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Old 11-10-2018, 09:59 AM   #1
Martyn Miles
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Default Lightfoot covers

I don’t like any GL covers I’ve heard except for ‘The Way I Feel’ by Fotheringay.
Mainly because of Sandy Denny’s beautiful voice.
For me, it’s the same with other singers I like.
I can’t imagine anyone else singing a John Denver song.
Similarly with Neil Diamond.
Strangely, I like the odd Beatles’ song sung by someone else.
We’re all different.
That’s the joy of music.

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Old 11-11-2018, 11:31 PM   #2
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Think I might feel the same way or at least none of them compare to Gordon's actual version.

What's interesting is their maybe a lot of people who may only be familiar with the covers of certain songs because they end up having the big hits with them.

Oh well.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:43 AM   #3
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I've collected a lot of GL covers over the years. Some faithful to Gordie's original reditions, others radically different... I usually like them.

Hell, I have a live recording my father participating in a (rather rough) group performance of For Lovin' Me.

OK, a couple of covers I've heard, I don't like, but most of them I feel are well done and I don't mind that those artists took the effort to cover those tunes.

(I hate to say this, but "modern", 'whiney, popping female voices' are not to my taste, so when Taylor Mitchell covered one of my favorite GL tunes "Love and Maple Syrup" in that style... while I liked the choice of tune, as for the performance, I was not bowled over. THEN, I was rather horrified when she met a tragic end not long after... )

Then as I relisten to that track, I notice the one just above it in my folder, the Tannahill Weavers' cover of Marie Christine. Another good example of a radically different interpretation of one of Gord's tunes.
"May this world find a resting place... where Peaceful Waters flow..."

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Old 11-12-2018, 12:31 PM   #4
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I attend the annual Celebration of Lightfoot music , "THE WAY WE FEEL" at HUGH'S ROOM LIVE in Toronto and the covers I've heard are all amazing. Some are really different in their presentation but unique and amazing .. Use the Search function here for HUGH's or The Way We Feel or even Jory Nash....and there will be videos for most of the shows..
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