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by alb123
Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Three mid-albums re-released as box-set
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Three mid-albums re-released as box-set

It's funny that you mention Leonard, himself, believing Recent Songs to be one of his "best" albums. I do believe that it is a very, very strong album. Lyrically, it is the most adventurous of his works, maybe until The Future, and I also adore the album. What strikes me as strange, then, is why Leo...
by alb123
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / USA and Canada
Topic: PRESALES TO BOSTON and AUSTIN
Replies: 47
Views: 20054

Re: PRESALES TO BOSTON and AUSTIN

I debated the idea of going to see Leonard on this tour. I know, you're thinking "ARE YOU NUTS?!" Well, I was lucky enough to see him twice on his last world tour. Once in Waterbury, CT and then I flew out to catch the very last show of his tour in Las Vegas, NV. I live in Massachusetts. Yesterday I...
by alb123
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: U.S. Television Commercial
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: U.S. Television Commercial

Oh wow! The History Channel too? That's awesome... What a letdown, thinking for a second...hoping that you were about to hear an announcement for a new world tour!!

-Chris
by alb123
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?

I loved Old Ideas from the first moment I heard it. I thought that every song was stunning, beautiful, amazing, and I was in awe. It touched me to my core the very first time, and repeated listenings simply intensify this feeling. I remember the very first time that I heard Songs of Leonard Cohen a...
by alb123
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?

Chris I really aprecciate your post, but I would like to ask your oppinion about Come Healing, the only track you havent commented. Ah, I did forget to comment on "Come Healing"...Well, I think it is one of the stronger songs, lyrically, on Old Ideas. This track has me perplexed as of now. I don't ...
by alb123
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: U.S. Television Commercial
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

U.S. Television Commercial

So, I'm sitting here watching "CIA Secret Experiments" on NatGeo and what appears on my television? A 30 second commercial (I'm guessing, that's a standard commercial length) advertising Leonard Cohen's latest album, Old Ideas ! I immediately thought "how cool is this?" It isn't very often that I se...
by alb123
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: How Would You Rate Old Ideas?

Okay, I've listened to Old Ideas from start to finish about 5 or 6 times and I'm finally ready to comment in this thread. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate Old Ideas a solid 6.5, maybe a 7. It ended up being a better album, in my opinion, than I thought it would be, based on the few songs that Leo...
by alb123
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Austin City Limits 1988 (Entire TV Broadcast)
Replies: 9
Views: 9805

Austin City Limits 1988 (Entire TV Broadcast)

I have uploaded the entire television broadcast of Leonard Cohen's 1988 Austin City Limits show. You can watch it on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/5DO5pA641EE I decided to keep the show un-edited rather then separate each song. The set list is as follows: 1) First We Take Manhattan 2) Tower of Song ...
by alb123
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric
Replies: 67
Views: 12072

Re: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric

Jerry, you and I must be twins because I just listened to "Banjo" for the first time and after listening to it a second time I wrote, in the official "Banjo" thread, that I liked the song but I thought it lacked meat , just like you thought. It's funny that you and I both think "Darkness" is a great...
by alb123
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Listen to "Banjo"
Replies: 40
Views: 9083

Re: Listen to "Banjo"

I like this song, but as far as comparing it, to what I consider Leonard Cohen-quality, again, it doesn't measure up. Yes, we will listen to these tracks over and over, in the beginning, and then we'll go back to listening to Songs of Leonard Cohen, Songs from a Room, Love & Hate, Recent, etc... Com...
by alb123
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric
Replies: 67
Views: 12072

Re: The New Yorker streams "Going Home" and prints the lyric

Okay...I know I'm going to take a lot of flack for saying this, but here goes... So far, I have been a bit unimpressed with "Old Ideas". I absolutely love, love, love the Darkness. I think, lyrically, it is right up there with ANY song Leonard has written. I've been listening to Show Me The Place at...
by alb123
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: The WORD mag. - Old Ideas Review + Cover Feature
Replies: 18
Views: 3998

Re: The WORD mag. - Old Ideas Review + Cover Feature

If Cohen were to release another studio album after Old Ideas, do you really want it to contain the songs we've all been listening to on YouTube for over a year? I really like Feels So Good, but I'd rather entirely new material. I'm not a big fan of Born in Chains. To be honest, I was a tad disappoi...
by alb123
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Leonard Cohen September 24, 1974 Complete Concert
Replies: 0
Views: 2290

Leonard Cohen September 24, 1974 Complete Concert

I just finished uploading another complete Leonard Cohen concert. This time, from Berlin, Germany recorded on September 24, 1974. The set-list is: Play the full set-list here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA016D16E28668DAE 1) Bird on the Wire 2) So Long, Marianne 3) Love Calls You by Your N...
by alb123
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Old Ideas - the new album - January 31, 2012
Replies: 233
Views: 55139

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

I'm as happy as the rest of you, of course, who could be a fan of Leonard Cohen and not be thrilled at the news of a new album? I'm going to be honest and say that I'm glad "Born in Chains" won't be on this album. That song didn't do much for me. I apologize to the many here who do enjoy that song. ...
by alb123
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: October 30, 1979 - Paris France - Entire Concert
Replies: 0
Views: 2037

October 30, 1979 - Paris France - Entire Concert

I just finished uploading the entire show to YouTube. As always, each song is in it's own video or you may load the entire playlist to have the full concert play for you. The playlist for this concert is: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC7F0A474D5E27440 Setlist: October 30: Paris, France - Th...

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