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by John Etherington
Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Leonard Cohen love songs?
Replies: 15
Views: 8330

Love songs

Hi Brian, Indirectly you raise an important point...Leonard has never written a love song in the "Well be loving each other forever and ever" vein! His most beautiful songs are written to departed or distant lovers (Hey - That's No Way to Say Goodbye, Aiin't No Cure for Love, The Window). When there...
by John Etherington
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The Faith/Can't help Falling in Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2654

Hi Lizzy and Tom

Lizzie - Yes, I am referring to the Elvis song (Blue Hawaii was where my musical journey began). Tom - Yes, I can see the similarity to Lost Canadian (pity The Faith didn't make it onto Recent Songs, instead!).
All good wishes, John E
by John Etherington
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: The Faith/Can't help Falling in Love
Replies: 8
Views: 2654

The Faith/Can't help Falling in Love

Can anyone else detect a similarity in the melody of these two songs? (I believe that I have a live recording of Leoanrd singing Can't Help Falling in Love). Incidentally The Faith is definitely my favourite track from Dear Heather..it's brought a tear to my eye everytime I've played it. It has to b...
by John Etherington
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: John Cale, Lou Reed and Patti Smith
Replies: 0
Views: 808

John Cale, Lou Reed and Patti Smith

There's no doubt about it, as far as I'm concerned...Cale was the main main in the Velvet clan. It was his extraordinary electric-violin playing that transformed a Dylanesque punk band into something totally revolutionary. His contribution to music since is outstanding...most notably on the beautifu...
by John Etherington
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Leonard touring
Replies: 13
Views: 6734

My joke

Sorry Saron,
I thought it was obvious that I was joking! Maybe you didn't read my post right to the end? Anyway, I hope we all get to see Leonard again...even if he just does a poetry recital with musical accompaniment.
All good wishes, John E
by John Etherington
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: John Peel Dies
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

John Peel Dies

Sad news...I've just heard that John Peel has died of a heart attack whilst on holiday in Peru. John was a major influence on my musical taste in the late Sixtes/early Seventies. I remember when he was due to have a Leonard live session the following week, and said "next week we've got Leonard Cohen...
by John Etherington
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Have you heard Dear Heather?
Replies: 233
Views: 61304

Thoughts on my first listen

Unlike many people who seem to have had Dear Heather for days, or even weeks, I heard it for the first time this evening. I think Go No More More a-Roving is a great opener, both vocally and melodically (the singer Shusha, who has covered a few Leonard songs once recorded a beautiful version of this...
by John Etherington
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Leonard touring
Replies: 13
Views: 6734

Leonard's next tour

Tickets will be £65 and the set will last three hours. The first half hour will be early acoustic songs, followed by classic material with his band. The second half will start with the whole of the "Dear Heather" album, followed by numerous encores in which we can join in on the chorus (assuming of ...
by John Etherington
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Favorite LC Album Cover?
Replies: 33
Views: 11760

Best covers

Hi Jerry, I possibly agree with you there. Leonard's first two are quite special for me, because "Songs of LC" was the first album that I saw, and "Songs from a Room" was the first that I bought (I like its starkness and simplicity). "Ladies Man" is classic, too. Overall, I'm not so crazy about Leon...
by John Etherington
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Box-Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

This refers to the earlir LC Box-Set post

by Jerry.
by John Etherington
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Box-Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

Box-Set

Since only devotees would be likely to buy this, I don't think a further repackaging of "best material" needs to be included. Far better to include more live stuff and/or perhaps an exclusive DVD. I still think there's room for a "Very Best of Leonard Cohen" collection however (for which I nominate ...
by John Etherington
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Telegraph Saturday 23rd October
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

The Daily Telegraph Article

I find Robert Sandall's "best of" selection fairly predictable, but his selection of "key lyrics" is spot-on (he doesn't even resort to the expected when quoting "Chelsea Hotel 2"). However, I disagree with the writer's assertion that"the 1970s were Cohen's lean years". Let's face it, we got twice a...
by John Etherington
Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Royal Albert Hall 1972
Replies: 14
Views: 6226

Albert Hall 1972

Amendment to my post above...I've just realised that the 1972 concert was the one where I slept outside the Albert Hall to get tickets! (the only time I ever did this). Therefore, I must have been in the second or third row (it must have been '74 where I was slightly futher back). And a question for...
by John Etherington
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Royal Albert Hall 1972
Replies: 14
Views: 6226

Fantastic pictures

The picture of Leonard with the guitar is possibly the best early picture of him that I've ever seen. As I recall, I was sitting about 8 rows back for this concert (slightly off-centre to the left). It's incredible that someone could be sitting further back, and still get pictures of this calibre! J...
by John Etherington
Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Dear Heather Review in November Mojo
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Dear Heather Review in November Mojo

Leonard's new album gets a good review and a fouristar from Sylvie Simmons in the November edition of Mojo (out now). There's also a nice colour pic of Leonard. Most of the issue is about Johnny Cash - Sylvie Simmons tracks his life, and there's a free CD of JC cover versions.

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