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Old 07-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Harmony: I Broke My Own Rule

Way back in 2006 I began to buy Gord's albums. I first bought Lightfoot! and decided I would buy them all in chronological order bit by bit. I broke the rule once and bought Salute when I was only supposed to be around Old Dan's Records. I got back on track after that and got them all right up to Waiting For You. I sort of fell of the wagon again at Christmas and bought myself Songbook before A Painter Passing Through.

Last week, I did it again! I bought Harmony having not yet got Painter. The reason? I'd heard Clouds of Loneliness online and it sounded so good I had to have the record. In my mind I've never really wanted Harmony much I always thought for some reason, it wouldn't be good, it would be a rehash and Gord's voice would be poor. But I must say it is a really good record, it has a sort of Don Quioxte era low-keyed consistency to it. I think it stands with anything in his discography and in a way seems superior to some of the '80s sonic experiments.

It's a really nice feeling when you think you won't hear anything "great" from one of your favourites and you do. River of Light is probably the stand out for me. Another of Gord's "anthems".
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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I like Harmony a lot too, youngstranger. I didn't buy the cds chronologically, but tend to listen that way. Every time I play it, I'm pleasantly surprised again at how good it is. River of Light, Sometimes I Wish and Clouds of Loneliness are standouts IMO.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:11 AM   #3
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IRiver of Light, Sometimes I Wish and Clouds of Loneliness are standouts IMO.
and mine, too
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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It's a really nice feeling when you think you won't hear anything "great" from one of your favourites and you do. River of Light is probably the stand out for me. Another of Gord's "anthems".
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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That reminds me...I need to listen to 'Harmony' again. It's been a while.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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That reminds me...I need to listen to 'Harmony' again. It's been a while.
I was just thinking the same . It became my favorite GL album for awhile but it's been several months since I've listened to it. Mostly just having the radio on these days.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #7
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I myself dont listen to the radio much any more, thank goodness for CD player's in automobiles.
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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When I found "Waiting for You" waiting for me after more years than I care to count... Man what an album!! with Salute waiting in the wings! I think this was some of Gord's best stuff!!! IMHO

Seems there are always undiscovered gems waiting for us...

So as for "Rules"? sounds like a good plan, but sometimes one needs to be somewhat spontaneous....
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:10 PM   #9
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Harmony is a beautiful CD. The first time I played it while multitasking, I thought "OK, this is nice"; it wasn't until I sat down and really listened to it free of distraction that I came to realize how lovely this final recording (to date) is.

Gordon's music grabs hold by stealth and then stays with one forever. (I jokingly refer to it as the "crack cocaine" of adult contemporary, lol) That's at least been my experience and as I discovered last year, the experience of so many folks at Corfid who continue to post about their "decades long" appreciation for the man.

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Old 09-05-2010, 02:30 PM   #10
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Harmony is a beautiful CD. The first time I played it while multitasking, I thought "OK, this is nice"; it wasn't until I sat down and really listened to it free of distraction that I came to realize how lovely this final recording (to date) is.

Gordon's music grabs hold by stealth and then stays with one forever. (I jokingly refer to it as the "crack cocaine" of adult contemporary, lol) That's at least been my experience and as I discovered last year, the experience of so many folks at Corfid who continue to post about their "decades long" appreciation for the man.

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Old 09-05-2010, 06:37 PM   #11
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oh great redhead!!! Glad to know you had a chance to sit down and listen to Harmony and enjoyed it. I actually listened to it last week in my car -my CD player isn't working and I had been listening to the radio but decided to pop the cassette in.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:42 PM   #12
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Hi, I too thought 'Harmony' maybe wouldn't be as good ('Painter' had some rough spots with Gord's voice, too much twangy country, but also some nice songs, etc.), but like you, boy was I pleasently surprised! I think 'Harmony' and 'Waiting for you' are two of his very best collections of songs. Is there anyone else out there who actually likes Gord's later works better than much of the earlier as I do? I'd think that's unusual, but there it is! I sure wish he'd record again, a new album would be SO WELCOME!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:05 PM   #13
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I think Harmony has some nicer tunes than APPT, except for Ring-Neck Loon, and Much To My Surprise. APPT is well-produced but songs from Harmony and Waiting For you are more enjoyable to me and more of a return to a simpler sound.
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