Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

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Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby jarkko » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:34 am

Allison Crowe has recorded/released two different versions of Leonard’s song – one choral, one solo voce.

“Through These Heavy Graces” is the title of Allison’s new album containing the cover(s).

Perhaps the simplest place to hear the full versions is on the “Bandcamp” site @:

http://music.allisoncrowe.com/album/heavy-graces

Thanks to Allison's manager Adrian du Plessis for the information!
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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:48 pm

Thanks, so much, Jarkko!

Allison always delights in interpreting the brilliant works of Leonard Cohen, and it's always a pleasure and treat to visit the Files - and the Forum here :)

fyi, for those who enjoy some visuals as well, in an impressionistic, non-literal, way - the two versions of "Famous Blue Raincoat" can be seen and heard at these links, the music accompanied by scenes from director Josef von Sternberg's 1930/31 b/w gem, "The Blue Angel":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q30s4t_UjpM - choral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHR7NU8jdyQ - solo voce

This classic movie can be experienced in full @ http://archive.org/details/theblueangel1930

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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby MaryB » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:19 pm

This is a beautiful rendition - thank you Jarkko and her manager for bringing it here.
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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:38 am

It's a pleasure all 'round - thank you :)

Leonard's songs can be interpreted so many different ways - a gift to listeners and performers. I'm fortunate to serve Allison - and we're all fortunate that Jarkko is here!! :)
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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:13 pm

"Something to Crowe about" sings The Telegram - sharing word of the discerning culture blog, Muruch, naming two of Allison Crowe's albums among the best of 2013 and one of her new original songs its top pick for the year: http://www.thetelegram.com/Living/Enter ... we-about/1

The newspaper notes:

Heavy Graces” combines Crowe’s original songs with covers of Leonard Cohen and Pearl Jam, and the song “Words” features her playing her great-grandfather’s fiddle."

The Leonard Cohen song interpreted on this collection is "Famous Blue Raincoat" - as first reported here by Jarkko :)

The Telegram is Newfoundland and Labrador's major daily newspaper. Pioneering website Muruch has been sharing favourite albums, live performances, films and literature online since 1999.

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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:50 pm

The inimitable DrHGuy posts: Allison Crowe Performs Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” – Florence 2014

http://drhguy.com/2014/06/07/allison-cr ... rence-2014

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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:26 am

Direct link to the live performance of Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Allison Crowe - at Florence's Teatro del Sale is @:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or2iHTA9X9A

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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:52 am

The best to you and Allison, too, Adrian!
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Re: Famous Blue Raincoat by Allison Crowe

Postby Adrian » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:21 am

Thanks, Lizzy :) And to you and yours!!

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