Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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Post by sue7 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:16 pm

From South Africa:
From the website of the Sunday Times (national Sunday newspaper)
http://www.timeslive.co.za/entertainmen ... -new-album
Leonard Cohen to release new album
Times LIVE | 22 November, 2011 13:23
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen gestures during a tribute in Gijon
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen gestures during a tribute in Gijon, northern Spain.
Image by: ELOY ALONSO / REUTERS
Leonard Cohen will be releasing a new album in January 2012 and has confirmed full details of the album titled 'Old Ideas'.

The album, which according to Uncut Magazine will be the iconic singer-songwriter’s first studio album since 2004’s Dear Heather, contains 10 previously unreleased tracks.

According a media statement, will "poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existence - the relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death".

The album's third track, Show Me the Place, is set to be streamed online in the next few days.

Earlier this year, Cohen, who penned the famous and much-covered Halleluja, was awarded Spain's esteemed Prince of Asturias Award for literature, joining the likes of playwright Arthur Miller and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The track listing for 'Old Ideas' is as follows:

* Going Home
* Amen
* Show Me the Place
* The Darkness
* Anyhow
* Crazy to Love You
* Come Healing
* Banjo
* Lullaby
* Different Sides

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Post by LisaLCFan » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:00 pm

From Canada's national radio station website:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/r2drive/2011/1 ... sten-here/
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Post by rike » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:02 pm

I do not know if blogs and online magazines qualify. If yes, the online music magazin Motor.de in an article titled “'Old Ideas' -- more details about the new Leonard Cohen Album," 11/22/11, provides an audio for The Darkness.
Rolling Stone.de has a long article on 11/22/11.

http://www.motor.de/news/10819580;leona ... album.html
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Post by bridger15 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:37 pm

From the snooty LA Times, a short blurb from Reuters.
They mentioned the cover design and artwork are by LC
Yet they used a 2009 photo from Coachella, (Indio,CA).
No photo of the album cover.
No track listing.
And no link for readers to listen to "Show Me The Place."
Egads, LC lives here. The cover photo is most likely set in his garden here.
Sheesh

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/sn ... 7466.story

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Post by Vlastik » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:18 pm

From Czech Republic:

http://www.lidovky.cz/leonard-cohen-vyd ... ultura_btt


http://kultura.idnes.cz/leonard-cohen-v ... 7_hudba_ob



More or less press release with some Leonard´s quotations and a list of new songs.
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Post by Mollydog » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:02 pm

One more from Canada:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... nt=2244913
With new single, Leonard Cohen delivers a sermon

All rise: The church of Leonard Cohen is back in session. The piano progression that introduces the Fedora Man’s new single feels holy, with the lyrics not letting up on the religion. “Show me the place; help me roll away the stone,” Cohen murmurs deeply. “Show me the place; I can’t move this thing alone.”

Show Me the Place is a restrained spiritual co-written and produced by Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard. It touches on themes of love, god and mortality – no doubt the type of tried-and true allusions to be found within Cohen’s forthcoming album, the modestly titled Old Ideas, set to drop on Jan. 31, 2012, on the Columbia label.

Cohen speak-sings tenderly in a craggy, desiccated baritone. His “head is bent and low,” and the titular plea is done in a dignified manner. He (and the listener) is comforted by plush organ chords, a sympathetic violin and gentle brow-wiping from the choir-sung backup of old friend Jennifer Warnes, her blue raincoat ready on the coat rack.

“Show me the place where you want your slave to go,” is a key refrain. This is about devotion, in whatever form one needs to take it. On her own single, cool star singer Feist asks, “How come you never go there?”

And Cohen? He so goes there, one more time.
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Post by Cate » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:12 pm

LisaLCFan wrote:From Canada's national radio station website:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/r2drive/2011/1 ... sten-here/
radio play - CBC premiered the track on the radio on the 22nd and Rich Terfry (the host) seemed very excited to be playing it (he's a fan).
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Post by rpan » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:44 pm

From Ireland a couple:

Irish Times 25th November
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/the ... 84114.html
Only 1 line but a good one “- The New Leonard Cohen studio album confirmed for January. There simply is no better songwriter.”

RTE website (national broadcaster) music news section 22nd November
http://www.rte.ie/ten/2011/1122/cohenl.html
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Post by martali » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:17 am

Pre-order possibility in Poland here:
http://merlin.pl/Old-Ideas_Leonard-Cohe ... l#fullinfo
Full description of product: Old Ideas
Contractor:
Leonard Cohen
Company record label:
Sony Music, January 2012
No:
88697986712
Check out other titles:
Leonard Cohen
Categories:
Folk
Pop> Foreign Pop> Pop Rock

All 10 tracks on the disc moves the dilemmas of human existence - to follow niedoścignionymi goals, obsessed with love, sexuality, loss of a loved one. One of the most spiritual album in the career of an artist, "Old Ideas" leads to thoughts and calls for decency in everyday life, but also lets the listener's eye, and sometimes allows himself to sober joke. Cohen's distinctive baritone and melodic arrangements reminiscent of 'Ten New Songs' (2001) - the most popular album of Cohen's last decades.

Work on 'Old Ideas' started in full swing in January 2011, although some songs and lyrics was already a few years ago. Two songs - 'Darkness' and 'Lullaby' was originally recorded in 2007 and early versions of Leonard presented during the last tour, also in Poland. Tips, what to expect from the new album, Cohen has already given in October 2011 receiving the prestigious Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. He said: "As we age, just beginning to understand the instructions they got my voice from above. And they sounded: not mourn casually. If you want to complain to the world in connection with the inevitable defeat which awaits us all, do it with dignity and class."
Album produced Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo, in addition to Cohen's songs, we hear such Sharon Robinson (known precisely, among others, 'Ten New Songs ") and The Webb Sisters. Cover design and drawings in the booklet for the album are the work of Cohen himself. "Old Ideas" will be the twelfth entry in the discography of Leonard Cohen. Will be released in CD and vinyl.
Tracks:
1. Going Home
2. Amen
3. Show Me The Place
4. The Darkness
5. Anyhow
6. Crazy To Love You
7. Come Healing
8. Banjo
9 Lullaby
10. Different Sides
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Post by B4real » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:17 am

Here are some more links not in Australia but I think mainly not yet posted:

Internet Movie Data Base:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0169552/news

Hitfix - The Beat Goes On:
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-go ... in-8-years

Vintage Vinyl News:
http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2011/11 ... cohen.html

Consequence of Sound:
http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/11/l ... old-ideas/

Evri:
http://www.evri.com/person/leonard-cohe ... d7zkn9789y
I think this last one is American but it has links to at least 12 more sites –

Rock’s Backpages
Guardian
Entertainment Weekly
Obscure Sounds
Hitfix
Filters Magazine
Reuters
NME
Under the Radar
Consequence of Sound
Exclaim
The Quietus
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Post by burningviolin » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:00 am

http://searchtopics.independent.ie/arti ... K?q=Norway This may or may not be by the Irish independent news section, it links to another article so I hope I'm not replicating it, apologies if that is the case.

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Post by B4real » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:24 am

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Post by Judy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:56 am

A friend has just emailed this link from the UK:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/musi ... WuBM.email
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