"Popular Problems" - the next LC album

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby phillip » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:42 pm

exciting news can not wait :)
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Popular Problems, New Album, 80th Bday

Postby POZEST » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:47 pm

I knew another album was coming; I thought it would be next year.

I just read the new album is likely to be released 'shortly' after his 80th b-day.

I thought it would be Leonard receiving gifts and bday wishes, but I feel like I am the one receiving the gift; of a new album.

As LC would say, "Thank you friends".
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby chaplainmom » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Thank you, Leonard, this is such wonderful news! Crossing my fingers for "Born in Chains".
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby da2008 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:59 am

Could not wait! Pinch me.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:41 pm

Even more than that, Goldin! ;-) ;-)

From the Spanish press, Jarkko has been upgraded:

http://soundandvisionmex.com/2014/08/11 ... en-puerta/


..."In the middle of a fan event held in Dublin last week, Leonard Cohen asked his own manager Jarkko Arjatsalo (who lso handles his social networks and website) to announce the release of his new studio album next September.
Its title will be "Popular Problems" and will be released on September 22nd, a day after the 80th birthday of Mr. Cohen. Besides that, there is no official information.

"He asked me to announce that 'Popular Problems' will be released in late September, shortly after his 80th birthday (21)" Jarkko said.

More references in other Spanish newspapers like "El comercio"

http://elcomercio.pe/luces/musica/leona ... ia-1749041
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby jarkko » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:28 pm

Well, if I get more promotions like this, my career may next reach the hights of the prime minister in Finland :oops:
Seriously speaking, I emailed Rolling Stone that my websites are not *official* (only http://www.leonardcohen.com is). Now they seem to have changed the text to *authorized* which is also a bit misleading.
This process shows again how an avalanche can nowadays start from a short mention, in our case from just two lines in a little booklet of a private gathering. And, as usual, the press adds "facts" they take out of the blue, without checking them at all. This Spanish quote is a good example.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby jdhayes » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:43 pm

Perhaps you deserve to be, Jarkko! Maybe we could erect an armchair in your honour beside LC's bench on Hydra!
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Citizen_Kane » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:32 pm

The German and French Amazon websites have removed the upcoming album from their stores! Any idea why?
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby jarkko » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:35 pm

They should not list the releases before the official announcement (which is still to come).
The Scandinavian www.cdon.se is listing both the vinyl and cd. Here is the CD: http://cdon.se/musik/cohen%2c_leonard/p ... d-28050631
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Citizen_Kane » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:37 pm

Aha, so probably that's why! Thanks for the quick reply.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby andrea » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:15 pm

Italia - La Stampa national newspaper today 12.08.214 :

http://www.lastampa.it/2014/08/11/blogs ... agina.html

Jarkko is now famous also in Italy :-) and this well deserved....next to Leonard, also Jarkko is OUR MAN :D

Enjoy the article...you can use google translator or whatever...anyway the name is clear to read :lol:

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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby Citizen_Kane » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:34 pm

Goldin wrote:Let's remember, what do we know about recent unreleased LC songs.
......
6. My Oh My (c)
Goldin,

My Oh My is almost identical to the song Banjo on the Old Ideas album, at least musically (it even includes the same bridge).

My Oh My: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olgo3xg0unI
Banjo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rop4EpD2zqs

So I'd say My Oh My has been released already, albeit with another name and with other lyrics. Anyone with me?
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:53 pm

jarkko wrote:Well, if I get more promotions like this, my career may next reach the hights of the prime minister in Finland :oops:
Prefer your more specialist role - anyway i'm sure i'm not the only forum member who has no idea who the prime minister of Finland is !
it is a good recognition of the importance of this forum to leonard that his management seem happy to allow news of the new album to spread globally via the forum connection. Looking forward to 'totally official' confirmation.

By the way we woke up this morning to the awful news of the death of Robin Williams.
There doesn't seem to be an obvious forum section to simply say RIP, which - though there isn't an obvious leonard connection- for sure some of us would wish to.
Maybe a connection is that Serious Depression is a 'common problem' and we may take one meaning of 'popular' to be 'common/frequent'. It's a serious issue that Leonard has addressed in his life and work, and that he encourages us to acknowledge whenever /if ever it arises in ourselves and those around us.
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby danslenoir » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:59 pm

Any idea when we might expect an official announcement and tracklisting, Jarkko? :)
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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Postby jarkko » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:01 pm

Just a pinch of patience...
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