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Old 08-01-2004, 01:11 PM   #51
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Agree RenoRick. I love Al Stewart, growing up I listened to everything from Bedsitter Images and on. I found Year of the Cat very disapointing though as it seemed like he was leaving behind serious songwriting to get AM air play so i stuck to his earlier stuff. Maybe I should give some of his later stuff a listen. I know this isn't and Al Stewart forum but what would you recommend of his post Year of the Cat albums?
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:11 PM   #52
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Agree RenoRick. I love Al Stewart, growing up I listened to everything from Bedsitter Images and on. I found Year of the Cat very disapointing though as it seemed like he was leaving behind serious songwriting to get AM air play so i stuck to his earlier stuff. Maybe I should give some of his later stuff a listen. I know this isn't and Al Stewart forum but what would you recommend of his post Year of the Cat albums?
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:52 PM   #53
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A perfect companion to GL, and another favorite of mine, is Jim Croce. He also had a fantastic voice and his songs were driven by beautiful guitars. Jim Croce idolized GL and was heavily influenced by his music. Years before he hit it big in '71, Croce had this idea of making himself into an "American Lightfoot." Toward that end, he hooked up with John Stockfish, who we all know preceded the great Rick Haynes as GL's bass player. Along with Jim's wife, Ingrid, they recorded some great folk songs about best forgotten yesterdays and hopeful tomorrows. On the Jim Croce DVD, there is an interview segment at the end where Jim grabs a guitar and sings "Song for a Winter's Night" (one of my all-time favorites) with his wife. I was surprised and grateful. I just wish the narrator would have shut up so I could hear the song.
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Old 08-01-2004, 07:52 PM   #54
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A perfect companion to GL, and another favorite of mine, is Jim Croce. He also had a fantastic voice and his songs were driven by beautiful guitars. Jim Croce idolized GL and was heavily influenced by his music. Years before he hit it big in '71, Croce had this idea of making himself into an "American Lightfoot." Toward that end, he hooked up with John Stockfish, who we all know preceded the great Rick Haynes as GL's bass player. Along with Jim's wife, Ingrid, they recorded some great folk songs about best forgotten yesterdays and hopeful tomorrows. On the Jim Croce DVD, there is an interview segment at the end where Jim grabs a guitar and sings "Song for a Winter's Night" (one of my all-time favorites) with his wife. I was surprised and grateful. I just wish the narrator would have shut up so I could hear the song.
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:34 PM   #55
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interesting lists here

Electric Light Orchestra
The Moody Blues
Queensryche
Boston
Robin Trower
Anathema

mix that up with Gord, and you have my 7 favs
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:34 PM   #56
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interesting lists here

Electric Light Orchestra
The Moody Blues
Queensryche
Boston
Robin Trower
Anathema

mix that up with Gord, and you have my 7 favs
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:34 AM   #57
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Last few weeks I've been wearing out :

Faces (the singer was Rod Stewart)
Beatles (their LOUD stuff - sorry Al)
Poco (anyone remember them)
Frank Sinatra
Clannad
Enya

Sort of eclectic mix but consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, LOL.

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Old 08-02-2004, 06:34 AM   #58
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> Poco (anyone remember them)

cant say i remember them cause they were a bit before my time, but 'rose of cimmaron' is one of my all-time favourite songs!
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:36 AM   #59
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I remember Poco! Does that mean my age is showing or just my good taste in music?
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:36 AM   #60
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I remember Poco! Does that mean my age is showing or just my good taste in music?
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #61
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Chris Isaak
Enya
Credence Clearwater Revival
The Guess Who
The Moody Blues
Third Day
Glenn Miller Band
Benny Goodman
Cat Stevens
Eric Clapton (Unplugged)
To name a few...

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #62
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Great to see some other Al Stewart fans here.

Al and Gordon have been my top 1-2 for over 30 years.

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #63
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Great to see some other Al Stewart fans here.

Al and Gordon have been my top 1-2 for over 30 years.

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #64
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Chris Isaak
Enya
Credence Clearwater Revival
The Guess Who
The Moody Blues
Third Day
Glenn Miller Band
Benny Goodman
Cat Stevens
Eric Clapton (Unplugged)
To name a few...

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:05 AM   #65
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>>> Poco (anyone remember them)


Yup. After Al and Gord, Poco are in my second tier of music loves. Oh, and drummer Steve Chapman, who played for both Al Stewart and Poco, has been Stewart's manager for many years now.

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Old 08-02-2004, 11:05 AM   #66
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>>> Poco (anyone remember them)


Yup. After Al and Gord, Poco are in my second tier of music loves. Oh, and drummer Steve Chapman, who played for both Al Stewart and Poco, has been Stewart's manager for many years now.

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:39 PM   #67
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Actually I was buying NEW Lightfoot and Poco albums at the same time, geeze I'm nearly as old as dirt.

Bill

P. S. OMA good to hear from you, how's everything ?
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Old 08-02-2004, 06:13 PM   #68
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quote:Originally posted by donquixote:
First and foremost, I'm a true Lightfoot fan. Have been since 1969. I still listen to Gord more than anyone else. Over and over, and I don't get tired of his music.

In all these years, very few artists have ignited my enthusiasm like Gord has. I enjoy Bob Dylan (some, not all), I like Bruce Springsteen, some Nanci Griffith, was a big Stan Rogers fan and others.

I never thought I'd come across anyone that excited me as much as Gord but much to my surprise I did about a year ago in the music of Rufus Wainwright (who I was delighted to see at Massey Hall last December). He's not like Gord in too many ways, but his lyrics are off-beat/original and he doesn't fit in the pop mold.

Anyway, I'd love to read about your favourite artists and why.

John



Hmmmm. I guess I have been listening to alot of Mike Nesmith recently. That guy is so underrated it's stupid. Gilbert O'Sullivan has been popping up fairly often as well. His boxed set is rather nice but as is the case with most of those collections,I would have compiled it differently. !



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quote:Originally posted by donquixote:
First and foremost, I'm a true Lightfoot fan. Have been since 1969. I still listen to Gord more than anyone else. Over and over, and I don't get tired of his music.

In all these years, very few artists have ignited my enthusiasm like Gord has. I enjoy Bob Dylan (some, not all), I like Bruce Springsteen, some Nanci Griffith, was a big Stan Rogers fan and others.

I never thought I'd come across anyone that excited me as much as Gord but much to my surprise I did about a year ago in the music of Rufus Wainwright (who I was delighted to see at Massey Hall last December). He's not like Gord in too many ways, but his lyrics are off-beat/original and he doesn't fit in the pop mold.

Anyway, I'd love to read about your favourite artists and why.

John



Hmmmm. I guess I have been listening to alot of Mike Nesmith recently. That guy is so underrated it's stupid. Gilbert O'Sullivan has been popping up fairly often as well. His boxed set is rather nice but as is the case with most of those collections,I would have compiled it differently. !



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Old 08-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #70
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I must be getting old as well, I remember Poco. Wow...time warp.

Eurythmics
Scott Munns
Tom Petty
Pretenders
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I agree with the Mike Nesmith comment, everybody still remembers him as a monkey. He does some producing too. Speaking of the Monkeys whoever played the lead on the guitar was most excellent.
quote:Originally posted by GretschViking:

Hmmmm. I guess I have been listening to alot of Mike Nesmith recently. That guy is so underrated it's stupid. Gilbert O'Sullivan has been popping up fairly often as well. His boxed set is rather nice but as is the case with most of those collections,I would have compiled it differently. !
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I agree with the Mike Nesmith comment, everybody still remembers him as a monkey. He does some producing too. Speaking of the Monkeys whoever played the lead on the guitar was most excellent.
quote:Originally posted by GretschViking:

Hmmmm. I guess I have been listening to alot of Mike Nesmith recently. That guy is so underrated it's stupid. Gilbert O'Sullivan has been popping up fairly often as well. His boxed set is rather nice but as is the case with most of those collections,I would have compiled it differently. !
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quote:Originally posted by BILLW:

P. S. OMA good to hear from you, how's everything ?


Life is good..and busy!!!!

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quote:Originally posted by BILLW:

P. S. OMA good to hear from you, how's everything ?


Life is good..and busy!!!!

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Old 08-03-2004, 01:40 PM   #75
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John Hiatt
Warren Zevon
Pre 1975 Rod Stewart (ie. w/ Ron Wood), with or without the Faces.
Townes Van Zandt
Van Morrison
Johnny Cash
Richard Thompson
Tom Waits
The Stones
Steve Goodman
I saw BILLW had The Dubliners on his list...bravo!!! How's about Paddy Reilly? What a voice! Saw him play just a couple weeks ago here in Colorado; he just floored me.


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