WAITING SO LONG
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2007
1) It Doesn't Matter Anymore (PAUL ANKA)
2) Early Morning Rain (GORDON LIGHTFOOT)
3) Mennonite Man (LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN)
4) River Road (SYLVIA FRICKER TYSON)
5) Waiting So Long (RAY MATERICK)
6) Harvest Moon (NEIL YOUNG)
7) Farmer's Song (MURRAY McLAUCHLAN)
8) Four Strong Winds (IAN TYSON)
9) Snowbird (GENE MACLELLAN)
10) Big Yellow Taxi (JONI MITCHELL)
11) Song For The Mira (ALLISTER MACGILLIVRAY)
12) This Country (LINDSAY THOMAS MORGAN)
ALL INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS PERFORMED AND RECORDED BY LINDSAY
EXCEPT 'MENNONITE MAN"
CRAIG BIGNELL: DRUMS - PERCUSSION
ANDREW AFFLEC: BASS GUITAR
Recorded at HOLSTEIN STUDIOS, ONTARIO, CANADA.
Final Mastering by RANDALL COUSINS at ROTONOTO STUDIOS,
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.
PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN & GRAPHICS BY BOB WARREN
LINDSAY PORTRAIT BY DARLENE MORGAN
LINDSAY'S SONG NOTES: Order from
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from this CD
IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE: This huge BUDDY HOLLEY hit was written in the 50s by OTTAWA born PAUL ANKA.
For the first few years of my career in CANADA, Paul's dad ANDY ANKA was my manager. A very sweet and gentle man.
EARLY MORNING RAIN: One of the first "live" concerts I saw in CANADA was GORDON LIGHTFOOT. He was just starting to gain recognition. During the show he broke his guitar pick, and asked the audience if anyone had one on them. (All guitarists keep one in their pocket). I rushed to the stage with one in hand, BUT, alas, somebody beat me to it. I still love all his early material, and as I write this, he still has my old keyboard player MIKE HEFFERNAN.
MENNONITE MAN: This is one of my own compositions. It's a new recording. Originally released on the vinyl album "MORGAN" Phonodisc Records. This 1979 "Regional Hit" cried out to be included on this CANADIAN CD. It fits so well and deserved to be heard on CD format.
RIVER ROAD: SYLVIA FRICKER TYSON came from CHATHAM, ONTARIO. So does my wife DARLENE. So I know the town and the road. Always loved this song. I had to change the words slightly, as it's written for a female solo, but I think it still works well.
WAITING SO LONG: If you read the "MORGAN" Band page, you will remember that some of my old band members became RAY MATERICK's Band. (He wrote this song). He came to my old farm in the 70s and we did a mini concert together. I still love his early albums he did on WEA Records. This is just one of the many album cuts I especially love, and it made a great CD title.
HARVEST MOON: Ever since NIEL YOUNG released this wonderful song, and I started including it in my live show, it has remained a number one favorite with me and the audiences.
FARMER'S SONG: Great idea for a song by MURRAY McLAUCHLAN. I fell in love with this tune when I first heard it in 1972 . Always knew I would record it one day.
FOUR STRONG WINDS: This IAN TYSON gem was the first song I learnt when I came to CANADA. I've sung it consistently since then, and never tired of it.
SNOWBIRD: I used to do CBC Radio and TV shows with GENE MACLELLAN way back in 1968. He seemed such a shy, humble man. Whenever I hear this song I always think of him.
BIG YELLOW TAXI: Heck! You've got to have at least one JONI MITCHELL song on a CANADIAN CD.
SONG FOR THE MIRA: I first heard this on the flip side of an ANN MURRAY record. This ALLISTER MACGILLIVRAY song paints so vivid a description of this beautiful part of CANADA, I just had to see it for myself. A few years ago my family and I did an East Coast Tour. What can I say? There's no place like the East Coast of CANADA. The people, the culture, the music, the scenery, the food, etc.,etc.
THIS COUNTRY: I just wanted to write a simple song, how I feel about this country I have made my home. Yeah it's a little corny, but it's straight from the heart.