New live album: Can't Forget

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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby lizzytysh » Sat May 02, 2015 5:13 pm

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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Tchocolatl » Sun May 03, 2015 5:43 pm

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This being said, I may find interesting to look the dialogue between Octopussy and the Joker.
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby B4real » Wed May 06, 2015 2:35 pm

I've just received this email LC alert - hope it's OK to post it.

I haven't listened yet but it is the whole Can't Forget album in full.

Exclusive: Stream Leonard Cohen’s ‘Can’t Forget’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... orget.html
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Goldin » Wed May 06, 2015 7:34 pm

Thanks for sharing, Bev!
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Goldin » Wed May 06, 2015 10:59 pm

Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhjxu2VTN3g

The entire album!
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby AlanM » Thu May 07, 2015 4:23 am

Goldin wrote:Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhjxu2VTN3g

The entire album!
Thank you, Roman.
I have just listened to Stages and even though I was at the Sydney Opera House concert where the initial portion was performed and recorded, I do not recall the "jazzed up" version of Tower of Song at the end of the track.
I presume the 2 bits were joined in the studio.
Does anyone know if that version of Tower of Song is a sound check one, or from another concert?
My guess is sound check as I can hear instruments that were not normally used in the concert versions.
It may be revealed when I get my CD next week.

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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby astranger » Thu May 07, 2015 6:52 am

AlanM wrote:
Goldin wrote:Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhjxu2VTN3g

The entire album!
Thank you, Roman.
I have just listened to Stages and even though I was at the Sydney Opera House concert where the initial portion was performed and recorded, I do not recall the "jazzed up" version of Tower of Song at the end of the track.
I presume the 2 bits were joined in the studio.
Does anyone know if that version of Tower of Song is a sound check one, or from another concert?
My guess is sound check as I can hear instruments that were not normally used in the concert versions.
It may be revealed when I get my CD next week.

Alan
The jazzy TOS is from a soundcheck from Hamburg, I think
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby JudasPriest » Fri May 08, 2015 3:06 pm

On my first listen to the album as a whole and I must say it's a very coherent piece. Well worth investing time in.
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Tchocolatl » Fri May 08, 2015 4:05 pm

I am not used to this yet. Having access to the whole material before it goes on the market. I always have a first move of scupules to listen to an album for which I did not pay before. It's not like we could not have this access before, but the way was different. Less easy. Thanks for the info! I'll check this!
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby mutti » Fri May 08, 2015 5:42 pm

I may be alone in this but I have not listened to any of the songs yet and am waiting until May 12th to pick up my copy of 'Can't Forget'.
I want the pleasure of having it in my hands and listening to the whole album at once.
I also am disappointed (to put it mildly) in the posting of the wonderful 'photo' on Facebook. I wish there had been a 'spoiler alert' but then it would have still been hard to avoid. I found this with Popular Problems when the photo of Leonard shining his shoes was released ahead of time. They are brilliant photos but it did take away from the surprise one usually has when unwrapping the CD on your own. So seeing this yesterday although I love it did take away from the surprise element. I think its just the way things are nowadays. I don't know why people do this. If its their ego or need to have found something first or what I personally don't like it. But then again that is just my opinion.
It seems most people don't mind and that is clearly evident. Its all ok as its done now and its a great idea to have that photo for us to see.
Bottom line I am so excited for Tuesday to arrive! Aren't we lucky to have so much new music from Leonard in the last years.
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri May 08, 2015 6:09 pm

It's inevitable that it's going to happen when the release date is spread out from Thursday to Tuesday around the world and the packaging contains such a "gem". All I can advise is that you stay away from Facebook for the few days before release if you feel so strongly about "spoilers". Personally I couldn't care less.

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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby astranger » Fri May 08, 2015 6:32 pm

I'm guessing this is the picture Chris Bynum said was worth the price of the collection. I also wish I'd seen it upon opening the CD but it is a fantastic picture and just whets my appetite for Tuesday
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Goldin » Sat May 09, 2015 11:40 am

Such a true masterpiece!

... Stages :!:
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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby AlanM » Sat May 09, 2015 1:22 pm

SPOILER ALERT!
Changed lyrics in verse 3 of Field Commander Cohen
Ah, lover come and lie with me, if my lover is who you are, Oh, love come and lie with me, if my lover is who you really are,
And be your sweetest self awhile until I ask for more, my child. And be your sweetest self at first, till we come see the deeper thirst
Then let the other selves be wrong, yeah, let them manifest and come Then go to where the selves are from, summon them and let them come
Till every taste is on the tongue, Till love is pierced and love is hung,
Till love is pierced and love is hung, And every taste is on the tongue,
And every kind of freedom done, then oh, And every kind of freedom done, then oh,
Oh my love, oh my love, oh my love, Oh my love, oh my love, oh my love,
Oh my love, oh my love, oh my love. Oh my love, oh my love, oh my love.

Lines 4 & 5 are swapped (not unusual).

If anything, Leonard's voice is even deeper on this track than other recent recordings - love it!!!
I'd love to know whether Leonard's alternative lyrics were considered and discarded before the time of the initial recordings, or if they have developed since in his wonderful mysterious mind.

I also love Hattie's vocals on Joan of Arc; I'd hate to have to choose between her version, Julie's and Jennifer's. They are all fabulous.

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Re: New live album: Can't Forget

Postby Cheshire gal » Sun May 10, 2015 5:42 am

I received my 'Can't Forget' CD today, and am enjoying it very much. I especially loved 'Joan of Arc' . This album is so different from either a studio recording, or a live concert. It is so natural, without any obvious studio 'mechanics'. (not sure if this is the correct choice of wording). Great Idea to use the 'sound-checks'.
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