Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

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Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by HugoD » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:47 pm

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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by Eddy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:09 pm

Thanks Hugo for sharing this.
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by LisaLCFan » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:51 am

While these videos may demonstrate someone's creative impulses and inspirations, I can't really see how they have anything to do with Leonard Cohen -- presumably, he had no connection whatsoever to the making of the videos for the songs from Thanks for the Dance. I see them as "official" only insofar as they are studio-made, studio-sanctioned marketing products using Leonard's songs. I suppose if they help get Leonard's music out there, great, but they are nothing but fancy commercials.
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by B4real » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:39 am

If I'm completely honest here, these videos do nothing for me.
I'm simply just happy with Leonard's voice!
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by AlanM » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:10 am

I agree with you both, Lisa and Bev.
Try watching with the sound off and see how it grabs you.
The only music videos of Leonard's songs that I watch are those featuring Leonard, and even then, I have only watched them a few times.
Concert videos, however, are a whole different thing.
Sitting down with a glass of wine, dogs on my lap and Leonard singing to me from London or Dublin is a great way to pass an evening.

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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by HugoD » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:33 am

I do enjoy the video for the atmosphere they have but can see why others don,t like them or do not see the connection.

I wonder what the term "official " stands for . Is this video authorised and or released by the Cohen estate? Or has someone bought the "official " rights to use the song for commercial and/or artistical purposes?
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by peter danielsen » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:51 am

I must say I really like this new Video.
Its a video about loss. As Bob Dylan sings: behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain"
And The in the end the man in black, or the black man leaves the screen to walk away into darkness
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by ScottM » Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Just saw the video for "The Hills" on Instagram. Not sure if this is the official version as it has subtitles.

One error appears to be that the line ...."I can't make the hills" appears as "I can make the hills" on this video.
Quite a difference in meaning I would suggest.

In Book of Longing I have only seen "I can't make the hills"..?
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by LisaLCFan » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:33 pm

ScottM wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:31 pm
...One error appears to be that the line ...."I can't make the hills" appears as "I can make the hills" on this video.
Quite a difference in meaning I would suggest.

In Book of Longing I have only seen "I can't make the hills"..?

The same "typo" appears in the printed lyrics in the booklet that came with the CD: it appears as "can" three times, and as "can't" once. I think it should be "can't" each time, because "can" really makes no sense in the context (even with Leonard's occasional habit of twisting things around). Perhaps somebody simply transcribed Leonard's vocals, in which he does not always sharply pronounce the "t".
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Re: Official video released on Youtube of "The Hills"

Post by ScottM » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:38 pm

LisaLCFan wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:33 pm
ScottM wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:31 pm
...One error appears to be that the line ...."I can't make the hills" appears as "I can make the hills" on this video.
Quite a difference in meaning I would suggest.

In Book of Longing I have only seen "I can't make the hills"..?

The same "typo" appears in the printed lyrics in the booklet that came with the CD: it appears as "can" three times, and as "can't" once. I think it should be "can't" each time, because "can" really makes no sense in the context (even with Leonard's occasional habit of twisting things around). Perhaps somebody simply transcribed Leonard's vocals, in which he does not always sharply pronounce the "t".
Thanks Lisa,

I was wondering if I had misinterpreted the context and intent of the lyric(s). Perhaps one for a wider discussion? :)
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