Online streaming of Old Ideas (NPR, KCRW, etc.)

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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Online streaming of Old Ideas (NPR, KCRW, etc.)

Postby maltmom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:59 am

Just saw this on Twitter:

I love Twitter....just saw this now. NPR...first listen...Old Ideas:
http://www.npr.org/2012/01/22/145340430 ... tw&cc=twmp

Listen to Old Ideas in its entirely. Just saw this.
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby astranger » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:45 am

So far it's beautiful. Given the over spirituality of it I'm pretty surprised Born in Chains didn't make it on this one. I think it would have fit in perfectly. This will definitely take time to sink in, so far Anyhow is my favorite track.
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby maltmom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:57 am

Love it so far. Will give it a closer listen in the morning. hopefully Born in Chains will be released on his next cd. He did say he had enough material. Maybe another cd later in the year then a tour to invigorate him?

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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby astranger » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:48 am

I'm betting that it will be, just struck me as odd after hearing the other songs that are certainly prayers along the same landscape as Born in Chains, although that seems more redeeming than anything on here. It's hard for me to write up what I think of this album just yet, as 6 years of anticipation culminated in 41 minutes.
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby dreamermusic » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:24 pm

The greatest surprise so far is Leonard Cohen voice and guitar solo on a studio album since the 70's in 'Crazy to Love You'!!! AMAZING!!! :shock: :D
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby remote1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:38 pm

Thanks for the link maltmom! It's great! :D
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby littledarkone » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:18 pm

Extraordinary. This quite unlike any previous Leonard Cohen record. Listening to this album is like watching a Terrence Malick film; it's a lot to take in all at once. Nonetheless I can say that Old Ideas seems to be a subtle and understated masterpiece. Different Sides gave me goosebumps.
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby dreamermusic » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:21 pm

Undoubtely, my favourite one is 'Different Sides'. It's simply wonderful and amazing, especially the chorus.
'Amen' reminds me partly of 'I'm Your Man' regarding the rythm and the wind solo, and partly the gypsy violin of Raffi Hakoppian in 'Recent Songs'.
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby remote1 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:41 pm

I adore "Amen"! Love the whole album and yes, "Different sides" is excellent!
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby peter danielsen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:44 pm

AMEN AMEN AMEN, what a song!!!
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby swisschris » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:46 pm

"Amen" and "Different Sides" are my favourites as well.
The only song I don't like on the new album is "Anyhow"...It somehow would have fitted better on "Dear Heather"..

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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby Juan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:56 pm

I'm listening to this album so hard that it hurts :-).
The album is really good. I like the melancholy in Amen, that kinda very slowed down klezmer is really stunning!
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby somewhat_nifty » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:38 pm

Am listening to this now, thanks for sharing the link. Almost felt like crying when I heard Leonard on the guitar again... don't get me wrong, I really like his synth stuff too, but for me his guitar music will always touch me. And it has again :cry:
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby dharma » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:47 pm

I just had my first listen to the album.

For me Amen and Show Me The Place are the standout tracks. I would have liked a few more faster tempo songs.

Overall, I'd say it's a far better album than Dear Heather, but falls short of Cohen's classic recordings.

I'll go and have another listen now... :)
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Re: Old Ideas ...entire cd NPR radio

Postby Wimmer » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks for link, just now hear the songs, fantastic, just now sitting here by my work and can not working. It's good is a quiet afternoon here. :razz:
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