold on the Shoulder
* Forgive Me Lord
* Heaven Don't Deserve Me
* I'd Do Anything
* Uncle Toad Said
* Ring Them Bells
* Ode to Big Blue
* Ghosts of Cape Horn
* Minstrel of the Dawn

My personal vote would be for: "I'd Do Anything" (tribute to Terry's guitar work on this one) and "Sit Down Young Stranger" (not done very often) and "That Same Old Obsession" (because this is the only one of this group I have never heard live.)

Great treat for Gord's fans. I have many great memories of my trip to Massey in May 2001 for those three straight nights and meeting many of you. John
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #20
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Personally,I can't wait to see this.Especially since Massey Hall has
always been out of my reach.Now I can hear what I've been missing out on all these years.Wish I could attend a Massey,but this will do just fine.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #21
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Wonderful news that the "Massey Memories" CD will be out on April 17. I was reviewing the set lists from May 1998 through May 2001. Quite a few songs haven't been played much since those days. There are some really good "rarities", including:

* That Same Old Obsession
* Nighttime
* Drifters
* On Susan's Floor
* Cherokee Bend
* Sit Down Young Stranger
* Cold on the Shoulder
* Forgive Me Lord
* Heaven Don't Deserve Me
* I'd Do Anything
* Uncle Toad Said
* Ring Them Bells
* Ode to Big Blue
* Ghosts of Cape Horn
* Minstrel of the Dawn
you didn't make out very well on your wish list, eh? me neither
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