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by Bennyboy
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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?
by Bennyboy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

Yeah, I find Leonard's genius lies not only in his originality but in the way his lyrics operate on multiple levels, with little condescension. His intellect is embracing rather than alienating. For example, that section in 'Treaty' where uses the television and aerial metaphor works perfectly on th...
by Bennyboy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

It's this album's "My Oh My" - a sweet gulp of breath between dives, but that's not to damn it with faint praise. Try writing a better statement of loving need than this. It can't realistically be done. So well said. It can't realistically be done. (And for the record, I like it a lot more than To ...
by Bennyboy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

If I Didn't Have Your Love was one of the tracks that initially grabbed me the strongest. It's simplicity is deceiving and whether it be addresssed to an earthly or celestial lover, this song goes straight to the heart. And it will be the track on this album that will be most covered and has the be...
by Bennyboy
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

I can't get over how well Leonard's singing across the whole album.. Sublime.
by Bennyboy
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

Astonishing album, almost impossible to get my head around.
by Bennyboy
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

My god. Folks this album is as good as advertised. I'm on my second listening now. The production is super tasteful. The orchestrations well arranged with no whiff of synthesizer. The lyrics are as expected, superb. And these songs. These songs. They really burrow straight into your heart. This is ...
by Bennyboy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 58
Views: 10819

Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker'

Solomun Remix Of Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker http://cohencentric.com/2016/10/05/video-solomun-remix-leonard-cohens-want-darker-grand-palais/ Only 1 minute of it but it sounds better than that other remix we got. Wonder if an official remix will be released, as was floated a while back?
by Bennyboy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

Florian wrote:Short (german) review of "You Want It Darker" by Arne Willander of the german Rolling Stone magazine. He votet
it his "record of the month":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXz6XDa-45w
Cheers - can you translate?
by Bennyboy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

I wonder how best to help the new CD do well in the charts? I'm in the UK and I heard that buying from HMV contributes to the chart figure, whereas buying through Amazon does not. I want to make a contribution to it ideally becoming a No.1 album! I didn't know Amazon sales didn't contribute to char...
by Bennyboy
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

I'd hope so but I remember a review in Mojo one time of a Waterboys album where the reviewer settled on 3 stars due to the fact that the first time he heard it when he just happened to stick the thing on his car stereo while caught in traffic he hated it and would have given it 1 star, yet the seco...
by Bennyboy
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 49510

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

Ms. Simmons also tweeted at one point that after 4 plays she was upgrading her one word review of the album from "great" to "magnificent". I don't know whether that upgrade post dates the writing of her review in Mojo or not. I imagine she gave it more than 4 spins before reviewing - at least one w...

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