Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

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Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby annie blue » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:53 pm

I was just thinking 'what song would i want to hear' to make my Leonard experience complete. I know, he could recite the telephone directory and still have us in the palm of his hand :) But, truly, you must have all thought at least once over the past few months 'I realy hope he sings......'

For me? The first Leonard Cohen song I ever heard when I was 12 years old -jeez - was 'Famous Blue Raincoat' so that would do it for me.

Top 3?
Famous Blue Raincoat
Hey, That's no way....
The Smokey Life
I Tried to Leave You
Coming Back to You
Everybody Knows
Ain't No Cure
Isaac
Dance me to the end of Love

Hey, I never said this would be easy...... ;-)
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby rhona » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:06 pm

Older stuff... Famous Blue Raincoat, Dress Rehearsal Rag (unlikely!), The Stranger Song

Newer stuff... Alexandra Leaving, Light as the Breeze, Take this Waltz (not exactly new, I know)


Except my choices will change depending on my mood! And I've kind of rushed off my songs because I've got to go and make dinner (I think I'm going to make a canneloni - been pondering it for a while), so other people will post their choices, and I'll be going "Oh yes that one! And that one! Oh, man! I can't believe I didn't say that one!" xxx
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Re: Top 3 Pastas To Make your Dinner???

Postby mickey_one » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:12 pm

rhona wrote:Older stuff... Famous Blue Raincoat, Dress Rehearsal Rag (unlikely!), The Stranger Song

Newer stuff... Alexandra Leaving, Light as the Breeze, Take this Waltz (not exactly new, I know)


Except my choices will change depending on my mood! And I've kind of rushed off my songs because I've got to go and make dinner (I think I'm going to make a canneloni - been pondering it for a while), so other people will post their choices, and I'll be going "Oh yes that one! And that one! Oh, man! I can't believe I didn't say that one!" xxx

ok my choice would have been lasagna or maybe a risotto, but cannelloni is not too bad. but no need to berate yourself for not thinking of them

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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby the end » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:18 pm

So Long, Marianne coz it's my favourite LC song, even though I'll probably cry all through it if he actually did play it :oops:
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby annie blue » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:28 pm

My ex said I could never do a top anything of anything and he was just proved correct :lol: :lol:

Light as the Breeze
Tower
All 50 odd verses of Hallelujah :lol:

I hope the canneloni is vegetarian ;-) but enjoy any road up :)

Going off line now. Can't wait to see other choices.

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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby Symata » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:58 am

If he were to come to Romania, which I hope but yet I don't know...I would say:

1. BE FOR REAL - and please come to Romania, Mr. Cohen, do come! .. .. don't give me the world today and tomorrow take it away.

2. TOWER OF SONG - Lay your golden voice on our souls...cause we're crazy for you

3. anything as long as he's in Bucharest...
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby brokenhill » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:46 am

Just three? Impossible!

So here goes..........

Night comes on ( "and here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care" - magic!)
If it be your will
(both from surely THE most underrated album ever)

And either "The Partisan" or "One of us cannot be wrong" But how to chose?

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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby commonweal » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:02 am

Easy ...

1. Closing Time
2. Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Any other song from the c. 125 strong back catalogue


Ok: I jest about the easy bit. Today I've been listening mainly to The Future and to Songs of Love and Hate (hence 1 and 2). Yesterday I was listening to Recent Songs and to Songs from a Room, so it would have been The Traitor and A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes.

Perhaps a more doable challenge is to list the one song from each album that you would most like to hear live in 2008...?
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby libraryref » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:15 am

I'm pretty damn sure that I'll be going to the first concert, in Fredericton. Do people want me to post what he does sing? Or would you rather be surprised when you see the show?

My choices:
1. Famous Blue Raincoat (as close to perfection as any song ever came)
2. Alexandra Leaving
3. One of Us Cannot be Wrong

I didn't list Suzanne because I know he's gonna do that one.
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby magdasto » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:22 am

Somehow I cannot decide for three favorite songs, five is much easier. Why?
Anyhow, here they go at random order:
Take this waltz
Captain
Closing time
In my secret life
Halleluyah (however I do prefer it covered by Jeff Buckley)
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby libraryref » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:41 am

Freaky stuff!!!!
I just posted my top choices. I'm down in my basement working on a Web site and listening to Galaxie. That's a music service on cable. I've got the Folk/Roots station on and they start playing Famous Blue Raincoat!!!!!!!!!!

I'm freakin' out, I tell you.
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby stan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:46 am

No better way to freak out than[in the nicest possible way] listening to LC.
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby mirka » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:06 am

libraryref wrote:Freaky stuff!!!!
[...] they start playing Famous Blue Raincoat!!!!!!!!!!

I'm freakin' out, I tell you.
It might feel freaky to technical guys, but there is no reason to freak out, it's just a simple synchronicity :lol:,
happens when you are in tune with yourself and the universe,
I believe Jarkko described a similar experience with another Cohen song a couple of years ago.
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby Yaanon » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:33 am

NOT including the obvious choices (Suzanne, So Long Marianne, Hallelujah...)

1. Closing Time
2. Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye
3. Tonight Will Be Fine

EDIT: I would like to squeeze Field Commander Cohen into a very close 4th place.
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Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Postby annie blue » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:19 pm

I said it wasn't easy :D :D I set 3 because I knew it would get you all thinking - and it has! Keep going folks ;-)
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