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Old 11-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Nov08-2010
Concert Review: Gordon Lightfoot at Kingsbury HallIn Section: Music Blog Posted By: Julianna Clay

On Sunday, the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall was visited by and regaled with timeless ballads and the unmistakable standards of Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot.

To attempt to categorize this durable and well-loved musician, one must employ terms such as minstrel, troubadour and, yes, folk legend. A career spanning nearly half a century and featuring the release of some 35 albums and 45 singles has endeared him to a loyal fan base around the world.

The near sellout crowd was enthusiastic in welcoming the 72-year-old Lightfoot as they listened in an unsually and respectfully quiet fashion to the all-acoustic repertoire. Upon looking around the hall at intermission, it was impossible not to notice the salt and pepper hair of a decidedly middle-age and older crowd.

He charmed concert goers with staples such as "Sundown," "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "Carefree Highway" and so many other old classics. During introductions of various works, Lightfoot displayed a playful and engaging sense of humor. For example, before the song "A Minor Ballad" he said, " I used to get some of those [minors/underage girls]."

For those those who grew up listening to his ballads (seemingly all in attendance), mutual affection and respect flowed to and from the stage. Accompanied by another guitarist, a bassist, a keyboardist and a drummer, Lightfoot delighted those in attendance, delivering a musical journey back to a time when music was elegantly simple yet completely unforgettable.

The opulence and acoustic excellence of Kingsbury Hall provided the ideal space and only further accentuated Lightfoot's still amazingly soulful vocals. He encored and closed with the famous, toe-tapping "Old Dan's Records." In a world of overproduced, undertalented acts and egotists, this show was a breath of fresh mountain air and well worth the wait.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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He played "A Minor Ballad"??!!!! Wow!
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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He played "A Minor Ballad"??!!!! Wow!
WOW is right, can DSR or other troopers confirm? can't imagine the blogger confused it with another title (but I'd be content with Mother of a Miner's Child!)

well, Gord goes from his basket of groan humour to some pretty edgy stuff, eh

can anyone list the 35 albums (really?) and 45 singles she speaks of?
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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I know, wow, I need to get the other 15 albums, lol. Hopefully she was right and it was a Minor Ballad. Gord is really trying to switch things up for us by briniging out these gems/surprises. Hope someone can confirm soon!
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:55 AM   #5
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Hopefully she was right and it was a Minor Ballad
it should be called Bb Minor Ballad

i don't have those extra 15 either (other than GG series and Songbook) wonder how many 'extras' or different mixes are found on all those others...sir john?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:56 AM   #6
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pretty sure it's Miner's Child...that makes more sense since he's been singing it and I'm sure he was referring to the miner's child and not a child who was a minor...

oops..nope-not singing it...can't think why I thought he was...wishful thinking probably.
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pretty sure it's Miner's Child...that makes more sense since he's been singing it
OMG, he has? when, what, where? i was just joking, this is potentially terrific

it's true, though, can't imagine A Minor Ballad...certainly not a toe tapper

and true, i can't really imagine Gord making that 'minor' comment...not cool
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brain fart...not Mother of A Miner's Child...hmmm...can't think why I thought that...
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:04 AM   #9
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unless otherwise noted, i'd say Julianna Clay (or her informant) had a brain fart
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #10
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Surely both a MinOr Ballad and Mother Of A MinEr's Child are unlikely but Sweet Guinevere is almost a certainty being as how it IS a BALLAD about an err umm MinEr and his family and Gord has been doing it often of late
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:08 PM   #11
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It's nice that the 'Ballad Salad' has been updated with a new tune..
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