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Old 07-02-2003, 07:20 PM   #26
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I read all posts and just had to reply. I'm familiar with every album (CD) cover and I would put them in best to least order like this:Sundown/
Don Quixote/
Back Here On Earth/
Songbook/
Gord's Gold/Gord's Gold II/
Sit Down Young Stranger/Summertime Dream/Endless Wire/East Of Midnight/
Summer Side Of Life/Classic Masters/Lightfoot/Did She Mention My Name?/
Cold On The Shoulder/The Way I Feel/Old Dan's Records/Shadows/Dream Street Rose/
A Painter Passing Through/
Waiting For You and Salute.

I put Salute last because,to me,it's dull. Someone said it looks like Gordon before the show. I disagree,being 1983 when his popular status was on the wane,this picture makes it look as if no one showed up for the show! If he was wearing what he had on for the weather,that's okay.

...but if they were trying to update his look for the 80's they did not succeed. I put the Shadows cover higher because I feel the fact that it alters his look is kind of spooky in a somehow interesting way. (Actually,it makes him look like David Crosby!) The way his eyes look on Dream Street Rose,he looks as if he just stubbed his toe or something!

Sundown to Endless Wire,I like beacuse they are either outdoor locations or kind of look like Gord has the very late afternoon sun on his face. Those pictures are very elemental in saying what Gord's music is. Honest and open and right out there,without the profanity of today's music.

Gord sings about the Canadian outdoors,the ocean and sailing and other outdoor or country metaphores. The covers in black & white are after these because they are B&W and evoke a more serious mood."LIGHTFOOT" to "O.D's Rec."-they are kind of interesting but not spectacular to me.

"Waiting" should have put the back picture on the front and "Painter" looks like Gordon sitting somewhere with just the sun coming in through the window. That's kind of depressing to me for it's not the same as the other LP's that use daylight. Well,that's my LP cover revue,if you disagree,you have a right to. Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!

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Old 07-02-2003, 07:29 PM   #27
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That's interesting about Salute. I always felt it was after a concert, Gord was packed up and ready to head out. He looks a bit weary like he's about to go out and spend a while signing autographs, shaking hands, and of course the inevitable slaps on the back. Not that he doesn't like it, but he's gone thru it so many times. The album is a bit pared down, no strings, or fancy arrangements, so is the photo.
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Old 07-02-2003, 07:29 PM   #28
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That's interesting about Salute. I always felt it was after a concert, Gord was packed up and ready to head out. He looks a bit weary like he's about to go out and spend a while signing autographs, shaking hands, and of course the inevitable slaps on the back. Not that he doesn't like it, but he's gone thru it so many times. The album is a bit pared down, no strings, or fancy arrangements, so is the photo.
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Old 07-02-2003, 11:12 PM   #29
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What the . . .

Gordon watches the Young and the Restless? Ye Gods what is this world coming to?

quote:Originally posted by Catharine:
Terry Clements said that Gord thinks he looks like Victor Newman from the Young and Restless on the East of Midnight Album cover! That's exactly what I thought!



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Old 07-03-2003, 10:49 AM   #30
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I did a quick Google for "young and restless" and could find no song containing those exact words but I did find on this site:- http://prismcanada.com/albums.php
that that phrase is the title of a 1980 album by Canadian group Prism. Hope that helps
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P.S. the lyrics to the song of that name are at http://prismcanada.com/showlyric.php...ungandrestless
I searched the site but found no mention of Victor Newman as either a current or past member of that group??

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Old 07-03-2003, 12:57 PM   #31
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Gordon mentions the Young an' the Restless in the song Restless.
With regard to album covers, I have often wondered about the artefacts pictured on Lighfoot Do they tell a story? Something like Dylan's Bringing it all Back Home.
The sailing ship reminds me of Restless 'Do ya get that restless yearning when you think about yer dad, And the scrimshaw that he had, Of an old schooner rovin' neath a sky that's ironclad'

Although the ship is not a schooner, and Gordon hadn't written the song then
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Old 07-03-2003, 02:52 PM   #32
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Glad to do so Brink! When I can't come up with a fresh topic or I just go to the old postings for the heck of it,I sometimes find a topic woth starting again. Either for that reason or it just looks incomplete. In 2000,it seems,there were only a handful of people up here. Now there's 100's,so more poeple can reply.//// Also,I tried posting this message here earlier but somehow it got on a different thread.> I stated that I thought the back picture on Salute might have made a better cover picture and also that I forgot Sunday Concert. I think it's an okay picture but the lighting makes his shirt appear pink! I also said that the Best of or Greatest Hits covers were not all that spectacular. His picture's on the front of them all but that's about the extent of it. To see all I did say go to "A Little Different". It's been the B! Catch ya on the flipside of Sundown!

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Old 07-03-2003, 06:26 PM   #33
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I have two different copies of Sunday Concert and neither have a picture of Gord with glasses, which one is the pic on?
Thanks Ben Dover I drew a blank on what song that was from.
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:12 PM   #34
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The best cover is Sundown. The 12 string guitar looks realy cool standing by Gordon's side. This was also the beginning of Gordon's extensive use of the 12 strings.
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Old 07-03-2003, 09:29 PM   #35
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The best cover ever has to be Don Quixote and there is no worst, only somewhat less than the best. The cover shot shows Gordon at his peak. Go get all the albums or CDs off the shelf and line them up and you'll see what I mean.

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Old 07-03-2003, 09:41 PM   #36
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stormshadow, salute album was a change for gord's sound songs like "someone to believe in' and "gotta get away" may be different but they're still good to listen to and after all its gord right now i am listening to "castles in the air" by don mclean, wonder what that would sound like if gord sang it
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Old 07-04-2003, 12:41 PM   #37
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Billw, I totally agree. Not only is Don Quixote my favorite album musically, it also has the best cover. Gord looks so handsome and enthusiastic, you just have to listen to it!
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Old 07-04-2003, 11:17 PM   #38
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Y&R is an American soap opera. Victor Newman is one of the long running characters on it, and a rather ruthless one to boot. And yes, there's a passing resemblance between Eric what's his name who plays Victor and the picture on the cover of East of Midnight. But Gordon would have to grow a mustache or Eric would have to shave one off. Plus I think Eric what's his name wears a rug.

Can ya tell I wasted a few years in my twenties watching the Young and the Restless?

quote:Originally posted by brink:
Thanks Borderstone for bringing this topic back up.
I really don't like the pictures on Waiting for You, I guess I am just a fan of the hairy lip.
Violet-this is the second time that I heard of the Y&R, its a line in one of his songs (title escapes me right now).
I like the picture on the GGII, but I like most of the covers too.


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Old 07-05-2003, 01:34 PM   #39
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Good question Brink!
Glasses what Glasses??
I often saw the UK issue of Sunday Concert with its blue cover while doing the periodical check for new Lightfoot releases when I was back in the UK. But I am sure that that cover does not show Gord with glasses.The little pic on Wayne's site http://www.lightfoot.ca is not clear enough to check but occasionally the UK album comes up on ebay and I have saved several jpegs used there none show glasses but maybe a circular shadow or "rings under his eyes" effect fooled Frank V there is for example a narrow scan on a current auction at:- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=1598
which I think proves my point.If Gord ever wears glasses there would surely be photos showing that fact in existance?
Of course he is wearing (sun)glasses on the "Endless Wire" cover and also they seem to me to be evident on the Early Lightfoot AME album cover. Also Frank if you read this how did you deduce that the "blue" SC cover has Massey Hall as its background the curtains might be from there but Gord I think does not usually sing on stage in front of said curtains!!!
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Old 07-05-2003, 03:57 PM   #40
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A Painter Passing Through is my favorite album cover. The warmth of the photograph matches well the warmth of the production of the music. Seeing the Endless Wire cover always makes me groan, so it is probably my least favorite. I don't care much for that album, musically, either (though the title track is definitely one of Lightfoot's coolest).
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Old 07-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #41
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by johnfowles:
[B]I did a quick Google for "young and restless" and could find no song containing those exact words but I did find on this site:- http://prismcanada.com/albums.php
that that phrase is the title of a 1980 album by Canadian group Prism. Hope that helps
John Fowles
P.S. the lyrics to the song of that name are at http://prismcanada.com/showlyric.php...ungandrestless
I searched the site but found no mention of Victor Newman as either a current or past member of that group??

Hi John, well you wouldn't find any mention of Victor Newman as a member of the Canadian rock group Prism, as he is a main character on the popular soap opera "The Young And Restless".Obviously not one of your viewing pleasures?

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Old 07-05-2003, 05:14 PM   #42
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by johnfowles:
[B]I did a quick Google for "young and restless" and could find no song containing those exact words but I did find on this site:- http://prismcanada.com/albums.php
that that phrase is the title of a 1980 album by Canadian group Prism. Hope that helps
John Fowles
P.S. the lyrics to the song of that name are at http://prismcanada.com/showlyric.php...ungandrestless
I searched the site but found no mention of Victor Newman as either a current or past member of that group??

Hi John, well you wouldn't find any mention of Victor Newman as a member of the Canadian rock group Prism, as he is a main character on the popular soap opera "The Young And Restless".Obviously not one of your viewing pleasures?

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Old 07-05-2003, 09:47 PM   #43
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In truth, my primary viewing pleasure when I watched WAS Victor Newman . . . eh, the whole reason actually that I watched.

Here's a link to an Eric Braeden picture. See if ya'll think there's a resemblance between the mythical Victor Newman and Gordon Lightfoot.
http://gallery.fansites.com/pics/FN-...edenprev2.html

quote:Hi John, well you wouldn't find any mention of Victor Newman as a member of the Canadian rock group Prism, as he is a main character on the popular soap opera "The Young And Restless".Obviously not one of your viewing pleasures?

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In truth, my primary viewing pleasure when I watched WAS Victor Newman . . . eh, the whole reason actually that I watched.

Here's a link to an Eric Braeden picture. See if ya'll think there's a resemblance between the mythical Victor Newman and Gordon Lightfoot.
http://gallery.fansites.com/pics/FN-...edenprev2.html

quote:Hi John, well you wouldn't find any mention of Victor Newman as a member of the Canadian rock group Prism, as he is a main character on the popular soap opera "The Young And Restless".Obviously not one of your viewing pleasures?

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:04 PM   #45
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I've always thought the cover of Endless Wire made Gord look like the typical American father of the '70s. With the big sunglasses & such. Kind of like my Dad used to wear. Later!
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:07 PM   #46
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The worst?
It has to be "Shadows".

Just goes to show you should never judge the content by the packaging.
{Its such a great album}

In your opinion which is the best and worst album cover?[/B][/QUOTE]

Did they blurr the front cover like that on purpose?
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Old 07-21-2003, 09:36 PM   #47
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Speaking of LP Covers,on Saturday I went and bought The Very Best Of Gordon Lightfoot Pt.2 from 1975. There is of course Pt.1 with it's dank B&W cover but this one has what looks like,a specialized painting of Gord on the front. It makes Gordon look like a very mellow guy but it's a cool picture. It's really the only reason I bought it. It's been me,later!

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:25 PM   #48
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I searched corfid for "czech" to garner some information for Petr Vitous the Czech owner/creator of the fine GL discography at:-
http://www.luma-electronic.cz/lp/l/Lightfoot/gordon.htm
I discovered this nice old topic to resurrect
OK OK my own choice of best album cover??
Well all I am going to say right now is that I am working on a multi-purpose "generic" design based on Don's recent great
Massey Hall picture:-

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In the web of wild design,
I do not know what fate is mine!
All the day sit and spin,
from:-
http://gordon-lightfoot-lyrics.wonde...pin,-Spin.html
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:03 PM   #49
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Best: Lightfoot!

Worst: Summertime Dream


Okay...my choices may be drastically different than some of yours
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:02 PM   #50
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My favourite cover is Summer Side of Life

Shadows, great album one of may fav's, really don't mind the cover I think it goes with the ablum actually but JMO
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