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Old 11-27-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Poll: Favourite Closing Song on an album

What is your Favourite song that finishes an album? Rank 1st, 2nd, 3rd

I excluded compilation and live albums. Here are the 19 choices:


1966 Peaceful Waters

1967 The Way I Feel

1968 Did She Mention My Name

1968 If I Could

1970 The Pony Man

1971 Cabaret

1972 The Patriot's Dream

1972 Hi'way Songs

1973 Too Late For Praying

1975 Slide On Over

1976 Too Many Clues In This Room

1978 The Circle Is Small

1979 The Auctioneer

1982 She's Not The Same

1983 Broken Dreams

1986 I'll Tag Along

1993 Drink Yer Glasses Empty

1998 Uncle Toad Said

2004 Sometimes I Wish
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:33 AM   #2
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Wow - I like these "survey" things, James. Cool! Gives me something to think about while I'm lamenting the fact that I'm not up there with you guys.
As far as the answer, well, I'm afraid I have two answers, depending on whether I'm determining which song on the list is my favorite vs. which song on the list I think does the best job of "closing" the album.
As to the former - The Pony Man.
As to the latter - well, that's a tough one, but I think it comes down to a toss up between Drink Yer Glasses Empty and Sometimes I Wish, simply because each of those songs has a final line that is just so "final."

Good thread, JJ.

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Old 11-28-2014, 01:57 AM   #3
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Too Late for Praying, what a perfect closer.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:23 AM   #4
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Hiway Songs!

Other favorites - The Patriot's Dream, Too Late for Prayin', Slide on Over, Broken Dreams

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Old 11-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #5
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I'll Tag Along
Drink Yer Glasses Empty
Too Many Clues In This Room

Another good thread, JJ.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:49 AM   #6
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thx for participating, folks… interesting picks… i think Melissa nailed my intent (which i didnt properly state): which is your "favourite closer" … for instance, Did She Mention My Name is one of my fave songs but I think it as a closer seems add… may be a cool opener, imo

my choices, ranked: Too Late for Praying, Cabaret, Sometimes I Wish

and Peaceful Waters right up there as a closing message which has always struck a chord with me: "Within my heart there lies a spring where love and peace abide and from that spring there flows a river fine through all the countryside but few have drunk therein and why I do not know...
may this world find a resting place where peaceful waters flow"

I'll tag along, Pony man, Hi'way Songs, Drink Yer Glasses Empty, ahh

I think if we were talking the original "The Way i Feel" then it could be up there too (but the second release, doesnt seem right to me as a final album "ring")
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:01 PM   #7
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Another cool thread

My choices are:

1. Highway Songs - an upbeat end to a sort of sad album
2. She's Not the Same - love the fade out
3. Sometimes I Wish - last album, speaks for itself
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Old 11-29-2014, 02:34 PM   #8
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even though he didnt write it, i'll go for the Auctioneer
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:31 AM   #9
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Highway Songs. With honorable mention to Too Late For Prayin'.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #10
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I'll try to rate them all from favorite to least favorite.

If I Could
Too Late for Prayin'
Pony Man
Drink Yer Glasses
Hi'way Songs
Did She Mention My Name
I'll Tag Along
Broken Dreams
Sometimes I Wish
Uncle Toad Said
She's Not the Same
Patriot's Dream
Auctioneer
The Circle is Small (I like the first version better)
Too Many Clues
Cabaret
Slide on Over
Peaceful Waters
The Way I Feel (Wouldn't put either version in the top 100, but this version is worse by far).

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Old 12-05-2014, 12:09 PM   #11
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OMG - Uncle Toad Said over Cabaret? …. heII just froze over, lol
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #12
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If he had titled the song "Cabernet", I might have moved it up a couple of notches.☺
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Old 12-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #13
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haha… well Peaceful Waters is also in my top 5 for closers

remember, I'm not asking for the favourite songs from this list, but the ones that make for best album closers/send off to the listener (which could be the same choice anyhow)

in this day of ipod shuffling (even Sony Walkman's did that!) and iTunes single song buying, the album sequencing of songs may now be obsolete anyhow
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #14
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Too Late For Prayin'. The perfect track for putting the Sundown LP to bed.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:43 AM   #15
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This was an easy one for me! "The Patriot's Dream". So powerful, amazed this wasn't on "Songbook". I Think it might be one of Gordon's greatest songs. Up there with "Wreck" and "Trilogy" in my opinion. "I'll Tag along", and "Drink Yer Glasses Empty" in second and third place!
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:36 AM   #16
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Tough choice, but going with 'She's Not the Same'. If it was alllowed I'd pick 'Is There Anyone Home' (Hey, surely I'm not the only person who always played side 2 first?).
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