New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by FieldCommanderRobin » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:20 pm

I share everyone's eager interest in getting the recordings as well. It would be much appreciated if anyone could help out.
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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by Niarchos » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:17 am

I missed this. For someone who followed Leonard around all over Europe to see his last tours and has scrupulously bought every single official recording issued all I can say is.... how disappointing that a true fan should be finagled out of being able to own this, when one of the world's biggest monopolists can put it on and off the net at will.
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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by LisaLCFan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:59 am

Niarchos wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:17 am
I missed this. For someone who followed Leonard around all over Europe to see his last tours and has scrupulously bought every single official recording issued all I can say is.... how disappointing that a true fan should be finagled out of being able to own this, when one of the world's biggest monopolists can put it on and off the net at will.

I am not sure who (or what) you are referring to by "one of the world's biggest monopolists", but these recordings would have been issued purely for copyright reasons -- that is, before 50 years had elapsed -- in order to renew the copyright. Thus, it is the holders of the copyright who made the decision to release them briefly, and then to remove them, in order to keep them under copyright, and thus it is not simply a matter of someone "put[ting] it on and off the net at will" to "finagle" true fans -- there was a specific, and legal, reason for it.
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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by MikeMic » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:18 pm

The copyright releases have been done by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Stones, & Bob Dylan to name a few (since 2012). Usually always in Dec. for the recordings that turned 50 the same year. Some of these artists leave them up for sale, others have been pulled after a short time. It's no surprise the Cohen estate is doing this also (still wish I would have thought to check so I could hear these). It's highly likely something was also released & pulled for 1968/69 (why would they skip the second album if the goal is to protect everything).

This reminds me a bit of the Live In Fredericton EP which was released on iTunes in Canada for one day only (I think back in '12 or '13). Fortunately I was able to score that digital master (which I'd be happy to offer in trade for anyone who has the 70/71 recordings).

For the future, everyone's best bet is to check those Friday release days in December. If you don't live in a country where the release is available, you can switch to Uk or Canada iTunes and redeem an iTunes gift card purchased from that country and you should be able to download (at least this used to worked a number of years ago). You can find these country specific iTunes gift cards on places like eBay.
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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by Joe Way » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:54 am

I've recently received these recordings in beautiful packaging from a fellow Forum member. The Berkeley Community Theater concert was just 16 days after the concert in Madison that Anne & I attended (Separately-we wouldn't meet for two years). It is a beautiful recording and sends us back in time.

The band was Bob Johston, Elkin (Bubba) Fowler, Ron Cornelius, Charlie Daniels, Corylnn Hanney, Sue Musmanno.

I became Facebook friends with Corylnn Hanney and got her album "Shine" which is very good. She really wanted to get it to Leonard and asked me to help her get backstage when Leonard played Vancouver, But that was in the days that Leonard was really being protected. Corylnn died of Alsheimers last year.

Bill Camplin who performed at the Madison Leonard Cohen Event introduced me to Bill Staines who it turns out was a good friend of Elkin (Bubba) Fowler and Sue Musmanno. Bill Staines said he had heard lots of stories about the tours with Leonard. I assumed they were drug related. Elkin & Sue left Leonard in France and changed their names to Elkin & Aileen Thomas and became great folk singers. Here is a YouTube of them performing with Bill Staines. Couldn't be more clean cut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXCebQ-rP6k

The last connection is with Charlie Daniels. I was managing a Holiday Inn in Madison and Charlie and his band stayed there. About 2 PM Charlie came into the dining room and sat down. We only had one waitress on at the time and she was in the back doing prep work. I walked through twice and noticed that he hadn't been served. He called out, "Can I get some service here?" I went immediately to the back to fetch our waitress. I really regret that this bad start prevented me from talking about his time with Leonard.
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Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Post by B4real » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:04 am

Thanks Joe,
That was interesting reading 8)
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