Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by donalagata » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:32 pm

As I type this I am listening to Songs From the Road ...I am completely overcome with love and admiration for the man , the music and this moment...
Beautiful,captivating and all consuming...

Thank you Leonard

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by mnkyface » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:01 pm

astranger wrote:Is there a reasoning behind the Fish? I don't seem to recall this in relation to anything related to Leonard's work; still, I had a good laugh and an interesting response to what it "told" me!
I have been wondering about this too! Of course, my BluRay has not ARRIVED yet which distresses me greatly. :lol: Hopefully it will be in my mailbox today...

I can't think of a connection with Leonard's work and the fortune teller fish. Maybe it has something to do with the title/theme of the new album? A little hint of something? A cool picture of one (Joey Carenza style :) ) would actually make a great album cover...
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by neo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:04 pm

Surprise, surprise, my CD/DVD arrived today although Amazon told me it would not be shipped before the end of September... :)
Really a nice package and I just had a short glimpse through the DVD... Very nice!!!
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by almarks » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:10 am

Go my cd/dvd from Amazon uk yesterday, excellent! Great to see bird on the wire and Suzanne from Glasgow and Manchester, as I was at these two concerts. Would have liked to see the future again, with the Webb sisters on acrobatics. Of the five concerts I attended, my favourite song was famous blue raincoat at Madison Square garden on October 23 2009.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by John Etherington » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi Almarks,

I was thinking the same thing. The Webb's acrobatic turn was a key moment in the concerts. I would have preferred this to "Suzanne", where Leonard slightly fluffed the lyrics.

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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by neo » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:07 pm

mnkyface wrote:
astranger wrote:Is there a reasoning behind the Fish? I don't seem to recall this in relation to anything related to Leonard's work; still, I had a good laugh and an interesting response to what it "told" me!
I have been wondering about this too! Of course, my BluRay has not ARRIVED yet which distresses me greatly. :lol: Hopefully it will be in my mailbox today...

I can't think of a connection with Leonard's work and the fortune teller fish. Maybe it has something to do with the title/theme of the new album? A little hint of something? A cool picture of one (Joey Carenza style :) ) would actually make a great album cover...

I think when you're traveling on the road you wish for good fortune...
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by stephencharlton » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:44 pm

Great new album. I know what friends and family will be getting for Christmas :D
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by irishgreg » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:35 am

Super new album all round. Leonard's songs have always been great, poetry with great music thrown in. But when you add in the talents of Javier's incredible guitar playing, Dino's interpretations of what's needed & the rest of the crew throwing in their pieces, it's the cherry on a delivious cake. It's just a super album.

And it's great to finally have Famous Blue Raincoat & Chelsea Hotel Live!!

For me, Lover Lover Lover is proabably the high point but I honestly thought that the version he played in Colmar in August 2009 was the best ever version. Check the YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvZnD-SQdo

Also, I had kind of hoped that Partisan would have been recorded before a French audience and really feel their response, but you can't get everything.

Well done Leonard & the rest of the crew, great album!!

The DVD's interesting too but an interview with the great man would have been really appreciated.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by Goodfella213 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:02 am

Great album!!!

I was really hoping he would put "feels so good" on this album. He performed it in Las Vegas. It may be the best song ever....


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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by Puddingdale » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:09 pm

irishgreg wrote:The DVD's interesting too but an interview with the great man would have been really appreciated.
Indeed! Actually I took it for granted that would be part of the Backstage Sketch, which I really enjoyed by the way. Still, I find it a bit disappointing that LC seems the one with a great lack of screentime here. Apart from its being a reflection of Leonard's modesty onstage, it is a mistery to me why all the band and singers get their say but LC does not. :neutral:
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by phillip » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:42 pm

Fantastic DVD blew me away I love it Thanks to Leonard Cohen and band:)
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by B4real » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:04 pm

brightnow wrote:The CD/DVD came with a Fortune Teller Miracle Fish!
I have just arrived home from work after collecting my copy from the local JB HI-FI store and there is no 'fish' contained within. :(
Maybe they think Australia, Queensland has too many fish as it is or I don't need to have my fortune told. :razz: I haven't had time to play it yet and will do later on tonight but I am perplexed about not having a fish like everyone else. :?
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by andys » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:31 pm

B4real wrote:
brightnow wrote:The CD/DVD came with a Fortune Teller Miracle Fish!
I have just arrived home from work after collecting my copy from the local JB HI-FI store and there is no 'fish' contained within. :(
Maybe they think Australia, Queensland has too many fish as it is or I don't need to have my fortune told. :razz: I haven't had time to play it yet and will do later on tonight but I am perplexed about not having a fish like everyone else. :?

Hi,

Don't worry - you're not alone. I got my copy at the weekend and there was no fish. I'm in Singapore.
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by ascoli » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:21 pm

I love it.I love it.
Now set to watch Tony Palmer's 'Bird on a Wire'
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Re: Songs From the Road - new live album - Sept 14, 2010

Post by A.Sukitu » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:09 pm

re: the fish ..........
I thought that i was the zillionth person to purchase Songs From the Road and that the fish was a special gift .....
it reminds me of magic and of possibilities ........

thanks for the dvd and cd. great memories. The Partisan is always terse and wonderful. Avalance likewise.
An album of magic and possibilities .......
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