Silent night by LC (and Keiji Haino)

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Silent night by LC (and Keiji Haino)

Postby Maarten » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:03 am

Hello,

I've got this mp3 on my computer where Leonard Cohen sings "Silent night". I named it "Silent night with Keiji Haino", but I haven't got any other information on it. I think it came from the Files one (or two) year(s) ago, but I may be wrong...

Can anyone give me some more details on this? It's a live recording, with audience clapping at the end. Where was it recorded? And when?

Thanks in advance,
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Postby margaret » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:18 am

I think it was from a concert in the UK, during the 1979 tour. I may even have a cd with it on. I will check tomorrow when I get time.
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Postby jarkko » Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:38 am

The MP3 file is still in our server. Click here to listen to it!
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/silentnight.mp3
--it was recorded by audience in Brighton, UK, on December 15, 1979
Maybe I should put it again on the front page for the holiday season?
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Postby Maarten » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:40 am

Thanks Margaret and Jarkko!

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Postby tomsakic » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:07 pm

It's duet with Jennifer Warnes!

Now, Keiji Haino - I don't know who that is, but I think it's something with software. I have few Leonard's Hallelujah covers in mp3s and all are credited to that Keiji Haino - I guess the person who converted songs into mp3 tracks simply didn't enter the track info, so the software repeated Keiji Haino as performer, from some previous mp3 converting :o :shock: :lol:
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Postby Maarten » Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:03 pm

Thanks Tom!
That solves quite a bit of the mistery. I had been googling around to find more information on Haino and Cohen singing together, but I couldn't find a thing...

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Postby colin » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:11 pm

There are two versions of Leonard Cohen singing "Silent Night". The first version is from a soundcheck at the Odeon, Birmingham, England, recorded December 8th, 1979.

The second version, which is the version I believe you're talking about, is a wonderful live performance from the Dome Theatre, Brighton, England, recorded December 15th, 1979.

Both are soundboard recordings.
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Postby lorcamaria » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:47 am

jarkko wrote:The MP3 file is still in our server. Click here to listen to it!
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/silentnight.mp3
--it was recorded by audience in Brighton, UK, on December 15, 1979
Maybe I should put it again on the front page for the holiday season?
Jarrko,

This is lovely. Thank you for posting it.
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Re: Silent night by LC (and Keiji Haino)

Postby st theresa » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:28 am

Thanks Maarten for asking and Jarkko for responding...lovely way to respond to the holiday season. Happy Holy Days to all!
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Re: Silent night by LC (and Keiji Haino)

Postby TipperaryAnn » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:48 pm

I was surprised and delighted to hear this played on "Late Date" on RTE 1 just before Christmas by Alf McCarthy, wherever he came across it. He gave the venue, Brighton, and the date, 1979, describing it as an impromptu performance. "Silent Night" is best like this, I think, gentle and simple, with no fussy "arrangement". It was lovely to hear them on Christmas Eve - Leonard, Jennifer Warnes and that gorgeous violinist Raffi Hakopian.
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