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Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:03 am
by MarieM
To be honest, I'm not surprised that most of the new songs we got to know over 2009-10 will not make the final album. I imagine Leonard had a pretty large pool of material for the album by the end of the recording process. Not all songs can make the final cut and it then becomes a question of which songs go together best to make the album Leonard wants to create.
Amen, Wendy! Imagine having such a wealth of good material that some of those great new songs from the tour didn't make the cut. Well, we won't have to imagine for long. Personally, I feel nothing but gratitude. There was a time when I didn't think there would ever be any new material from Leonard again. Now we are being blessed once more. Another great day to be a Cohen fan.

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:19 am
by Patrycja
What GREAT news!!! Too bad that 'Feels So Good' doesn't seem to have made the final cut. Maybe it was just for a time or wasn't quite ready yet; perhaps it'll surface elsewhere again.

Spring 2012 can't come soon enough!!! *insert dancing smiley breaking into cartwheels*

Keeping hands-over-heart hope for a tour...

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:26 am
by mutti
Thanks Jarkko for the update on the new album.
For me I am grateful for any songs new or old that Leonard will be recording.
How lucky we are! I can hardly wait! Its so nice to have something to look forward to.
Thank you Leonard!
Leslie 8)

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:28 am
by astranger
Awesome news! Finally something! Hopefully we can see a track list soon!

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:34 am
by rike
Great news! I look forward to whatever LC is choosing to share with us.
Thank you for creating the trellis on which anticipation can blossom, Jarkko.

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:59 am
by TineDoes
musicmania wrote:
LisaLCFan wrote:I, too, am excited by the fact that all (but one) of the songs on Leonard's new album will be brand new (despite my inital surprise at the omission of the other "new" tour songs)! The more new songs, the merrier! It's almost more exciting this way! We can still listen to all the live recordings of those other great songs that we've come to know and love, plus we'll have a whole album of new material, so we have the best of both worlds! Leonard is spoiling us! (Thank you, Mr. Cohen!)
Exactly my thoughts Lisa. While it would have been nice to have these songs on an official record we have the many videos and fan recordings of these songs to listen whenever we choose. Liking the fact it means even more new songs to look forward to :D
Quite so! Wonderful news. Thank you Jarkko

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:15 am
by Angel of Compassion
Hallelujah !!!
I was waiting and waiting for the miracle to come...

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:08 am
by kokenpere
Hi Jarkko -

Does Leonard's touring band perform on Old Ideas? Did Ed Sanders engineer or produce the new LP?
I am looking forward to this with great anticipation and expectation. - Michael

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:27 am
by Cheshire gal
Thank you for this news Jarkko. I can only imagine how great this new album will be if Leonard left out some of the best songs he has written in the past few years.

Spring fever is upon us. :D :lol:

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:55 am
by canuck
Excellent news. The Darkness is a great track. I'll miss what he might have done with Lullaby however.

Leonard never releases a song until it's been polished to perfection, so we can only assume he's doing more polishing on those other songs. Let's hope we see them someday in the future.

OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:03 am
by Caren
Good news.

Thanks Jarkko. I am very glad The Darkness has made it onto the album and I can see why the others haven't. If the other songs on the album will be anything like The Darkness this may turn out to be his best album yet.

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:24 am
by Henning
For meself it feels so bad that it feels so good won't be on the album. The Darkness represents the darkness, the moment when you lack inspiration for a good tune.

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:36 am
by zodkavombie
Thanks for that, can't wait just like everyone else :D

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:47 am
by Diane
I echo the disappointment re. Born in Chains. I now feel very glad to have it on bootleg. If that song is a reject, the album's going to be really something!

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:06 am
by lightasabreeze
He could put Born in Chains out on a single for us.
Can't wait for Spring now to hear whatever he put on the new cd.