Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Postby jeremek » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:18 pm

http://muzyka.dziennik.pl/news/artykuly ... olska.html

Leonard Cohen has announced the date of the first concerts to be held in fourteen European cities. The tour in 2012, Cohen will visit Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Unfortunately, this time, the concert lacked Polish artist map.
The first performance of Ghent is scheduled for 12 August, and the last will be held on 7 October in Lisbon. In the meantime, Cohen will perform for their fans, among others in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, Dublin, Verona, Barcelona and Paris three times. The second part of the tour "Old Ideas," which will cover North America, announced the fall.
The tour will promote the first album in eight years Studio 77-year-old Leonard Cohen's "Old Ideas," which went to the sale of January 30 this year.
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Postby jeremek » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:35 pm

Goldin wrote:
jeremek wrote:Poland is the first country where the album "Old Ideas" has gained platinum status.

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tomsakic wrote:Platinum in Canada, says Sony Music Canada on its Facebook page.


Hi Goldin,
in front page I can see still gold
(Poland is the first country where the album "Old Ideas" has gained platinum status - This is a historical truth, I only gently remind you about this ;-) )
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Postby Goldin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:42 pm

jeremek wrote:in front page I can see still gold

Pardon?
(Toronto, ON, February 8, 2012) Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas debuts #1 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Album Chart (his first in the SoundScan era) and has been certified Platinum in Canada.

(source: LeonardCohen.com)
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Postby jeremek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:36 am

...no need to apologize...
- in Europe :D
I am sending greetings and I wish You much joy !
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Postby Goldin » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:56 pm

A review in the main Russian newspaper, "Rossijskaja gazeta": http://www.rg.ru/2012/03/02/albums-site.html
Александр Алексеев, Андрей Васянин
"Российская газета" - http://www.rg.ru
02.03.2012, 15:30

Leonard Cohen "Old Ideas" (СD). Sony Music. 2012 г.

Cтарение человека, погружение его во тьму, несчастная любовь, воспоминания о былых женщинах, царапающиеся в дверь ангелы и другие персонажи десяти новых историй Коэна для каждого, кто следил за его творческим путем - действительно "Old Ideas", старые мысли и чувства, которые артист исследовал, пересматривал, уточнял, раз за разом отыскивая в них новые смыслы. Но как старую ли идею воспринимать знакомый и любимый миллионами слушателей по всему миру хрипловатый, порой уходящий в речитатив, баритон, поддержанный нежными женскими голосами? Так ли уж устарел этот грубоватый тон, звучащий уже в первой песне альбома Going Home, в которой потусторонний голос сообщает, что любит беседовать с Леонардом, тот будет говорить мудрые слова, притом, что сам знает лишь пару нот. Могут ли устареть эти пусть слегка архаичные, звуки Hammond-органа, этот неизменный коэновский неспешный, с годами ставший чуть более блюзовым ритм, позволяющий расслышать каждое слово поэта (я бы, кстати, рекомендовал этот альбом людям, изучающим английский, настолько четко поэт произносит каждое слово)?

Вот баритональная Different Sides ("Мы обнаружили друг друга по разные стороны черты, которую никто не прочерчивал"), описывающая жизнь на границе реальности. Вот в еле угадывающемся вальсовом ритме, исполненная под гитару Crazy To Love You ("Сумасшедшие прячутся так, что впору с ними прощаться"). Вот Amen (а когда-то, помните, была Halleljah), вопросы к Богу: "Скажи, что ты любишь меня, аминь", мрачный орган, постепенно становящийся жестким голос - диалог с Всевышним Коэн ведет напрямую. И - Darkness, открывающая альбом, рок под по-джентльменски звучащие струнные и фортепиано, песня о том, что когда времени осталось мало, дел, которые предстоит сделать, всегда оказывается столько…Да, это все идеи, старые как мир и 77-летний Леонард Коэн рассказывает нам о нем в прежнем доверительном и убеждающем тоне, ведет нас по этому миру твердой рукой.

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Leonard Cohen "Old Ideas" (CD). Sony Music. 2012

Ctarenie man, immersing it in the dark, unrequited love, the memories of old women, scratching on the door of the angels and other characters of the ten new stories for each of Cohen, who followed his creative way - really "Old Ideas", the old thoughts and feelings that artist researched, revised, refined, time after time looking for them with new meanings. But how old is the idea to take the familiar and beloved by millions of listeners around the world hoarse, sometimes stretching into recitative, baritone, backed by gentle female voices? Is it really out of date, this gruff tone to be played in the first song of the album Going Home, where the otherworldly voice informs that likes to talk to Leonard, he will speak words of wisdom, even though he knows only a couple of notes. Can they even slightly out of date archaic, Hammond-organ sounds, this constant Cohen slow, over the years has become a little more bluesy rhythm, allowing the poet hear every word (I would, incidentally, has recommended this album to people who are learning English, so clearly the poet utters each word)?

That baritone Different Sides ("We found each other on opposite sides of features that no one draws"), which describes life on the border of reality. That's barely discern the rhythm of waltz, performed on guitar Crazy To Love You ("Crazy hide, so one might as well say goodbye to them"). That Amen (and once, remember, was Halleljah), questions about God: "Say that you love me, Amen", a dark body, gradually becoming hard voice - dialogue with the Almighty Cohen leads directly. And - Darkness, which opens the album, the rock under a gentleman sounding strings and piano, a song that when the time is short, the work that needs to be done, as always ... Yes, it's all ideas, old as the hills, and 77-year-old Leonard Cohen tells us about him in previous confidential and persuasive tone, leading us through this world with a firm hand.

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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Postby Xtineberg » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:08 pm

Dear Jarkho ! Great initiative! While Leonard is singing his last wise and beautiful words on the other of our globe. Merry Christmas and a good New Year. See you in Dublin,Christine
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