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Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
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: 16,650
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: 16,650
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: 464
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: 16,650
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: 16,650
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: 804
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: 417
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: 596
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: 1,621
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: 1,621
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: 844
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: 977
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: 1,358
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: 2,910
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: 1,085
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: 2,012
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: 1,553
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
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: 1,553
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: 1,131
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: 1,956
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...
Forum: Small Talk 05-24-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,956
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Haircut

I had thinning hair and found it much better to wear it short.
GL looks scruffy to me...
Forum: Small Talk 05-21-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,956
Posted By Martyn Miles
Haircut

Perhaps it’s really none of my business, but GL really could do with a haircut.
In England we would call the look he has unkempt.
Looking back at his Reno concert video, he looked so much better...
Forum: Small Talk 04-28-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Glen campbell - r.i.p.

I bought Glen’s Greatest Hits on my Honeymoon in London, back in 1971.
It’s still in my ‘regularly played’ albums section.
A sad loss..
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: It's Time For A Summertime Dream.

Of course you are correct in your ‘American Way’, but you must realise the UK is totally confused when it comes to temperature scales.

Not only that area, though.
We mix Imperial and Metric quite...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: It's Time For A Summertime Dream.

Well, it was in England last week with temperatures at 24/25 deg. C.
Now its 10 deg. C and raining...
Forum: Small Talk 03-29-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,207
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Anyone A Fan Of Roger Whittaker?

I have a vinyl LP of Roger Whittaker’s called ‘New World in the Morning’ which I love. Some of the songs were co-written by people who sent their lyrics to Roger via a radio programme. They are some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,910
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Two Gord songs on an Aussie's funeral album

You mention ‘the soundtrack of your life’ and mine could be filled 100% with GL songs.
I’ve found a Lightfoot track for most of the significant situations in my long life.

From meeting the girl...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: Neil Diamond Retirement

It’s completely up to GL when it comes to retirement, but I am unlikely to see him in concert again. When he came to Oxford, England, in 2016 my wife and I were shocked how bad his singing voice had...
Forum: Lightfoot Covers 11-23-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,253
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By Martyn Miles
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,092
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: LIGHTFOOT by Nicholas Jennings - Sept.2017

I have just finished 'Lightfoot' and it's been strange reading about GL's life and songs. Not an easy read with all the revelations about his failed relationships. Also, the book puts some of his...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By Martyn Miles
'Salute'

Sorting out my CDs, I came across Salute. It had been slotted in at the bottom
of the rack.
Slotting it in my Tascam CD player, I am surprised I stopped playing it.

'Whispers of the North'...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,092
Posted By Martyn Miles
Re: LIGHTFOOT by Nicholas Jennings - Sept.2017

Thanks, Charlene.
Pre-ordered at AMAZON U.K.

Martyn
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