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haresfur
(The Golden Triangle)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 17:49
 

 Netsirk97 wrote:
I'm partial to the Ian & Sylvia version of this song.  

 
I always had trouble imagining that Sylvia had an interest in liquor, much less fast women.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 17:42
 

 Netsirk97 wrote:
I'm partial to the Ian & Sylvia version of this song.  

 
Me too.  But l love 'em all.  

Many friends could play and sing this song too.  I enjoyed those live covers too.  
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 16, 2017 17:40
 

 Proclivities wrote:

...... He's still alive, by the way.

 
And playing.  
NickDanger
(in absentia)
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:18
 

 junebaby65 wrote:
Brings back lots of memories of radio during the 70's.

 
Agreed.
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:17
 

Brings back lots of memories of radio during the 70's.
onerb
(Connecticut, US)
Posted: Aug 17, 2017 5:56
 

Divine
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 15:41
 

 Proclivities wrote:
I don't think very many people consider him a one hit wonder; he had several Top 40 hits in the US, and even more in Canada.  He's still alive, by the way.
 
Too true, Proclivities.
Here's a handful of his Canadian hits (and this is by no means a complete list).
Any Canuck over 55 probably knows them all:

Early Morning Rain
For Lovin' Me
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Pussywillows, Cat-Tails
Bitter Green
If You Could Read My Mind
Summer Side of Life
Cotton Jenny
Beautiful
Sundown
Carefree Highway
Rainy Day People
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Daylight Katy
The Circle is Small
I'm Not Sayin'
Ribbon Of Darkness
Song For A Winter's Night
Softly
For Lovin' Me
Did She Mention My Name
Steel Rail Blues
Wherefore And Why
Early Morning Rain
Minstrel Of The Dawn
Don Quixote
Black Day in July
Home From the Forest


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 13:34
 

 kcar wrote:
...

I echo that thanks for playing more Gordon Lightfoot. The guy had (has?) a great voice and likely got pigeonholed as one-hit wonder because of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." 
 
I don't think very many people consider him a one hit wonder; he had several Top 40 hits in the US, and even more in Canada.  He's still alive, by the way.
kylieh
(Gibsons, BC, Canada)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 13:32
 

When I was younger and growing up in Ontario, I used to think Gordon Lightfoot was SO nerdy. Now I'm hitting 51 and like him more and more. Uh oh.
Queue
(ROKville, MD)
Posted: May 17, 2017 11:20
 

My father and his friends used to get together and jam out all of their favorite folk songs. (This was during the late 60s, early 70s.)

This was a staple, and I've always loved it.
Angry_Old_Man
Posted: May 17, 2017 11:14
 

I am partial to the Gordon Lightfoot version. 
Netsirk97
Posted: May 17, 2017 11:12
 

I'm partial to the Ian & Sylvia version of this song.  
George_Tirebiter
(Phoenix)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 17:45
 

Great song.  Eva Cassidy does a nice version of this. 
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Feb 14, 2017 17:43
 

A favourite hitch-hiking, rambling song from back in the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Canadian AM and FM stations gave this one lots of play.

From the north shore of Lake Superior to the Cape Breton highlands, this one brings back a lot of memories. 
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Jan 14, 2017 22:23
 

 FlatCat wrote:
Always liked Tom Rush's version of this. No sappy violins. But props to GL for writing it. 

 
I like Peter, Paul and Mary's version with the vocal harmonies.
Bluenoser
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 17:12
 

This is not the original version from the album cover showing. The original is less produced, just the guitar, and it is the best version. Lightfoot never releases the same song arrangement twice, he always re-records the songs for greatest hits albums etc to change it up. This version would be from one of the compilations.
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Nov 14, 2016 16:51
 

Always liked Tom Rush's version of this. No sappy violins. But props to GL for writing it. 
joelbb
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 14:34
 

Without a doubt his best tune (let the Edmund Fitzgerald sink!), it's been covered all over.  Peter, Paul and Mary cut the most popular version, but it was a late-folk era standard, covered by many (see below).  It is one of the bluest of the genre, evoking solitude, loneliness and self-disapointment like no other.  Gave it a 9.
kylieh
(Gibsons, BC, Canada)
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 14:31
 

A nice surprise to see how high this rates on RP.

Here in Canada we're kind of OD'ed on him, but that doesn't mean he isn't good. 
JNiel
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 14:30
 

Great song. I have to say however that I prefer Tony Rice's version from Me and My Guitar over Gordon's original. 

Tony's just sounds timeless to me.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCcHvmBqclY

 
Chrislee523
(Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Sep 13, 2016 6:27
 

6am PDT and a wonderful little set to start one's day with:  the Moodies' "Departure & Ride My See-Saw," the Call's "Let the Day Begin," and this.
9am in my time zone, tho, and I've been at work a couple hours already, but it still put a spring in my stride and a smile on my face.
fitmartin
(mountains, rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 10, 2016 6:28
 

Another Canadian singing legend along with many others, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Sara McLauglin, Bruce Cockburn, Gord Downie and so on!

{#Heartkiss}
kanga311
Posted: May 09, 2016 5:23
 

 gregskrtic wrote:
Gordon Lightfoot is truly the man with the golden voice! 

 
I feel he is truly underrated! {#Clap}
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Apr 07, 2016 4:11
 

Another masterpiece from one of the world's greatest troubadours!{#Notworthy}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Mar 06, 2016 10:12
 

I think this is the second GL song I've ever heard  (looks James Dean-ish on the album  : )     
kcar
Posted: Dec 02, 2015 23:13
 

 Bluenoser wrote:
Had to give this version a 9. The 10 is reserved for the original from his first album for which the cover is shown. Gord always records new versions of the songs on any of his compilations.
 

 

I thought this had an awfully 70s sound (the string section especially) while listening to it and was very surprised to see that the album came out in '66. It'd be interesting to hear the original. This live '69 BBC version 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFJ5Bj_put0

doesn't sound too different from what I just heard here. According to the captions on that YouTube link, Elvis Presley covered this in '72! 

I echo that thanks for playing more Gordon Lightfoot. The guy had (has?) a great voice and likely got pigeonholed as one-hit wonder because of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." 

An extra treat here: a very iffy video of Johnny Cash and Gord from '69:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-kZB-Omn6g 
gregskrtic
(Falls Church, VA)
Posted: Dec 02, 2015 22:59
 

Gordon Lightfoot is truly the man with the golden voice! 
Bluenoser
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
Posted: Nov 01, 2015 16:20
 

Had to give this version a 9. The 10 is reserved for the original from his first album for which the cover is shown. Gord always records new versions of the songs on any of his compilations.
 
dirtbagpook
(BC)
Posted: Nov 01, 2015 16:15
 

Lightfoot on the record player, sitting around the log fireplace, enjoying his songs with my first girlfriend. What memories. What a songwriter!
Thank you for playing!  
jmkate
(nearly under a stack of books)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:51
 

More Gordon, please?
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:47
 

 DaveInVA wrote:
This hasn't been played here in 10 years....

Great song. 

 
This may be the first time it has been played here - at least according to the "Last Played : Never" indication when you click on the album cover.  I've always liked this tune, haven't heard it in a while.
pvg44
(Wayland, MA)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:45
 

One of the songs that I will always stop what I'm doing to listen to.  I can feel the rain keeping me wet and cold when it plays.
Keef
(Confluence of the American River)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:45
 

Nice to see early morning rain in Northern California!
jackie0
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:44
 

Love this.
Ian Tyson did a great cover of this song, along with Sylvia.  
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:43
 

Always enjoyed this, one of Lightfoot's best.
AhhtheMusic
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:43
 

So sweet to hear Gordon Lightfoot again.  I loved his music when growing up. 
DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:42
 

This hasn't been played here in 10 years....

Great song. 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:42
 

Godlike Lightfoot.
plutodazed
(Woodstock, GA)
Posted: Oct 23, 2005 20:42
 

This song captures the man's sadness, emptiness and longings.

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00