Robert Randall from Los Angeles, California
80TH YEARS STRONG TOUR AT THE ROSE IN PASADENA
Absolutely amazing concert. Gordon Lightfoot sounded as good, at 80, as he did at 40. He put on a great show, sang beautifully, and was very entertaining. I took my mom for her 91st birthday which was the same day as the concert, March 10, 2019, and she absolutely loved it. He sang his greatest songs such as Sundown, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, If You could Read my Mind. Gordon Lightfoot had some of his greatest hits while I was in high school, so it really took me back. My mom did not know much about his music, but she fell in love with him during this concert. My mom and I had the best time and I will always remember both Gordon Lightfoot's performance and my mom's 91st birthday. Thank you for a wonderful performance and a wonderful time with my mom.
Elaine and Alan Pollard from Ottawa Ontario Canada
Wonderful show in Ottawa on. Sept.1 His diction is not good,however his guitar playing is as good as ever my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert
Chris Will from Phoenix, Arizona
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PERFORMANCE
Of course he doesn't sound like he did 20 nor 30 years ago. He's had years and miles added on since then. I have friends & relatives who have passed and I would give anything to hear them sing just one more time, no matter their voice, it's them I love and now miss. As long as he wants to perform I want to hear him and all the history in the voice he has left.
Dave mclennan from trail bc
i saw him in 2015 in the small town of trail bc when he sang summer side of life it brought tears to my eyes he was powerful with his words and music 1 of a kind man thanks gord
Garry Marnoch from Pontypool, Ontario
GORDON LIGHTFOOT REOPENS MASSEY HALL
What a night to anticipate! the reopening of Toronto's premier concert venue, by one of its best-loved and most frequent performers! Looked forward to this for months: Gordie at Massey in November is a stirring recall of youth.. The standing applause was for Gordie's Life Achievement, not for this concert. His voice has lost its timbre, its resonance. He is frail and thin. More credit to him for going on the toad when many people his age are in care homes. But he is no longer the Gordie that we know. A day later, the strongest impression was the best most haunting version of "Edmund Fitzgerald" I ever heard. His backup group gave the best interpretation and was worth the whole evening. They did a great job all through the night. But it was sad, in the way of last things. Like the last formal dance at high school. Like the final visit to your parents' house after they pass away. Gordie should have retired while still on top. But even so, I would not have missed this concert.
Jen from Boston, Massachusetts
While it was wonderful to see the legend in person, the performance was disappointing, Understandably, Lightfoot’s frailty and inability to sing with his old beautiful timbre and strength made the performance a sad and disappointing experience. We could barely hear him or understand what he was singing or saying. I don’t begrudge his desire to keep performing but the performance was definitely not worth the price of a ticket.
Bernard Gauvin from Worcester, Mads
WORCESTER MASS REVIEW
Mixed emotion about seeing this legend. 1. The obvious - he’s 80+ And his abilities have diminished. 2. The crowd LOVED it and willed him on as we sang to our favorites. This man is loved/respected and while we can say that it would have been better to have seen him 20 years ago, I can say that the price of the ticket was a small price to pay to say thank you to this legend and have the opportunity to show our appreciation for a great career. Overall, if you go there in anticipation of hearing him like you did on vinyls 50 years ago - you will be disappointed. But if you are a TRUE fan don’t miss your chance to show appreciation.
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