Title song 'You Want It Darker'

Leonard Ciohen's last studio album (2016)
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Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker' now on Spotify etc

Postby JudasPriest » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:11 pm

Not that I need it as this is perfect but any idea when/where the remix is available?
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Postby JudasPriest » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Agree re the production by the way, very classy. The. Track itself is in the spirit of Nevermind- no bad thing being the best track on PP in my book.

Think the volume on this album is slightly lower than PP too.
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Postby MarieM » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:47 pm

Cantor Zelermyer talks about his part on Leonard's new album. Read the interview and listen to the Cantor talk about his experience and sing his portion for the Montreal Gazette. Just lovely to be in Leonard's childhood synagogue and to hear the Cantor sing.

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-n ... -new-album
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Postby jarkko » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:16 pm

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Postby jarkko » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:24 pm

"Hear Leonard Cohen's Mesmerizing New Song 'You Want It Darker'
Veteran releases title track from new LP on 82nd birthday"

"Rolling Stone" comments all tracks of the album at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... er-w441274

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Postby Bennyboy » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:04 pm

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It's a strange choice of artwork, rather like an old jazz release - reminds me a bit of Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson, or the kind of cubism of a Max Weber.

I like it though - even if the shadow does make it look like he's missing most of a leg.
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Postby JudasPriest » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:53 pm

It's a subtle detail but I just love the bass at the start of and during the track. Sets the tone and immediately takes the emphasis away from the synth mode of yesteryear.
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Postby Goldin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:09 pm

Translations:

Italian, by Yuri Garrett - http://www.leonardcohen.it/discografia/ ... it-darker/

Russian, by Sergey Gorskiy - https://vk.com/topic-815574_2493138?post=653
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Postby phillip » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:40 pm

wow amazing cant wait for the album :)
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Postby MaryB » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:26 pm

When I thought through the years, 'this is my favorite', LC has a way of moving me along with his music. Now, this glorious piece. Hallelujah!
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Postby JudasPriest » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:43 pm

Ah yes, that article...not at all sure he's right about that "edit" at 2.06 as the very slight background distortion occurs in the middle of the word "murder" from what I can make out. An edit or splice would surely occur just before or after a word, not inbetween. I reckon it's a very minor glitch at most and doesn't at all interfere with a rich and rewarding sonic experience.
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Postby holydove » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:55 pm

Wow!! This is truly a masterpiece of unsurpassable beauty, brilliance, innovation, depth - everything about it is so incredibly haunting & gorgeous. Amazing creativity. Grateful as I am to have heard it in Amsterdam, it is even more powerful hearing it through a good headset with really good quality sound (to my ears, the speaker in Amsterdam had some kind of strange vibe coming through); but I loved it immediately in Amsterdam (even with the weird speaker), & I love it even more now, & am so looking forward to hearing the rest of the album again. . .& again. . .!!

You are breaking my heart again, Mr. Cohen, & I am eternally grateful to you for it.
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Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker' now on YouTube and Spotify etc

Postby holydove » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:09 pm

JudasPriest wrote:Ah yes, that article...not at all sure he's right about that "edit" at 2.06 as the very slight background distortion occurs in the middle of the word "murder" from what I can make out. An edit or splice would surely occur just before or after a word, not inbetween. I reckon it's a very minor glitch at most and doesn't at all interfere with a rich and rewarding sonic experience.
I agree with you, judaspriest. I don't think it's even necessarily background distortion - it could be just the way Leonard happened to sing/pronounce the word at that moment. But whatever it is, it really doesn't matter & it doesn't detract from the beauty, strength or richness of the sound at all. I've learned to pretty much ignore the inane things some reviewers tend to put out there.
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Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker' now on YouTube and Spotify etc

Postby dalsh327 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:39 am

Ratso Sloman & Neil Ratner posted it a few hours ago. Magnificent.

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