"Popular Problems" - the next LC album

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby astranger » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:00 am

jerry wrote:Only 9 songs?
Various Positions only has 9 songs. I'm Your Man has 8. I often forget that, so Popular Problems is in good company.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby bigdee » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:25 am

astranger wrote:
jerry wrote:Only 9 songs?
Various Positions only has 9 songs. I'm Your Man has 8. I often forget that, so Popular Problems is in good company.
Both of those albums are in my top 5 favorite LC albums along with Songs of Love and Hate which has 8 songs. While not in my top 5, The Future is another good one which has 9 songs. So in that respect it is in good company.
But then again at the same time I am reminded of Death of a Ladies Man with its 8 songs, so in my opinion there is a little polution in those waters too :lol:. It's a shame because I really like the lyrics on DOALM, I just don't like what Phil did with the music and production. In 1993 LC said in an interview in Goldmine that he often considered re-recording that album. I really wish he would revisit those songs so that they would live on as he would like them to sound and not the train wreck Phil gave us in 1977.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby astranger » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:44 am

bigdee wrote:
astranger wrote:
jerry wrote:Only 9 songs?
Various Positions only has 9 songs. I'm Your Man has 8. I often forget that, so Popular Problems is in good company.
Both of those albums are in my top 5 favorite LC albums along with Songs of Love and Hate which has 8 songs. While not in my top 5, The Future is another good one which has 9 songs. So in that respect it is in good company.
But then again at the same time I am reminded of Death of a Ladies Man with its 8 songs, so in my opinion there is a little polution in those waters too :lol:. It's a shame because I really like the lyrics on DOALM, I just don't like what Phil did with the music and production. In 1993 LC said in an interview in Goldmine that he often considered re-recording that album. I really wish he would revisit those songs so that they would live on as he would like them to sound and not the train wreck Phil gave us in 1977.
Valid points. The albums contain so much it's easy to look past the seemingly small amount of songs; The Future is a great example of that. I personally love DOALM, it's fun and cheeky and such a left turn for him. But I digress...
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby martali » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:10 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:
MarieM wrote:Now listed on Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/Popular-Problems- ... nard+cohen
Looks like Amazon US jumped the gun as the listing seems to have been removed now. There's nothing on Amazon UK yet.

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby MarieM » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:12 am

Okay, official version of Almost Like The Blues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VYXECtjOos
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:15 am

martali wrote:
Mabeanie1 wrote:
MarieM wrote:Now listed on Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/Popular-Problems- ... nard+cohen
Looks like Amazon US jumped the gun as the listing seems to have been removed now. There's nothing on Amazon UK yet.

Wendy
But it is on Amazon UK now :D
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:25 am

MarieM wrote:Okay, official version of Almost Like The Blues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VYXECtjOos
Thanks Marie. It's good to hear the whole track. I really like it!

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby anny » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:32 am

thank you Marie !!!! it's the only link who wants to play for me :D
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby JudasPriest » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:03 am

Yes, many thanks Marie-finally listening now...
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Doris » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:53 am

The german amazon-site (amazon.de) offers Popular Problems as MP3 for pre-order (release date 19. September) for Eur 9,99 and Almost like the blues to buy as MP3 download right now for Eur 1,29. Wow, the song is so beautiful.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Goldin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:24 pm

With a total length of 35:56, it becomes the third shortest LC studio release: Songs from a Room 35:38, Various Positions 35:29.

So, we can wait for a new masterpiece, like Bird on the Wire or Dance Me to the End of Love! :razz:
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Postby crimpies » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:35 pm

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Goldin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:51 pm

New cover photo on LC's facebook page.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby phillip » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:10 pm

Almost like the Blues I love it cant wait for the album :)
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