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And for our northern friends and fans of Gord:

by drpruner / November 10, 2005 8:25 AM PST
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by Dick White / November 10, 2005 10:28 AM PST

As all the LPs and tapes of my youth have been long ago lost or ruined, I have over the past decade or so replaced much of the good stuff with re-releases on CD of the originals or best-of compilations. My ''Best of Gordon Lightfoot'' disk doesn't have that track. I wonder why his producer didn't include it, but filled the disk with some other forgetable stuff?


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by Steven Haninger / November 10, 2005 10:46 AM PST
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I have three G.L vinyl recordings including "Best of..." and Summertime Dream which has "The Wreck of......". The Best of Gordon Lightfoot is on the United Artists label but Summertime Dream and Cold on the Shoulder (my other vinyl record) is on a Warner Brothers label. It's possible the "Best of.." album preceeded the others, actually. My Summertime Dream album shows a '76 date but can find nothing on the others. In fact, none of the songs on the WB albums are on the Best of album. One of the Best of songs is "Early Morning Rain" and another is "For Lovin' Me" which I think were from the '60s. Perhaps a "Best of the Best of G.L" will be releases. Because he appeared on more than one label, this could also be a factor as legal issues do happen. My guess anyway.

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Check here
by Evie / November 10, 2005 11:25 AM PST
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by Dick White / November 10, 2005 10:56 PM PST
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there's the "Best of..." album, and then there's the "Complete Best of..." album. I hadn't thought of the issue of different labels.


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by drpruner / November 12, 2005 5:15 AM PST
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'Label considerations' is probably the best guess. ''Best of Gordon Lightfoot'' would have to have it otherwise.

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But as Evie linked
by Steven Haninger / November 12, 2005 7:52 AM PST
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and I failed to research first, it appears that the "Best of..."album I have did precede his "Wreck of.." recording. Thus it's just how companies seem to market artists. I think when groups and singers start to fall behind on their productivity, these "special" albums appear. One could think that a "Best of ?" album infers the artist is, for one reason or another, no longer recording. It does not work this way. Some record companies make several compilations of old or remixed material to sell as new albums. When you buy it and start listening you realize you already have most of it. But it does look like Gordon's got a new "Best of" now so the old one is obsolete.

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(NT) (NT) so in fact, the ''best'' got ''better''? ;-)
by jonah jones / November 12, 2005 11:44 AM PST
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good links, thanks
by jonah jones / November 10, 2005 1:52 PM PST
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