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Old 06-09-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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I'm sitting here listening to it (checked a country compilation out from my library). I have to say that it's not bad. I'm positive toward Glen's music anyway, but I like it. A little more "orchestral" than the original, maybe?

Do you all like this version?

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Old 06-09-2005, 11:35 PM   #2
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I'd love to hear it!
Big fan of Glens for a long, long time.
I've heard The Last Time I saw Her and that was fabulous.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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I too enjoyed Campbell's version. I believe it is on the album titled "The Last Time I Saw Her",the song that Kimberly referred to.

Straying a bit off topic : I've always thought Campbell never received the recognition he deserved for giving songwriters like Neil Diamond, and Merle Haggard national exposure when he hosted his variety show. He knew a good song when he heard it.

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Old 06-10-2005, 06:17 AM   #4
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I heard Glen Campbell's version before I even heard Gords. I remember thinking at the time that it sounded like a Lightfoot song. I think Glen did a great job with it, I have it on a couple of his albums.
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:32 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jenney:
I heard Glen Campbell's version before I even heard Gords. .
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That is amazing Jenney

Talking of cover versions,I have acquired the very nice IYCRMM by Johhny Mathis as well as
Glen's and the (to me anyway) nice Streisand and Petula Clark versions among others.
And talking of Mathis I see on ebay the last two days not one but two different auctions
for the Mathis Wherefore and Why
A US copy at:-
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...737824099&rd=1


and previously a UK copy at
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...737379381&rd=1

I have never heard this anybody know how it sounds??
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Then all at once it came to me, I saw the wherefore, and you can see it if you try.
It's in the sun above, it's in the one you love, but these will never tell you why.
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http://www.paulsmithmusic.net/WhereforeAndWhy.html
Lyrics and chords to Paul Smith’s version of Gordon Lightfoot’s Wherefore And Why.
"Talented musician" with finger picking style, acoustical guitar, and gentle vocal harmonies. "

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Old 06-10-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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If I remember back correctly I think I also heard Glen's version before Gord's. I used to watch his show all the time and my aunt was a huge fan and played all his albums when I was at her place. She never had any Lightfoot tho. She did see Lightfoot a few times in the Yorkville coffee houses.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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Hey John! Knowing Johnny Mathis's style quite well,I'm sure it has "very" sentimental orchestration and that ever cheery voice of his.

Yo! Jeffy Jo! :D I too have Glen's version of "L.T.I.S.H". Mine is on a 1976 "Best of" LP but I recorded it onto one of the many self made GL tapes I made in 2003. I used it and two other Gord covers to fill in time on the last tape.
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:25 PM   #8
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That's funny, a couple of weeks ago I thoroughly went through my LP collection and found (among several things I'd forgotten I had), my copy of Cambell's "Last Time I Saw Her" and listened again to the GL covers on it. He did a good job with both of them.

I've never heard the Mathis covers before, those would be interesting to hear.

Now, speaking of covers, how many of you have a copy of Jeannie C. Riley's cover of IYCRMM?? I've found my copy while searching through a box of 25 cent used 45's many years ago.

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Old 06-11-2005, 12:05 AM   #9
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Jeannie C. Riley.. now that's a name that takes me back! never would have thought she'd do a cover of that song! Interesting!!
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If any one has an MP3 of IYCRMM by Glen, please send it to me.
Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:20 PM   #11
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Wherefore & Why, with vibrato ? The mind boggles.
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:07 AM   #12
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Actually, it would be nice to at least hear an mp3 excerpt, to know what you are talking about.
If anybody with enough web space and reasonable bandwidth could host this for a little while for download ? If one such person and another one having the possibilty to encode this to mp3 could raise their hands, maybe we can get this of the ground ?
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Old 06-12-2005, 02:59 AM   #13
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If there are any psyco-kenesis practicioners out there, please raise my hand.

Sorry, The Old Wrangler's ready for the bedroll.

Truly, I'd love to hear these covers, also. I figure they'd be done w/ integrity.

Now, Sam the Sham's version of Beautiful is another story.

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Old 06-14-2005, 09:13 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeffyjo:
I'm sitting here listening to it (checked a country compilation out from my library). I have to say that it's not bad. I'm positive toward Glen's music anyway, but I like it. A little more "orchestral" than the original, maybe?

Do you all like this version?

Jeff
I like anything and everything Glen Campbell sang. I saw him interviewed on one of the cable news channels the other night. I think it was CNN.
I like Don Williams' version of IYCRMM, too.

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Old 06-15-2005, 01:08 AM   #15
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I'm w/ you Cathy. Loved that summer Smother's fill show. Went out and bought me an Ovation - thought I'd play like Glen - didn't work.

I don't know who arranged that contrapuntal duet he did w/ Nancy Sinatra (I think) of "Phoenix" and "Say a Little Prayer for You," but it was masterful.

Don Williams is high on the list, too.

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Old 06-15-2005, 06:04 AM   #16
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Glen Campbell Alert:
Glen is going to be on Fox News Channel this morning at 8:50 Eastern.
I'm glad I have a TV on my desk at work!

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Old 06-15-2005, 07:58 AM   #17
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Well ... you got snippets of some golden oldies. Looks pretty good, and I got a laugh with him talking about the capo.
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Well ... you got snippets of some golden oldies. Looks pretty good, and I got a laugh with him talking about the capo.
I don't think the Ovation guitar sounded very good. It sounded like a tin can.
He's played Ovations a lot in his career, though Maybe it needed to be plugged into an amp.
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