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Old 05-18-2004, 09:53 AM   #26
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Flying Blind is my favorite so far but I just got it yesterday (had to order it because I knew it would be hard to find close to home) and put it on my new CD player and love it.
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:13 AM   #27
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I haven't heard it all yet but so far I like The No Hotel and Couchiching, and No Mistake About It, all catchy. Cou. mostly because he mentions Orillia, and the tune just sticks in my head! Doesn't it drive you nuts? I think Gordon just likes singing that name! The introspective songs take awhile to grow on me. Listen to the bass on the No Hotel, that'll stick with you too like the bass in Whispers of the North. I LOVE that he just has the band and no over-instrumentation. Sounds SO great!
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Old 05-19-2004, 11:20 AM   #28
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I think "No Hotel" has some Stephen Sondheim-like qualities...it's got a mysterious thread running through it reminding me of some of the music in "Sweeney Todd". It's a great little tune!
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Old 05-19-2004, 03:30 PM   #29
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quote:Originally posted by violet Blue Horse:
I kind of wish they hadn't changed the name of No Mistake About It.

I have a theory about the renaming of "Like a Raptor"
As originally laid out the CD contents read
"Flying Blind Like a Raptor"
I reckon somebody must have got nervous about upsetting the US Air Force
over their spanking new fighter
F/A-22 Raptor-The Site of the 21st Century Fighter! <A HREF="http://www.f22fighter.com/" TARGET=_blank>
http://www.f22fighter.com/[/url]


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Old 05-19-2004, 04:37 PM   #30
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Oh, John! - I love it!
You have just made my day!
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:34 AM   #31
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Inspiration Lady
Harmony
Sometimes I Wish

***They're All Great***
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Old 05-22-2004, 11:15 PM   #32
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It's the odd songs on this CD that are my favorites. They keep going through my head, and I sing them out loud. They are Flying Blind, No Hotel and Couchiching. I'm still trying to figure out the point of Flying Blind,it's a strange tune that stays in your head.A very odd song. Couchiching is like Yonge Street, in a way, Gord's Chamber of Commerce message about where he lives.
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:59 AM   #33
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In no particular order:

End of All Time
River of Light
Clouds of Loneliness

...and the rest of the songs on the album, actually.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:16 AM   #34
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I still like Couchiching because it's different! But all these years, I thought Orillia was on Lake Simcoe...the maps around here sometimes don't mention it, it looks like an arm of Simcoe rather than a separate lake. (oh really?ya!) It is indeed droning and hypnotic, and Gord very nearly "did his final number by Lake Couchiching." Weird!! Glad he mentioned the name of his hometown finally. I like every song on this CD.
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Old 05-31-2004, 09:27 PM   #35
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"The End of All Time" is great... but THE NO HOTEL is the best song on this album!!! It is just a fun song with a great rhythm! Kind of like "Canary Yellow Canoe"... a very basic song with humor and a great beat that you just don't get tired of listening to. And besides that, it is a song we can relate to, because all of us have stayed in a total dive at some point in our lives. Every time I hear the song, I think of a night in Edmonton... long story...
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Old 06-01-2004, 10:18 PM   #36
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Berkely California about four years ago *shudders*. And the hotel stay was preceeded by the flight from hell out of L.A. that took three hours. Yeah, I know, Oakland and L.A. aren't THAT far apart. Tell it to United.

Yes, I can relate.

quote:Originally posted by joestallion:
[B And besides that, it is a song we can relate to, because all of us have stayed in a total dive at some point in our lives. Every time I hear the song, I think of a night in Edmonton... long story...[/B]

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Old 06-02-2004, 08:18 AM   #37
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My current favourites in order of preference are:

1. Shellfish

2. Clouds of Loneliness

3. Inspiration Lady
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:34 PM   #38
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Clouds of Loneliness
Harmony
Couchinching

Also No Hotel and Shellfish but didn't factor them into the running since I heard them in concert previously.
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