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Subject: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: gord on 02/27/05 at 8:12 am

I've listed some of his better known songs from just the 60's which was just before the release of 'If You Could Read My Mind' in 70 or 71, the song that launched him. If I missed  your favorite please list it. I really can't choose a favorite :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/27/05 at 8:53 am

Black Day In July

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: sputnikcorp on 02/27/05 at 8:55 am

early mornin' rain

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/27/05 at 1:14 pm

I voted for For Lovin' Me followed by Early Morning Rain.





Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: Paul on 02/27/05 at 1:21 pm

Rather pitifully, I'm only au fait with 'Early Morning Rain' (although I am aware he'd been recording since the early 60s...)

But I'll certainly try and 'find' a few of those listed above...thank you...

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/27/05 at 1:28 pm


Rather pitifully, I'm only au fait with 'Early Morning Rain' (although I am aware he'd been recording since the early 60s...)

But I'll certainly try and 'find' a few of those listed above...thank you...



They are on "Gord's Gold, Vol 1"




Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 02/28/05 at 6:24 am

Early Mornin' Rain

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: bj26 on 02/28/05 at 7:07 am

Other - Sundown and Carefree Highway.

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: gord on 02/28/05 at 5:18 pm


Other - Sundown and Carefree Highway.



Great songs, both these were pretty well into the 70's, I think Sundown was his highest song on the charts, I think not sure :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: Tanya1976 on 02/28/05 at 6:39 pm


Black Day In July


There ya go!

Tanya

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: karaoke on 03/04/05 at 2:18 am

I have three: Canadian Railroad Trilogy, The Way I Feel and Go Go Round.

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: ktelqueen on 03/04/05 at 2:27 am

gord!missed this till right now..ok,if i've voted,that means you must  ;)

I'm Not Sayin' got my vote  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/04/05 at 2:38 am

I like them all, but "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" was my favorite from this lot!  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 03/04/05 at 2:39 am


Rather pitifully, I'm only au fait with 'Early Morning Rain' (although I am aware he'd been recording since the early 60s...)

But I'll certainly try and 'find' a few of those listed above...thank you...


Paul, I have no doubt that you'd like all of these songs... :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: gord on 03/04/05 at 5:14 am


gord!missed this till right now..ok,if i've voted,that means you must  ;)




ok Maria, it was hard to pick one but I went with 'Song For A Winters Night' :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: nally on 03/20/05 at 5:26 pm

I'm not too familiar with his early stuff...although my parents might be, since they like his music.

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/05 at 3:38 pm

Early Mornin' Rain

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: whistledog on 10/17/05 at 9:06 pm

Canadian Railroad Trilogy.  I really like that song :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: Mistress Leola on 10/20/05 at 1:01 pm

'Song for A Winter's Night' is most beautiful, but CRT is the most impressive.

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: lizjagger on 04/05/06 at 11:01 pm

my favourite is 'Go Go Round'

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: ktelqueen on 04/05/06 at 11:15 pm


ok Maria, it was hard to pick one but I went with 'Song For A Winters Night' :)


ok,so a year later that's actually my favourite these days too  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: 70sto80sGUY on 04/06/06 at 12:24 am

Hi Gord,

Of the songs you have listed, I think maybe 'song for a winter's night' get's my nod, though I like others there, like Canadian Railroad Trilogy. I have 2 CD's of his: 'Gords Gold', & 'If you could read my mind'.

From what I remember, Gordon Lightfoot was highly revered back in the mid 70's around Chicago way, where I was living at the time. He sang about the 'Minstrel of the Dawn', one of my favourites, & for me he is that minstrel incarnate .. a genuine legend. I want to mention his other songs ... not only 60's.

He had one that I find extremely hard to sing along with and keep myself from crying as I do so .. this one buckles my 'stiff upper lip' a lot. The song? 'Too late for praying' . I think that song deserves special mention.  :\'( :\'( :\'(

He had a song called 'Beautiful' : I remember being romantic to a girl I was involved with, who physically I'd honestly have to say wasn't beautiful. Nevertheless, I cared for her a great deal, & by her side I looked her in the eye whilst that song was playing and sang those lyrics to her 'I'm telling you, you're beautiful'. Drat, this guy stirs up my melancholy emotions .. where's that box of hankies. :\'(

'If you could read my mind' is a moving song too, especially when you've played the part of the hero, & it's all gone horribly wrong. 
'The hero often fails, & you wont' read that book again, because the endings just too hard to take ...... :\'(

I really like these a lot too: 'Carefree Highway', &  'Approaching Lavender'. 'Softly' is nice too.

When I saw Gordon Lightfoot was on the bill to appear in Canada at the recent 'Live 8' concert, I was very interested to find out what he looked like/sounded like now. I was able to watch it on the internet, albeit the size of a postage stamp on my slow connection. He was treated with awe by the crowd ... very enthusiastic they were  towards him. I wouldn't have recognised him though. He looks a fairly solid guy on 'Gord's Gold' ... although that was obviously around 30 years ago .... think he's about 70 now. So, his hair had receded/thinned a lot, & he looked quite gaunt to me. The voice and the guitar playing, however, were still quite remarkable. An artist that Canadians can be genuinely proud of.

8) ::)

Subject: Re: Favorite Gordon Lightfoot song, 60's only

Written By: Windbreaker05 on 04/06/06 at 12:28 am

Easily "Song For a Winter's Night" for me

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