Elyce L. Block

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Birthday: Nov. 10


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The United Artists Collection ~ Gordon Lightfoot
The United Artists Collection ~ Gordon Lightfoot
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Heaven!, Feb. 19 2002
I just recently started getting into more of Gordon Lightfoot's music, beyond his songs that got airplay in the 70's and 80's. I purchased this CD set at the suggestion of many reviewers here on Amazon.com and received it a couple of weeks ago. I'm just sorry I wasn't aware of its existence before now.
Along with what I'm sure were several million other people, my first exposure to Gordon's music was "If You Could Read My Mind", a song I have always loved. I was totally unprepared for the treasure trove of songs in this collection. A few that I particularly like (so far) include a beautifully simple (and simply beautiful) cover of Phil Ochs' "Changes", "Softly", "I'm Not Sayin'",… Read more
Gord's Gold ~ Gordon Lightfoot
Gord's Gold ~ Gordon Lightfoot
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly gold, Feb. 18 2002
This is a great CD for people who wants to familiarize themselves with Lightfoot's early (60's - mid-70's) work. That being said, I wish he would have left tracks 1-9 in their original form. In my opinion those songs weren't written for a lot of added strings and other instruments, and the arrangements by Lee (quick - more violins!) Holdridge didn't do Mr. Lightfoot any favors. In addition, I don't know if the summer of '75 was a bad time healthwise for Gordon, but his voice sounded much weaker in the re-recorded tracks. ...
Okay, enough complaining. This CD also contains many great recordings, including "If You Could Read My Mind", "Beautiful", "Don Quixote", "Carefree Highway", etc… Read more