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Gord Downie

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Gordon Downie  Chancellor   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Vancouver Divorce   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Pascal's Submarine   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Nothing But Heartache In Your Social Life   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Trick Rider   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Steeplechase   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Lofty Pines   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Insomniacs of the World, Good Night   buy on itunes
Gordon Downie  Christmastime In Toronto   buy on itunes

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It came as no surprise to fans of the Tragically Hip when frontman Gord Downie syphoned off his surfeit of creative fuel into a solo career, and even less of a surprise that the mercurial poet would follow his eccentricities into intimate lo-fi realms, favouring country and jazz stylings over the Hip's stadium-sized rock. Debut [i]Coke Machine Glow[/i] (also the title of his first collection of prose and poetry) arrived in 2001, a loosely gathered and free-flowing set of tunes, the best of which include "Chancellor" and "Vancouver Divorce." The accessible exuberance of "Pascal's Submarine," with its jolly bar-room piano, set the tone for follow-up [i]Battle of the Nudes[/i] (2003), while [i]The Grand Bounce[/i] reclaimed some Hip-like rock with "The Dance and Its Disappearance" and explored widescreen vistas with "The East Wind."
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