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Old 11-10-2017, 12:51 PM   #1
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http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/gor...htfoot.400856/

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A member posted this today: (go to link for all of the discussion - this is what he said)

Got the call last week. Would you like to do sound for Gordon Lightfoot at the Performing Arts Centre?
Me : Hell Yeah!!!

I grew up listening to Lightfoot....his songs were all over the radio dial. I have always loved his music but I have never seen him in concert before. He is getting up there in age so I thought I gotta see him!

Well he didn't disappoint. What a pro. What a disciplined band! Soundcheck was very lengthy....went from 4 -5:30. Gordon would call out a tune, then immediately count it in and the band was always, always right there. Sometimes he made a small signal and the band would stop on a dime....he would ask for some adjustment to the sound or to the way somebody played something and then 1 second later count in and off they went again. No time wasted at all.

He played most of his big hits....there would not have been enough time in the evening for them all.
If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown...too many to name. When he played The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald the place erupted. Something about that song has always moved me, and sure enough, I had a tear in my eye hearing him sing it. His voice was quite frail, but the sheer strength of the songs carried the day.

His guitar playing was razor sharp though and so was the band.

Just as he was introducing the last song of the night, his 12 string (the same one in the pic) slipped off his strap and crashed to the floor. I saw a big chunk of the back splinter off that old Gibson....a damn shame.

It was a long day for me....I was there from morning to almost midnight, but I'm so glad i can file this one away in the memory banks!

Yes, a chunk of the guitar's back about the size of my forearm was laying on the stage by his feet.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:52 PM   #2
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At this stage having to deal with such a traumatic experience; that would be a horror story for Gordon Lightfoot.

Those guitars are his babies.

Over the years I've seen him go through broken string episodes on stage and he always just geared in there and went straight to work and changed the broken string and all the while entertained his audience in the professional manner he has always done, but this...I'm feeling the pain.
Just reading "chunk of the back splinter off that old Gibson," "chunk of the guitar's back about the size of my forearm was laying on the stage at my feet."
Just to difficult for me to process on this particular day.
But he'll be there tomorrow night for his scheduled concert and the show will go on in the very same professional manner that he's always done, and it will be done in his fashion.
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #3
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That news hurts in so many ways.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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I believe there are two of those Gibsons. One he capos on the 2nd fret for the Wreck and most other 12-string songs. The other is capoed on the 3rd fret and used for Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Early Morning Rain. I think those are the only two songs the capo 3 guitar is used for. (I have seen them both on stage at the same time.)

And if I'm not mistaken, neither of them is the guitar pictured on the Sundown cover. That guitar was stolen many years ago.

Folks with much more information than I have will hopefully chime in here.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:28 PM   #5
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it is the one he plays EMR on and that sits in the stand in front of Michael. He showed it to us last night.. I have video I will post asap. .. it's a BIG chunk that is missing. He played it and it sounded fine..
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:41 PM   #6
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From reading the rest of the posts on the forum that this story came from, it sounds like the guitar lost just the one big piece. Probably easily repaired. Gord likely has a go-to guitar tech/repair person who will be getting a call.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #8
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The other is capoed on the 3rd fret and used for Canadian Railroad Trilogy and Early Morning Rain. I think those are the only two songs the capo 3 guitar is used for.
he has played Ringneck Loon recently live, and Old Dan, not so recently ... both capo 3 on the 12 string
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:21 PM   #9
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I think the 3rd- Capo songs on the 12 string are Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Early Morning Rain and Ring Neck Loon.

The 3rd- Capo 6-string songs are: Old Dan's Records, Cold on the Shoulder, and Much to My Surprise.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:03 PM   #14
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BROKEN GUITAR IS IN EMR VIDEO BELOW...




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Old 11-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #15
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yeah, no idea why i put ODR as 12 string

.... other songs that i think are capo+3, on 6 or (12) string:

Bb On The High Seas
Bb Too Much To Lose
C I'm Not Supposed To Care
C Mister Rock Of Ages
C The Gypsy
Cm Thank You For The Promises
Cm Whispers Of The North
Eb I'll Do Anything
Eb The Circle Is Small (12)
F Tree Too Weak To Stand (12)
F Bitter Green
F Circle Of Steel
F Dream Street Rose (12)
F Highway Songs
F I Want To Hear It From You (12)
F If You Got It (12)
F Mountains And Marian (12)
F She's Not The Same (12)
F Wherefore And Why (12)
G Farewell To Annabel
G Whisper My Name
Gm Don't Beat Me Down (12)
Gm Pussy Willows, Cat Tails
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:22 PM   #16
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SETLIST:
Mississauga,Ont. Living Arts Centre.Nov.10,2017

1. Now and Then
2. Waiting For you
3. The Watchman's Gone
4. Don Quixote
5. Minstrel of The Dawn
6. Never Too Close
7. Rainy Day People
8. Shadows
9. Beautiful
10. Let It Ride
11. Carefree Highway
12. Did She Mention My Name
13. Ribbon of Darkness
14. Sundown

BREAK

15. Drink Yer Glasses Empty
16. Race Among The Ruins
17. The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
18. Christian Island
19. 14 Karat Gold
20. I'd Rather Press On
21. A Painter Passing Through
22. If You Could Read My Mind
23. Restless
24. Baby Step Back
25. Early Morning Rain

ENCORE

26. Song For A Winter's Night
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #17
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dvd quality filming, way to go ...thanks and hope it was a great outing!

was there recently for Mr D, lol
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:27 AM   #22
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nothing is coming thru for me in your latest posts, char

BTW, what you are posting is huge size... anyone else find that?
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:25 AM   #23
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oh..probably because they are right off the camera.. i usually label them then re-size them.. hmm... might take time to load because of that and you don't see anything.. several posts above this are photos...I think 6 with 5 or 6 photos in each...
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Hi jj! Yes they take forever to load on the ipad but can see them on the desk top.

No complaints tho, thanks for posting!
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:11 AM   #25
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Great pics and vids, as always, Char. Thanks!

JJ, you spent some time compiling that Capo-3rd fret-List. Bravo.

Seeing that chunk out of that old B-45 gave me a sharp pain. But it doesn't surprise me one bit that Gord just picked it up, showed the audience the damage and just forged ahead. I'd expect nothing less.

Here's a lengthy but interesting article I just came across -

https://spinditty.com/artists-bands/...d-Songwritting

Sorry I didn't get to see GL and the guys more this year (only 2 shows) but 2018 is coming soon and I'm looking forward to seeing a new list of shows.

Cheers to all -

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