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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, February 15, 1972

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tribute to
Schubert
The first vocal recital for the
Power Center will be held this
Thursday featuring the baritone
of the Metropolitan Opera Com-
pany, Hermann Prey.
Prey will sing a collection of
18 Schcbert songs, among those
Schwanengesang, in recognition
of the 175th anniversary of the
composer's birth.
Born in Berlin Prey began his
career by winning the Meister-
singer Competition sponsored by
the U.S. Armed Forces in Ger-
many in 1952. He later appeared
with Eugene Ormandy, the Wash-
ington National Symphony, the
Hamburg Opera, and the Vienna
State Opera.
Tickets, priced at $6, 5, 4, and
3, are available at the Burton
Memorial Tower or at the Power
Center box office beginning at
6:30 Thursday.
At State and Liberty
TATE
Program Information 662-6264
Open~ 1 P.M. Daily
5 P.M.-7 P.M.-9 P.M.
"IT'S A SIZZLER"
-Detroit News
"ONE OF THE
YEAR'S TEN BEST"
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ers . . . I doubt if you'll
see anything quite as
devostating.y
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It'et bitter here'

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By ROB BIER the EN
Can a 33-year-old singer/song- It had
writer find fame after years of nowher
honest toil and still remain than m
honest? Sometimes. And Satur- Warn
day night at Hill Auditorium, opened
Gordon Lightfoot gave a sellout strel o
crowd glimpses from both sides muggin
of the door which leads to fame. a step-
On the "outside" he was the sort of
unassuming "minstrel of the the son
dawn," singing his ballads of and ag
wandering and of bittersweet ing-sin
love with -the intensity and feel- a whil
ing- they require. "Inside" the got abs
door. Lightfoot looked the hip "As
folksinger, with his Dylanesque And so
beard, see-through lace shirt, long I,
denim. bells and white leather generat
boots. He strutted around the Cohen
stage "like Arnold Palmer when got th
he makes a long putt -as one you're
concertgoer put it-mugging, gig- started
gling and exchanging mysterious We'
looks with his sidemen. said. "
Throughout his two sets, Light- five y
foot stepped back and forth wife is
through that door. It was discon- her $20
certing. at first, but one began her."
gradually to sense that all this jointed
was. not s i m p 1 e buffoonery. intro b
Something :was out of whack, mike.
and it seemed to be hurting. "it .
-Things remained strangely life- and sw
less; despite the noisey applause, Side,"
through the first half of the set. streets
Then -came : "Don Quixote," a how g
new song, somewhat in the fash- bad it
ion of his earlier "Finders Keep- The
ers," :but with a more powerful numbi
melody and a veritable flood of broket
one-liners describing people of all silly ar
sorts. The au(
Finally he seemed to be en- Ligh
joying a song, and the next one, bars of
"On Susan's Floor," was even logy,'
better. A sad/happy reminisence again,
of times and people, he simply tried
closed his eyes and sang. No again,
grotesque faces. No v a c a n t memb
stares. Fina
After the set was over, the Young
thing which struck me most was perb j
the labored apology he gave for triology
accepting $2,000 to do a gig at this ti

'ACT rally two years ago.
seemed to spring from
e, but had more feeling
ost of the songs he did.
med up at last, Lightfoot
the second set with "Min-
f the Dawn" and more
ng. On the line, "just like
'n-fetchit here," a broken
half-laugh almost stopped
ng. Another wistful ballad
ain, he was simply sing-
mply. Things were nice for
e, and then the weirdness
solutely thick.
you might know, I'm 33.
ometimes I wonder how
can continue to bridge the
Lions. But as Leonard
says, 'As long as you've
he gleam in your' eye,
all right.' " Then, he
in on hi sestranged wife.
re getting a divorce," he
It's been going on for five
ears now. Wherever my
now-in her Porsche or
00,000 mansion-this is to
The delivery was flat, dis-
; no hype. And as the
began, he stepped to the
gets bitter here," he said,
Wang into "Try to See My
a song of knocking around
and bars; remembering
od it had been and how
became.
effect was stunning, if not,
ng, but a few more songs
that up. Then, he told a
nd slightly off-color story.
idience tittered, uneasy.
bMoot began the opening
>f "Canadian Railroad Tri-
and stopped. Started
and broke it off. Then he
"Changes" and halted
joking, "Jeez. I don't re-
er that."
lly, he sang. "Come In
Stranger" and did a su-
rob. Then he started the
y again, and kept it going
me. Later, Lightfoot said

that after that "ridiculous story,
I found in all honesty that I
couldn't go into the trilogy."
But the time for honesty had
come at long last. With its visions
of virgin wilderness and man's
(no women on the roadgangs)
struggle against it, this song
meant something to him.
The applause was wild, and he
came back for two encores,
Dylan'sb"North CountryeFair"
and his own first big one, "Early
Morning Rain."
Later, in his dressingroom,
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folk-
singer and songwriter, talked
about touring.
"I'll do this for a while, until
I get to the point where I'm what
you call financially secure,'whe
said. "Then, I'd like to try and
help some people, if I can. I
don't know ."
But he had a gleam in his
eye. Sometimes.
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