"The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

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"The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:42 pm

"Words of Love and Hate: The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen"
When his first album made him an unlikely star in the late 1960s, Leonard Cohen was hailed as the new poet of song. His melodies were hauntingly melodic but his lyrics were like no one else's - poignant, romantic, mystical and darkly comic. Already a poet and a novelist, Cohen had found another calling in song..."The Songs of Leonard Cohen", "Songs from a Room" and "Songs of Love and Hate" were the titles of his first three albums. Eight more would follow over the next 40 years. In this collector's edition, can be found the lyrics to over 100 of those classic songs, many of them now recorded by new generations of singers that include U2, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson. This unique collection demonstrates why.
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Paperback, out June 8, 2009, from Omnibus Press
# Paperback: 192 pages
# Publisher: Omnibus Press (8 Jun 2009)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1847728022
# ISBN-13: 978-1847728029
# Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17 x 1 cm
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Words-Love-Hate ... 12&sr=1-10

The book is already out - Amazon shipped my pre-order today! Retail price is 12.95 pounds, but Amazon sales it for 8.42.

Publisher's website is very hard to find (for orders) - it's actually distributed by Music Sales, and the URL is http://www.musicroom.com. The book is at http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/0703228/details.html

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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby bridger15 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:12 pm

Tom Sakic wrote:"Words of Love and Hate: The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen"
Paperback, out June 8, 2009, from Omnibus Press
...The book is already out - Amazon shipped my pre-order today! Retail price is 12.95 pounds, but Amazon sales it for 8.42.
Thanks for the heads up. I just checked Amazon.com. It is not available in the US yet but I could sign up for an alert.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby hydriot » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:46 am

Hmmm. I wonder if they have printed the correct French lyrics for The Partisan. Or maybe it is not included in the book, as it is not technically Leonard's song.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby stargazer61 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:35 pm

Just received my copy from Amazon. First impressions are of some superb pictures! :D

Settles down for a better inspection!
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby mr.midnight » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:16 pm

Yes!!! Just the other day I was thinking of how cool it would be if there was a book of his lyrics, all together in one book instead of going through album inserts and booklets and here it is! Leonard Cohen and his fans think of everything!

I really prefer his lyrics over his poetry, but then again, his lyrics are poetry.

It's probably hard to tell at this point, but is this going to be one of those books that'll be rare and limited that'll end up costing a fortune or do you think that in time I'd be able to find one while I'm out shopping at Borders, for example?

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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby Mabeanie1 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:07 pm

It seems Amazon UK have run out of stock! I've just received an e-mail saying that they have had to order more and my pre-sale copy will be shipped between June 19 and July 7!!

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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby Davido » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:43 pm

Play.com have it in stock.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby tomsakic » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:48 pm

Omnibus and Music Sales books are really hard to find, Amazon UK never got The Little Black Songbook published in January 2009, while Amazon.com don't have those books at all!

Maybe the secure way is to use AbeBooks or directly from the publisher at http://www.musicroom.com. Worldwide shipping in 24 hours.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby Mabeanie1 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:18 am

I don't know what Amazon are playing at but I just got another e-mail to say that the book is already on its way to me!! Maybe they found a copy hiding in a corner somewhere. I guess I wait and see what happens.

By the way Tom, I got the Little Black Songbook from Amazon UK without any problems back in January.

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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby brightnow » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:06 am

And for residents of the Western Colonies:

Amazon.com is now accepting orders for the book. This is just pre-order, they do not have it in stock and there is no target delivery date.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby MaryB » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:44 am

Avi,

Thanks for the alert. Just ordered my copy.

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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby MaryB » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:41 pm

Just received an email from amazon.com informing me that the shipping date for this is July 8 - July 24. This is US.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby ronald1956 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:50 am

Wow just received my copy from play.com. It's fantastic, beautiful pictures and I love the little remarks at the end of each lyric.
Just one remark on my behalf, does anyone know why not all the songs are included. I missed "The Partisan" wich isn't an original LC song but "Tenessee walz" is in the book and isn't a lc song also.
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby ronald1956 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:52 am

BTW For me, I think this book is a must have for all the forum members. And everyone else!!
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Re: "The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen" published (June 2009)

Postby Mollydog » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:13 pm

I just received mine in the mail today from amazon.ca! :D

I also managed to buy a copy of the Les Inrockuptibles magazine in Ottawa on Monday. Interesting that they both have the same picture of Leonard on the cover.

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