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Old 10-22-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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Just got back from the show in Boston, what a difference a couple of days make. I must admit I left Northhampton a bit worried. It was the Gord of old tonight, actually better. Gord nailed just about every song and the sound was much better. The set list was the same as Northhampton but delete Rainy Day People and add Alberta Bound & Couchaching & Cold on The Shoulder. The Orpheum seemed packed and it seats around 2700. The crowd was really into the show and did not want to let him leave. He left after his third standing ovation. I will rest my fears, Gord in not going anywhere and he told the crowd he hopes to be back soon. Can't wait until next year or maybe I will make that trip to Massey Hall and meet some of you nice people. Look forward to hearing the thoughts of others who attended the show.
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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Just got back from the show in Boston, what a difference a couple of days make. I must admit I left Northhampton a bit worried. It was the Gord of old tonight, actually better. Gord nailed just about every song and the sound was much better. The set list was the same as Northhampton but delete Rainy Day People and add Alberta Bound & Couchaching & Cold on The Shoulder. The Orpheum seemed packed and it seats around 2700. The crowd was really into the show and did not want to let him leave. He left after his third standing ovation. I will rest my fears, Gord in not going anywhere and he told the crowd he hopes to be back soon. Can't wait until next year or maybe I will make that trip to Massey Hall and meet some of you nice people. Look forward to hearing the thoughts of others who attended the show.
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Old 10-23-2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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I hadn't heard of him playing Alberta Bound for awhile and I don't think Cold on the Shoulder. How lucky for you to make both shows, but the rest of us thank you for letting us know what we've missed.
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Old 10-23-2005, 02:59 AM   #4
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It has been so refreshing that people have taken the time to add their personal insights into these recent concerts. Good onya Mark, (and everyone who has gone to the extra effort of giving us a glimpse into their little piece of fortune for free)...
Much appreciated, and every review(er) always has something special to add .
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:25 AM   #5
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Originally posted by &lt;Mark&gt;:
Just got back from the show in Boston, what a difference a couple of days make. I must admit I left Northhampton a bit worried. It was the Gord of old tonight, actually better. Gord nailed just about every song and the sound was much better. The set list was the same as Northhampton but delete Rainy Day People and add Alberta Bound & Couchaching & Cold on The Shoulder. The Orpheum seemed packed and it seats around 2700. The crowd was really into the show and did not want to let him leave. He left after his third standing ovation. I will rest my fears, Gord in not going anywhere and he told the crowd he hopes to be back soon. Can't wait until next year or maybe I will make that trip to Massey Hall and meet some of you nice people. Look forward to hearing the thoughts of others who attended the show.
Thanks for the timely review Mark ! It goes to show why it is a good idea, when distance permits, to attend as many performances as possible. Those of us fortunate to live near areas where there are multiple venues on his schedule should try and get out there to show support. That way we help to ensure that there will be a 'next time' and a 'next year' !

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Old 10-23-2005, 06:24 PM   #6
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I was also at the show last night and posted my remarks in the thread I inititiated. But I'll post here as well. Read on.

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We had a terrific time at last nights Boston show. It was an extremely enjoyable perforamnce.The Orpheum was a very comfortable setting, although it is in serious need of a renovation. The place was pretty well packed except for the extreme side sections.

I didn't know wha to expect from him as far as stage presence is concerned. Seems liek I was told he is mostly quiet with little crowd interaction. This was not totally so last night. Gordon came out to a very nice standing ovation. It was quite evident that he was moved by the opening reception. I think that put him at ease with the crowd as he was very relaxed and introduced a number of his songs with a short story.

As was noted on other show reviews, it took him a handful of songs before he was fully warmed up. Even when he was warmed up, his voice was still somewhat frail. But that was expected considering his recent health issues. Yes it was frail, but it was still delightful.

He performed for two hours, with a short intermission miday, covering most of his career. Most of what you find on Gords Gold was covered, with the noticeable excpetion of two of my favorites, "Softly" and "Summer Side of Life". IIf I was to be pinned down for a hi-lite, it was a great rendition of "If You Could read My Mind". He nailed it. It absolutely brought the crowd up off their chairs to a nice standing "O". He was a little off with my GL favorite, "Beautiful", but it was still nice. After two hours, the crowd brought him back out for two encores, and GL seemed to be very thankful for the love being thrown at him.

This was a very nice show. Not a great show, but still very enjoyable. I hope Gordon continues to get stronger and I would love to see him again.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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I was also at the show last night and posted my remarks in the thread I inititiated. But I'll post here as well. Read on.

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We had a terrific time at last nights Boston show. It was an extremely enjoyable perforamnce.The Orpheum was a very comfortable setting, although it is in serious need of a renovation. The place was pretty well packed except for the extreme side sections.

I didn't know wha to expect from him as far as stage presence is concerned. Seems liek I was told he is mostly quiet with little crowd interaction. This was not totally so last night. Gordon came out to a very nice standing ovation. It was quite evident that he was moved by the opening reception. I think that put him at ease with the crowd as he was very relaxed and introduced a number of his songs with a short story.

As was noted on other show reviews, it took him a handful of songs before he was fully warmed up. Even when he was warmed up, his voice was still somewhat frail. But that was expected considering his recent health issues. Yes it was frail, but it was still delightful.

He performed for two hours, with a short intermission miday, covering most of his career. Most of what you find on Gords Gold was covered, with the noticeable excpetion of two of my favorites, "Softly" and "Summer Side of Life". IIf I was to be pinned down for a hi-lite, it was a great rendition of "If You Could read My Mind". He nailed it. It absolutely brought the crowd up off their chairs to a nice standing "O". He was a little off with my GL favorite, "Beautiful", but it was still nice. After two hours, the crowd brought him back out for two encores, and GL seemed to be very thankful for the love being thrown at him.

This was a very nice show. Not a great show, but still very enjoyable. I hope Gordon continues to get stronger and I would love to see him again.
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