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by swisschris
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: New Songs & Rarities
Topic: New recording of the song "Book of longing"
Replies: 9
Views: 559

New recording of the song "Book of longing"

Apparently, during the tribute concert in Montreal, while private pictures and videos of Leonard were shown, there was a mesmerizing song being played. I first thought it was a song that I had never heard, but when I listened closely to the words I discovered it was actually a new recording of the s...
by swisschris
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker album: Interviews and reviews in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 25607

Re: The Darker album: Interviews and reviews in the media

For those of you who speak German, here's the extensive review I wrote for Swiss online magazine nahaufnahmen.ch about Leonard's new album:

https://www.nahaufnahmen.ch/2016/11/05/ ... it-darker/
by swisschris
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 51635

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Cheers mate. Anyone know exactly which of the songs were written and produced by Patrick Leonard and Sharon Robinson on the album? I wonder how many came out of the Popular Problems sessions.... no, I don't know the songs. 1. 4. 6. and 7 could be produced by Patrick Leonard and Sharon Robinson, if ...
by swisschris
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: A cancelled world tour project in 2006?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: A cancelled world tour project in 2006?

Leonard had talked about putting a band together rather casually to Julian Coryell, a young musician whom he very much respected. Julian plunged ahead, gathered and rehearsed musicians and singers, and several weeks later, presented Leonard with a touring band. Leonard had not attended any of the r...
by swisschris
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: A cancelled world tour project in 2006?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

A cancelled world tour project in 2006?

More or less by coincidence, I read the following on the Wikipedia-page of singer Samantha Newark (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Newark): "In late 2006 she auditioned for Julian Coryell to be a backup singer for renowned poet laureate Leonard Cohen. The project was set to do a world tour an...
by swisschris
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 58
Views: 11504

Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker'

The full Paul Kalkbrenner remix of "You want it darker" has now been released:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xejva1SMP4E
by swisschris
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 58
Views: 11504

Title song 'You Want It Darker'

It's a few minutes past midnight, Wednesday September 21st, and "You want it darker", the single (4:44 minutes long), is now available on Spotify. Just listening to it on repeat...It's even more haunting and hypnotizing than I remembered it from the prelistening at the event in Amsterdam, especially...
by swisschris
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 51635

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

When I first read about Kalkbrenner doing a remix of "You want it darker", I thought: Oh no! But when I actually heard the first snippets and now the remix in full I must say that I absolutely love it, especially when the choir sets in and sings the "Hineni" part together with Leonard. I can't wait ...
by swisschris
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 51635

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Thanks a lot, Bennyboy! You Want It Darker (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix) @ Lollapalooza Berlin 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDX1NG2_Sc Almost nothing new in comparison to the Peaky Blinders fragment. Roman, the ARTE channel recorded the whole Paul Kalkbrenner performance @ Lollapalooza Berlin a...
by swisschris
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 51635

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

More than a week has passed by since I heard Leonard's new album at the Event in Amsterdam. As we were not allowed to record - righteously so ! - and as I forgot to take notes, I can't give a detailed review of the album but I can write down what I still remember. 4 or 5 songs of the album were co-w...
by swisschris
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: The Leonard Cohen Event in Amsterdam 2016 - before and after
Topic: Thank you, Amsterdam 2016.
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

Re: Thank you, Amsterdam 2016.

First and foremost a HUGE "thank you" and "thumbs up" from the bottom of my heart to our wonderful event organizers Wijbe, Willy and Liesbeth!!!! I can only assume how much time and energy you invested in creating this most wonderful and memorable event! You excelled the high expectations in so many...
by swisschris
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Sharon Robinson's concert in Zurich 13.09.16 cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 1024

Sharon Robinson's concert in Zurich 13.09.16 cancelled

I have been looking forward so much to seeing a full Sharon Robinson concert for the first time (especially since the wonderful but much too short showcase in Amsterdam). Then today, more or less by coincidence, I found out that Sharon's concert at Plaza in Zürich got cancelled. There is no explanat...
by swisschris
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Sharon Robinson's European Tour 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5163

Re: Sharon Robinson's European Tour 2016

Just announced! Sharon Robinson will be playing in Switzerland as well: September 13th, Zurich, @Plaza Ticket sale starts this Thursday: http://www.ticketcorner.ch/Tickets.html?affiliate=TCS&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=1673512&includeOnlybookable=false&xtmc=Sharon_Robins...
by swisschris
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC's greeting to Polar Music Prize Laureate Emmylou Harris
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: LC's greeting to Polar Music Prize Laureate Emmylou Harr

This is a most wonderful little video. Her reaction, the words of Leonard's letter.. I really hope that Leonard gives her a call or writes her another such beautiful letter - and invites her to sing on his next record. Hearing those two artists singing together would really be a dream of mine come t...
by swisschris
Sun May 31, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Bette sings Lenny
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Bette sings Lenny

I would like to hear that live...
Unfortunately, I won't be able to travel to the UK in July...

So thanks to Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmeXYeAHWo

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