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Old 06-26-2000, 03:27 PM   #26
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Can I put in a good word for synthesizers and Mike Heffernan in particular. Try his instrumental in Much to My Surprise. Both synths and pedal steel have their place, and both feature in this excellent track.

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Old 06-26-2000, 10:25 PM   #27
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I like the instumental part in "Lazy Mornin'" It seems to capture that feeling of nothing to do on a hot summer day.
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Old 06-26-2000, 10:25 PM   #28
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I like the instumental part in "Lazy Mornin'" It seems to capture that feeling of nothing to do on a hot summer day.
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Old 06-27-2000, 01:42 AM   #29
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I have to add that the guitars and cello's at the end of "Your Loves Return" is an outstanding example of this thread. I have always felt that Gordon has used his musical talents to the fullest extend during these instrumental interludes along with the help of some of the best arrangers and studio musicians in the business. This includes the talents of the band for which all the intrumentals seems to be build around.
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Old 06-27-2000, 01:42 AM   #30
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I have to add that the guitars and cello's at the end of "Your Loves Return" is an outstanding example of this thread. I have always felt that Gordon has used his musical talents to the fullest extend during these instrumental interludes along with the help of some of the best arrangers and studio musicians in the business. This includes the talents of the band for which all the intrumentals seems to be build around.
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Old 06-27-2000, 08:47 AM   #31
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I agree with all the above and would like to add some other great instrumentals that haven't been mentioned yet.

Cabaret
Ode to Big Blue (particularly the end)

and my personal favorites:

Old Dan's Records and
Hiway Songs

One of the highlights of Songbook for me was to have a copy of Hiway Songs in a format other than vinyl. It's not "the only time I'm flyin'" but it's one of the times.




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Old 06-27-2000, 08:47 AM   #32
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I agree with all the above and would like to add some other great instrumentals that haven't been mentioned yet.

Cabaret
Ode to Big Blue (particularly the end)

and my personal favorites:

Old Dan's Records and
Hiway Songs

One of the highlights of Songbook for me was to have a copy of Hiway Songs in a format other than vinyl. It's not "the only time I'm flyin'" but it's one of the times.




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Old 06-29-2000, 12:17 AM   #33
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I really like the intro to Rainy Day People and Sundown. actually all of his songs have good intro's those two I really like. And I like the elec. guitar going in Sundown. Thats pretty cool.
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Old 06-29-2000, 12:17 AM   #34
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I really like the intro to Rainy Day People and Sundown. actually all of his songs have good intro's those two I really like. And I like the elec. guitar going in Sundown. Thats pretty cool.
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Old 06-29-2000, 07:36 AM   #35
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I have always loved the guitar work in "Miquel".
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Old 06-29-2000, 07:36 AM   #36
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I have always loved the guitar work in "Miquel".
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Old 06-29-2000, 01:21 PM   #37
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The guitar work in Cherokee Bend is fantastic!!
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Old 06-29-2000, 01:21 PM   #38
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The guitar work in Cherokee Bend is fantastic!!
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Old 06-29-2000, 02:42 PM   #39
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What about the start to Bend in the Water - such energy!

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Old 06-29-2000, 02:42 PM   #40
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What about the start to Bend in the Water - such energy!

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Old 06-29-2000, 04:18 PM   #41
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SANDYO, I agree wholeheartedly. Cherokee Bend has to have some of the best guitar work I've heard. This is one of those songs that I think sounds just as good on the Gord's Gold album. I hope I don't get too many rebuttals on that opinion, but I think the new (well, newer than the originals anyway) recordings on Gord's Gold Vol. 1 are really nice. In fact, in many ways I like that album's version of Song for a Winter's Night the best. Maybe that could be a new topic, I'd like to hear other people's opinions on the Gold Vol 1 album (most of the remakes on Gord's Gold Vol. 2 I don't care for compared to the original recordings).
Back to the topic, Carefree Highway also has some nice guitar work and I also enjoy the instrumentals in The Watchman's Gone.

If others would like to talk about Gord's Gold, I would be happy to start a topic or just go ahead and do it yourself. I guess I'll find out soon whether or not I am the only one who cares about it.
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Old 06-29-2000, 04:18 PM   #42
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SANDYO, I agree wholeheartedly. Cherokee Bend has to have some of the best guitar work I've heard. This is one of those songs that I think sounds just as good on the Gord's Gold album. I hope I don't get too many rebuttals on that opinion, but I think the new (well, newer than the originals anyway) recordings on Gord's Gold Vol. 1 are really nice. In fact, in many ways I like that album's version of Song for a Winter's Night the best. Maybe that could be a new topic, I'd like to hear other people's opinions on the Gold Vol 1 album (most of the remakes on Gord's Gold Vol. 2 I don't care for compared to the original recordings).
Back to the topic, Carefree Highway also has some nice guitar work and I also enjoy the instrumentals in The Watchman's Gone.

If others would like to talk about Gord's Gold, I would be happy to start a topic or just go ahead and do it yourself. I guess I'll find out soon whether or not I am the only one who cares about it.
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Old 06-29-2000, 10:05 PM   #43
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Big Fitz75: I don't think there was any "electric" guitar in SUNDOWN, I think it was a 12-string guitar. The booklet for SONGBOOK says that "the first album on which Lightfoot played electric guitar" was 1978's ENDLESS WIRE.
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Old 06-29-2000, 10:05 PM   #44
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Big Fitz75: I don't think there was any "electric" guitar in SUNDOWN, I think it was a 12-string guitar. The booklet for SONGBOOK says that "the first album on which Lightfoot played electric guitar" was 1978's ENDLESS WIRE.
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Old 06-29-2000, 10:18 PM   #45
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Tom - Gord plays 12 string on Sundown, but Red Shea does just great lead electric on it.

That was a wonderful time - when both Red and Terry were appearing on te albums - gee, on Sundown you even have both Rick Haynes and John Stockfish (whatever happened to him?) on bass.

I don't argue with much of what I've read here so far. For something that's not an instrumental break but is some outrageous guitar playing listen to Red on the Sunday Concert version of The Canadian Railroad Trilogy. The combination of speed and control makes my hands hurt! By the way, tha's one song that I think suffers from the WB recuts of old UA songs. I like the Trilogy the way it was originally done - that concert version is my favorite - except for the bozo that claps before it's over (which seems to happen all the time....)
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Old 06-29-2000, 10:18 PM   #46
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Tom - Gord plays 12 string on Sundown, but Red Shea does just great lead electric on it.

That was a wonderful time - when both Red and Terry were appearing on te albums - gee, on Sundown you even have both Rick Haynes and John Stockfish (whatever happened to him?) on bass.

I don't argue with much of what I've read here so far. For something that's not an instrumental break but is some outrageous guitar playing listen to Red on the Sunday Concert version of The Canadian Railroad Trilogy. The combination of speed and control makes my hands hurt! By the way, tha's one song that I think suffers from the WB recuts of old UA songs. I like the Trilogy the way it was originally done - that concert version is my favorite - except for the bozo that claps before it's over (which seems to happen all the time....)
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Old 06-30-2000, 09:28 AM   #47
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I feel that the guitar work in " Wreck" tells an erie tale even if there were no words...now I think I know what the "witch of November" sounds like.

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Old 06-30-2000, 09:28 AM   #48
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I feel that the guitar work in " Wreck" tells an erie tale even if there were no words...now I think I know what the "witch of November" sounds like.

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Old 07-01-2000, 12:46 AM   #49
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Fezo,

You are so right on about the CRT on the Sunday Concert Album. I would never take anything away from Terry, but Red's guitar work is totally awesome. Like you said the control and clarity of each note is beyond description. It's like there was this one moment in time that all the energy in the Universe came together for Red to make that one performance something that every picker from here to the end of time stand in total Awe. Those runs in the last third of the number defy replication. Not even Terry can do it the way Red did it. A true Genius and Master of the instrument.

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Old 07-01-2000, 12:46 AM   #50
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Fezo,

You are so right on about the CRT on the Sunday Concert Album. I would never take anything away from Terry, but Red's guitar work is totally awesome. Like you said the control and clarity of each note is beyond description. It's like there was this one moment in time that all the energy in the Universe came together for Red to make that one performance something that every picker from here to the end of time stand in total Awe. Those runs in the last third of the number defy replication. Not even Terry can do it the way Red did it. A true Genius and Master of the instrument.

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