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Old 02-11-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Gordon's deep catalog-favorite overlooked tune?

Just found you Gord fans! What a great site!
Since Gordon has so many great tunes in his catalog some seem to get overlooked. Do you have a fav or two that people are missing out on?
I'm trying to get some ideas about which ones to record.
Stuck inside typing watching a 15" snowfall in NJ that won't quit.
I know, that's just a dusting to you Canadians.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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Here in the Toronto area we have had so little snow that I have seen grass all winter. Outlying areas around Toronto are well below the normal amounts.

They are trucking snow into some of the southern venues at the Olympics in Vancouver.. the Maritimes got lots of snow-no more than PA or the New England states tho.

hhhmmmm...In A Windowpane - you could record that one... check out the COVERS section here at corfid...

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Old 02-11-2010, 01:22 PM   #3
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Wheels

Welcome to the group. You're going to have a wonderful time. exploring this sight and listening to all of Gord's wonderful music. There are a lot of wonderful people here.
Char's earned her angel wings for all the work she does here.
After exploring the forums for a while, you'll get to feel that you made a lot of new friends.

there are oh so many great Lightfoot songs beside the obvious hits..

Some of my favorites....
"I'm not supposed to care" Summertime Dream LP
"Looking At the Rain" Don Quixote
"Too Late for Prayin" Sundownhip
"Miquel" Summerside of Life
"Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle" Sunday Concert a song about a ship. Many think "BTYC"
is better than the Wreck of the Fitz" By the way it's
common here to use initals to refer to Gords songs

I'm sure that everyone can post additions to this list

By the way If you go to www.rhapsody.com/gordon-lightfoot
you can listen up to 25 songs per month free


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Old 02-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
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There were so many great songs that I could not believe were left off the songbook boxset. Heres a few! Home from the forest, Miguel, The Patriots dream, Christian island, Cherokee bend,Triangle, Race among the ruins... the list goes on! Guess its a mark of gord's abundance of quality songs.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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SDYS, SFAWN, TDAGC ... (for that last one we don't usually use an acronym, It's 10 Degrees and Getting Colder).
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #6
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"My Pony Won't Go"!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:36 PM   #7
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if i could
approaching lavender
bend in the water
the auctioneer
heaven help the devil
broken dreams
i'd rather press on
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:52 PM   #8
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if i could
approaching lavender
bend in the water
the auctioneer
heaven help the devil
broken dreams
i'd rather press on
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:56 PM   #9
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Affair on Eighth Avenue
Song for a Winter's Night
Approaching Lavender
Looking at the Rain
Miguel
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome. Lots of tunes I don't know by name. Abbreviated song names? Man, you guys are really into Gord!
Seems like the deeper you go into his catalog the more treasure you find.
I'm definitely gong to check out "Ballad of Yarmouth...",Thester and "Windowpane", Charl.
Anybody remember "Rosanna"? I just finished that one. Someday maybe I'll figure out how to make a file and attach it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:15 AM   #11
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I was buying a sandwich and coffee at a 7-11 in 1982 when I first heard "I'll Do Anything" over the radio playing beside the cashier. The deejay announced the song was one from Lightfoot's newly released album "Shadows". I never heard the song on the radio again...
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:20 AM   #12
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If this thread continues, all of Gord's songs will be mentioned...well, maybe three that come to mind that won't are May I, Canary Yellow Canoe, and Cow Chucking.

I really love Ballad of Yarmouth Castle...great tune! And Rosanna too.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #13
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Welcome to Corfid Wheels !

My all time favorite ~gl~ song has always been "Seven Island Suite" so Im going with that one.

I remember "Rosanna" quite well and all the rest for that matter.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #14
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Home From the Forest, Now and Then, Seven Island Suite, Ballad of Yarmouth Castle (great one), Heaven Help the Devil, Looking at the Rain. My recent replay and replay and replay on my CD, is Summer Side of Life and Song for a Winter's Night.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:01 PM   #15
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My favourite songs that were written by Lightfoot and that do not appear on Gord's Gold, Gord's Gold Volume II, GL's Songbook collection or GL's Complete Greatest Hits include the following:

I'll Do Anything
Looking at the Rain
Miguel
On the High Seas
Only Love Would Know
Rainbow Trout
Talking in Your Sleep
You Are What I Am

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #16
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three that come to mind that won't are May I, Canary Yellow Canoe, and Cow Chucking
could you elaborate on the third one?

does one need a cattlepult for that?
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:19 PM   #17
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What would qualify as an overlooked tune?

Anything that wasn't a hit or just not as well liked by GL fans?
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:02 PM   #18
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Hi all, first time posting but a long time fan of Gords and this website. I always thought two songs from the Salute album should have been hits. Tattoo and Romance
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:05 AM   #19
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Well hello to Wheels and the poster before me Mark! Borderstone here and oh yes,we're all "Lightheaded" here! LOL!

As most here could tell you,I've made many list of Gord;s songs (since archived) .

Let's see...DEEP catalouge (Title tracks of LPs included in list. :

" Early Lightfoot" AME label : Adios-Adios , Sleep Little Jane , This Is My Song

Lightfoot : Long River , Changes , Steel Rail Blues , Peaceful Waters , Sixteen Miles to 7 Lakes , Changes.

The Way I Feel : If You Got It , A Minor Ballad , I'll Be Alright

Did She Mention My Name : Magnificent Outpouring , Does Your Mother Know , Wherefore & Why , Mountains and Amy Ann , Something Very Special , I Want To hear It From You.

Back here On Earth : Long Way Back Home , Long Thin Dawn ,
Bitter Green , If I could.

Sunday Concert ( S.D. Plus) : Spin,Spin , In A Windowpane , Leaves of Grass.

I.Y.C.R.M.M. (or Sit Down Young Stranger) : Sit Down Young Stranger , Me & Bobby McGee , Saturday Clothes , Your Love's Return ,
The Pony Man.

Summer Side Of Life : 10 Degress & getting Colder , Cotton Jenny , Talking In Your Sleep ,Nous Vivons Ensemble , Cabaret.

Don Quixote : Christian Island , Looking At The Rain , Beautiful , Second Cup Of Coffee . Ode To Big Blue.

Old Dan's Records : Can't Depend On Love , Your Are What I Am ,
Lazy Mornin' , Mother Of A Miner's Child .

Sundown : The whole album!!!! Can't leave any out!

Cold on The Shoulder : The Soul Is The Rock , Rainbow Trout , All The Lovely Ladies , Now and Then , Slide On Over.

Summertime Dream : Spanish Moss , Never Too Close , Too Many clues In This Room.

Endless Wire : If Children Had Wings , Sometimes I Don't Mind , Hangdog Hotel Room , Sweet Guenevire , The Circle Is Small ('78) , Daylight Katy

Dream Street Rose : Ghosts Of Cape Horn , Whisper My Name , If You Need Me , Hey You , The Auctioneer
and of course Make Way For The Lady.

Shadows : The whole album! ...except Blackberry Wine.

Salute : Gotta Get Away , Whispers of the North , Romance , Tattoo , Knotty Pine , Broken Dreams.

East Of Midnight : Morning Glory , A Lesson In Love , Anything for Love , Let It Ride ,
I'll Tag Along (acoustic versions I've heard are better though.)

Gord's Gold 2 : Longer & slower but very moving
remake of "The Pony Man" and "If It Should Please You".

Waiting For You : Restless , Ring Them Bells , Fading Away , I'll Prove My Love To You , Wild Strawberries.

Painter Passing Through : Drifters , My little Love , Much To My Surprise , Red Velvet.

Songbook : Rememeber Me & It's Too Late ,He Wins ,
You'll still Be Needing Me , A Message To The Wind , Too Much To Lose , Stone Cold Sober , BORDERSTONE (LOL!) , Keep On Yearnin' , Canary Yellow Canoe (I think it's funny!) , Never Say Trust Me , Why Should I Feel Blue? , Forgive Me Lord.

Harmony : The Whole album!! Especially "End Of All Time"

Well like I always say after a list like this ...whew!!! I'm beat! Bye folks until next time.
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