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by Bennyboy
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 58278

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Quite enjoying the new album, more than even the last two. I feel this one has a fuller more interesting production. Am curious, would everyone here say TREATY is a direct rewrite of ANTHEM? To me, melodically it sounds nearly exactly the same, yes? Am curious as to the history of the song, if it i...
by Bennyboy
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker album: Interviews and reviews in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 26704

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

The best review I have read so far - really perceptive: http://uproxx.com/music/leonard-cohen-you-want-it-darker/ Leonard Cohen Is Still Vital and Writing Great Songs, So Let’s Stop Trying To Bury Him Steven Hyden 10.21.16 In the fall of 1970, Leonard Cohen did not want to make another album. As rec...
by Bennyboy
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 58278

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Treaty moves me more every time I listen to it. Has anyone else noticed that the last verse as printed in the CD lyrics is not actually sung by Leonard? Have listened to it again using the link to LCF and love that version too with piano rather than the incredible strings arrangement on the release...
by Bennyboy
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 58278

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

The invigoratingly painful jubilee of "Treaty" has completely stopped me in my tracks, so much so that my engagement with the rest of the album has thus far been casual at best. I don't have any real interest in offering an exhaustive "reading" of the song, or in trying to unpack particular lines, ...
by Bennyboy
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 58278

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

String Reprise is one absolutely beautiful piece of music. Hats off to Patrick Leonard for this arrangement and for producing such a moving track. And this album is a just a masterwork. It's hitting all the spots. Couldn't agree more. The reprise is both a beautifully realised piece of music and a ...
by Bennyboy
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 58278

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Now the album is officially out, I can't wait to see the response it gets.
by Bennyboy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker album: Interviews and reviews in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 26704

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

JudasPriest wrote:Only 3.5 stars in that Dutch publication? Hope it was out of a maximum 4
Out of 3 would be about right....
by Bennyboy
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker album: Interviews and reviews in the media
Replies: 94
Views: 26704

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

On the aerial / arial question, I don't think the ambiguity is an accident, but I guess only Leonard could answer that. Oh and here's another, extremely perceptive, review of the album - one which I agree with entirely (although I would give it an extra point out of ten). http://floodmagazine.com/40...
by Bennyboy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

Traveling Light can indeed be the flip side of You Want it Darker. And in the case of the vinyl version of the album, it's the first song on side 2 - so a nice symmetry between dark and light beginning each side. Cool. Nice detective work Ben. Cheers mate. Anyone know exactly which of the songs wer...
by Bennyboy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

yopietro wrote:Traveling Light can indeed be the flip side of You Want it Darker.
And in the case of the vinyl version of the album, it's the first song on side 2 - so a nice symmetry between dark and light beginning each side.
by Bennyboy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

...... that section in 'Treaty' where uses the television and aerial metaphor.... I haven't heard the album yet but that word aerial rang a bell with me because of my book research and listening to many concerts and here's what and where I heard it. Maybe there's a similar verse in Treaty to the li...
by Bennyboy
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

Could be pure coincidence, but Jubilee is supposed to come after 49 years (seven times seven) and how many years has it been since Leonard's debut album? A couple of interesting explanations about Jubilee - http://www.markbeast.com/70jubilees/jubileedates.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_(...
by Bennyboy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

The subtle electronics work wonders texturally on this album, especially soundbedding 'Travelling Light'. I can't fault any of the recording, mixing or production decisions at all - I have no issue with the violins on Steer Your Way', they add that bittersweet melancholia which seems to complement L...
by Bennyboy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 53436

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

cohenadmirer wrote:Have resisted the stream .
Expect to get the cd on Friday , and then immerse myself in it !
Fair enough. I am a weak, weak man and gave been bathing in the stream. Very cleansing it is too.

I am format-agnostic these days.

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