Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)

What's your favourite song from Old Ideas?

Going Home
2
7%
Amen
5
18%
Show Me the Place
2
7%
Darkness
2
7%
Anyhow
3
11%
Crazy to Love You
2
7%
Come Healing
4
14%
Banjo
2
7%
Lullaby
1
4%
Different Sides
5
18%
 
Total votes: 28
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Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Goldin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:53 pm

Three years ago we've heard Old Ideas for the first time (Jan 22, NPR.org).
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby AlexandraLaughing » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:56 pm

To celebrate its third anniversary, it's worth saying in general what a great album this is. Though most of the songs are on Dublin Live, and though I love the way most of them are done, listening to the studio album versions again, they have effects and subtleties which the live performances don't always get, because the album is much quieter, slower, gentler and more meditative. 'Going Home' is really a much wryer and subtler song on the album than when everyone is just waiting to cheer the line 'He's a lazy bastard living in a suit'. LC is more is at the centre in the studio album versions, the backing vocalists don't dominate quite so much at times. I prefer Amen with the violin, though, and at a faster pace, as on the tour, and would want to balance the studio 'Come Healing', in which we have a gentler, deeper Leonard, with the Dublin version, where the Webb sisters are singing with more confidence and are really angelic, and the violin is once again sublime.
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Tony Crosbie » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:33 pm

Going Home.
and the Johnny Walker wisdom running high
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby AlexandraLaughing » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:54 pm

Thinking again about the difference between the ways these songs were performed on the studio album and the way they are performed in Live in Dublin, I would sum it up as 'more sad'.

It's an interesting contrast with Popular Problems, which does also have some heart-rendingly sad songs, but also more celebratory ones.
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Goldin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:41 pm

Twenty three votes.

Hm. Is it an unanswerable question?
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby holydove » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:57 pm

Goldin wrote:Twenty three votes.

Hm. Is it an unanswerable question?
Well, it is very difficult to choose just one song. I was going to ask you if we are allowed to vote more than once. . .(I voted only once so far because I assumed your answer would be "no". ..)
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Goldin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:06 pm

holydove wrote:(I voted only once so far because I assumed your answer would be "no". ..)
You got my idea right, Rachel 8) Thanks for voting and sorry for starting such a cruel poll!
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Goldin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:05 am

My vote went to Darkness, of course.
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby Goldin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:07 am

The same poll in our Russian community group:
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Re: Favourite song from Old Ideas [POLL]

Postby musicmania » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:55 am

Well this FEMALE voted for Different Sides here!! Actually it was the subject of my Leonard inspiration today!!
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