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Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,557
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Fitz - 40th anniversary

I still remember so well hearing ‘The Wreck...’ here in England in the 1970s. I’d only recently discovered GL a few years earlier, by hearing the ‘Summer Side of Life’ LP.
It was such a moving...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND doc at Milwaukee Film Festival

It would be good if we could see it in England.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Toronto - listen to CRT

I heard ‘The Wreck...’ on the radio, back in 1992. There was a BBC Programme on the Great Lakes early one Sunday morning.
Laying in bed, listening to a fascinating programme backed by that famous...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 09-29-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Ron Sexsmith-Biscuit City

Gosh, I couldn’t bear listening to that for too long...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Toronto - listen to CRT

I can’t compete, but a few years ago I was in our local supermarket and ‘If you could read my mind’ came over the in-store entertainment system.
For a few minutes I just stood and listened.
I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Martyn Miles
The Mariners’ church in Detroit

Sitting listening to Gord’s Gold 2, I was wondering about the Mariners’ church mentioned in ‘The Wreck...’

I looked it up on the Internet and was fascinated by its history and architecture.
Not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Like ‘lighthead2toe’, my favourite GL recordings are those on the UA 3 x CD box set. Sometimes, late in the evening, I sit on my own and give a CD a listen.
From ‘Rich Man’s Spiritual’ to ‘The Way...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Well, I gave ‘Gord’s Gold’ a listen and ‘Bitter Green’ is definitely the version I heard on Spotify.
Some of the re-recordings on Gord’s Gold I like, but many of them ( including Bitter Green ) just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: ‘Bitter Green’

Thanks.
Bitter Green is one of my all-time favourites.
I have ‘Gord’s Gold’, so I’ll give that version a listen.

Martyn.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Martyn Miles
‘Bitter Green’

I was using Spotify to check out some music and later brought up GL for some background music.
Bitter Green was playing and it appeared to be a version I hadn’t heard before. There was a background...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: New Video Coming: "Looking At The Rain" Intro/Finale

It prompted me to ‘dig out’ the original song.
I’d forgotten what a reflective little number it is...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 08-31-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: CRYSTAL GAYLE and Ribbon of Darkness on her new LP

Oh dear.
I really don’t like a Country version of one of my favourite GL songs...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Gordon's Master Recordings

If master tapes have been used to produce digital files the quality is identical to the master.
In the case of the Beatles’ remastering the digital files have been used for production of
some of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,055
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

It probably wasn’t vinyl in those days...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,055
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

As for ‘Old Dan’s Records’, I originally heard it as ‘Old Dance Records’ which sort of makes sense...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Interesting GL article

To be honest, I’d rather not know the background behind ‘Sundown’ or any other GL song.
When I listen, I like to put the song in my own context.
For instance ‘ She was something very special to me’...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,055
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Misheard lyrics.

Thanks, Gail.
It’s been much easier since you can easily look up the lyrics on the Internet.
I’m with you on ‘Circle of Steel’, as it’s also one of my favourite GL songs.
What I do like doing is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,055
Posted By Martyn Miles
Misheard lyrics.

Many years ago, listening to ‘Can’t Depend on Love’ I heard the line ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s amenities’ as ‘I was only trying to get by with some of life’s many tears.’...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Ram's Head Show 5/14/2019

I find it incredible that he is still smoking ! We’ve all known for years about the dangers.
When I saw him in Oxford, in May 2016, I could hardly believe how his voice had deteriorated since my...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 03-31-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Martyn Miles
Scott Walker and Gordon Lightfoot.

Many will be aware of the passing of Scott Walker, but not know he recorded a version of ‘Sundown’ in 1974 on an album titled ‘We Had It All.’
The writer of the book I’m reading on Walker says that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: British guitarist analyzes/speaks on LIGHTFOOT music

Good to see one of my Countryman appreciating GL’s music. I thought it was just us ‘Oldies’ in England that knew about Gordy...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles 1970-1980 2CD-March 2019 release

Ah, ‘Love and Maple Syrup’ is probably my all-time GL favourite, closely followed by ‘Pussy Willows, Cat Tails.’
Wonderful songs...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Complete Singles 1970-1980 2CD-March 2019 release

I’m interested, but perhaps can’t justify buying it as I have all the recordings!
But then again...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: MUSIC MEMORIES - Toronto Star-Jan.3,2019

Yes, there are some memories that can only be unlocked by the right song.
Gord’s ‘ Something Very Special’ says a lot about the girl I met in the ‘70s, who
went on to be my wife.

She could be...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: CANADIAN TALENT LIBRARY recording

Thank you for these. I am listening as I type.
I’ve always loved Long River and it is so good to hear this version.
There’s something about a Lightfoot song which touches like few others do. ...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 11-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
Posted By Martyn Miles
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...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,331
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

Ah, Mary Black.
One of my favourite female singers.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Wrong Version of EMR Played.

It’s an interesting subject, re-recordings of GL’s work. I definitely prefer the version of ‘The Circle is Small’ on the Endless Wire album to the earlier version.
Personally, I love the...
Forum: Small Talk 09-28-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,403
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: is it a touch chilly in the UK??

I know this is a rather ‘late’ reply, as we’re in late September in good olde England.
( I’ve never liked the term UK, preferring to call each country by its name )
We have had the most...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: The Way I Feel

I was introduced to ‘The Way I Feel’ by listening to the music of the English group
Fotheringay. I hadn’t heard of Gordon Lightfoot in 1970, but I loved the song.
It wasn’t until a few years later,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,788
Posted By Martyn Miles
Help required with a CD copy.

I have ‘The Original Lightfoot - The United Artists Years’ 3 CD box set ( S2 80747 ) and the first CD is scratched and won’t play properly.
Does anyone here have the same Box Set and is able to copy...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: OH LINDA - audio from recording session-1964

‘Oh Linda’ is one of my favourite early Lightfoot songs. I particularly like the string bass accompaniment, which is heard on quite a few of the early songs. I have nothing against an electric bass,...
Forum: Small Talk 05-26-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Haircut

I am not complaining, merely making a statement.
Oh, and we don’t need those irrelevant pictures you’ve posted...
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