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Old 08-23-2004, 03:40 AM   #1
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Firstly, thanks to Stationmaster for this idea!!!

If you wish to read more about why I came up with this idea, please read my post on page 4 of the thread titled "Gord's Gold III" by Stationmaster.

My new compilation by Gordon Lightfoot would be titled as my thread, "Gordon Lightfoot Forever Gold", and it would have 4 -5 cd's rather than the continuing 8+ cd's of the Gord's Gold III as suggested by Stationmaster. This is only a friendly suggestion and I am by no means saying that his idea is poor or wrong, I just want to share my own idea and why I feel it would be a better sell for our musical icon.

I would take 3 - 5 songs from each of Gord's albums that he has recorded for a toatal of 60 - 100 songs, and put them on 5 cd's. Four of the cd's would contain songs that weren't considered "hits" for Gord, yet are very listenable and recognizable songs. The other cd would indeed contain 10 - 12 of his all time greats, but not the one's that were pounded onto people such as Sundown and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This way, the compilation would have a real air of recognizability as well as giving those great songs that so many of his fans considered to be underrated, the recognition they finally deserve. This would give the cd set a higher selling point, not only because of the cd that would be so recognizable, but because for the simple fact that a 5 cd set would be a lot more affordable that a 9 or 10 cd set.
Got me so far? LOL Thanks.
So now it's time to become Mr. Lightfoot's music manager for his new compilation named Gordon Lightfoot Forever Gold. I'm going to present this to him and you are him.
Tell me what you think. Have fun with this folks because I might ACTUALLY send my idea to him and mention our website! NO I am NOT kidding!
Song----------Album
Disc 1 - The United Artist Years

1.Rich Man's Spiritual - Lightfoot!
2.Sixteen Miles - Lightfoot!
3.Ribbon of Darkness - Lightfoot!
4.The Way I Feel - Lightfoot!
5.Home From The Forest - The Way I Feel
6.Softly - The Way I Feel
7.The Way I Feel - The Way I Feel
8.Crossroads - The Way I Feel
9.Does Your Mother Know - Did She Mention My Name
10. The Last Time I Saw Her - Did She Mention My Name
11.Wherefor and Why - Did She Mention My Name
12.Did She Mention My Name - Did She Mention My Name
13.The Circle Is Small - Back Here On Earth
14.Affair On 8th Avenue - Back Here On Earth
15.The Gypsy - Back Here On Earth
16.Don't Beat Me Down - Back Here On Earth
17.In A Windowpane - Sunday Concert
18.Bitter Green - Sunday Concert
19.Pussywillows, Cattails - Sunday Concert
20.Boss Man - Sunday Concert

Disc 2 1970 - 1974

1.Your Love's Return - Sit Down Young Stranger
2.Poor Little Allison - Sit Down Young Stranger
3.Me and Bobby McGee - Sit Down Young Stranger
4.Saturday Clothes - Sit Down Young Stranger
5.10 Degrees and Getting Colder - Summer Side of Life
6.Go My Way - Summer Side of Life
7.Redwood Hill - Summer Side of Life
8.Same Old Loverman - Summer Side of Life
9.Mother of a Miner's Child - Old Dan's Records
10.It's Worth Believin' - Old Dan's Records
11.Farewell to Annabel - Old Dan's Records
12.My Pony Won't Go - Old Dan's Records
13.Christian Island - Don Quixote
14.Ode To Big Blue - Don Quixote
15.Second Cup Of Coffee- Don Quixote
16.On Susan's Floor - Don Quixote
17.Is There Anyone Home - Sundown
18.Somewhere U.S.A. - Sundown
19.Too Late For Prayin' - Sundown
20.Seven Island Suite - Sundown

Disc 3 1975 - 1982

1.Bend In The Water - Cold On The Shoulder
2.The Soul Is The Rock - Cold On The Shoulder
3.Rainbow Trout - Cold On the Shoulder
4.A Tree Too Weak to Stand - Cold On The Shoulder
5.Never Too Cloce - Summertime Dream
6.Protocol - Summertime Dream
7.The House You Live In - Summertime Dream
8.Spanish Moss - Summertime Dream
9.Sweet Guinevere - Endless Wire
10.Hangdog Hotel room - Endless Wire
11.Dreamland - Endless Wire
12.Sometimes I Don't Mind - Endless Wire
13.Hey You - Dream Street Rose
14.Make Way For The Lady - Dream Street Rose
15.On The High Seas - Dream Street Rose
16.The Auctioneer - Dream Street Rose
17.Heaven Help The Devil - Shadows
18.In My Fashion - Shadows
19.Thank You For The Promises - Shadows
20.14 Karat Gold - Shadows

Disc 4 1982 - 2004
1.Whispers Of The North - Salute
2.Romance - Salute
3.Knotty Pine - Salute
4.Tattoo - Salute
5.Morning Glory - East Of Midnight
6.Anything For Love - East Of Midnight
7.Ecstasy Made Easy - East Of Midnight
8.I'll Tag Along - East Of Midnight
9.Restless - Waiting For You
10.Ring Them Bells - Waiting For You
11.Wild Strawberries - Waiting For You
12.Drink Yer Glasses Empty - Waiting For You
13.Ringneck Loon - A Painter Passing Through
14.I Used To Be A Country Singer - A Painter Passing Through
15.On Yonge Street - A Painter Passing Through
16.Uncle Toad Said - A Painter Passing Through
17.Inspiration Lady - Harmony
18.Flyin' Blind - Harmony
19.River of Light - Harmony
20.The No Hotel - Harmony

Disc 5 - More Golden Hits from Gord

1.Sit Down Young Stranger-Sit Down Young Stranger 1970 (later re-released as If You Could Read My Mind
2.Love and Maple Syrup - Summer Side of Life 1971
3.You Are What I Am - Old Dan's Records 1972
4.Alberta Bound - Don Quixote 1972
5.The Watchman's Gone - Sundown 1974
6.All The Lovely Ladies - Cold On The Shoulder 1975
7.Race Among The Ruins - Summertime Dream 1976
8.I'm Not Supposed To Care - Summertime Dream 1976
9.Endless Wire - Endless Wire 1978
10.Daylight Katy - Endless Wire 1978
11.Sea of Tranquility - Dream Street Rose 1980
12.Ghosts of Cape Horn - Dream Street Rose 1970
13.Blackberry Wine - Shadows 1982
14.Baby Step Back - Shadows 1982
15.Triangle - Shadows 1982
16.Someone to Believe In - Salute 1983
17.Salute - Salute 1983
18.Stay Loose - East Of Midnight 1986
19.A Lesson In Love - East Of Midnight 1986
20.Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Live Version from Sunday Concert recorded 1969 - a true all-time hit by Gordon Lightfoot. No compilation of Lightfoot greats would be complete without it.

Anyway, that's it. Forgive me if I've left out your favourite. Remember, I'm doing this between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. full of pills and suffering from a sleep disoder and agonizing pain. So be nice ok?
Lemme know what ya think anyway and please enjoy the work I did.
Take care my fellow fans...Mike from the Bay

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"You know living a life of ease don't make your meals taste better..." G.L.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:40 AM   #2
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Firstly, thanks to Stationmaster for this idea!!!

If you wish to read more about why I came up with this idea, please read my post on page 4 of the thread titled "Gord's Gold III" by Stationmaster.

My new compilation by Gordon Lightfoot would be titled as my thread, "Gordon Lightfoot Forever Gold", and it would have 4 -5 cd's rather than the continuing 8+ cd's of the Gord's Gold III as suggested by Stationmaster. This is only a friendly suggestion and I am by no means saying that his idea is poor or wrong, I just want to share my own idea and why I feel it would be a better sell for our musical icon.

I would take 3 - 5 songs from each of Gord's albums that he has recorded for a toatal of 60 - 100 songs, and put them on 5 cd's. Four of the cd's would contain songs that weren't considered "hits" for Gord, yet are very listenable and recognizable songs. The other cd would indeed contain 10 - 12 of his all time greats, but not the one's that were pounded onto people such as Sundown and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This way, the compilation would have a real air of recognizability as well as giving those great songs that so many of his fans considered to be underrated, the recognition they finally deserve. This would give the cd set a higher selling point, not only because of the cd that would be so recognizable, but because for the simple fact that a 5 cd set would be a lot more affordable that a 9 or 10 cd set.
Got me so far? LOL Thanks.
So now it's time to become Mr. Lightfoot's music manager for his new compilation named Gordon Lightfoot Forever Gold. I'm going to present this to him and you are him.
Tell me what you think. Have fun with this folks because I might ACTUALLY send my idea to him and mention our website! NO I am NOT kidding!
Song----------Album
Disc 1 - The United Artist Years

1.Rich Man's Spiritual - Lightfoot!
2.Sixteen Miles - Lightfoot!
3.Ribbon of Darkness - Lightfoot!
4.The Way I Feel - Lightfoot!
5.Home From The Forest - The Way I Feel
6.Softly - The Way I Feel
7.The Way I Feel - The Way I Feel
8.Crossroads - The Way I Feel
9.Does Your Mother Know - Did She Mention My Name
10. The Last Time I Saw Her - Did She Mention My Name
11.Wherefor and Why - Did She Mention My Name
12.Did She Mention My Name - Did She Mention My Name
13.The Circle Is Small - Back Here On Earth
14.Affair On 8th Avenue - Back Here On Earth
15.The Gypsy - Back Here On Earth
16.Don't Beat Me Down - Back Here On Earth
17.In A Windowpane - Sunday Concert
18.Bitter Green - Sunday Concert
19.Pussywillows, Cattails - Sunday Concert
20.Boss Man - Sunday Concert

Disc 2 1970 - 1974

1.Your Love's Return - Sit Down Young Stranger
2.Poor Little Allison - Sit Down Young Stranger
3.Me and Bobby McGee - Sit Down Young Stranger
4.Saturday Clothes - Sit Down Young Stranger
5.10 Degrees and Getting Colder - Summer Side of Life
6.Go My Way - Summer Side of Life
7.Redwood Hill - Summer Side of Life
8.Same Old Loverman - Summer Side of Life
9.Mother of a Miner's Child - Old Dan's Records
10.It's Worth Believin' - Old Dan's Records
11.Farewell to Annabel - Old Dan's Records
12.My Pony Won't Go - Old Dan's Records
13.Christian Island - Don Quixote
14.Ode To Big Blue - Don Quixote
15.Second Cup Of Coffee- Don Quixote
16.On Susan's Floor - Don Quixote
17.Is There Anyone Home - Sundown
18.Somewhere U.S.A. - Sundown
19.Too Late For Prayin' - Sundown
20.Seven Island Suite - Sundown

Disc 3 1975 - 1982

1.Bend In The Water - Cold On The Shoulder
2.The Soul Is The Rock - Cold On The Shoulder
3.Rainbow Trout - Cold On the Shoulder
4.A Tree Too Weak to Stand - Cold On The Shoulder
5.Never Too Cloce - Summertime Dream
6.Protocol - Summertime Dream
7.The House You Live In - Summertime Dream
8.Spanish Moss - Summertime Dream
9.Sweet Guinevere - Endless Wire
10.Hangdog Hotel room - Endless Wire
11.Dreamland - Endless Wire
12.Sometimes I Don't Mind - Endless Wire
13.Hey You - Dream Street Rose
14.Make Way For The Lady - Dream Street Rose
15.On The High Seas - Dream Street Rose
16.The Auctioneer - Dream Street Rose
17.Heaven Help The Devil - Shadows
18.In My Fashion - Shadows
19.Thank You For The Promises - Shadows
20.14 Karat Gold - Shadows

Disc 4 1982 - 2004
1.Whispers Of The North - Salute
2.Romance - Salute
3.Knotty Pine - Salute
4.Tattoo - Salute
5.Morning Glory - East Of Midnight
6.Anything For Love - East Of Midnight
7.Ecstasy Made Easy - East Of Midnight
8.I'll Tag Along - East Of Midnight
9.Restless - Waiting For You
10.Ring Them Bells - Waiting For You
11.Wild Strawberries - Waiting For You
12.Drink Yer Glasses Empty - Waiting For You
13.Ringneck Loon - A Painter Passing Through
14.I Used To Be A Country Singer - A Painter Passing Through
15.On Yonge Street - A Painter Passing Through
16.Uncle Toad Said - A Painter Passing Through
17.Inspiration Lady - Harmony
18.Flyin' Blind - Harmony
19.River of Light - Harmony
20.The No Hotel - Harmony

Disc 5 - More Golden Hits from Gord

1.Sit Down Young Stranger-Sit Down Young Stranger 1970 (later re-released as If You Could Read My Mind
2.Love and Maple Syrup - Summer Side of Life 1971
3.You Are What I Am - Old Dan's Records 1972
4.Alberta Bound - Don Quixote 1972
5.The Watchman's Gone - Sundown 1974
6.All The Lovely Ladies - Cold On The Shoulder 1975
7.Race Among The Ruins - Summertime Dream 1976
8.I'm Not Supposed To Care - Summertime Dream 1976
9.Endless Wire - Endless Wire 1978
10.Daylight Katy - Endless Wire 1978
11.Sea of Tranquility - Dream Street Rose 1980
12.Ghosts of Cape Horn - Dream Street Rose 1970
13.Blackberry Wine - Shadows 1982
14.Baby Step Back - Shadows 1982
15.Triangle - Shadows 1982
16.Someone to Believe In - Salute 1983
17.Salute - Salute 1983
18.Stay Loose - East Of Midnight 1986
19.A Lesson In Love - East Of Midnight 1986
20.Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Live Version from Sunday Concert recorded 1969 - a true all-time hit by Gordon Lightfoot. No compilation of Lightfoot greats would be complete without it.

Anyway, that's it. Forgive me if I've left out your favourite. Remember, I'm doing this between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. full of pills and suffering from a sleep disoder and agonizing pain. So be nice ok?
Lemme know what ya think anyway and please enjoy the work I did.
Take care my fellow fans...Mike from the Bay

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"You know living a life of ease don't make your meals taste better..." G.L.
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Old 08-23-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Wow. That was a lot of work. An incredible amount of work. Obviously well thought out. I was glad to see Mother of A Miner's Child and Heaven Help the Devil in there, two of my personal favorites. Missed The Watchman's Gone, Apology and Long Thin Dawn though.

I can't imagine how much work that was. Seriously nice compilation Mike. I appreciate the chronological order of it as well as the song selection. Thank you for sharing it with us!
(I just got home from work and saw it for the first time)
L

ps. forgot to mention Sometimes I Don't Mind. Love that one too. There's a lot of songs I love on there, but I'm mentioning the ones that are, to me, less obvious.

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Old 08-23-2004, 09:58 PM   #4
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Hey LSH! The Watchman's Gone is on Disc 5 because it was considered to be a "hit that never got recognized". thnx for reading

Mike from North Bay

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Old 08-23-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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Hey LSH! The Watchman's Gone is on Disc 5 because it was considered to be a "hit that never got recognized". thnx for reading

Mike from North Bay

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Old 08-23-2004, 09:59 PM   #6
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sheesh, how could I have missed that? lol
you're welcome. It wasn't a hardship or anything, I enjoyed it.
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:19 AM   #7
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excellent compilations...mother of a miner's child - love that song. i'm not one to analyze the "flow" of a record or the song placement on an album-i just accept what is. having all of the Lightfoot albums means I don't wish a compilation had "this song" or "that song" but I do like the chronological set-up here and the way SONGBOOK was done. A++
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:19 AM   #8
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excellent compilations...mother of a miner's child - love that song. i'm not one to analyze the "flow" of a record or the song placement on an album-i just accept what is. having all of the Lightfoot albums means I don't wish a compilation had "this song" or "that song" but I do like the chronological set-up here and the way SONGBOOK was done. A++
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #9
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gord would think "gee, have i written THAT many songs?"
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nice work

gord might say, "SongbookII already? you wait 40 years for my first one and only 4 for the second?"lol

also might say "what's Inspiration Lady doing on there? it was a single released to radio, it charted and i did a video too ...what do i have to do for a song to be considered a hit?" lol

you might pick another winner (excuse my phrasing) from Harmony instead, jmo (just my opinion) thanks again for the fun, kk
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:17 AM   #11
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nice work

gord might say, "SongbookII already? you wait 40 years for my first one and only 4 for the second?"lol

also might say "what's Inspiration Lady doing on there? it was a single released to radio, it charted and i did a video too ...what do i have to do for a song to be considered a hit?" lol

you might pick another winner (excuse my phrasing) from Harmony instead, jmo (just my opinion) thanks again for the fun, kk
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:44 AM   #12
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mike that was fun. Thanks
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:44 AM   #13
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mike that was fun. Thanks
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