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Old 04-12-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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I just got my "Lightfoot/The Way I Feel" on Monday and have listened to it constantly. I was really happy that Canadian Railroad Trilogy was on it, and I had wondered what all the "hoopla" was regarding this song, and when I heard this song I immediately knew why. This song is priceless beyond description. It seems absolutely perfect. Starting with a medium tempo, then getting very fast, then slow, than very fast again, and then back to the original tempo; wow...this seems to me like either one of his top 5 to 10 songs. It would definitely be in my list! If I had to tell someone what song makes Gordon Lightfoot THE Canadian folk icon, this might be just it, in spite of the fact that it would still face strong competition with another great songs he's written.
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:19 PM   #2
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I just got my "Lightfoot/The Way I Feel" on Monday and have listened to it constantly. I was really happy that Canadian Railroad Trilogy was on it, and I had wondered what all the "hoopla" was regarding this song, and when I heard this song I immediately knew why. This song is priceless beyond description. It seems absolutely perfect. Starting with a medium tempo, then getting very fast, then slow, than very fast again, and then back to the original tempo; wow...this seems to me like either one of his top 5 to 10 songs. It would definitely be in my list! If I had to tell someone what song makes Gordon Lightfoot THE Canadian folk icon, this might be just it, in spite of the fact that it would still face strong competition with another great songs he's written.
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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I feel the same way, Shazia. The man is marvelous.
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Dear Shazia,
have you heard the "Trilogy" version that Gord re-recorded for the Gord's gold compilation of 1975?
For me, that's the definitive version, even better than the first one, with a slower part in the middle and the strings behind his voice.
What a beautiful song......

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Old 04-14-2005, 12:24 PM   #5
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Dear Shazia,
have you heard the "Trilogy" version that Gord re-recorded for the Gord's gold compilation of 1975?
For me, that's the definitive version, even better than the first one, with a slower part in the middle and the strings behind his voice.
What a beautiful song......

Max
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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Shazia
Reading aboot your discovery of CRT made me realise that after your earlier enquiry on what CDs to but next we gave you sadly incomplete advice because I do not recall that anybody advised you to also acquire the fantastic Reno 2000 videod concert which of course includes
CRT
[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SACPAvYVsiB0k8Puxgg1QOuEbZMY3x!5JmyfqSKuGbsbWnou8 Tu6JMmw8*H7GgN*duRoOIvJtbnhjDNEYqsZsMGxzlT!QxMEvcU 01ra2kLlbAAAAynILAg/reno2000.jpg[/img]
the reno DVD case insert back
You can still purchase this from for example amazon.com USA at only $18.98 for the VHS tape
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=video
Or if you have a DVD player(and if not why not they are amazingly cheap now) the superior DVD version is $22.49
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
both feature the full 22 songs as shown on the insert scan above

for UK readers amazon.co.uk also offer the VHS for a mere 12.99 at :-
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
although that is the stupidly shorter version (only 14 of the full compliment of 22 songs are on that issue it seems)
so you must get the DVD (as usual the UK price at 18.99 is rather higher than the US price)
What not everybody knows is that being digital the clever DVD players will play both American NTSC and UK PAL format discs
through either standard of modern television sets
So you can buy from Amazon.co.uk the NTSC version for only 11.00
see:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...214815-2952446
Alternatively visit
Quantum leap at
http://www.qleap.co.uk/
who have the 14 track (tape) presumably for only 7.99 or 4.99 per amazon.co.uk

and the 22 track DVD for 19.00
or keep a look out on ebay where the reno concert is very often on auction
http://www.ebaylightfoot.shorturl.com
I hope that helps
Note for Max in Italy I have no idea if either are on sale in Italy nor for how many gazillion lire so you had better pickup a copy in New York in October!!!
John Fowles
Thinking of Italy I must write up my encounter with a great Bolognian (Danilo Chilli) who christened me "The Professor"

[ April 14, 2005, 15:41: Message edited by: johnfowles ]
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
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Shazia
Reading aboot your discovery of CRT made me realise that after your earlier enquiry on what CDs to but next we gave you sadly incomplete advice because I do not recall that anybody advised you to also acquire the fantastic Reno 2000 videod concert which of course includes
CRT
[img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SACPAvYVsiB0k8Puxgg1QOuEbZMY3x!5JmyfqSKuGbsbWnou8 Tu6JMmw8*H7GgN*duRoOIvJtbnhjDNEYqsZsMGxzlT!QxMEvcU 01ra2kLlbAAAAynILAg/reno2000.jpg[/img]
the reno DVD case insert back
You can still purchase this from for example amazon.com USA at only $18.98 for the VHS tape
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=video
Or if you have a DVD player(and if not why not they are amazingly cheap now) the superior DVD version is $22.49
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
both feature the full 22 songs as shown on the insert scan above

for UK readers amazon.co.uk also offer the VHS for a mere 12.99 at :-
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
although that is the stupidly shorter version (only 14 of the full compliment of 22 songs are on that issue it seems)
so you must get the DVD (as usual the UK price at 18.99 is rather higher than the US price)
What not everybody knows is that being digital the clever DVD players will play both American NTSC and UK PAL format discs
through either standard of modern television sets
So you can buy from Amazon.co.uk the NTSC version for only 11.00
see:-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...214815-2952446
Alternatively visit
Quantum leap at
http://www.qleap.co.uk/
who have the 14 track (tape) presumably for only 7.99 or 4.99 per amazon.co.uk

and the 22 track DVD for 19.00
or keep a look out on ebay where the reno concert is very often on auction
http://www.ebaylightfoot.shorturl.com
I hope that helps
Note for Max in Italy I have no idea if either are on sale in Italy nor for how many gazillion lire so you had better pickup a copy in New York in October!!!
John Fowles
Thinking of Italy I must write up my encounter with a great Bolognian (Danilo Chilli) who christened me "The Professor"

[ April 14, 2005, 15:41: Message edited by: johnfowles ]
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:14 PM   #8
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Wow...John Fowles you did amazing work again! Thank you very much!

I knew that there was a live version of CRT on the Sunday Concert which I am going to hopefully get soon. But I didn't know that Gord's Gold had yet another version. I'd be elated to either both of them eventually.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:14 PM   #9
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Wow...John Fowles you did amazing work again! Thank you very much!

I knew that there was a live version of CRT on the Sunday Concert which I am going to hopefully get soon. But I didn't know that Gord's Gold had yet another version. I'd be elated to either both of them eventually.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:13 AM   #10
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Ciao Shazia.
In 1975 Gord pull out an anthology of his hits, called "Gord's gold".
Tha compilation include some of his best songs from warner albums, such as "If you could read my mind", "Minstrel of the dawn", "Don Quixote", "Sundown"...etc.etc...and 9 old tracks from his first four albums re-recorded for that occasion.
So, if you'll get this great compilation, you'll find the great hits of the 70's (until 1975) and the best songs from the 60's in newly versions that, in my opinion, sounds better than the original.
You'll hear beautiful new rendition of "Softly", "Bitter Green" and, most of all, "Trilogy".
In the cd version "Affair on 8th Avenue" was pull out from the origina LP tracklist, to put all the songs in only one cd.
For me, it's been a bad thing, cause "Affair" is my favourite Gord's song.....!!!!!!
Greetings from Italy!

Max
Florence, Italy
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:13 AM   #11
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Ciao Shazia.
In 1975 Gord pull out an anthology of his hits, called "Gord's gold".
Tha compilation include some of his best songs from warner albums, such as "If you could read my mind", "Minstrel of the dawn", "Don Quixote", "Sundown"...etc.etc...and 9 old tracks from his first four albums re-recorded for that occasion.
So, if you'll get this great compilation, you'll find the great hits of the 70's (until 1975) and the best songs from the 60's in newly versions that, in my opinion, sounds better than the original.
You'll hear beautiful new rendition of "Softly", "Bitter Green" and, most of all, "Trilogy".
In the cd version "Affair on 8th Avenue" was pull out from the origina LP tracklist, to put all the songs in only one cd.
For me, it's been a bad thing, cause "Affair" is my favourite Gord's song.....!!!!!!
Greetings from Italy!

Max
Florence, Italy
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