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by nynke
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"
Replies: 54
Views: 25180

Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

I understand the reservations some people have made here regarding posthumous releases, but whatever comes out will not alter the status of ‘You want it darker’ as Leonard’s final, shattering commentary on his life and approaching death. The latter part of ‘The flame’ has already in some sense valid...
by nynke
Wed May 24, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Manchester

Thanks David
by nynke
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New bootlegs 2016/2017 (so far 16)
Replies: 20
Views: 9286

Re: New bootlegs 2016/2017 (so far 9)

‘Upon a smokey evening’ CD - contents as good as you’d expect, but if you compare the tracks it has in common with ‘Field Commander Cohen’ (noticeably slower, and around a semitone lower in pitch) it’s clear that there has been an uncorrected issue with the speeds of the various tape machines used i...
by nynke
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 136247

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Re ‘Seemed a better way’ – apologies if this has been noted a hundred times before, but it struck me from the beginning that Jesus’ words (John 14:6): ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’ were being systematically negated in this profoundly moving song. ‘...
by nynke
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 94100

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

For me, it’s not worth trying to come to any quick conclusions about the album – I know how my views about the rest of Leonard’s output have changed over the last twenty, thirty, forty years, and what particular tracks will mean to me in a fortnight, six months, or ten years is something I couldn’t ...
by nynke
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 94100

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Sadly, there’s some evidence on Dylan’s more recent albums of a lack of willingness to challenge irritating foul-ups (the second chord of ‘Spirit on the water’, to quote one example), but this one we can surely put down to a simple mistake? If you change ‘major’ and ‘minor’ around, his comments on t...

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