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by John Etherington
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Box-Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

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: 1459

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: 6203

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: 6203

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: 1195

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.
by John Etherington
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What other music do you like?
Replies: 221
Views: 45771

Leonard and the blues

Let's not forget "Billy Sunday" (or Blues of the Jews, as I believe it was called).
by John Etherington
Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: GOT THE SPECIAL POSTCARD!!!
Replies: 116
Views: 20168

One by one the cards arrive

the cards are coming through...Mine arrived this morning in perfect condition (delivered by the one postman who seems to know what he's doing, around these parts). So add Islington, London to the list. Well done Jarkko and Eija...you've done a great job. Best wishes, John E
by John Etherington
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: How old are you all?
Replies: 119
Views: 16417

Age

"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"...Actually, I'm 53, but people often say I look ten years younger. I still have my hair, and I've been to numerous concerts and gis this year. All the best, John E
by John Etherington
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Joan Baez
Replies: 15
Views: 4749

Hi Sonny!

The other Joan Baez song about Dylan is 2Winds of the Old Days". Here's the releavant lyrics: Those eloquent songs from the good old days That set us to marching with banners ablaze But reporters, there's no sense in prying Our blue-eyed son's been denying The truths that are wrapped in a mystery Th...
by John Etherington
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Joan Baez
Replies: 15
Views: 4749

Joan Baez

Hi Yankovic, Joan Baez has always been politically minded, but to the best of my knowledge not all her folk songs were political songs (I'm sure she sang many traditional songs and love songs too). She helped Dylan's career by bringing him on stage with her, and they had a brief relationship. She wa...
by John Etherington
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Nice to see so many new people
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

Hi Paula!

I don't really consider myself a newcomer to the Leonard world, since I've bought every album since Songs From a Room on the day of its release, have read all Leonard's books, and seen him live in London fifteen times (plus the Isle of Wight) etc. etc.! However, when I first tried to get into the me...
by John Etherington
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: What's more important? The lyrics or the tune/song?
Replies: 10
Views: 3728

Music or lyrics?

While I'm more into music than poetry, I find it's the combination of the two that makes Leonard's work so great. The way that Leonard sings the songs adds to the greatness, and the atmosphere is further enhanced by the excellent musicians he works with. I feel that Leonard's songs are so personal t...
by John Etherington
Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!!!
Replies: 168
Views: 58749

Dear Leonard, With Jupiter (the planet of well-being and abundance) transiting your natal Sun, and with the Moon in Sagittarius trining Venus (the planet of love and harmony), I can safely predict that you will have a very happy 70th birthday, and a healthy and successful year ahead. Many Happy Sola...
by John Etherington
Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Hallelujah by Julie Felix
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Julie Felix

Thanks Jarkko...As it happens, I hadn't seen the listing of the new compilation myself. I have Julie's version of "Hallelujah" on her last studio album "I Walk with Beauty" (2003). And Lizzy...Yes, she does sing it!

All good wishes, John E
by John Etherington
Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Famous Blue Raincoat - What is it about
Replies: 26
Views: 12584

Famous Blue Raincoat

I've always identified this song with the triangle in "Beautiful Losers" - the narrator (who we assume to be Leonard) his wife and "F" , his friend/enemy who had the affair with his wife. The main complication of course is that Leonard says "YOUR famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder" (when ...

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