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Old 01-26-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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When the album Salute was recorded, were all the songs recorded back to back? As you all know, at the beginning of the song Whispers Of The North, you can hear the sound of birds as part of the soundtrack. But the bird sounds actually start at the end of the song Gotta Get Away (which comes right before 'Whispers' on the album). Has anyone else ever noticed this?
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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yes -
probably a stock recording they used for both...
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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Loons, right? Love it all!
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:19 AM   #4
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I don't think they recorded any of the songs back to back, just a good sound engineer/producer at work.

Yes, those are loons.

A more northern bird than we have in Illinois.

This same exact recording of the loons comes in at the beginning of 'Canary Yellow Canoe' if you have ever listened to it on the 'Songbook' set.

Of course, it was a previously unreleased track. I'm glad that Gordon found a better use for it on 'Whispers Of The North'.

It's so much more effective and reflective on 'Whispers', one of the best songs from my favorite G.L. album.


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Old 01-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #5
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This same exact recording of the loons comes in at the beginning of 'Canary Yellow Canoe'
i know, i always worry when i have GL library on shuffle...when i hear the loons i dont know whether to jump up and get ready to FF (bypass CYC) or relax with WOTN


funny he didnt use it on an actually loon song, eh? (Ringneck Loon ) already overdone i suppose
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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Just the case of someone, GL, or the producer or mixing engineer deciding to use the long final electric guitar note on GGA as a bed to begin the loon calls. I enjoy that practice when it's done tastefully.
Up at my summer home in Southwest MI, loons appear sometime in June and seem to be gone by October. They're not ringnecks, but man, some are really large!
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:02 PM   #7
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i know, i always worry when i have GL library on shuffle...when i hear the loons i dont know whether to jump up and get ready to FF (bypass CYC) or relax with WOTN


funny he didnt use it on an actually loon song, eh? (Ringneck Loon ) already overdone i suppose
'scuse me, but but whats with the fuss of that song. it was the 80's and he did a fun rocker like most older artists did, but just as much as i love the early 70's stuff - i love it!
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:40 PM   #8
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lol - well, i do enjoy his other fun rockers - even 'sometimes i don't mind'

(i do think CYC is Gord's "I've Been Everywhere... Man" )
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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I'm so glad he finally included the song "Canary Yellow Canoe" in that Anthology. We heard him sing it in concert twice, back in the early 1980's. I was also thrilled that he recorded "The Auctioneer" on "Dream Street Rose" (even though he didn't write it - he sang it so well in concert).

Love his rock oriented tunes!
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #10
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I mostly,lurk and don't post but,

The birds were recorded by Dan Gibson and as you would expect from
Gord, were credited on the Salute credits.

Dan has passed away, but left some great sounds on this earth.
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The birds were recorded by Dan Gibson and as you would expect from
Gord, were credited on the Salute credits.
great info tidibt, thx.... is there a credit for Canary Yellow Canoe (loon soundbite) on Songbook as well? my booklet is buried in the hoards here

the GL site only lists musicians by album - Wayne needs be more thorough, lol
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'scuse me, but but whats with the fuss of that song. it was the 80's and he did a fun rocker like most older artists did, but just as much as i love the early 70's stuff - i love it!
I love it too Mende - Grandma used to say "there's no accounting for taste", lol.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:35 PM   #13
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nothing wrong with rockin - but i reach for my driving GL comp cd that has Hangdog and Blackberry and Betty Called Me In, etc, etc...CYC didn't fit on my rockin, or at least i forgot (intentionally or not) to include it
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i know, i always worry when i have GL library on shuffle...when i hear the loons i dont know whether to jump up and get ready to FF (bypass CYC) or relax with WOTN


funny he didnt use it on an actually loon song, eh? (Ringneck Loon ) already overdone i suppose
No offense, but I don't see how these these two songs could get confused. Although they both start out with the loons, if you happen to be playing the Salute album, you have nothing to worry about whereas if Disc 3 is being listened to, THEN you better scramble for the volume :D.

(Of course if it's on an iPod/mp3 player, it's a different story).
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nothing wrong with rockin - but i reach for my driving GL comp cd that has Hangdog and Blackberry and Betty Called Me In, etc, etc...CYC didn't fit on my rockin, or at least i forgot (intentionally or not) to include it
Don't forget Keepin' On Yearnin'.
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who can?!. i love it
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who can?!. i love it

Me too! I was surprised no one mentioned it. I'd say it's Gord's most upbeat song next to CYC.
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