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

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

Postby mary emma » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 am

Thanks Maarten
also mentioned here https://www.vanityfair.fr/actualites/ar ... nnee/74187

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

Postby peter danielsen » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:42 pm

how about a single at som point befor november, like...now?

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

Postby 199Dan » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:15 pm

Maybe time to use the "P" work.
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby Clementine » Wed May 01, 2019 5:58 am

For non-French speakers:

'Cohen' is to be released in November, on the Columbia label, and will have 12 songs. Tribute concerts are being planned to co-incide with it in New York, Montreal and Paris.
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby MargRz » Wed May 01, 2019 7:05 am

All I can say is HALLELUJAH !
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby panjandrum » Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm

Hmmm. Gotta say I have mixed (actually mostly negative) feelings about the tribute concerts. I think I would really rather see Live in Dublin projected in-full at each venue, possibly with some form of live accompaniment or a few performances from the musicians involved directly in his last world tours. No cover versions etc, but rather celebrations of Leonards works as he intended them to be. Alternatively, it might be nice to have a movie in the form of chronological highlights of his performances; starting with his poetry and continuing through the last video recordings of him

Other than Acordes Con Leonard Cohen I've never heard or seen a tribute to him that I felt did him any justice whatsoever. I've actually found them deeply along the lines of "downright embarrassing". Unless they are handled incredibly well they almost come off as mockery. I realize that's not intentional, but let's face it, Leonard is a nearly impossible act to follow.

Sure hope this comes off well and not as puerile attempts at aggrandizement.

(P.S. Anyone know if there is a full video recording of Acordes Con Leonard Cohen available? I've found a few clips, but would love to add the entire video to my collection if it is available.)
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby B4real » Tue May 07, 2019 3:50 am

panjandrum wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 6:17 pm
(P.S. Anyone know if there is a full video recording of Acordes Con Leonard Cohen available? I've found a few clips, but would love to add the entire video to my collection if it is available.)
A few ways you could do this in either or both links here -

https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/acordes.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV419h-iRuo
This is similar to the original 2007 CD list above but in this video the songs and poems are in a different order which I assume is probably how the concert unfolded with the exception of the encore as mentioned in the LC Files link. Maybe those who were there could enlighten us.

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

Postby panjandrum » Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 am

B4real wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:50 am

https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/acordes.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV419h-iRuo
This is similar to the original 2007 CD list above but in this video the songs and poems are in a different order which I assume is probably how the concert unfolded with the exception of the encore as mentioned in the LC Files link. Maybe those who were there could enlighten us.
Thanks! I don't know how I was unable to find that YouTube video. Exactly what I wanted.
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:47 pm

Oh, my Gosh!!
I simply wait, and feel nothing but gratitude.
Cleeeearly, some/many(?) prefer to impose their *own* expectations and preferences on a project that has nothing to do with them (really). And, Peter, now you want a single released ahead of time 😁? What is so offensive about simply waiting?

As Lisa said, You Want It Darker will forever remain Leonard's final album and final goodbyes. It appears that releasing that one was a priority over these songs. In his state of being at the time, he reasonably could have known he may not be able to get both completed... so he prioritized what we already have been given. Adam did an impeccable job of honouring his father's wishes on it. I trust Adam with whatever direction he was given regarding the upcoming release. If you don't like the music, you'll still have Leonard's words. NOTHING will EVER taint Leonard's reputation of/for excellence.

Gratitude was an emotion and state of mind and being that Leonard practiced and believed in... how well all of us would do to emulate that at this time, if for NO other reason than to honour him posthumously.
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby vlcoats » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:36 pm

November! The month I will see my first grandchild and now another set of Leonard songs I have not yet heard yet!
I am overjoyed! :D
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby yentek » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 pm

Here is an interview with a well known Montreal producer who reports that he did some work on the album.
Good news!

https://www.bantermagazine.com/posts/in ... d-bilerman
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Postby MarieM » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:25 am

Thanks for the interview link, yentek. It made me smile.
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby Michel_Griffin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:07 pm

davidrichards wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:34 pm
I know that I am probably in a minority but I sincerely hope that Patrick Leonard has nothing to do with any possible new release. As a musician and lifelong fan of Leonard Cohen from my first encounter in the 1960's, I do not think that his contributions have enhanced those recordings. Indeed for me it has detracted from the finished product.
At the risk of revealing my ignorance, why do you object so strongly to Patrick Leonard?
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Re: "A new album of original Leonard Cohen songs is in the works"

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 pm

It is now almost a year since we first had news of the posthumous album from Adam and some months since the French press told us that the album would be coming out in November, accompanied by tribute concerts in Paris, Montreal and New York.

Does anyone have any further concrete news or updates?

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

Postby jarkko » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:44 pm

Wendy, there will be no tribute concerts this time (this is confirmed by the management).

The album of ten new songs is scheduled to November, but we don't need to wait so long to hear the first song, and maybe some more before the CD release date.

Eva Poola sent us a link to Canadian Post: https://www.rpsc.org/canadapost.htm
If you check the website, you'll learn that they are going to release LC stamps on September 21. More to follow shortly, as soon as the info can be made public.
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