Search found 114 matches

by RainDog1980
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Neema: "Leonard Cohen is probably the funniest person I’ve ever met"
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Neema: "Leonard Cohen is probably the funniest person I’ve ever met"

What is very notable is that feeling she describes, "just knowing he was there." Obviously, it's not the same, but it is a hard feeling to shake when hearing his music now. I would sign into the forum periodically to see what was going on, and usually would see something from Jarkko on behalf of Leo...
by RainDog1980
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Instrumentation on unreleased tracks
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Instrumentation on unreleased tracks

I recently read a quote where Leonard said many of his friends were disappointed with the amount of instrumentation that was used on his debut, so he wanted to make a very stark record with Songs From a Room. I've been listening to some of the older albums lately, and noticed the stark contrast betw...
by RainDog1980
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?
Replies: 72
Views: 24989

Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Songs - One of Us Cannot Be Wrong Songs From a Room - Seems So Long Ago, Nancy Songs of Love and Hate - Avalanche New Skin - A Singer Must Die Death of a Ladies Man - Iodine Recent Songs - Came So Far For Beauty Various Positions - Coming Back to You I'm Your Man - Take This Waltz/Everybody Knows (t...
by RainDog1980
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Top 20 Leonard Cohen Songs Voted By Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Top 20 Leonard Cohen Songs Voted By Fans

Hmmm.

Not sure I'd agree on some of those, especially for top 20.

I will say that Nancy is one of my top 20. SUCH a beautiful and heartbreaking song. I really like the one from Live Songs.

These lists are always subjective, but Waiting For The Miracle is sorely absent.
by RainDog1980
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Back catalog reissues
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Back catalog reissues

I know that Columbia was in the process of reissuing Leonard's older albums with bonus material and re-mastering, but this seemed to be put on hold to capitalize on his newer material. Jarkko, or anyone else in the know, do you know if they plan to move forward on this again? If so, any chance we'd ...
by RainDog1980
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 686
Views: 75027

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Leonard Cohen remembered by Rufus Wainwright: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/11/leonard-cohen-remembered-by-rufus-wainwright-grandfather-obituary This is a great article. Leonard's humor always came through his music, but he always appeared so dignified. I had to really laugh at the gay...
by RainDog1980
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Working on a tribute CD
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

Working on a tribute CD

Since Leonard had such a profound impact on me, musically... his passing left a bit of an emptiness. And it came to me one night, while I couldn't sleep: I need catharsis. As such, I have rallied some friends to help put some of my favorite Cohen songs on record. My aim with this is not really to re...
by RainDog1980
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 686
Views: 75027

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

This really comes as a surprise, as the listening party he did in LA seemed to quell the notion that he was in poor health. I am truly, truly saddened. I remember the moment I first heard him. I was in a film class, Oliver Stone was the topic. Natural Born Killers was reviewed, and I remember the mo...
by RainDog1980
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tour 2016 (just a rumor)
Replies: 33
Views: 21966

Re: Tour 2016 (just a rumor)

The thought of Leonard not touring again due to age is a hard one to grapple with. I became a fan during his years at Mount Baldy, and really have been blessed to see him three times. I do not like to think of him in terms of his mortality. To lose the level of joy and exhiliration from his work, bo...
by RainDog1980
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Live in Dublin Sound
Replies: 137
Views: 23949

Re: Live in Dublin Sound

I recently purchased this, even after reading all the bad sound reviews. I listened to it first on headphones, then again in my car. I've got to say, I am thrilled I made the leap and bought it. I think the sound is great, particularly on the headphones. The only thing I thought was curious was that...
by RainDog1980
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: 2015 Release: Can't Forget
Topic: New live album: Can't Forget
Replies: 193
Views: 48204

Re: New live album: Can't Forget

This is pretty amazing. A Perfect companion to Live in Dublin.

Jarkko, any idea why "I've Got a Little Secret" was cut from LID, and held for this one?
by RainDog1980
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Born in chains
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Born in chains

Ok. Just found Albert's recording of this.

Wow… what a difference. I think it would have been pared down a bit in the studio anyway, but musically, quite different. I'm sure it'll still be performed that way, but I hope we get an official live version.
by RainDog1980
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Oh My Oh My
Replies: 4
Views: 2849

Re: Oh My Oh My

Just listened back to see if the lyrics are the same.

I feel Pat Leonard's music is does this song so much more justice.
by RainDog1980
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Born in chains
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Born in chains

I think I am lucky I did not see this live.

I absolutely love this track, and without having anything to compare it to before, there's no "what could have been" mentality. I have no doubt it's better, as most of the live stuff is more emphatic… but, I play this song alllll the time.
by RainDog1980
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 12 Leonard Cohen Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best
Replies: 12
Views: 5975

Re: 12 Leonard Cohen Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

These lists are always subjective. I almost lost my mind (figuratively) seeing Ten New Songs as the best… and Dear Heather above Old Ideas, and THE FUTURE??? Not a chance, not even the least discerning critical ear could agree with that assessment. For me, personally, Ten New Songs and Dear Heather ...

Go to advanced search