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Old 10-24-2006, 05:21 PM   #1351
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Song for a Winter's Night, I Heard You Talking in Your Sleep, Shadows....
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #1352
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"Shadows" for its eeriness from, as Gord calls it, the "C Shape" he uses on his Martin.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #1353
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"Shadows" for its eeriness from, as Gord calls it, the "C Shape" he uses on his Martin.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #1354
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I've been listening to the CD Harmony all morning, and I must say, I really like a couple of the songs alot: Shellfish and Inspiration Lady, and the title song is growing on me more and more, I'm beginning to learn the words!
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:22 PM   #1355
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Okay, I'll play along for this one...
After much thought I've come up with the winner!!!!
"Lazy Mornin'", for the simple sense of peaceful feeling it gives each and every time I hear it!!! There is just something about it that settles my nerves a delivers a peaceful feeling.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:16 PM   #1356
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There are so many great Lightfoot tracks and among my all time faves are The Watchman's Gone, Seven Island Suite and Wherefore and Why. However, if I had to name an all time Lightfoot track it would be a song that never had much recognition in the US but was released as a single in the UK in 1978 - Daylight Katy.

It means a lot me and still I hear it occasionally on the odd radio staion in the UK notably Radio 2 and Radio Wales who happen to play some Lightfoot from time to time.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:16 PM   #1357
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There are so many great Lightfoot tracks and among my all time faves are The Watchman's Gone, Seven Island Suite and Wherefore and Why. However, if I had to name an all time Lightfoot track it would be a song that never had much recognition in the US but was released as a single in the UK in 1978 - Daylight Katy.

It means a lot me and still I hear it occasionally on the odd radio staion in the UK notably Radio 2 and Radio Wales who happen to play some Lightfoot from time to time.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:24 PM   #1358
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Welcome to a real rarity. A UK Lighthead! There are not many of us on this side of the Pond, so a warm welcome to you from me!
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:54 PM   #1359
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There are so many great Lightfoot tracks and among my all time faves are The Watchman's Gone, Seven Island Suite and Wherefore and Why. However, if I had to name an all time Lightfoot track it would be a song that never had much recognition in the US but was released as a single in the UK in 1978 - Daylight Katy.

It means a lot me and still I hear it occasionally on the odd radio staion in the UK notably Radio 2 and Radio Wales who happen to play some Lightfoot from time to time.
Hey Sundown, I listen to Daylight Katy every day! It's a great song. Next time I listen to it, I'll think of you!
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:49 PM   #1360
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I'd have to say,'If You Could Read My Mind'is my favorite.Its the first Gordon Lightfoot song I ever heard.In case you're wondering,I'm old enough to remember when it was a current song,so I guess that gives you some idea of my age.

On a more personal note-theres something about that song(Don't ask me what)that just pulls at my heart . patybear

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Old 12-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #1361
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I am going to date myself but here is how I became to know Gordon Lightfoot. I was a senior in high school in 1970, graduated in January 1971, a little early. I had played guitar since maybe 5 or 6 and was into the "folk" stuff, Simon & Garfunkle, P, P & M, Dylan, etc. I was driving my 64 Dart one day and heard IYCRMM for the first time. I was so impressed with the words and vocalization. It was within my range and sounded like something that I could play. I bought the LP and played it over and over until I learned it. The entire album was full of trully great music. I played that song for a school talent show and won 1st Place. I am very sure it was the song choice and not my talent. I found some of his older stuff at a discount stgore and bought them all, all of the UA albums. When Summer Side of Life came out I bought it also. Well over the years I have had his stuff on vinyl, 8 tracks, casette, reel to reel and mow CD's. I have a complete collection of all his music on CD's and have it on my home and laptop computer. My business keeps me in a lot of motel rooms and he keeps me company. I am partial to a lot of the older stuff when Red Shea was with him. Favorite song? I have a hard time just picking a favorite album. Have to say IYCRMM, Don Quixote and Old Dan's Records as favorite albums. I love to play Ode to Big Blue, Edmond Fitzgerald, Yarmouth Castle, I'll Tag Along, Waiting For You, as well as many others.
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Old 12-22-2006, 09:50 PM   #1362
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I am going to date myself but here is how I became to know Gordon Lightfoot. I was a senior in high school in 1970, graduated in January 1971, a little early. I had played guitar since maybe 5 or 6 and was into the "folk" stuff, Simon & Garfunkle, P, P & M, Dylan, etc. I was driving my 64 Dart one day and heard IYCRMM for the first time. I was so impressed with the words and vocalization. It was within my range and sounded like something that I could play. I bought the LP and played it over and over until I learned it. The entire album was full of trully great music. I played that song for a school talent show and won 1st Place. I am very sure it was the song choice and not my talent. I found some of his older stuff at a discount stgore and bought them all, all of the UA albums. When Summer Side of Life came out I bought it also. Well over the years I have had his stuff on vinyl, 8 tracks, casette, reel to reel and mow CD's. I have a complete collection of all his music on CD's and have it on my home and laptop computer. My business keeps me in a lot of motel rooms and he keeps me company. I am partial to a lot of the older stuff when Red Shea was with him. Favorite song? I have a hard time just picking a favorite album. Have to say IYCRMM, Don Quixote and Old Dan's Records as favorite albums. I love to play Ode to Big Blue, Edmond Fitzgerald, Yarmouth Castle, I'll Tag Along, Waiting For You, as well as many others.
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:03 AM   #1363
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Dang! I'm older than you...... Picked up on Early Morning Rain when Peter, Paul and Mary released it at almost the same time the Kingston Trio did. The song flabergasted me it was so well written and PP&M do a nice job of it. Then they did For Lovin' Me. Being one who reads the writing credits on album I knew we had a live one here! It's a favorite because it opened the window. There are so many more favorites, I don't hand out the title of great song easilly but pointed out to my wife today that the Don Quiote album has 5 great songs on it in addition to the rest whci are all very good. That's a tough act to top, but he has on other albums.
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:03 AM   #1364
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Dang! I'm older than you...... Picked up on Early Morning Rain when Peter, Paul and Mary released it at almost the same time the Kingston Trio did. The song flabergasted me it was so well written and PP&M do a nice job of it. Then they did For Lovin' Me. Being one who reads the writing credits on album I knew we had a live one here! It's a favorite because it opened the window. There are so many more favorites, I don't hand out the title of great song easilly but pointed out to my wife today that the Don Quiote album has 5 great songs on it in addition to the rest whci are all very good. That's a tough act to top, but he has on other albums.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:01 PM   #1365
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"Did She Mention My Name?"
I had been a GL fan for 10 years from "Sundown" and "If You Could Read My Mind" so I went in search of the earlier United Artists catalogue of work. This cut caught my attention through the subtle way that each trivial question asked ulitmately led to the real question that needed an answer: "Did I leave a true impression on her?" We have all walked away from a relationship that we regret, and Gordon so eloquently reminds us of the mistake we feel we made sometime in the past.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:01 PM   #1366
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"Did She Mention My Name?"
I had been a GL fan for 10 years from "Sundown" and "If You Could Read My Mind" so I went in search of the earlier United Artists catalogue of work. This cut caught my attention through the subtle way that each trivial question asked ulitmately led to the real question that needed an answer: "Did I leave a true impression on her?" We have all walked away from a relationship that we regret, and Gordon so eloquently reminds us of the mistake we feel we made sometime in the past.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:15 PM   #1367
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Great choice, Alan. DSMMN stands on its own very well, but I also love it on the tail of For Lovin' Me. The two songs are complete opposites in the protagonist's attitude, and the effect is wonderful!
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:26 AM   #1368
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Favorite Old Song: Carefree Highway
Favorite Newer Song: Inspiration Lady
Future Favorite: To Be Announced

Has anyone heard whether Gord's been writing any new stuff lately?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:05 AM   #1369
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quote:Originally posted by 1010718:
As many of you have stated, a favorite GL song is just too hard to pin down. But one that haunts me is, and I'm not sure I have the title right, but the oft repeated line "I heard you talking in your sleep..." is the one I would pick if I had to. It used to take me to my knees every time I heard it, back when I was going through a rough patch.

Besides the GL-ness of it, one thing that I thoroughly enjoy about this song is the men's chorus in the background. I'm just fascinated by them.

Is there someone else out there that knows what I'm talking about...
Oh, that's a great song. It's called Talkin' In Your Sleep. According to Rick Haynes, the guys singing in the background are saying, "Take a potato... take a potato... take a potato...
I know, it doesn't make a bit of sense.

Does anyone else hear, "Take a potato"?
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quote:Originally posted by 1010718:
As many of you have stated, a favorite GL song is just too hard to pin down. But one that haunts me is, and I'm not sure I have the title right, but the oft repeated line "I heard you talking in your sleep..." is the one I would pick if I had to. It used to take me to my knees every time I heard it, back when I was going through a rough patch.

Besides the GL-ness of it, one thing that I thoroughly enjoy about this song is the men's chorus in the background. I'm just fascinated by them.

Is there someone else out there that knows what I'm talking about...
Oh, that's a great song. It's called Talkin' In Your Sleep. According to Rick Haynes, the guys singing in the background are saying, "Take a potato... take a potato... take a potato...
I know, it doesn't make a bit of sense.

Does anyone else hear, "Take a potato"?
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Am I the only aging picker who's thought he'd like "Minstrel of the Dawn" played at his (inevitable but not yet imminent) memorial service?
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:52 PM   #1372
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Favorite Old Song: Carefree Highway
Favorite Newer Song: Inspiration Lady
Future Favorite: To Be Announced

Has anyone heard whether Gord's been writing any new stuff lately?
Someone asked him that backstage at Massey...he said 'nope.'

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Favorite Old Song: Carefree Highway
Favorite Newer Song: Inspiration Lady
Future Favorite: To Be Announced

Has anyone heard whether Gord's been writing any new stuff lately?
Someone asked him that backstage at Massey...he said 'nope.'

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Old 01-12-2007, 08:02 PM   #1374
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It's really hard to choose, even though I've heard only 11 or so of his songs, because I've seriously listened to the same CD hundreds of times since I was very young. I've grown up listening to Gord.

My favourite line is "Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings in the rooms of her ice water mansion. Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams; the islands and bays are for sportsmen. Farther below, Lake Ontario takes in what Lake Erie can send her." I live rather close to the Great Lakes, so they hold a special place in my heart, and this is the best, most beautiful way I think anyone's conveyed them.

My favourite song to think about it "Too Many Clues in This Room" because it is so puzzling and can mean just about anything.

My favourite song overall, just to listen to, is "Race Among the Ruins", because it's simply such a great work.
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:02 PM   #1375
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It's really hard to choose, even though I've heard only 11 or so of his songs, because I've seriously listened to the same CD hundreds of times since I was very young. I've grown up listening to Gord.

My favourite line is "Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings in the rooms of her ice water mansion. Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams; the islands and bays are for sportsmen. Farther below, Lake Ontario takes in what Lake Erie can send her." I live rather close to the Great Lakes, so they hold a special place in my heart, and this is the best, most beautiful way I think anyone's conveyed them.

My favourite song to think about it "Too Many Clues in This Room" because it is so puzzling and can mean just about anything.

My favourite song overall, just to listen to, is "Race Among the Ruins", because it's simply such a great work.
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