Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by LisaLCFan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:27 am

its4inthemorning wrote: I was just offering an opinion and did not think it would offend.
Oh, I'm not offended. I expressed what I thought were facts based on something I'd read previously, and you expressed a contrary opinion -- that's life on an internet forum! I simply have nothing more to say on this subject, thus I was bowing out of the discussion. Carry on!
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by Tyralot » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:45 am

Hello everyone!

I totally forgot about this thread, thank you everyone for your responses! To answer B4real's question, I didn't download any of the songs (who knows if I would have been able to keep them after the deletion of the album), however I did manage to listen to a large number of them. One I found particularly interesting was an earlier rendition of the song "Take this Longing." It was entitled "The Bells" and I believe a version of it was sung by Buffy St. Marie at some point. It was really cool to see how the lyrics evolved between the two versions.
I also seem to remember about 10 versions of "Hey, that's no way to say goodbye," but with rocking guitars, African beats - etc. Anyhow, it would be really fascinating to hear it again - hopefully someone will be able to dig it up somewhere. And thanks for all your help everyone, I'm a bit surprised that no-one else has heard it!
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by B4real » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:04 am

Thanks Tyralot, for your response!

Let's hope someone will come forward with at least some of the songs so we can listen too ;-)
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by WiTS » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:11 am

Here is what I found 2 or 3 years ago. On a lyrics site, the listing of this 1967 boxset concludes 10 CDs and every track. https://www.musixmatch.com/artist/Leonard-Cohen/albums

I've managed to get all track listing and put them here for backup and your reference.

CD1 - 1967 Studio Recordings (May & June Sessions)
01 Suzanne (Take 1) (19 May Session)
02 Suzanne (Take 5) (19 May Session)
03 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 1) (19 May Session)
04 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 3) (19 May Session)
05 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 4) (19 May Session)
06 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 2) (1 June Session)
07 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 3) (1 June Session)
08 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 4) (1 June Session)
09 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 6) (1 June Session)
10 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 4) (1 June Session)
11 Come On, Marianne (Take 5) (Early version of So Long, Marianne - June 5 Session)
12 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 2) (5 June Session)

CD2 - 1967 Studio Recordings (June Sessions)
01 Jewels on Your Shoulder (Take 2) (1967 Version of Take This Longing - June 5 Session)
02 Jewels on Your Shoulder (Take 5) (1967 Version of Take This Longing - June 5 Session)
03 Jewels on Your Shoulder (Take 6) (1967 Version of Take This Longing - June 5 Session)
04 Avalanche (Take 1) (1967 Version - 5 June Session)
05 Sing Another Song, Boys (Take 1) (1967 Version - 5 June Session)
06 Sing Another Song, Boys (Take 4) (1967 Version - 5 June Session)
07 Avalanche (Take 3) (1967 Version - 5 June Session)
08 Avalanche (Take 4) (1967 Version - 5 June Session)
09 Sisters of Mercy (Take 1) (5 June Session)
10 Sisters of Mercy (Take 2) (5 June Session)
11 Sisters of Mercy (Take 1 - solo) (5 June Session)
12 The Middle of the Night (Take 3) (7 June Session)
13 The Middle of the Night (Take 4) (7 June Session)
14 The Middle of the Night (Take 6) (7 June Session)
15 The Middle of the Night (Take 7) (7 June Session)

CD3 - 1967 Studio Recordings (June & July Sessions)
01 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Takes 1, 2, 4, & 5 combined) (7 June Session)
02 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 6) (7 June Session)
03 Master Song (Take 7) (7 June Session)
04 Anyone Can See (Take 1) (Early version of Sing Another Song, Boys - June 28 Session)
05 The Sun Is My Son (Rehearsal) (Early version of You Know Who I Am - June 28 Session)
06 Teachers (Take 4) (29 June Session)
07 Teachers (Take 5) (29 June Session)
08 Teachers (Take 6) (29 June Session)
09 Suzanne (Rehearsal/remake) (29 June Session)
10 Come On, Marianne (Take 1) (Early version of So Long, Marianne - July 5 Session)
11 Come On, Marianne (Take 2) (Early version of So Long, Marianne - July 5 Session)
12 Come On, Marianne (Take 3) (Early version of So Long, Marianne - July 5 Session)
13 Come On, Marianne (Take 5) (Early version of So Long, Marianne - July 5 Session)

CD4 - 1967 Studio Recordings (July & August Sessions)
01 The Stranger (Rehearsal/remake) (6 July Session)
02 The Stranger (Take 3) (6 July Session)
03 The Stranger (Take 4) (6 July Session)
04 The Stranger (Take 6) (6 July Session)
05 The Stranger (Take 7 Rehearsal) (6 July Session)
06 The Stranger (Take 9 Remake) (6 July Session)
07 Teachers (Remake test 1) (6 July Session)
08 The Beach of Idios (Take 3) (6 July Session)
09 Lost Change (Rehearsal) (Early version of One of Us Cannot Be Wrong - Aug 7 Session)
10 Lost Change (Take 2) (Early version of One of Us Cannot Be Wrong - Aug 7 Session)
11 Lost Change (Take 3) (Early version of One of Us Cannot Be Wrong - Aug 7 Session)
12 Lost Change (Take 5) (Early version of One of Us Cannot Be Wrong - Aug 7 Session)
13 Lost Change (Take 6) (Early version of One of Us Cannot Be Wrong - Aug 7 Session)
14 Tonight Will Be Fine (Take 1) (1967 Version - 7 Aug Session)
15 Love Is the Item (Take 4) (Early version of Tonight Will Be Fine - 7 Aug Session)
16 Tonight Will Be Fine (Take 6) (6 August 1967 Session)
17 Tonight Will Be Fine (Take 7) (6 August 1967 Session)

CD5 - 1967 Studio Recordings (August & September Sessions)
01 Nancy, Where Have You Been Sleeping (Take 1) (1967 version of Diamonds in the Mine - Aug 7 Session)
02 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 1) (7 August Session)
03 The Stranger (Take 1) (7 August Session)
04 The Stranger (Take 3) (7 August Session)
05 In the Middle of the Night (Take 5) (7 August Session)
06 Store Room (Take 1 - full version) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
07 Store Room (Take 2) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
08 Blessed is the Memory (Take 1) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
09 Blessed is the Memory (Take 2) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
10 Winter Lady (Take 1) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
11 Winter Lady (Take 3) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
12 Winter Lady (Take 5) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
13 Tonight Will Be Fine (Take 1) (8 Sept 1967 Session)
14 Tonight Will Be Fine (Take 2) (8 Sept 1967 Session)

CD6 - 1967 Studio Recordings (October 11 Session)
01 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 1) (11 Oct Session)
02 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 4) (11 Oct Session)
03 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 5) (11 Oct Session)
04 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 6) (11 Oct Session)
05 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 7) (11 Oct Session)
06 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 9) (11 Oct Session)
07 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 10) (11 Oct Session)
08 Stories of the Street (Take 2) (11 Oct Session)
09 Stories of the Street (Take 3) (11 Oct Session)
10 Stories of the Street (Take 4) (11 Oct Session)
11 Stories of the Street (Take 5) (11 Oct Session)
12 Stories of the Street (Take 9) (11 Oct Session)
13 Stories of the Street (Take 11) (11 Oct Session)
14 Stories of the Street (Take 12) (11 Oct Session)
15 Stories of the Street (Take 13) (11 Oct Session)
16 Stories of the Street (Take 16) (11 Oct Session)

CD7 - 1967 Studio Recordings (October 13 Session)
01 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 1) (13 Oct Session)
02 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 4) (13 Oct Session)
03 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 6) (13 Oct Session)
04 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 7) (13 Oct Session)
05 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 9) (13 Oct Session)
06 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 10) (13 Oct Session)
07 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 11) (13 Oct Session)
08 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 12) (13 Oct Session)
09 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 13) (13 Oct Session)
10 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 14) (13 Oct Session)
11Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 15) (13 Oct Session)
12 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 16) (13 Oct Session)
13 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 20) (13 Oct Session)
14 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 21) (13 Oct Session)
15 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 26) (13 Oct Session)
16 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 1) (13 Oct Session)
17 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 3) (13 Oct Session)
18 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 5) (13 Oct Session)
19 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 6) (13 Oct Session)



CD8 - 1967 Studio Recordings (October 17 Session)
01 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 2) (17 Oct Session)
02 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 1) (17 Oct Session)
03 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 3 with Insert) (17 Oct Session)
04 Sisters of Mercy (Take 3) (17 Oct Session)
05 Sisters of Mercy (Take 9) (17 Oct Session)
06 Suzanne (Take 1) (17 Oct Session)
07 Suzanne (Take 2) (17 Oct Session)
08 You Know Who I Am (Take 2) (17 Oct Session)
09 You Know Who I Am (Take 3) (17 Oct Session)
10 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 5) (17 Oct Session)
11 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 4) (17 Oct Session)
12 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 5) (17 Oct Session)
13 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Take 6) (17 Oct Session)
14 Jewels on Your Shoulder (17 Oct Rehearsal Takes 1 + 3) (1967 Version of "Take This Longing")
15 Jewels on Your Shoulder (17 Oct Take 4) (1967 Version of "Take This Longing")
16 So Long, Marianne (Take 5) (17 Oct Session)
17 Love Calls You by Your Name (Rehearsal Takes 6 + 7) (17 Oct Session)
18 Love Calls You by Your Name (Take 10) (17 Oct Session)

CD9 - 1967 Studio Recordings (October 17 & 20 Sessions)
01 Stories of the Street (Take 3) (17 Oct Session)
02 Stories of the Street (Take 5) (17 Oct Session)
03 Suzanne (Rehearsal Takes 1, 4, + 5b) (17 Oct Session)
04 Suzanne (Rehearsal Take 6) (17 Oct Session)
05 Suzanne (Take 7) (17 Oct Session)
06 Suzanne (Take 9) (17 Oct Session)
07 Suzanne (Take 12) (17 Oct Session)
08 Teachers (Take 1) (20 Oct Session)
09 Winter Lady (Traveling Lady) (Take 2) (20 Oct Session)
10 Sisters of Mercy (Take 1) (20 Oct Session)
11 You Know Who I Am (Rehearsal Take 1) (20 Oct Session)
12 You Know Who I Am (Take 2) (20 Oct Session)
13 You Know Who I Am (Take 3) (20 Oct Session)
14 You Know Who I Am (Take 6) (20 Oct Session)

CD10 - 1967 Studio Recordings (October & November Sessions)
01 Avalanche (Take 1) (1967 Version - 26 Oct Session)
02 Avalanche (Take 4) (1967 Version - 26 Oct Session)
03 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 3) (26 Oct Session)
04 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 6) (26 Oct Session)
05 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Take 7) (26 Oct Session)
06 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Rehearsal Take 8 ) (26 Oct Session)
07 Sisters of Mercy (Rehearsal Takes 1 + 2) (26 Oct Session)
08 Sisters of Mercy (Take 3) (26 Oct Session)
09 Sisters of Mercy (Take 4) (26 Oct Session)
10 Teachers (Take 6) (26 Oct Session)
11 Teachers (Take 7) (26 Oct Session)
12 Teachers (Take 8 ) (26 Oct Session)
13 Teachers (Take 1) (1 Nov Session)
14 Splinter (Rehearsal) (2 Nov Session)
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by B4real » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:30 am

Excellent, Weilin :D So good to have a hard copy to refer to on the Forum!

The info in your link is more concise that in the link I posted from the first page here - well done!

Btw - those two entries with the “cool” smilies are actually the number 8. That happens sometimes when copying to or from the forum because it’s the same number in the code for that particular smilie.
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by Goldin » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:04 pm

Ah, that's a great story, it really makes me bite my elbows [a Russian idiom meaning: kick myself].
On the other hand ( :roll: ), I find it somehow funny, in a special Cohenesque way. After all, it's only lost in the archives of Sony, not being deteriorated as a Book of Mercy tape.

Thanks for bringing the complete tracklist to the Forum, Weilin!

I wonder, what has happened in 2019? Nothing (why?) or quite the same?

The only relevant result Google provides for "Leonard Cohen" "1969 Studio Recordings" is something like that:
1969 studio recordings 2019-12-19 večer s cohenom 2019-12-17 aleluya - single 2019-12-16 hallelujah - single 2019-12-14​ last videoclips of leonard cohen
1969 studio recordings 2019-12-19 dear leonard - single 2019-12-20 holiday - ep 2019-12-19 holy night (feat. Ricky braddy & kiley phillips)
This leads us to some suspicious sites with literally no info (so I'd ask you not to go there at all).
Anyway, these lines look like autogenerated lists, created in order to attract users' attention, which include actual releases from December 2019:

Večer s Cohenom - 2019-12-17 - https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =8&t=38799
Dear Leonard - single by Bruce K. Rowe - 2019-12-20 - https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =8&t=38945
Holy Night - by Joe Frye (feat. Ricky Braddy & Kiley Phillips) - 2019-12-19 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=093kjQj5iIU [Hallelujah part starts at 2:00]

... also, several unidentified Hallelujahs + "Last Videoclips of Leonard Cohen", which makes me think about a similar website with a timeline of recent releases: https://palmaresadisq.ca/en/artist/leonard-cohen/

BTW, nothing for "1968 Studio Recordings" (as it was actually 1968 sessions, although released in 1969).

Summing up: there's just one, entirely unreliable evidence. However, what's the point for Sony of abandoning this practise?
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by WiTS » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:35 am

B4real wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:30 am
Excellent, Weilin :D So good to have a hard copy to refer to on the Forum!

The info in your link is more concise that in the link I posted from the first page here - well done!

Btw - those two entries with the “cool” smilies are actually the number 8. That happens sometimes when copying to or from the forum because it’s the same number in the code for that particular smilie.
Thanks for the tips, Beverly. I've added some spaces to get rid of the coolness :lol:
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by phillip » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:23 pm

Be great to hear them
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Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

Post by B4real » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:54 am

Ah, Roman, I know how much you love lists! But in this instance we fervently desire they were more than that and they led to LC’s voice! The feeling is mutual about that elbow expression because it is used here in Australia too and I never realised it was so prevalent in Russia! Ah yes, “so near and yet so far”.
Weilin said: I've added some spaces to get rid of the coolness :lol:
You must have been channeling LC because he said:
“and if there is among the words
an empty space, or among the letters”
(from Philip Glass BOL song I Was Doing Something and poem Separated)

And as far as I know, Leonard only used the word “cool” in one of his songs –
“Quick and cool” from Our Lady Of Solitude and only one more time for “quick” in I Left A Woman Waiting.
He may have not been known for his quickness but he’s definitely known for being cool 8)


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Post by tomsakic » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm

Ah, and here I was hoping for dozens of outtakes, demos and unfinished songs from 1980s-1990s-2000s-2010s, including some of 50+ tracks recorded with Sharon...
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