Lullaby

USA and Canada (April 1 - June 4, 2009). Special concert for fans in NYC (February 19). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Lullaby

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:14 pm

Lots of references to the new song! Please tell me more! What did you like about it?
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Postby IrishMar » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:17 pm

Did anyone get the opportunity to record it?
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Postby Detour » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:55 pm

I watched one person go down front and off to the left to video record it in Dallas. This person took video recordings of several songs, and was never asked to stop, even though they were standing near security. I was somewhat surprised by that. I expect it will show up on youtube sometime.

The song is lovely. A soft ballad. It felt like a goodbye to me. I cried. Actually, I was moved to tears more than once at the Dallas show, and Lullaby got a brief sob from deep in my gut. I felt deeply honored to be hearing such a beautiful new song. All my hairs gave standing ovation. Still have a lump in my throat thinking of it.

It lingers...
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:49 pm

I can't believe that Leonard has dropped Lullaby from the setlist before we've even had a chance to hear it, if the latest concert reports are to be believed. He can't do this to us ..

Leonard: please can we have Lullaby back??

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Re: Lullaby

Postby MarieM » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:05 am

Great review by Laura Lea Nalle of the Austin concert at

http://www.lauraleanalle.com/content/view/64/3/

But expect to spend some time on her site. She's an artist and her site is very unique and very beautiful. At the bottom of the review, she also has a link to a photo gallery of great pictures of the concert. However, on point, this is what she says about Lullaby.
Then we hear the beginnings of a very special debut of a new unreleased song, “Lullaby” which is a down tempo tune with a triplet feel that weaves an exquisite dance of slide guitar, harmonica, and B-3 while Cohen croons, “When it’s much too late, and we’ve taken our stand, when they call out your name, we’ll go hand in hand. If your heart is torn, who can wonder why? If the night is long, here is my lullaby, here’s my lullaby.”
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Re: Lullaby

Postby findingtime » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:57 am

Megan, you seem to be on top of all of this stuff so maybe you can answer a question for me. What is the song that Leonard sang in Austin on the first night that begins with the line, "I can't break the code of our frozen love"? Is that from Lullaby?
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Postby MarieM » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:16 am

Hey, findingtime. Nope, I don't know any more than anyone else. I just asked for a confirmation of the title of the new song so we wouldn't be calling it by the wrong name for weeks. But in an interview with Rolling Stone, Leonard played a song called Lullaby for the interviewer and he wrote a verse in his article --

Through a net of lies, I'll come to you.
When the dead arise, I will wait there too.
If your heart is torn, who can wonder why?
If the night is long, here's my lullaby.

Hopefully somone out there worked some youtube magic and got the song.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby canuck » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:50 am

Call me a contrarian but I hope I never see this on You Yube (or at least not until it's officially released).

Leonard puts so much care into the crafting and presentations of his songs, it'd be a shame if the world experiences it first through some third rate "shakey-cam" with audience noise over the top.

I know I'm in the minority here but I also have real ethical problems with people stealing an artist's work (especially before the artist profits from it). Leonard should get to choose how his songs are released to the world. I can wait.

(And no, I don't think the argument that performing it before an audience automatically means it's public domain holds water).
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Postby tomsakic » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:36 pm

If you look into another thread, you'll see that Grand Prairie show is recorded from the audience, and the song also... Now many are waiting for the upload to dimeadozen eagerly:)
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Re: Lullaby

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:35 pm

Hi Canuck ~

If/when this song gets to YouTube, I'll watch it and enjoy it through all the audience interference; however, for the reasons you've given, I agree with your stance on it. Who knows but what this is the very reason Leonard may have pulled it from his setlist. If so, I couldn't blame him.


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Postby Jonnie Falafel » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:16 pm

I must admit, I would watch it/enjoy it & having done so, would not be deterred from buying the official recorded version, should there ever be one. I imagine it's this way for the majority of us LC devotees.

By the evidence of his actions, Leonard doesn't seem terribly possesive of his work - he recently enthusiastically insisted on playing new songs to jouranlists & has frequently posted yet-to-be published works on the Blackening Pages. I love LCs generosity! Compare him to Dylan who jealously guards new compositions - he's touring now with a new album imminent, but we won't hear those works live until Sony has officially released them.

I'm totally committed to artists deriving maximum benefit from their output - I hold a BPS licence to play CDs in my business, I never buy my music from the multiples who pass "their" discounts back down the chain (e.g. The egregious Walmart) - I'll listen to the bootlegs with a clear conscience.

Thank You Leonard.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby evewaldman » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:34 pm

Marie, thanks for posting the Laura Lea Nalle link. I am awed by her talent and really appreciated her articulate and detailed review, as well as her inclusion of Lullaby.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Diane » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:42 pm

Thanks so much for posting this new song. To me it feels like he is saying, "I know life didn't all live up to our dreams, but I'm going to stay and comfort you anyway." This is so beautiful. Can't stop playing it.
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Re: Lullaby

Postby Gerry » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 pm

You've just nailed it Diane, brilliant.

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