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Old 05-19-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Just flown back from Glasgow, having seen Gordon last night (18th) Have to say IMHO he was brilliant, we expect nothing else. Gordon stepped on to the stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall a little after 2000, to an enthusiastic welcome, the audience were whistling ,cheering and applauding, Gordon just stood at the front of the stage taking it all in, I think he was moved by the welcome he got. He turned, picked up the D18 and launched into Sweet Guinevere, sadly I never took note book nor pen to the concert so cannot give an accurate setlist. I sat at the airport this morning and wrote down as many of the tunes he did that I could remember.

They were:

Sweet Guinevere
Clouds of Loneliness
Ribbon of Darkness
Waiting For You
The Watchman's Gone
Carefree Highway
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Never Too Close
Spanish Moss
Restless
14 Karat Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Let It Ride
Don Quixote
A Painter Passing Through
Sundown
IYCRMM (which got a tremendous response)
Now And Then
Baby Step Back
Shadows
Early Morning Rain

The above are not in the correct order.

He started the second half with The Pony Man

He encored with Rainy Day People and Cold on the Shoulder.

He also did 2 tunes I cannot recall, Segwaying from one to the other.

He did not do Canadian Railroad trilogy.

As I said at the top it was outstanding and I and the audience enjoyed it, he got a standing ovation at the end. Gordon and the band must have been overjoyed, especially as it is 35 years since his last visit. It is a big venue, was not full but it was a good three quarters full.
A great night. I am now looking forward to Birmingham on the 27th. I will note the setlist there.

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Old 05-19-2016, 10:41 AM   #2
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thanks for the update and setlist - so happy to hear from several folks that the concert was awesome!
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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I thought I'd posted this earlier:
CARTER:""Day 1 of our European tour with The Gord Lightfoot band. Here's a photo from the stage at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow Scotland. We'll be performing tonight to a sold out audience. I'm switching up my gear a bit for this tour and will be playing my Breedlove Performance Focus through an AER compact 60 acoustic guitar amp. So far I love the on stage tone. The electric is a 1966 Gibson ES-335 TD. The Amp is an AER compact 60 acoustic guitar amp.


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Old 05-19-2016, 12:15 PM   #4
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Minstrel of the Dawn was in there somewhere...
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:31 PM   #5
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You are absolutely right, I have added 2 more since my first post.
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:34 PM   #6
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ah - DQ and APPT ... !!
so this is the list: ?? (but not in chronological order) (He usually segues from Ribbon of Darkness into Sundown)
Sweet Guinevere
Clouds of Loneliness
Ribbon of Darkness
Waiting For You
The Watchman's Gone
Carefree Highway
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Never Too Close
Spanish Moss
Restless
14 Karat Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Let It Ride
Don Quixote
A Painter Passing Through
Sundown
Now And Then
Baby Step Back
Shadows
Early Morning Rain
Pony Man
Rainy Day People
Cold on the Shoulder
Minstrel of The Dawn
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:53 PM   #7
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Ribbon of Darkness was interesting, as when Gordon got to the final lyric "Ribbon of Darkness" he stopped and the band finished it with a low "Ohhhh verrr Meeeee" There was no segue into Sundown.

The list is from memory, I cannot recall the 2 songs he segued Yes, not in chronological order. I have just remembered he also did Beautiful.

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:29 AM   #8
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sadly I never took note book nor pen to the concert so cannot give an accurate setlist........
He also did 2 tunes I cannot recall, Segwaying from one to the other.
Well done GYM
But you could learn and practise a mnemonic method for remembering lists
see
http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/remember.html
"In the number-rhyme system, you create a word which sounds like each of the numbers 1 to 10. Derren Brown uses these words: 1-bun, 2-shoe, 3-tree, 4-door, 5-hive, 6-sticks, 7-heaven, 8-gate, 9-line, 10-hen. Say you want to remember telephone, sausage, monkey in order. You might picture a bun in the shape of a telephone with the buttons in the form of currants, then a sausage filling up an empty shoe, next monkey in a tree. You have the idea."
I learnt that one from a great UK television series "Use Your head" by Tony Buzan
there is a series of 14 videos on Youtube of that BBC series for example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Sxmgq2ZOM
describes that number-rhyme system
One link that I recently made was for two shoe
I visualized footprints on the Moon in the "Sea of Tranquility":where else !!)
I use the following for songs 1-10 (image stored on Facebook)

I always use those 10 words ( albeit I use "bun" for one and I find that vine for nine is better than "line", often thinking that a glass of wine is Beautiful: it surprising how often that song is the ninth!!) for the first set (after 10 I improvise) for example 11 is the number of players in a cricket team etc
I then start at 1 again for the second set and repeatedly run through both listings in my head as
the concert continues whilst trying not to confuse the images from the two sets!!
for suggested images up to 20 see:-
http://www.proprofs.com/flashcards/s...etree-mnemonic
I would have wagered that the segue pair were the usual Ribbon of Darkness (with "over you" deliberately omitted then Sundown.otherwise it might have been DSMMM or Spanish Moss
plus A.N.Other??
I have carefully perused the comments on the Glasgow show on Facebook in the threads on the GL Fan Club member page at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GordonLightfootFanClub/
and noted these two very relevant comments:-
1 Lyn Milne There were a few, High and Dry was one, but he also had a cold . He could have done anything, the audience behind him 150% !!!
and after Char posted a link on that Facebook timeline to rhe setlist such as it was
Phil Hines (of Newcaster UK) added this comment "Minstrel of the Dawn which I thought he did superbly"
If he really did add High and Dry I think it would be the first addition to the list of songs "on rotation" for ages .
I had thought that he might have added Daylight Katy since it was a minor hit in the UK climbing to #41


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Old 05-20-2016, 06:44 PM   #9
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RICK:On May 16, we left Toronto on a flight to Great Britain. 2 days later we performed in Glasgow, Scotland here at the Royal Theater. The last time we played in Glasgow was May 16, 1981, 35 years ago at the Appolo Theater. A fabulous, enthusistic crowd greeted us and erased any thoughts of the cool Scottish rain outside.

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Old 05-21-2016, 07:44 AM   #10
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{QUOTE}Well done GYM
But you could learn and practise a mnemonic method for remembering lists
see
http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/remember.html
"In the number-rhyme system, you create a word which sounds like each of the numbers 1 to 10. Derren Brown uses these words: 1-bun, 2-shoe, 3-tree, 4-door, 5-hive, 6-sticks, 7-heaven, 8-gate, 9-line, 10-hen. Say you want to remember telephone, sausage, monkey in order. You might picture a bun in the shape of a telephone with the buttons in the form of currants, then a sausage filling up an empty shoe, next monkey in a tree. You have the idea."
I learnt that one from a great UK television series "Use Your head" by Tony Buzan
there is a series of 14 videos on Youtube of that BBC series for example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Sxmgq2ZOM

Thank you John, but, with respect, Life's too short, I will stick to my trusty note book and pen. (When I remember to take them)
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #11
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CARTER: Hello Newcastle!
Today we drove roughly 4 hours North through the rain from Liverpool to Newcastle UK. We're performing tonight at the Town Hall a quaint performance hall in the center of the city. Looks like my chromatic tuner has decided to quit on me. Time to visit a music store in England! Yeah baby!


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Old 05-21-2016, 03:33 PM   #12
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RICK: Heading North thru the rain and construction to Newcastle
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:26 PM   #13
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SETLIST:

Glasgow, UK
Royal Concert Hall - May 18, 2016
Sweet Guinevere
Did She Mention My Name
Waiting For You
Never Too Close
Don Quixote
Clouds Of Loneliness
A Painter Passing Through
Spanish Moss
Shadows
Beautiful
The Watchman's Gone
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Carefree Highway

The Pony Man
Now And Then
Ribbon Of Darkness
Sundown
14 Karat Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Minstrel Of The Dawn
Rainy Day People
Let It Ride
If You Could Read My Mind
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Rainy Day People
Cold On The Shoulder
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