Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by Citizen_Kane » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:33 pm

Athnuachan wrote: Apart from anything else, Sharon's splendid "Alexandra Leaving" deserves to be recorded.
But it has already been recorded! (Albeit not on a Leonard Cohen live cd or dvd). Sharon performed Alexandra Leaving on the Leonard Cohen: A Life In Art event. Of this performance a soundboard recording (which is pristine) was made. I took Alexandra Leaving (and other songs performed during the event) from the video soundtrack and Allan has been so kind to publish it on his blog.

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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by lizzytysh » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:24 pm

A recording of a Leonard Cohen concert on his current tour that lacked Sharon's "Alexandra Leaving" would not be a concert recording.
She is integral to his concerts and the lack of her singing this would force a renaming of the finished product, i.e. "Excerpts from Leonard Cohen at [...]."
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by Mabeanie1 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:17 pm

Citizen_Kane wrote:
Athnuachan wrote: Apart from anything else, Sharon's splendid "Alexandra Leaving" deserves to be recorded.
But it has already been recorded! (Albeit not on a Leonard Cohen live cd or dvd). Sharon performed Alexandra Leaving on the Leonard Cohen: A Life In Art event. Of this performance a soundboard recording (which is pristine) was made. I took Alexandra Leaving (and other songs performed during the event) from the video soundtrack and Allan has been so kind to publish it on his blog.

Find it here: http://drhguy.com/2012/11/04/photos-mus ... t-30-2012/
The song is also included on Sharon's own CD, Everybody Knows, which is freely available from Amazon and other outlets.

Please buy Sharon's CD and support her work!

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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by drsing » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Mabeanie1 wrote: The song is also included on Sharon's own CD, Everybody Knows
Wendy
True, however the arrangement and vocals on her own CD are clearly different from how the song is performed with the Leonard Cohen band. Imho the current tour version, of which a soundboard recording is mentioned by Citizen_Kane above, is far better and more intense.
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by Athnuachan » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:25 pm

drsing wrote: the arrangement and vocals on her own CD are clearly different from how the song is performed with the Leonard Cohen band. Imho the current tour version is far better and more intense.
Couldn't agree more, drsing - there is no comparison.

I bought Sharon's cd years ago, as no doubt many of us did (my favourite track on it is "Summertime") but I much prefer now to listen to her current tour version of "Alexandra Leaving", just as I prefer to listen to LC's tour version of "Hallelujah" rather than the original synthesized version on "Various Positions". Artists move on, their style evolves, arrangements change with the times - and best backing of all? A live band!
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by jdhayes » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:50 pm

But the question remains: will there be a new DVD of the Dublin concert or not? I hope so, as I doubt it could be bettered.
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by jarkko » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:22 pm

Not in the foreseeable future.
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by A.Sukitu » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:51 am

Would love to see the start in Canada.
An inclusion of clips showing Leonard happy and dancing.
An inclusion of songs from Old Ideas.
(... Why not also a dvd of Old Ideas live???)
Of course, Sharon's Alexandra Leaving.

... In fact, would love the total tour to be available ...
Can't wait (though am saving) for the next ..
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by rigray » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:54 am

Would love to see the Dublin gig on Blu-Ray or DVD, it was a superb concert! :D
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by holydove » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:41 pm

Personally, I'd rather have a conglomeration of performances from various concerts, so that more songs that were performed could be included. For instance, Crazy To Love You & Light As The Breeze were performed in Ghent, & then they disappeared. Also, if it's only Dublin, Show Me The Place would not be included, & that would be sad. Also, several other songs from Old Ideas - Banjo, Different Sides, Anyhow - as well as the new song, I've Got A Secret, were not performed in Dublin. Yes, we have these performances on Youtube, but it would be really nice to have professional videos of them, & I think it would be a shame if a new DVD did not include performances of so many wonderful songs, for which we have no professional videos at this point.

Having said that, of course, any new concert DVD is more than welcome!!
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by Athnuachan » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:06 pm

holydove wrote:
Having said that, of course, any new concert DVD is more than welcome!!
Well said, holydove.
We all have our preferences,of course, but anything we get now is GOOD. And welcome.
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:54 pm

holydove wrote:Personally, I'd rather have a conglomeration of performances from various concerts, so that more songs that were performed could be included. For instance, Crazy To Love You & Light As The Breeze were performed in Ghent, & then they disappeared. Also, if it's only Dublin, Show Me The Place would not be included, & that would be sad. Also, several other songs from Old Ideas - Banjo, Different Sides, Anyhow - as well as the new song, I've Got A Secret, were not performed in Dublin. Yes, we have these performances on Youtube, but it would be really nice to have professional videos of them, & I think it would be a shame if a new DVD did not include performances of so many wonderful songs, for which we have no professional videos at this point.

Having said that, of course, any new concert DVD is more than welcome!!
It seems to me that the solution is simple. A DVD set of course. One DVD featuring a whole concert for those like me who like to get in to the atmosphere and flow of a show with a second DVD in the "Songs From the Road" format, featuring all the songs that have been performed which do not feature in the complete show in the same way as SFTR was produced to complement and update the Live in London DVD.

Well, we can all dream, can't we?

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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by jdhayes » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:23 pm

How about a 2 DVD set with Dublin night 2 (30 songs + recitation) on one and all the other songs performed on tour being included on DVD 2?
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by holydove » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:09 pm

Wendy & jdhayes, I second (or actually, third) either or both of your motions - a DVD set, including a full concert plus additional songs performed, is fine by me! So now that that's settled, nothing left to do but wait for the miracle. . .

Atnuachan, thanks for your comments, & yes, no harm in voicing our various preferences, but I think anything, in whatever format, will be a great gift for which we will all be very grateful.
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Re: Upcoming Leonard Cohen Live DVD

Post by jdhayes » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Jarkko got LC to make an unscheduled stop in Dublin during the current tour. He will make this come true too. Let's start a campaign so he can bring it to the right people! A 2 DVD set containing all the songs performed would keep us all happy. But then we might have to wait for a few surprises from Down Under.
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