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Old 01-27-2005, 11:08 PM   #1051
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I heard Carfree Highway "1" time and it instantly became a favorite! ..but then again,so did most of his songs.

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:09 PM   #1052
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The Canadian Railroad Trilogy would be my #1 favorite.
Why? I had my first trip to Canada a couple of years ago(Banff, Jasper) and took the greatest hits with me on the adventure. I knew I would never be the same. My friends with me on the trip also knew they were really hearing Lightfoot for the 1st time while we drove along the most beautiful mountains and wilderness we had ever seen.
Then flying out of Calgary, listening to Early Morning Rain on my walkman, pulling up above the clouds with the Canadian Rockies down below. I want to live it again one day!!
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:09 PM   #1053
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The Canadian Railroad Trilogy would be my #1 favorite.
Why? I had my first trip to Canada a couple of years ago(Banff, Jasper) and took the greatest hits with me on the adventure. I knew I would never be the same. My friends with me on the trip also knew they were really hearing Lightfoot for the 1st time while we drove along the most beautiful mountains and wilderness we had ever seen.
Then flying out of Calgary, listening to Early Morning Rain on my walkman, pulling up above the clouds with the Canadian Rockies down below. I want to live it again one day!!
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:30 PM   #1054
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Having spent some time looking at favourite song entries it is clear I have nowhere near the breadth of knowledge of G.'s music. I have very recently bought a live DVD "Live in Reno" and the Canadian Railroad trilogy which I have heard many times before continues to grow on me , was wonderful. My 3 favourites though are "the Wreck..." (not very original I know.) "The House You Live In's" lyrics are a lesson in themselves , but I love the uplifting and joyful ,(maybe rather less profound), "Summertime Dream" which I love so much I intend to have it played at my funeral - hopefully in around 40 years time! A celebration of life song. P.S. I wish Gord. would tour in Australia - I don't think he ever has.
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:30 PM   #1055
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Having spent some time looking at favourite song entries it is clear I have nowhere near the breadth of knowledge of G.'s music. I have very recently bought a live DVD "Live in Reno" and the Canadian Railroad trilogy which I have heard many times before continues to grow on me , was wonderful. My 3 favourites though are "the Wreck..." (not very original I know.) "The House You Live In's" lyrics are a lesson in themselves , but I love the uplifting and joyful ,(maybe rather less profound), "Summertime Dream" which I love so much I intend to have it played at my funeral - hopefully in around 40 years time! A celebration of life song. P.S. I wish Gord. would tour in Australia - I don't think he ever has.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:18 PM   #1056
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quote:Originally posted by SYDNEY STEVE:
Having spent some time looking at favourite song entries it is clear I have nowhere near the breadth of knowledge of G.'s music. I have very recently bought a live DVD "Live in Reno" and the Canadian Railroad trilogy which I have heard many times before continues to grow on me , was wonderful. My 3 favourites though are "the Wreck..." (not very original I know.) "The House You Live In's" lyrics are a lesson in themselves , but I love the uplifting and joyful ,(maybe rather less profound), "Summertime Dream" which I love so much I intend to have it played at my funeral - hopefully in around 40 years time! A celebration of life song. P.S. I wish Gord. would tour in Australia - I don't think he ever has.

Welcome aboard Steve. Another member here who goes by "joveski" is from your neck of the woods. He knows exactly when GL was last down by y'all and I'm sure he'll have something to say.

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Old 02-05-2005, 12:28 AM   #1057
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This is my first post and I haven't read all the messages yet(it will take years, I think).

I don't have a favorite song either...There are just too many. I have always fancied myself a devout Lightfoot fan. However, after browsing this message board, I'm lacking true knowlege! I have seen Gordon in concert 12 times beginning in the late 60's to 1999(?). If he ever gets within a hundred miles of me, I will see him again.
My favorite concert was in the early 70's...at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit (now long gone)...It was a World Hunger Benefit with Gordon, John Denver, James Taylor and Harry Chapin...no bands...just the four of them, in the round, with their guitars. They sang alone and together. It was very memorable and maybe my favorite concert of all time.
I wanted to share, but I've been reading this board for so long I'm crossed eyed! Good night.
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:28 AM   #1058
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This is my first post and I haven't read all the messages yet(it will take years, I think).

I don't have a favorite song either...There are just too many. I have always fancied myself a devout Lightfoot fan. However, after browsing this message board, I'm lacking true knowlege! I have seen Gordon in concert 12 times beginning in the late 60's to 1999(?). If he ever gets within a hundred miles of me, I will see him again.
My favorite concert was in the early 70's...at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit (now long gone)...It was a World Hunger Benefit with Gordon, John Denver, James Taylor and Harry Chapin...no bands...just the four of them, in the round, with their guitars. They sang alone and together. It was very memorable and maybe my favorite concert of all time.
I wanted to share, but I've been reading this board for so long I'm crossed eyed! Good night.
Kathy
PS-Borderstone...you crack me up!
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:24 AM   #1059
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Welcome, Kathy! Glad to "meet" you! Browse around in here and post freely -- lots of wonderful folks in here who also love Gord and his beautiful songs. And, yes, Borderstone's a real gem!
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:24 AM   #1060
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Welcome, Kathy! Glad to "meet" you! Browse around in here and post freely -- lots of wonderful folks in here who also love Gord and his beautiful songs. And, yes, Borderstone's a real gem!
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #1061
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If You Could Read My Mind was the first song I heard by GL and got me hooked forever after that.

Beautiful was our wedding song almost 25 years ago!
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #1062
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If You Could Read My Mind was the first song I heard by GL and got me hooked forever after that.

Beautiful was our wedding song almost 25 years ago!
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:00 PM   #1063
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Absolutely impossible to choose! I suppose Song For A Winters Night would qualify but truely, there are sooooo many that I LOVE just as much.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:29 PM   #1064
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I love "The Way I Feel" & "Race Among the Ruins"

too many faves to list...but those are my constant favorites for sure D
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:29 PM   #1065
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I love "The Way I Feel" & "Race Among the Ruins"

too many faves to list...but those are my constant favorites for sure D
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:04 AM   #1066
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quote:Originally posted by hopper_8888:
My favorite song, I think, is If You Could Read my Mind. I like it because....well...I dunno,it`s one of those songs you just automatically like!



Is this who I think it is?
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Old 02-10-2005, 10:04 AM   #1067
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quote:Originally posted by hopper_8888:
My favorite song, I think, is If You Could Read my Mind. I like it because....well...I dunno,it`s one of those songs you just automatically like!



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Old 02-11-2005, 05:32 PM   #1068
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The breadth,scope and brilliance of Gords portfolio is nothing short of astounding...he simply never wrote a bad song. Like the Beatles,Simon and Garfunkel Dylan and very few others,,you can only measure the greatness of one of his songs relative to his many masterpieces. Like the other aforementioned artists,GL is a genius and a master. He occupies a unique place in the parthenon of musical giants.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:32 PM   #1069
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The breadth,scope and brilliance of Gords portfolio is nothing short of astounding...he simply never wrote a bad song. Like the Beatles,Simon and Garfunkel Dylan and very few others,,you can only measure the greatness of one of his songs relative to his many masterpieces. Like the other aforementioned artists,GL is a genius and a master. He occupies a unique place in the parthenon of musical giants.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #1070
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The breadth,scope and brilliance of Gords portfolio is nothing short of astounding...he simply never wrote a bad song. Like the Beatles,Simon and Garfunkel Dylan and very few others,,you can only measure the greatness of one of his songs relative to his many masterpieces. Like the other aforementioned artists,GL is a genius and a master. He occupies a unique place in the parthenon of musical giants.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:33 PM   #1071
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The breadth,scope and brilliance of Gords portfolio is nothing short of astounding...he simply never wrote a bad song. Like the Beatles,Simon and Garfunkel Dylan and very few others,,you can only measure the greatness of one of his songs relative to his many masterpieces. Like the other aforementioned artists,GL is a genius and a master. He occupies a unique place in the parthenon of musical giants.
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #1072
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my fav gl song is the original "Circle is Small" because we have all been through that kind of experience at one time in our lives.and he is being so upfront about it too.
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:14 PM   #1073
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my fav gl song is the original "Circle is Small" because we have all been through that kind of experience at one time in our lives.and he is being so upfront about it too.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:52 AM   #1074
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I think my favorite is his little-known and little-performed "Miguel." With its Spanish flavor, lovely melody, and haunting lyrics, the song is different from most of his much admired standbys. It appears only on his "Summer Side of Life" album. If you get a chance, you should listen to it.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:52 AM   #1075
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I think my favorite is his little-known and little-performed "Miguel." With its Spanish flavor, lovely melody, and haunting lyrics, the song is different from most of his much admired standbys. It appears only on his "Summer Side of Life" album. If you get a chance, you should listen to it.
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