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Old 05-22-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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CARTER: I'm performing tonight with the legendary Gordon Lightfoot band at the incredible Bridgewater Hall in Manchester Uk. Here's a couple of photos from the stage and from the upper fourth balcony. The acoustics in this hall are unbelievable. There's nowhere to hide on this stage! Cheerio!







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Old 05-23-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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ALAN PAYNTER and family at the Manchester concert! (the old members here will remember him-he was over in May 2001 for the big get together and CHarbeque)

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Old 05-24-2016, 04:09 AM   #3
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terrific pic of them... i imagine he's in the pool video... hope they enjoyed...set list?
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ALAN PAYNTER and family at the Manchester concert! (the old members here will remember him-he was over in May 2001 for the big get together and CHarbeque)
Yes I well remember Al (I think he lives in Preston Lancs and I had suspected that he might make it down to Manchester)
He was the original Painter Passing Through!
Somewhere I still have a Mini DV tape containing the complete line up of the fabled May 2001 Massey Hall Meet and Greet in the downstairs bar (under the stage), the video includes Al talking to Gord
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:45 AM   #5
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My sister Diana (who lives in Manchester) reports this set list (with some queries):

SET 1:
Sweet Guinevere
Did She Mention My Name
Waiting for You
Never Too Close
Don Quixote
Clouds of Loneliness
A Painter Passing Through
Spanish Moss?
Shadows
(another here possibly?)
Beautiful
The Watchman's Gone
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Carefree Highway
SET 2:
All the Lovely Ladies
(followed by band introductions)
Now and Then
Ribbon of Darkness
Sundown
The Pony Man
I'd Rather Press On
Minstrel of the Dawn
Rainy Day People
(another here possibly?)
If You Could Read My Mind
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
ENCORE:
Cold on the Shoulder

we think that one of the missing ones could well be Let It Ride which I think he has featured in all recent concerts in the US (and Glasgow)
My caption for the photo below which shows what to me is a rather bemused Gordon with my sister and her husband (also a John) is:-
It looks like Gordon is thinking:-
Now I am totally confused.
She said her name is Dee Fowles and then introduced the dude with her as her husband John
But he is not the John Fowles that I have met almost a hundred times who is married to the adorable Susan and has much more hair and no beard. Better just grin and bear it!


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Old 05-24-2016, 01:13 PM   #6
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no photo... on that footage is me/gord and The Kiss.. I've been waiting to get a copy for 15 years... lol
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:05 PM   #7
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review (can be translated) http://www.gagarin-magazine.it/2016/...don-lightfoot/
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[quote=charlene;189046]review (can be translated) http://www.gagarin-magazine.it/2016/05/musica/i-giochi-dombre-di-gordon-lightfoot/[/quote]

Keen to see what an Iti thought of the Manchester concert I asked that nice
Mr Google to translate the article and Yer Tis including a clutch of photos
Note that these photos are not stored on an potentially unreliable site like Photobucket but were simply copied and pasted directly from the article's web page using my latest technique following my exciting discovery that that is possible here .I have attempted to explain and demonstrate this phenomenon in my ongoing test forum thread Q,V. which I may well start over in a fresh thread shortly but it certainly works as you can see below
The article in Italian was written by a journalist who is evidently a Lighthead
http://www.gagarin-magazine.it/2016/05/musica/i-giochi-dombre-di-gordon-lightfoot/

The shadowy games of Gordon Lightfoot
.An exceptional performance at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester : the last time the Canadian singer-songwriter performed in Europe was in 1981 and the expectation is broken with a concert of nearly two hours , where six of his many classics are just throbbing . The review
 

The man is old but not old - how could it be Gordon Lightfoot , thinking about the story that brought along , to seriously one of the greatest songwriters of the last fifty years ? Story is true Tower of Song , as would his old friend and fellow Canadian Leonard Cohen . Indeed , to see him so in good physical shape , although transmit a certain feeling of frailty , after so many years devoted to the bottle and after heavy health trouble that has passed , it just pleasure. When talking about people who (still ) do not break , despite everything and despite the nearly eighty years - just a little ' like autumn leaves on the trees , say the beloved Giuseppe Ungaretti
 




The voice is experienced , also struggling to carburetor for the first quarter of an hour , is prim and ethereal , fragile but when meshing is not worn - in essence , as has always been to Gordon Lightfoot in the course of the seasons , which will also , as he wanted to make it known to the world his former manager Albert Grossman , that " the second most played American singer-songwriter " ( the first , of course , is his first friend and admirer of Bob Dylan ) , but still , even now that it is well advanced in years , as the no one else sings his songs he sings - in spite of heavy gauge exegetes who call themselves Elvis Presley , Judy Collins , Bob Dylan , Johnny Cash , Jerry Lee Lewis , Nico , Fairport Convention , Jerry Reed , Billy Lee Riley , among dozens



The figure appears on stage at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester is thin , light hair leaning on the shoulders , the usual Martin six twelve strings alternated in the neck that have made history and a quintet that mostly , in its various elements, with him for many decades - all in the service of a class that has no rival : clean , balanced , that if you speak in terms of print characters would " Bodoni " . A bit ' as its magnificent songs , never a note too many or a verse or a word too , but simple innate perfection, expressive qualities that have few and that many would make the war to be able to have at least a modicum





He, as always impassive, returns with a currency that is gold made of thirty pieces that are pure, intangible ecstasy of the largest North American songwriting:
Sweet Guinevere
Did She Mention My Name ?
Waiting For You
Never Too Closef
Don Quixote
Clouds of Loneliness
A Painter Passing Through
Spanish Moss
Shadows
Beautiful
- just the Shadows-Beautiful
sequence seemed that most of all he left breathless degree of intensity
Tthe Watchman's Gone
The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Carefree Highway
Pony Man
Now And Then
Ribbon Of Darkness
Sundown
14 Karat Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Minstrel Of The Dawn
Let It Ride
If You Could Read My Mind
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Rainy Day People
Cold on the Shoulder
- numbers he modestly said to be "the product of the folk revival," but in truth, like very few other (Bob Dylan? Kris Kristofferson? Randy Newman? Leonard Cohen? Guy Clark? Merle Haggard? Laura Nyro? Lou Reed?), are the result of a pen with power simply to be indelible, without distinction whether it's time or memory.
CICO CASARTELLI

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Some interesting expressions of his opinions
there ,probably due to a strictly litteral translation but
I really do like them
"struggling to carburetor for the first quarter of an hour , is prim and ethereal",
"never a note too many or a verse or a word too , but simple innate perfection"
"are the result of a pen with power simply to be indelible"
It looks like he remembered a definitive set list too
Yes the journalist must be a fan I wager that not too many here know that Nico of Velvet Underground fame covered his song of Gordon's


one interesting comment on YouTube is

"nico was nico. you may love or hate her, or your feelings about her may fall between these two extremes. yet you will have to admit that she was one of the great bohemian icons of the twentieth century. in this case, she makes me like a Gordon lightfoot tune. I never liked lightfoot, went out of my way to criticize the man. yet here she makes a Gordon lightfoot song really work. she make the lightfoot ditty almost sound like an important piece of pop music........"


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