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Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

Post by willietowers » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:37 am

I agree with those who regret Famous Blue Raincoat and Partisan are not on the CD, the former must be one of the saddest songs ever written, and how many of us have been there? Still there are many others to savour......Manhatten was superb in Glasgow and it features. Willie, near Aberdeen, Scotland
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Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:40 am

Willie

The Partisan was included in the NPR broadcast, as was Chelsea Hotel though not, sadly, FBR. It's well worth downloading the podcast if you haven't done so already.

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Post by stephencharlton » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:50 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote:Willie

The Partisan was included in the NPR broadcast, as was Chelsea Hotel though not, sadly, FBR. It's well worth downloading the podcast if you haven't done so already.

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I agree, i downloaded said NPR concert. The sound quality is excellent, and includes bits not on the new cd/dvd. Others have also mentioned that you can find mp3 'cutters' for free on the web, and this allows you to split the NPR concert into 'tracks', like a cd. ( Not as complicated as it sounds !). I will , of course, be purchasing the new cd + dvd at end of month. :D
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Post by Evie B » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:52 pm

Am I right in thinking that buying from HMV or Play.com will count towards compiling the UK charts? I seem to remember from the Hallelujah Christmas pantomime that this was the case. I must admit I got a kick out of seeing LC in the charts and am kind of hoping it happens again with the DVD and CD pre-orders presumably being included in the first week's count, and would like to do my bit towards this end.
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Post by John Etherington » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:41 pm

Nah! Let's keep Leonard to ourselves, or Ticketmaster will make it even more difficult to obtain concert tickets. Anyway, as I recall, Leonard reached number 2 in the UK album charts with "Songs from a Room", so he's been there, done that etc.

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Post by drsing » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:16 am

Hi guys,

just found this clip of Hallelujah taken directly from the dvd. Watch it and listen to the amazing quality!

http://www.garagetv.be/video-galerij/po ... lujah.aspx
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Post by MaryB » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:35 am

Boy! If this video is anything like the rest of the DVD - it's going to be a stunner!!!!!!

Thank you drsng!
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Post by courage » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 am

Do anyone know the best way for us in Sweden to order?
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Post by Evie B » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:45 pm

John Etherington wrote:Nah! Let's keep Leonard to ourselves, or Ticketmaster will make it even more difficult to obtain concert tickets. Anyway, as I recall, Leonard reached number 2 in the UK album charts with "Songs from a Room", so he's been there, done that etc.

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Okay John, I take your point.
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Post by Phantom Stranger » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:34 am

wakeupmartin wrote:
hydriot wrote:Why is the DVD significantly cheaper than the CD? Surely the DVD has the same sound, of the same quality, but also has film of the great man?
I thought CDs had better quality (uncompressed) sound than DVDs, because most of the data on the DVD is used to store the images. Or am I wrong? Does anyone know what sort of quality sound we can expect from the DVD? is it like a 128bps MP3? That would do for me.
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The cd will definitely have better sound quality than the dvd version. For those most interested in sound quality only, the cd is the way to go.
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Post by News Gal » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:13 am

DVD audio is compressed in MPEG-2 format, while CD audio is relatively uncompressed. To get the DVD audio to sound good, use a high sample rate to record when you bounce it to an audio file. I'd suggest higher than 44.1 and 256Kbps. At the radio station where I work, we archive a three-hour talk show using audio DVD+R (its own protocol, long story,) and this is how we get the audio tracks off if we need to, in broadcast quality sound.

That's what got me into LC's work--the analog-to-digital know-how was SHARP!!!! Few people know that to record a lower vocal range, you should use reel-to-reel if possible and then mix it down digitally to avoid distortion and loss. It also helps retain warmth, which tends to be lost when doing straight digital recordings.
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Post by danslenoir » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:08 pm

drsing wrote:Hi guys,

just found this clip of Hallelujah taken directly from the dvd. Watch it and listen to the amazing quality!

http://www.garagetv.be/video-galerij/po ... lujah.aspx
Ditto for Democracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoOTXEfUNo
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Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

Post by drsing » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:28 pm

danslenoir wrote:
Ditto for Democracy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoOTXEfUNo
great, we almost got the entire CD already :lol: :lol:
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Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

Post by dharma » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:13 am

i hope i'm wrong here, but the dvd appears to be in 4:3 (1.33:1) aspect ratio instead of 16:9 widescreen - just about everybody i know has a widescreen tv these days, so shooting the video in 4:3 seems a big mistake to me :(
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Re: "Leonard Cohen Live in London" - DVD & 2CD - April 2009

Post by hydriot » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:10 pm

I'm concerned it's so dark. Certainly at Manchester, I remember that during Hallelujah the stage was suddenly bathed in bright cream light, which was really effective. I thought they did this at the O2 too, but it looks like I am wrong.
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