Sunday, September 11, 2011

three songs

This song was written by Hamilton Camp and was recorded in 1964 by Gordon Lightfoot on his first album Lightfoot! which was released two years later.  It is my favourite album of all of his great works probably because it is his only true "folk" album. He is accompanied only by his own guitar and harmonica.  The song Pride of Man was apparently written in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis but when listened to in the post 9/11 world it is eerily prescient of what happened on that terrible day exactly 10 years ago.



This next song is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the American people and especially to the heroes who rushed to the scene risking their own lives to save others.

You Raise Me Up / Celtic Woman



This last song echoes my hope for peace for all in the future.

I Have a Dream  / ABBA

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful choices of music. Ah, the young Lightfoot! He might have lost some timbre with the years, but even today, he's good. Celtic Woman - what can one say? Hyperbole does them justice. :) Thank you, Phylly.

fitzg

phylly3 said...

@fitzg -- Thanks so much for commenting! I was feeling a bit lonely here. :) Glad you liked my musical selections. I know that You Raise Me Up has been overused but I still love it.

DEZMOND said...

I love both Celtic Women and Abba!

phylly3 said...

@Dezz- Thanks for your comment, glad you like the music! :)