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by AlanM
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: LC wins 2018 Grammy Award for You Want It Darker!

Amen, Squidgy.
Well said.

Alan
by AlanM
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie, You are NOT alone regarding The Stranger Song . I refer you to an old post of mine: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21035&hilit=smoke&start=135 I have seen many a highway with many a bend in it, but unless I had heard this song, that superb simile just like smoke wou...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

It's 2:30 in the morning, the beginning of January, I'm writing you now to tell you the last of our guests have gone home. So far, 2018 is pretty good - we listened to Leonard and the band singing from Reykjavic in 1988 as we settled in to the New Year. Ah, Bev, you should have seen us ... you know ...
by AlanM
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Interestingly, Priests is listed as being in the first edition of SOLC songbook with no available publishing date and also in the second one published in1969. Hi Bev, I have attached several scans - the cover of my copy of Songs Of Leonard Cohen songbook, along with the contents page and the bottom...
by AlanM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I flicked through my copy of The Little Black Songbook to check the lyrics of Stories of The Street and didn’t find them (stick with me here). So, I got out my copy of Songs of Leonard Cohen that I bought in 1972 and found the song. Later I rechecked The Little Black Songbook index – yes, it is ther...
by AlanM
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

HI 4 I'm still considering your post on Stories and in the end I may not have much to add. Regarding Cohencentric , the good doctor is very kind to me and often promotes my videos. I can't remember which were the most recent, but they were there, under my YouTube name AlanM5049. They are also all he...
by AlanM
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes is on Songs From A Room , the first LC album I heard, way back in 1968 or 1969. As this thread is about our personal feelings about Leonard's songs, rather than to accurately divine what Leonard meant, here goes ... I was hooked after the first line of Bird on The Wire , ...
by AlanM
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi 4. I'm in the wilds of Sydney with only my phone so this'll be short. Thank you so much for your report- you had me right beside you all the way. I can even feel your back issues. Far from being too long, I enjoyed every word and will indulge again later. I hope that it will not take long for the...
by AlanM
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I agree with Bev's comment about the significance of the album representing a new beginning, but for me, sadly, that is all. Oops - change of mind warning! Having now listened to the correct versions of the recordings, I am delighted with them. The quality of the sound and the atmosphere thus creat...
by AlanM
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Thank you, Mary. A dear friend has just emailed the original recordings of Live in Fredericton and I am just about to indulge. Q. What do you give someone who thinks they have all the Leonard Cohen recordings they want? A. A group of recordings he didn't know about. You are welcome to join our threa...
by AlanM
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Live In Fredericton EP (2008) 2012 01. Dance Me To The End of Love 02. In My Secret Life 03. Heart With No Companion 04. Bird On The Wire 05. Who By Fire The above is the only live album that we haven’t spoken about yet and it is a significant one. I must confess that this album passed me (and my m...
by AlanM
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

that I am just an old man On that basis, I have been an older man since my pre-teen years. Also, Commander Cohen was a most important spy for MI6. By the by Dave and Vickie, I have yet to reach the age when I want to be younger. I have always been happy with the age I am. I always find it hard to b...
by AlanM
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I recall is that the reason we may like to lump the last three albums together may not lie in the songs' subjects and lyrics, but in their musical treatments. Patrick Leonard produced the first two of these albums and was involved in the last one, and he was partly (or mostly) responsible for a ret...
by AlanM
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Alan-? In Every Breath You Take by The Police , Sting sings: Every single day Every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I'll be watching you Vickie, be assured (reassured if you prefer), I do check this thread at least once a day. BTW that's a really creepy stalker song. One of th...
by AlanM
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 525
Views: 40697

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

We have magpies here, but maybe they are not the same as there? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYEYc8Ge3nw I couldn't find a video with a group of magpies singing that was representative of the group sound (usually a family). There is one you may see of 3 wet birds, but they are just singing indiv...

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