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by ScottM
Thu Apr 04, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Take This Longing by Leonard Cohen in new Drama
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Take This Longing by Leonard Cohen in new Drama

"Take This Longing" by Leonard Cohen is featured in the first episode of the new BBC Drama - "This Town", a six-part British television series for BBC One. It is written and created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders) and directed by Paul Whittington. Premise: An Extended family an...
by ScottM
Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Nathaniel Rateliff presents a night of Leonard Cohen
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Nathaniel Rateliff presents a night of Leonard Cohen

No recording link for this, but I was lucky enough to witness Nathaniel covering Leonard's "Chelsea Hotel #2" sung as a tribute to Leonard's recent passing. This took place in the Colston Hall (now Bristol Beacon) Bristol, UK on 19th November 2016. I believe he performed it at a few venues...
by ScottM
Wed Aug 09, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Bird on the Wire : The Songs of Leonard Cohen recorded live at the INEC
Replies: 4
Views: 3229

Re: Bird on the Wire : The Songs of Leonard Cohen recorded live at the INEC

Bird on the Wire : The Songs of Leonard Cohen - Olympia Theatre - Dublin - Sunday 26th November 2023 The Tipsy Wife and I will be joining some friends in Dublin's Olympia Theatre , as part of the same tour on Sunday 26th November. Really looking forward to it. You can't beat a weekend in Dublin and...
by ScottM
Mon Feb 20, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dance Me – music by Leonard Cohen presented by Ballets Jazz Montréal & Robomagic: UK premiere at Sadler's Wells in 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

Re: Dance Me – music by Leonard Cohen presented by Ballets Jazz Montréal & Robomagic: UK premiere at Sadler's Wells in 2

On her weekly Sunday show on BBC Radio 2, musical star Elaine Paige played Leonard's "Tower of Song" and then followed this up with a very complimentary short review of the UK premiere, at Sadler's Wells Theatre, of Dance Me - by Ballets Jazz Montreal. She described it as "a very touc...
by ScottM
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:09 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: The Jesus and Mary Chain covers Tower of Song
Replies: 1
Views: 2044

Re: The Jesus and Mary Chain covers Tower of Song

I've recently been revisiting the back catalogue of the Scottish Rock Band - the Jesus and Mary Chain, one of the most innovative bands of the 80s & 90s (IMHO) and was reminded of this classic cover (I accept that opinions might vary on this assertation as a classic ). :D . I love the guitars dr...
by ScottM
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Jo Nesbøs new novel about Harry Hole mentions LC on p. 10
Replies: 2
Views: 4525

Re: Jo Nesbøs new novel about Harry Hole mentions LC on p. 10

HI Amrei, Like you I have read practically all of Jo Nesbø's work and particularly the Harry Hole series. He has referenced Leonard in the past. I was surprised to read that his new novel, "Killing Moon" was already published as it is not due for release (in the UK) until May 2023. I see t...
by ScottM
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Copenhagen in 2024
Topic: LC - Event 2024 in Copenhagen
Replies: 18
Views: 8618

Re: LC - Event 2024 in Copenhagen

Thanks for the update, Marianne. We lived in Demark 2003-2006 and enjoyed some memorable visits to Copenhagen. We can't wait to return and make some new memories,(nearly 20 years later), in your wonderful city with our Forum friends, old and new. Good luck to you and your organising committee. I'm s...
by ScottM
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine interview on BBC 6 Music
Replies: 1
Views: 3250

Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine interview on BBC 6 Music

Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine, the directors of feature-length documentary: "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song" were interviewed, on Wednesday 14th September, by presenter, DJ & actor Craig Charles (Red Dwarf) on his BBC6 Music show. There are also two Leonard Cohen son...
by ScottM
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine
Replies: 93
Views: 30163

Re: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine

We saw this in a national pre-release preview, on Friday night at the Picturehouse cinema (London central). There were a number of references and comments which will not be new to many on this forum but, nevertheless, a very enjoyable film, with interviews and insights that were new to me. There wer...
by ScottM
Tue Aug 23, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sue Merlyn Farebrother has passed away
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Re: Sue Merlyn Farebrother has passed away

I was so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. My wife Helen and I first got to know Sue in 2008 around a Leonard concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A number of Forum members met at the legendary Troubadour in Earls Court, in advance of the concert and then in South Kensington at a bar then calle...
by ScottM
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Ghent 2022
Topic: Provisional Event program
Replies: 16
Views: 5324

Re: Provisional Event program

Really looking forward to joining everyone for this program, Maarten. Is there no open mic this year? (May not be necessary, given our propensity for hauling out the guitars after hours.) Hi Don. Looking forward to hearing from you and the many other talented players in our group in the "after...
by ScottM
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Leonard Cohen tribute album will feature Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples and more
Replies: 22
Views: 8311

Re: New Leonard Cohen tribute album will feature Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples and more

Looks like a great line-up for this tribute album. Agree with Kush in looking forward to Mavis and Norah. I was at a Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats concert, in Bristol, UK, just a week after Leonard passed. He played a very moving version of Chelsea Hotel #2, which was really well receive...
by ScottM
Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.
Replies: 29
Views: 7673

Re: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.

My tribute to Ken. https://www.icantforget.nl/LiverpoolKen.html Wybe Hi Wybe, Thanks for putting this together so quickly, yet with such care, consideration and no little skill. A beautiful tribute, capturing Ken at some of his happiest times over the years, and a really appropriate and moving soun...
by ScottM
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.
Replies: 29
Views: 7673

Re: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.

There is a tribute to Ken on the Christy Moore website. https://www.christymoore.com/guestbook/ I have copied the text here in case you can't access the link: Hilary February 1, 2022 at 10:25 am Location: An Riocht Hi All. I feel it’s important to mark the passing of one of our 4711ers here, Ken For...
by ScottM
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.
Replies: 29
Views: 7673

Re: Kenneth Forsyth has passed away.

Helen & I, heard, yesterday, of Ken's passing. Waking up this morning, we are still in shock. We knew he had been fighting his illness but hoped he would pull through. People often talk about "larger than life characters", but it is only when you meet someone like Ken (if there ever co...

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