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Postby jarkko » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:19 am



“Old Ideas” will be promoted strongly all over the world. The Internet will play an essential part in this. The official website, http://www.leonardcohen.com, is going to work together with the fan sites and forums.

Leonard and Robert very much appreciate the support of the fan community that has gathered around these websites. We have created an extraordinary world-wide network, a resource that has offered support and valuable information to Leonard and his people over so many years.

Marie and I have had a discussion with Robert about how we might use our webring resources to help. One helpful step would be to follow local press and report. They need our help in keeping informed about what is written or said about Old Ideas and its songs in various countries.

We ask all members to follow local press and other media, and report here what’s written or said. Please include the link if the article or comment is online. You may also upload attachments (like scans of articles). If for some reason you cannot do it here, please send by email to both Marie at Megan2C2B@aol.com and Jarkko at ja@nebula.fi. If you don’t have a scanner to use, you may also telefax to +358-9-8840990 (open 24 hours).

We will collect and forward the information to Leonard’s management. Some of it may also find its way onto the official website.
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Postby Stamatina » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:19 pm

I got the following from Greek websites. Nothing from official media (magazines, radio etc) has reached me, but then again, that's Sophia's job. :razz:

http://www.clickatlife.gr/story/mousiki ... id=2097799

It's about the first studio album of this top artist in eight years and at the same time the most recent one in his career which counts already six whole decades.
The ten songs it will be consisted of are poetically addressed to the deepest meanings of human existence - the relationship with the transcendental being, love, sexuality, loss and death.
The recordings for "Old Ideas" started in January 2011, while many of the songs and lyrics had been worked on for years. The first versions of two of the songs of the album, "Amen" and "Lullaby" were originally recorded in 2007, while "Lullaby" and "The Darkness" were performed live during Cohen's recent, sold-out world tour.
The fans knew what to expect, ever since, when Cohen received the literary award Principe de Asturias Prize at Spain, in October, he said: "As I grew older, I understood that instructions came with this voice. The instructions were never to lament casually. And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty".
Leonard Cohen's album is produced by Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo. Cohen's baritone signature in "Old Ideas" is completed with the excellent performers Dana Glover, Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sister (Hattie and Charlie Webb) and Jennifer Warnes. The designing of the cover was done once more by Cohen himself.


The same article, only slightly varied can be found in other Greek pages as well, sometimes along with the track list and a link to "Show Me The Place".

And there is also an article on Jumping Fish (which I think is a rather popular Greek site for music), less informative and possibly annoying to the few of us who forgive what Leonard does and the fewer who don't even care. http://www.jumpingfish.gr/music/play/2519

Leonard Cohen is releasing his first album in eight years on January 31 (the day of Justin Timberlake's birthday - just something we know) to begin the potentially last year of humanity with the necessary self-examination and with deep thoughts on the nature of love, the pain of loss, the essence of sexuality and in the end the mortality of each one of us. Calm down, Leonard Cohen, it's not like we don't make such existential quests ourselves every day.
"Old Ideas" includes 10 new songs and artwork drawn by Cohen himself (he may be a great poet, but he's also a Photoshop novice), while you can hear the first single "Show Me The Place" below..[link to the song].

In other news of the family, son Adam will appear at Barouge on December 11.


the person who wrote the above article seems to be a jerk, way too much to function.
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Postby Goldin » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:12 pm

The site of "Exciter" (Russian magazine), Nov 23:
http://excitermag.net/index.php?option= ... Itemid=266

Sorry for google translate, don't have time to improve.

Author: Uncredited
Title: Леонард Коэн: новый альбом старых идей (Leonard Cohen: New Album of Old Ideas)
We are waiting for this for seven years and one big world tour. And then it happened: Leonard Cohen will release a new album titled "Old Ideas" in January next year!

"If velvet could sound it would sound like Leonard Cohen" - once said about the sensual singer of the world stage. In his songs grew more than one generation, many, by the way, did not even know what was the name of whose songs they sing along. The whole world is avidly watched the movie by Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" with the title track "Waiting For The Miracle", and its composition at that time was trying to reach nirvana in a Buddhist monastery.

And so ... that he is going to release first album in years, Cohen told the press in the last month. And even break in a couple of new songs during his lengthy world tour, going to that, then a 74-year-old musician tried to improve his financial situation (Cohen during his stay in the ashram, its director zeroed accounts of Leonardo).

By the way, the album will be released not only on the CD, but also on vinyl. And a limited edition will come with an album of lithographs of the authorship Cohen, pre-order the all you can - here.

It is the same Leo, which soon becomes even better. All the same velvety baritone framed whispering backing vocals and melancholy violins. And yes .... We are very, very, very much want to hear "Old Ideas" as a whole, although there must be content with one track:

Leonard Cohen "Show Me The Place"
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:49 pm

I'll find out from someone how to set an Alert to my email. In the area where I live, very little if anything will be said, but maybe further out I'll locate something.

This comment "Calm down, Leonard Cohen, it's not like we don't make such existential quests ourselves every day" only made me laugh. Let the writer even once in his life make the inquiry in any of the same ways or caliber that Leonard does daily.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:06 pm

Tom or someone... can you walk me through how to set an Alert? My email is Gmail... don't know that that matters, though.
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Postby sturgess66 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:39 pm

These are not long articles - basically mention of the album and new single - sometimes quote from Leonard's Prince of Asturius speech - and a link to listen -

USA -
http://www.examiner.com/indie-rock-in-c ... ight-years
Leonard Cohen heralds new year with first studio album since 2004
Cole Waterman, Chicago Indie Rock Examiner
MTVHive -
http://read.mtvhive.com/2011/11/22/leon ... the-place/
Leonard Cohen Returns With ‘Old Ideas’
By: Jim Allen | November 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm
Ah, yes: The deep, gravelly voice, the poignant piano plunking, the laser-guided lyrics — it’s great to have the old master back in the saddle again. (No, we’re not talking about Tom Waits.) Leonard Cohen’s revealed the first track from his new album, Old Ideas, and immediately “Show Me the Place” makes it apparent that the Canadian song-poet’s game is still as sharp as ever, as he rumbles out his reverie over simple piano and organ accompaniment. In grand Cohen style, when he discusses a yearning for guidance, slaves, and moving rocks all in hymn-like fashion, it’s difficult to tell whether he’s addressing the Almighty or an old flame — we’re thinking it’s the former, but secretly hoping it’s the latter.
Old Ideas arrives January 31.
Entertainment Weekly -
http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/11/22/leon ... lbum-2011/

PrettyMuchAmazing.com
http://prettymuchamazing.com/music/stre ... -the-place

TwentyFourBit.com -
http://www.twentyfourbit.com/post/13162 ... quote-from

AllAboutJazz (JamBase)
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=90048

NME.com (NME Radio)
http://www.nme.com/news/leonard-cohen/60532

WNCFTv (ABC Los Angeles - Reuters Article)
http://www.wncftv.com/news/entertainmen ... =134338168

HuffingtonPost -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/2 ... 10210.html
Leonard Cohen, 'Show Me The Place': New Song Takes Us Back To 'Hallelujah' (AUDIO)
Leonard Cohen is back with a song as haunting as "Hallelujah," and it alone is enough to be thankful for this year. Stay tuned for more like it in the new year, when Cohen's first new album of all-new material since 2004, Old Ideas, drops on Jan. 31.
UK -
MusicWeek.com
http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sect ... 047596&c=1

GQ.com
Leonard Cohen's new Old Ideas
http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainm ... -old-ideas

StereoBoard.com
http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/169076/9

Canada -
Vancouver Sun -
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2011/11/2 ... the-place/
Vancouver Sun -
Listen to Leonard Cohen’s new song Show Me The Place
Master poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen has revealed the first single from his new album Old Ideas, to be released in early 2012.
...


The Examiner -
http://www.examiner.com/canada-culture- ... -new-album
In six decades, Leonard Cohen has sold over 20 million albums and published 12 books. Born in Montréal in 1934, the singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Many of his songs have been featured in motion pictures and television programs, and covered by artists like Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Tori Amos, Joan Baez, and Rufus Wainwright.

Cohen is a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Companion to the Order of Canada (2003), and Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2008). Finally, he is the recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize (2011).
More about “Old Ideas”
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The Province (Montreal)
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainmen ... drop_story

CJAD Radio (Montreal)
http://www.cjad.com/blog/AaronRandShow/ ... D=10317290

Toro Magazine (Toronto)
http://toromagazine.com/daily-toro/7229 ... ohen-Song/
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Postby martali » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:21 pm

In Poland so far:

http://www.wirtualnemedia.pl/artykul/ol ... -i-smierci
"Old Ideas": Leonard Cohen on Love and Death

January 31 will be Leonard Cohen's new album, "Old Ideas."

- The song in poetic way deal with the deepest problems of human nature - we read in the announcement. - O love, sexuality, loss and death.

The album will be released by record label Columbia.

Here is the tracklist:
"Going Home"
"Amen"
"Show Me the Place"
"The Darkness"
"Anyhow"
"Crazy to Love You"
"Come Healing"
"Banjo"
"Lullaby"
"Different Sides"

Achievements studio release topped Leonard Cohen "Dear Heather" from October 2004.
http://www.rockmagazyn.pl/aktualnosci/1 ... -ideas.htm
The new studio album of Leonard Cohen's "Old Ideas"!

Nov 22, 2011

The first album in eight years of the poet's most famous lyrics - Leonard Cohen - "Old Ideas" will be released on January 30, 2012.


All 10 tracks on the disc moves the dilemmas of human existence - to follow niedoścignionymi goals, obsessed with love, sexuality, loss of a loved one. One of the most spiritual album in the career of an artist,,, Old Ideas, "leads to thoughts and calls for decency in everyday life, but also lets the listener's eye, and sometimes allows himself to sober joke. Cohen's distinctive baritone voice and melodic arrangements reminiscent of 'The New Songs' (2001) - the most popular album of Cohen's last decades.

Work on 'Old Ideas' started in full swing in January 2011, although some songs and lyrics was already a few years ago. Two songs - 'Darkness' and 'Lullaby' was originally recorded in 2007 and early versions of Leonard presented during the last tour, also in Poland.

Tips, what to expect from the new album, Cohen has already given in October receiving the prestigious Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. He said:,, with age until I began to understand the instructions they got my voice from above. And they sounded: not mourn casually. If you want to complain to the world in connection with the inevitable defeat which awaits us all, do it with dignity and class. "

Album produced Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo, in addition to Cohen's songs, we hear such Sharon Robinson (known precisely, among others, 'Ten New Songs ") and The Webb Sisters. Cover design and drawings in the booklet for the album are the work of Cohen himself.

Tracklist CD "Old Ideas":

First Going Home
Second Amen
Third Show Me The Place
4th The Darkness
5th Anyhow
6th Crazy To Love You
7th Come Healing
8th Banjo
9th Lullaby
10th Different Sides

"Old Ideas" will be the twelfth entry in the discography of Leonard Cohen. Will be released in CD, on vinyl and in a special offer of limited edition lithographs Cohen, available only from the official website of the artist http://www.leonardcohen.com <http://www.leonardcohen.com>.

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http://kultura.newsweek.pl/leonard-cohe ... 8,1,1.html
Leonard Cohen returns with new album

November 23, 2011 12:00 PM, last updated 23 November 2011 12:22

New other Cohen

Despite 77 years of the neck Canadian bard chooses not to retire. "Old Ideas", the first eight years of Leonard Cohen's studio album, released on 30 January 2012

New album in 10 tracks moves dilemmas of human existence: the pursuit of goals niedoścignionymi, obsessed love, sexuality and the loss of a loved one. Foretaste of the excitement of a new album of Cohen revealed in October that year, taking the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. - As we age, just beginning to understand the instructions they got my voice from above. And they sounded: not mourn casually. If you want to complain to the world in connection with the inevitable defeat which awaits us all, do it with dignity and class - spoke in Spanish.

Work on the "Old Ideas" started in January 2011, although some songs and lyrics created earlier. Two tracks, "Darkness" and "Lullaby", were recorded as early as 2007 and early versions of Cohen presented during a recent tour in Poland, among others.

Album produced Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo, and Cohen in singing accompanied by such Sharon Robinson and The Webb Sisters. Cover design and drawings in the booklet to the plate are autortswa same music.
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Slovenia, portal 24ur.com

http://24ur.com/ekskluziv/glasba/zlahtn ... torja.html

Žlahtne stare ideje slovitega kantavtorja

Montreal, 23.11.2011, 11:55 | R.V.
Sloviti kanadski kantavtor Leonard Cohen bo konec januarja 2012 izdal nov studijski album Old Ideas. V desetih novih skladbah se je podrobneje lotil temeljnih dilem, povezanih s človeškim življenjem.
V svojih novih pesmih se je Cohen dotaknil odnosa do transcendentalnega bitja, ljubezni, spolnosti, izgube in smrti. Tisti, ki so njegov novi album že imeli priložnost slišati, pravijo, da bo ta poln poštenosti in sočutja.
77-letni Leonard Cohen je svoj novi album Old Ideas začel snemati januarja letos, vendar je nekatere pesmi zasnoval že v preteklih letih. Skladbi Amen in Lullaby je prvič posnel že leta 2007, pesmici Darkness in Lullaby pa je umetnik že izvajal v živo na svoji zadnji, razprodani svetovni koncertni turneji.
Kanadčan je na novem albumu sodeloval s producenti Patrickom Leonardom, Anjani Thomas, Edom Sandersom in z Dinom Soldom. Njegov prepoznavni bariton so v ozadju še dopolnili izjemni vokalisti Dana Glover, Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sisters (Hattie in Charley Webb) ter Jennifer Warnes. Za oblikovanje ovitka albuma ter za risbice v knjižici je poskrbel kar sam Cohen.

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The noble ideas of the famous old kantavtorja

Montreal, 23.11.2011, 11:55 | R.V.
Renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will be in late January 2012 released a new album, Old Ideas. In the ten new tracks are tackled in more detail the fundamental dilemmas associated with human life.
In his new songs, Cohen has touched the transcendental attitude towards beings, love, sexuality, loss and death. Those who are his new album has had the opportunity to hear, they say that this is full of honesty and compassion.
77-year-old Leonard Cohen, his new album Old Ideas began recording in January this year, but some songs have designed over the years. Amen and Lullaby song was first recorded back in 2007, Darkness and Lullaby song and the artist has performed live on his back, sold-out world concert tour.
Canada's new album is working with producers Patrick Leonard, Anjana Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dinom Soldom. His distinctive baritone behind evolve exceptional vocalists Dana Glover, Sharon Robinson, Webb Sisters The (Hattie and Charley Webb) and Jennifer Warnes. For the album cover design and drawings in the booklet was provided by Cohen himself.
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http://muzyka.dziennik.pl/artykuly/3678 ... ideas.html
Listen to new song by Leonard Cohen
2011-11-23

Leonard Cohen presents a new song

The song "Show Me The Place" will promote latest LP Leonard Cohen, "Old Ideas" went to the network.
- All 10 tracks on the disc moves the dilemmas of human existence - to follow unprecedented goals, obsessed with love, sexuality, loss of a loved one - we read in the scrap of the publisher. - One of the most spiritual album in the career of the artist.

With the number "Show Me The Place" can be read at this address http://soundcloud.com/leonardcohen/show-me . Album produced Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo, in addition to Cohen's songs, we hear such Sharon Robinson and The Webb Sisters. Cover design and drawings in the booklet for the album are the work of Cohen himself.

Crowned by the achievements of Canadian studio release "Dear Heather" from October 2004.
http://muzyka.dziennik.pl/artykuly/3627 ... mysly.html
Leonard Cohen has a new, but old ideas
2011-10-21

Leonard Cohen is preparing another album. The album was named "Old Ideas" and due out in 2012.
Set fill ten new songs.

- I presented the material to several people and I think they liked it - said 77-year-old.

It is not known yet whether the release will accompany the tour. While working on LPs, Canadian bard benefited from advice son, Adam. Achievements studio release topped Leonard Cohen "Dear Heather" from October 2004.

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