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by Jim Williams
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide
Replies: 39
Views: 5738

Re: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide

I didn't call anyone a 'dolt' (synonyms: a stupid person, fool, nincompoop, clown, simpleton); and I have no idea what "real fan" means.
by Jim Williams
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide
Replies: 39
Views: 5738

Re: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide

Listening again to the album today, I must say I love the production and arrangements. Those great and grand themes delivered in a disarming and doleful tone, but sung over an often '80s' pop soundscape has worked well for LC many times. The return of the warm, multi-instrumental, non-synthetic soun...
by Jim Williams
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide
Replies: 39
Views: 5738

Re: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide

I'm finding the negative comments about the production and arrangements tiresome. Thankfully, LC has been joyfully indifferent to the idea of making facsimile renditions of songs that have been aired on stage. Thank God he's not one of those artists who "asks the fans what they want", which would be...
by Jim Williams
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album
Replies: 176
Views: 40674

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

Am I right in thinking the album's running time is only around 35 mins?
by Jim Williams
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tom Jones discusses leonard cohen on BBCTV 27-5-12
Replies: 16
Views: 3575

Re: Tom Jones discusses leonard cohen on BBCTV 27-5-12

It's an awful version, in my opinion. The phrasing, the melody, the humour - they're all lost. Jones tramples alls over it as if it were the green, green grass of home.
by Jim Williams
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE
Replies: 219
Views: 26864

Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

"Paying £95.. doesn't seem right."

Beautifully put - very understated. I would expect sexual favours from The Webb Sisters, "on an unmade bed", for that price.
by Jim Williams
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Old Ideas World Tour 2012 / Europe
Topic: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE
Replies: 219
Views: 26864

Re: HOP FARM (UK), 8 SEPT ON GENERAL SALE

£85??!! You have got to be kidding! I've seen LC three times, and it was worth every penny, but there's no way I'm forking out 85 quid. Daylight robbery.
by Jim Williams
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New CBC Music station just for Leonard!
Replies: 35
Views: 3554

Re: New CBC Music station just for Leonard!

Has it been removed now?
by Jim Williams
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New CBC Music station just for Leonard!
Replies: 35
Views: 3554

Re: New CBC Music station just for Leonard!

Wow! Thanks!
by Jim Williams
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Online streaming of Old Ideas (NPR, KCRW, etc.)
Replies: 47
Views: 4508

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

Oh, blimey - it's wonderful.
by Jim Williams
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: SHOW ME THE PLACE (free streaming of new song)
Replies: 155
Views: 22126

Re: SHOW ME THE PLACE (free streaming of new song)

http://www.myplaydirect.com/leonard-coh ... s/26569166

Pre-order 'Old Ideas' now and get an instant MP3 download of 'Show Me The Place'.
by Jim Williams
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: OLD IDEAS
Topic: Old Ideas - the new album - January 31, 2012
Replies: 233
Views: 42714

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

jarkko wrote:So, the release date has leaked. I have Leonard's permission to confirm that "Old Ideas" will be released on January 31.
Yippee!
by Jim Williams
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Lines that get you every time
Replies: 155
Views: 29782

Re: Lines that get you every time

hannah wrote:Ring the bell that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the Light gets in.
Ditto. :D
by Jim Williams
Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Isle of Wight 1970 release (October 2009) - all the details
Replies: 275
Views: 46096

Re: Isle of Wight release (Oct 20) - all details

Watching the DVD right now - fabulous stuff. Can someone clarify something for me? Of the three backing vocalists - Musmanno, Washburn and Hanney, which is which?

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