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Old 03-06-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Top 3 Gord recordings?

Perhaps we have too many polls going already and we should rather be discussing the tour relentlessly, however, I thought I'd add one that has a fairly positive tone to it:

What are you're top 3 Gord song recordings, not including any of the following ones which have charted on Billboard:

Anything For Love
Beautiful
Sundown
Carefree Highway
Rainy Day People
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Race Among The Ruins
The Circle Is Small
Daylight Katy
If You Could Read My Mind
Talking In Your Sleep
Summer Side Of Life
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Here are three of my favorites

Too Late for Praying -always brings a tear to my eye
I'm Not Supposed to Care - the way relationships should always end
Shadows - How could it not have been a big hit?

Honorable Mention -Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle (I like it better than the FITZ)

And there are plenty of others Etc....
Looking at the Rain
Alberta Bound
Don Quixote
and the list goes on...............

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Old 03-06-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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and the list goes on...............
and on....and on......and on.......

It's Worth Believin'
SFAWN
Seven Island Suite

I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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This is always difficult but here goes

From the Lightfoot first album

EARLY MORNING RAIN

From his second album

SONG FOR A WINTERS NIGHT

From Don Quizote

CHRISTIAN ISLAND


..But.. the reason i am a FAN is that there are too many, that are too close ..that are real good.. that i just love.

(..sort of the background reason I might of thought about stinkers.. there are so few ..i thought it would be something to try)
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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and ___________________
and __________

It's impossible...

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Old 03-06-2009, 02:13 PM   #6
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(..sort of the background reason I might of thought about stinkers.. there are so few ..i thought it would be something to try)
oh, the stinker polls are wonderful...let's keep them alive

i think of stinker arrangements/productions (for my taste anyhow) more than any true clunker song compositions

it's odd the SFAWN and EMR didn't chart...i guess they weren't released other than by Sarah McLachlan and Peter Paul & Mary, respectively

this is like ordering a 3 course meal (and so true, rm, something different and appetizing could be served up each day)

Ordinary Man
(the title alone has Gord written all over it)

Cabaret
(this tune hums along in my head involuntarily, daily)

You'll Still Be Needing Me
(signature GL, my fave 'release' of his since '82)


On the High Seas would have been on the list as a composition but I'm not a fan of the studio arrangement/recording

maybe if there is some commonality to the member selections, a refining top 12 poll can evolve from this and then ultimately a top 3 list can be arrived at, i somehow doubt it though....thanks for playing, really wonderful pics
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy (any version)
Sit Down Young Stranger
Don Quixote
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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Hmmmm...

Val's choices are close to perfect.

I do like Ordinary Man a great deal and several things of SSOL. That album is really curious in that there are a lot of great tunes and a pretty nice arrangement all around but nothing hit. Miguel is fabulous. Go My Way. Redwood Hill....
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #9
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My initial thoughts were:

Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Sit Down Young Stranger
Don Quixote

So, not to be repetitive, how about:
Ten Degrees and Getting Colder
Miguel
That Same Old Obsession

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Old 03-06-2009, 06:01 PM   #10
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So far I think all the lists have been great...
3 more for me...

Mother of A Miner's Child
That's what you get for Loving Me
Did She Mention My Name

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #11
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Okay......this should be easier than the stinkers:

1/ Canadian Railroad Trilogy
2/ Early Morning Rain
3/ If You Could Read My Mind

I know.....I know......
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:02 PM   #12
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dream street rose

old dan's records

salute
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #13
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3/ If You Could Read My Mind
hey, that one 'charted' and is excluded from the selection list

pick another

and Kester, you need to pick just 3 out of the 9 that you have submitted...I realize that most folks here have more than 3 Gord tunes they enjoy, lol

wow, joveski: DSR and Salute?...are you sure you're responding to the right poll?
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #14
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wow, joveski: DSR and Salute?...are you sure you're responding to the right poll?
jj,

Cut him some slack. He'd never admit it, but I think he's still rattled from the earthquake.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:17 PM   #15
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So, not to be repetitive...
oh, dont' worry about that, Rocky...that's what I'm hoping for, some commonality to member preferences and perhaps a Top 3 list of non-radio tunes

CRT is a beaut, can't really determine if it's truly fallen from my fave list or just over saturated my brain throughout the decades...of late, i saturate my brain with the more obscure tunes...there's no right answers...just taking a fresh pulse
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #16
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if we're talking production and sound, then i'm not rattled

DSR has a warm sound that combines his earlier sound and a step forward

ODR, well its the drone on gord's guitar, terry's fills and the drums that do it.. plus the catchy melody
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:28 PM   #17
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jj,

Cut him some slack. He'd never admit it, but I think he's still rattled from the earthquake.
...or the prior disaster totally fried a few brain cells

ok, i've let out the slack...but i'm still mailing a few Qtips

actually, rm, you said it best...what possible words could ever sway a solid Gord fan from their fave or least fave song list selections

not a lot of selection overlap going on here...interesting

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #18
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if we're talking production and sound
yes, for sure...recordings...i hear ya...i will have to go listen to Salute, it's been a long while...i love the entire ODR album recording
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #19
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Only three huh?

#1 Shadows (Magical Lyrics)
#2 Minstrel of the Dawn (The essence of finger picking)
#3 All the Lovely Ladies/Hiway Songs (Sorry, I couldn't cut it only to 3)
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if we're talking production and sound, then i'm not rattled

DSR has a warm sound that combines his earlier sound and a step forward

ODR, well its the drone on gord's guitar, terry's fills and the drums that do it.. plus the catchy melody
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=jj;149423]hey, that one 'charted' and is excluded from the selection list

pick another

Well, I THOUGHT it would be easier.......I will replace "If You Could Read My Mind" with the compelling "River of Light". I shoulda read the rules...
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #22
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I can't pick JUST 3 !!! It is NOT possible...
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:20 PM   #23
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Top three? so much more difficult than bottom three!
here we go:

East of Midnight....for its mysteriousness

Sit Down Young Stranger...for its lyrics

Race Among the Ruins...for it's tempo and message

this could all change tomorrow (or in the next fifteen minutes)
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:00 AM   #24
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Hi... it's KHester again..


I already added a handful and when I see the other lists its...
right.... thats a good one too..
I agree with Charlene and MistyMoppens...
it's kind of like the old Lay's potato chip comercial..
except instead of I bet you can't eat just one
it's I bet you can't name just three...

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:25 AM   #25
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Three, eh??? Okay, as long as you understand that I have severe anxiety at the thought of only three top favorites

1. "Approaching Lavender" The lyrics intrigue me and I love the guitar in this very much. This song could easily be replaced with "If I Could" for the exact same reasons.

2. "All The Lovely Ladies" I think that song is so deeply spiritual. It is very much a prayer with an open invitation offered up to us all.

3. "Tattoo" I have never heard lyrics that express the desire for lasting love in a such a symbolic and touching way before. The yearning in this song haunts me.
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