What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby commonweal » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:12 pm

Great question. I really had to think about this one. Here goes:

Songs of LC -- Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (but this was a very tough call)

Songs from a Room -- Seems so Long ago, Nancy

Songs of L and H -- Famous Blue Raincoat (of course, but with Last Year's Man a very close second)

New Skin -- Who by Fire (just)

DOALM -- pass (can I substitute The Gypsy's Wife?)

Recent Songs -- The Guests (this was the toughest call)

Various Positions -- If it be your Will

I'm Your Man -- First we take Manhattan (only recently promoted but firmly the current favourite from this album)

The Future -- Closing Time (Leonard's greatest modern song, in my view)

Ten New Songs -- Alexandra Leaving (by some distance)

Dear Heather -- Villanelle for our Time
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby yaniv297 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:17 pm

One Of Us Cannot Be

Bird On A Wire/So Long Nancy

Famous Blue Raincoat

Chelsea Hotel (obvious choice, but I love it!)

Don't have Death of Ladies Man and Recent Songs (i'll get them soon)

If It Be Your Will

Take This Waltz

Anthem

Alexandra Leaving

Don't have Dear Heather
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby John Etherington » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:52 pm

Yaniv,

You don't have "Recent Songs"?!!! Go straight to Music - Leonard Cohen on http://www.amazon.com page 10, where you can buy (brand new) the trilogy of "Recent Songs", "Death of a Ladies' Man" and "The Future" for $13.00 - all with their original covers in jewel cases, in a cardboard cover (you can use "The Future" as a present).

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:43 pm

My list today (changes almost every day):

Songs of Leonard Cohen - The Stranger Song

Songs From a Room - Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate - Diamonds In The Mine

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Lover, Lover, Lover

Death of a Ladies Man - Memories

Recent Songs - The Traitor

Various Positions - Dance Me To The End Of Love

I'm Your Man - Take This Waltz

The Future - Closing Time

Ten New Songs - That Don`t Make It Junk

Dear Heather - Because Of
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby mr.midnight » Fri May 22, 2009 5:18 am

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Master Song (but every song on this album is incredible)

Songs From a Room - Seems so long ago, Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate - Avalanche (but Famous Blue Raincoat and Dress Rehearsal Rag are just as great)

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man - title track

Recent Songs - Came so far for Beauty (I guess)

Various Positions - If it be your will

Ten New Songs - Here it is (incredible)

Dear Heather - The Letters

I can't say that I like 'all' of his albums

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby david birkett » Fri May 22, 2009 3:38 pm

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Sisters of Mercy

Songs From a Room – Seems so Long ago

Songs of Love and Hate – Famous Blue Raincoat

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Who by Fire

Death of a Ladies Man - Don't go Home

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare

Various Positions – Hallelujah

I'm Your Man – First, we take Manhattan

The Future – The Future

Ten New Songs - Boogie Street

Dear Heather - The Letters

I wonder if someone with a bit more time and net wisdom could create a widget to tally the song choices?

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Stamatina » Fri May 22, 2009 6:40 pm

Hi. :)

Here's my list (took me long to complete it, difficult choice):

Songs of Leonard Cohen: Sisters Of Mercy (or maybe Stories of the Street, I cannot tell :roll: )
Songs From A Room: Story of Isaac
Songs of Love And Hate: Famous Blue Raincoat (could be Last Year's Man, I don't really know)
New Skin for the Old Ceremony: I Tried To Leave You
Death of a Ladie's Man: None, this album does not exist for me. :roll:
Recent Songs: The Gypsy's Wife (or maybe Humbled In Love, or The Window :roll: :roll: )
Various Positions: Dance Me To The End Of Love (that was easy! :mrgreen: )
I'm Your Man: Take This Waltz
The Future: Anthem
Ten New Songs: By the Rivers Dark (+ Here It Is :) )
Dear Heather: There for You (I think I like Dear Heather more, but I picked this, because in Dear Heather I don't like the spelling part :neutral: :neutral: )
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby LisaLCFan » Sat May 23, 2009 6:48 am

I'll play! Tough to choose just one (so I chose two! Is that allowed?) but as of today, here's my list (some of these choices were influenced by LC's recent tour).

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye / Sisters of Mercy

Songs From a Room – You Know Who I Am / Bird on the Wire

Songs of Love and Hate – Famous Blue Raincoat / Last Year's Man

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Chelsea Hotel #2 / Who By Fire

Death of a Ladies Man - True Love Leaves No Traces / Fingerprints

Recent Songs - The Gypsy's Wife / The Smokey Life

Various Positions – Dance Me To The End of Love / Hallelujah

I'm Your Man – First, we take Manhattan / Ain't No Cure for Love

The Future – Closing Time / Anthem

Ten New Songs - In My Secret Life / Alexandra Leaving

Dear Heather - Nightingale / The Faith

If I had broken the rules further, I could have added, for some albums, a third, fourth, perhaps even a fifth "favourite," since I am very indecisive, as a rule. :D
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby John Etherington » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:59 am

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Sisters of Mercy, Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye

Songs From a Room - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes, Lady Midnight

Songs of Love and Hate - Love Calls You By Your Name, Sing Another Song Boys

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing, Chelsea Hotel

Death of a Ladies Man - I Left a Woman Waiting, Paper Thin Hotel

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare, The Window

Various Positions - Coming Back to You, Night Comes On

I'm Your Man - Take This Waltz, I Can't Forget

The Future - Anthem, Democracy

Ten New Songs - Alexandra Leaving, Love Itself

Dear Heather - The Faith, Go No More a Roving

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby LisaLCFan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:38 am

I see that I started a trend, listing two songs from each! Thanks, John, for playing by my rules! (And, who I am to change the rules, anyway?)
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby MaryB » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:45 am

I couldn't do it with just one before, but now that we are listing two - here goes

Songs of Leonard Cohen = So Long Marianne - Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye

Songs From a Room = The Partisan - Tonight Will Be Fine

Songs of Love and Hate = Joan of Arc - Diamonds in the Mine

New Skin For the Old Ceremony = Lover, Lover, Lover - There Is a War

Death of a Ladies Man = Fingerprints - Don't Go Home With...(wish they would redo this CD)

Recent Songs = Guests - Gypsy's Wife

Various Positions = Dance Me To the End of Love - If It Be Your Will

I'm Your Man = Take This Waltz - I'm Your Man (this was hard)

The Future = Light As the Breeze - Closing Time (hard)

Ten New Songs = Boogie Street - Here It Is

Dear Heather = Because Of - The Faith

Even with 2 choices, this is still hard!

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby somewhat_nifty » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:24 pm

Two songs is less agonising, I'm going to do it again :)

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Master Song; So Long, Marianne

Songs From a Room - Lady Midnight; A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes

Songs of Love and Hate - Sing Another Song, Boys; Avalanche

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing; There is a War

Death of a Ladies' Man - Memories; Death of a Ladies' Man

Recent Songs - The Window; Our Lady of Solitude

Various Positions - If It Be Your Will; Hallelujah

I'm Your Man - Everybody Knows; I Can't Forget

The Future - Waiting for the Miracle; Anthem

Ten New Songs - In My Secret Life; By The Rivers Dark

Dear Heather - The Faith; The Letters
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Bonn1979 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:47 pm

It´s a long time ago, that I heard a studio album!

Songs of LC: One of us cannot be wrong; Hey that´s no way to say goodbye

Songs from a room: Seems so long ago, Nancy; Story of Isaac

Songs of love and hate: Last year´s man, Famous blue raincoat

New skin for the old ceremony: I can hear it up and down: Why don´t you try; A singer must die

Death of: That´s the opposite of new skin: none of them is a favourite song, but and only live I like Iodine and memories

Recent songs: Humbled in love; The smokey life and my all-time favourite The gypsy´s wife

Various positions: The law; If it be your will

I´m your man: Everybody knows; First we take Manhattan

The future: Waiting for the miracle

Ten new songs: Sorry, but no favourite songs again, maybe: A thousand kisses deep or here it is, but no song will find a place of a 4CD (or more)-Box of
my favourite songs

Dear heather: same problem: I like a little bit The faith

Maybe time for a new topic: What´s your favourite(s) live version of each song

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Parsifal » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:27 pm

A VERY tough call, but I'll have a go: my second choice is in brackets -

Songs Of: Suzanne (Master Song)

From A Room: Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (You Know Who I Am)

Love And Hate: Dress Rehearsal Rag - can't believe no one's picked this before! (Last Year's Man)

Live Songs: Bird On The Wird (You Know Who I Am)

New Skin: Who By Fire (Chelsea Hotel #2)

Lady's Man: Memories (Iodine)

Recent Songs: The Smokey Life (Came So Far For Beauty)

Various Positions: Dance Me To The End Of Love (Night Comes On)

I'm Your Man: First We Take Manhattan (Everybody Knows)

The Future: Anthem (Waiting For The Miracle)

Cohen Live: Dance Me To The End Of Love (Heart With No Companion)

Field Commander Cohen: Memories (The Gypsy Wife)

Ten New Songs: In My Secret Life (Boogie Street)

Not listened to Dear Heather enough to form an opinion yet! :(
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby MegaMilton » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:16 am

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

Songs From a Room - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes

Songs of Love and Hate - Avalanche

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man - Death of a Ladies Man

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare

Various Positions - Dance Me To The End Of Love

I'm Your Man - First We Take Manhattan

The Future - Waiting For The Miracle

Ten New Songs - In My Secret Life

Dear Heather - The Faith

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