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Old 04-14-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

From the current tour typical set list offerings, please pick 5 tunes that showcase Gords current vocal

I mainly find it hard to hear Gord when he has to sing over the 12 string strumming, wall of sound type tunes ...that is why the 6 string classics such as Ponyman, Minstrel, Young Stranger, etc, etc are always locked in my memory when I am lucky enough to hear these make their way into a live this past decade...the picking allows the song to breath more and lets GLs voice be heard. imo

i also wonder if there are songs in a common key which GL seems to find more friendly these days

here are my selections

14 Karat Gold
Shadows
Fine as Fine Can Be
Restless
If Children Had Wings


bonus: pick a few more that you think should be added, and that suit his current voice as well are realistic possibilities taking band arrangement into consideration...for eg) i would rule out 7 Island Suite on this basis

my picks:

Much to My Surprise
Drink Your Glasses Empty
Only Love Wold Know
Always on the Bright Side
Sometimes I Wish
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

Did She Mention My Name

14 Karat Gold

Let It Ride

Ribbon Of Darkness

Restless


Bonus

Flyin' Blind

Minstrel Of The Dawn

The No Hotel


And lots more too numerous to mention !
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

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Great topic, jj!

that is debatable, great topics do not usually sink to the ocean floor so quickly

thanks for getting out the jaws of life


yeah, jessie, DSMMN does have his subtle voice still actually hovering above the strumming, good one

guys, Minstrel and On the High TV have been included in the set list of recent tours...the latter was a real career GL live highlight for me...and when he included Minstrel (not to mention Spanish Moss) in his first few numbers of the Hamilton 68 comeback special (ok, maybe it was 05) I was in absolute GL Heaven...this is also where I heard River of Light and Harmony live for first time...Heffs live sampled accordian feel was superb

ok, i am ramblin...keep the dream alive, and the thread afloat
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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missed this one!

He always does justice to IYCRMM. Home From the Forest can be an every nighter now.
hmmm..Make Way For The Lady. Restless.Fine As Fine Can Be.
I'll Tag Along. Just because I want it in the setlist.
If Children Had Wings
Sit Down Young Stranger
On The TV
No Hotel - I've wanted it in the list for ages now..love it.
No more Ringneck Loon..just because.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

LOL, so in summary:

HFTF is now an every-nighter

and RL is a never-ever-nighter, lol


ok, that triggered an anecdote...was in a band that had an agent once, yes, the short type, annoying too, rubin kincaid-ish for sure

anyhow, yes, he got some decent club gigs but more than support us, he actually would sit us down at the end of each exhausting set, and list off for us the tunes that he never wanted to see included again in our setlists

we had started out with about 45 tunes when we first met him...and within a month we had a 10 song setlist, lol

anyhow, the band survived longer than the agent did

ok, back to regularly scheduled programming
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #6
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LOL, so in summary:

HFTF is now an every-nighter

and RL is a never-ever-nighter, lol
which one would be an "all-nighter" ??
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:18 AM   #7
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Default Re: POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

its not really gord-friendly anymore, but i'd love to hear him have a stab at The Auctioneer again.

howsabout Heaven help the devil or If i could? - they still suit his range
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #8
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someone in Hamilton yelled out The Auctioneer..he just doesn't have the breathing capacity/control to do that one anymore...
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:11 PM   #9
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someone in Hamilton yelled out The Auctioneer..he just doesn't have the breathing capacity/control to do that one anymore...
Thats what i thought. i dont think he's played it since 1993

The house you live in would be a good one to bring back
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:09 AM   #10
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It seems like most of the songs from Shadows suit his voice right now. 14K Gold always sounds good and so does In My Fashion. I'd really like to hear She's Not the Same but probably won't. I'll be VERY happy if I hear HFTF this summer. Gord play If Children Had Wings (the new one in the rotation at the time) last summer at the Keswick, and it was great. I'd be thrilled to hear Sometimes I Wish, jj!
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:38 PM   #11
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Default Re: POLL: Set list selections that are most Gord-friendly

There's so many of them that I'd have a hard time trying to decide which ones to pick.
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