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Old 06-01-2004, 12:30 PM   #51
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Thanks, BerndFrank! Where do you live in Germany? Is HARMONY in any record stores there, do you hear it on any radio stations? Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:03 PM   #52
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quote:Originally posted by searam:
Thanks, BerndFrank! Where do you live in Germany? Sean
Sean in his profile our new German friend says he is from
Waldsolms, Hessen, Germany
In another thread to which he replied he was asked if Gord was/is popular in Germany.
the answer is fairly obvious since Germany is the home of Bear Family Records who have done such a great job re-issuing remastered CDs of the 5 United Artists albums http://www.bear-family.de/mailorder/showoneartistbear.html?lang=en &w=L&a=LIGHTFOOT%2C+Gordon&repid=bearonly&
In another topic I think it was Dunkin Michael Douglas who asked why this label was called "Brear Family" I just found the answer on their site "The name 'Bear Family' comes from an 1898 encyclopaedia. There, Weize saw a wood engraving of a female bear with its cubs. Something clicked, and the label was named". So there you go!!!



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Old 06-01-2004, 04:11 PM   #53
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Thanks, John. I bow to your expertise! Great to hear!!!
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:32 AM   #54
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PLEASE! wE NEED TO STRIKE NOW! ANY NEW HELPERS????/
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:53 PM   #55
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I am still pushing! Anyone else?
Take care,
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:49 PM   #56
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Without a doubt.
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Old 06-04-2004, 01:03 AM   #57
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Thanks, Brink! I think that, together in numbers, we can make a difference for our hero!!!!
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Old 06-04-2004, 11:07 PM   #58
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Thanks to all! If we do not pull together as a team, we will LOSE the momentum of his chart placement! PLEASE, can't we all "chip in?"
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:17 AM   #59
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I checked the local FYE store where I bought the (then) sole copy of HARMONY - they had three copies on the shelf this week (and a half dozen other Lightfoot CDs.)On the negative side I still haven't seen one copy at the local Walmart.
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:46 PM   #60
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Has the CD charted in Canada?
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Old 06-06-2004, 12:13 AM   #61
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I believe, and I will check, but #13 comes to mind. He needs, and deserves, to be #1!!!
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Old 06-06-2004, 01:40 AM   #62
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I'm in Sacramento and would be happy to help in any way I can.

I posted requests online to a few radio stations. Hope it helps!

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Old 06-06-2004, 04:30 AM   #63
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We all need to contact radio and retail stores to push Gord. God, what would this cruel world be without this genius? Can't we all pull together as a family and make the best tribute we can for him - a number ONE!!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #64
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I heard back from "Haneen" at Sirius radio - they were unfamiliar with it [sigh], and thought I meant a song by Elton John. I emailed back with the URL for Linus and Nanci's contact information.
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Old 06-08-2004, 12:36 AM   #65
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Read the response from "Crack the Charts". Great news!!!
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:53 AM   #66
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do you have an URL for this place?
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Old 09-27-2004, 08:15 PM   #67
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Well Sean and all,I just wanted to post info on this thread about how Harmony did on the LP Charts. After going to the main branch of the downtown library where they keep back issues of Bilboard Magazine,I checked evry Top 200 chart from May to last week and it never placed in there at all.

I guess the important thing is we love the CD and are the one's who truly love GL's music. Been me,later!

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Old 09-28-2004, 12:23 AM   #68
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I do love Harmony. I had a rough weekend. I sat in the dark last night and listened to Harmony. And I'll probably do that again tonight. The title cut is just so amazing. I wouldn't change a thing about the vocal track on that one. I love it. I can't help but feel there's a more intimate quality to this CD than anything he's every done before.


quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Well Sean and all,I just wanted to post info on this thread about how Harmony did on the LP Charts. After going to the main branch of the downtown library where they keep back issues of Bilboard Magazine,I checked evry Top 200 chart from May to last week and it never placed in there at all.

I guess the important thing is we love the CD and are the one's who truly love GL's music. Been me,later!



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I have now sent the following e-mail to my favo(u)rite local radio station


For 35 years now I have been a devotee of the great Canadian Troubadour Gordon Lightfoot,yet in over three years I have yet to hear any of his prodigious output on your station. not even such past hits as If You Could Read My Mind
Iam truly flabberghasted.
I said earlier in this topic "there is one glaring omission in the roster of artists that you play."
I have continued for the last 19 months to occasionally tune in to 1067 Lite FM but nothing seemed to change.
It is almost as if somebody at their parent organisation:-
Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio , TX 78209
has a hatred of folk music because as well as ignoring Gordon I do not recall any recordings by such great Lite FM artists as Peter Paul And Mary,Bob Dylan or Simon and Garfunkel ever getting played on 1067 Lite FM. My email to them obviously fell on deaf ears.I had resigned myself to this situation then suddenly last night out of the blue I heard the unmistakeable intro to IYCRMM. Afraid that come morning I would think I had been dreaming I rushed to my 'puter to check their on-line playlist and after some searching was able to make this screenshot as proof:-

If you look closely you might just see the cursor arrow poised over Gord's name Lo and behold this bastion of Lightfoot-ignorance now has a webpage for Gord:-

Ok nothing very adventurous and largely based on the bio at allmusic guide
plus a page of mostly familiar photos at:-
http://www.1067litefm.com/iplaylist/...53/photos.html
although this one is new to me:-

the related artists link opens:-
http://www.1067litefm.com/iplaylist/...3/related.html
which shows "related artists"
Marty Robbins, Peter, Paul & Mary, David Brown, John Lewis
and "similar" artists:-
Anne Murray, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Barry Dow, Stan Rogers, Tony Rice, Ralph McTell, Eric Andersen
and a few "followers"
David M. Bailey, George Hamilton IV, Jim Croce, David Buskin, Todd Widell, Dean Rutledge, For Stars
I can't help wondering who David Brown, John Lewis, Barry Dow, David Buskin, Todd Widell and Dean Rutledge might be when they are at home but I do not have time right now to investigate.Off the cuff I can't see what John Lewis of the MJQ is doing in this list though I have read that Gord had as a young man been very keen (as I used to be) on Dave Brubeck
Reviewing this topic again whatever happenned to the two previously prolific posters Sean (Searam) from LA and Doug Letcher in Ottawa??
Once I have posted this I'll send a Private Message to both of them to try to reactivate them both or at least one of them
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