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Listen to "Almost Like The Blues"

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:38 pm
by peter danielsen
Hi friends
here is a first listen from the comming album
Peter
http://gaffa.dk/nyhed/86857/came-from-follow-mail/

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:01 pm
by peter danielsen
I think this sounds really great

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:17 pm
by Goldin
Thanks, Peter!
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Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:22 pm
by Goldin
Although I didn't manage to listen to the complete song ( they want me to pay them, if I get it right :roll: ), there's another way -
http://gaana.com/song/almost-like-the-blues

You have to be an Indian (an Indian from India, nobody needs an Indian teacher) or to use proxy 8)

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:50 pm
by yoeri
Sounds really promising!

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm
by peter danielsen
Here is the lyrics as far as I can hear

Almost like the blues
I saw some people starving
there was murder there was rape
their villages were burning
they were trying to escape
I couldn’t meet their glances
I was staring at my shoes
I was acid it was tragic
it was almost like the blues
it was almost like the blues

I have to die a little
between each murderous thought
and when Im finished thinking
I have to die a lot
there’s torture and there’s killing
and there’s all my bad reviews
the war …. …… lord
its almost like the blues
its almost like the blues

So I let my heart get frozen
to keep away the rot
my father says I’m chosen
my mother says I’m not
I listen to their story
of the gypsies and the jews
it was good it wasn’t boring
it was almost like the blues
It was almost like the blues

There is no G-D in heaven
and there is no hell below
so says the grey professor
of all there is to know
but I’ve had the invitation
that a sinner can’t refuse
and its almost like salvation
its almost like the blues
Its almost like the blues

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:25 pm
by Citizen_Kane
Edit (8-20)
I had made a transcription that was almost the same and suggested some changes.
Now, Jarkko posted the official lyrics here:
viewtopic.php?p=347044&sid=69bbd2719c03 ... 8f#p347044

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:34 pm
by peter danielsen
Thanks, It sounded like "thought" but I guess its "plot"

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:17 pm
by JudasPriest
Mmm...I like the clip. A few cracked vocals but they don't really hinder it at all and a more hardened edge to the sound and vibe than Old Ideas. I was reminded a little of The Future thematically although having now read the last verse, there is clearly a more hopeful pledge of faith in there.

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:28 pm
by peter danielsen
I agree JP, I think the vocal sound much better

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:23 am
by gretabertella
Full version of the song now on Spotify! http://open.spotify.com/album/1M83mR99ry0bDQCWfctSkZ
Just listened to it. It's great, great, great, great! Great.

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:42 am
by JudasPriest
Aaaargh! I can see it on Spotify (using an IPad) but it won't play for me! Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:29 am
by rpan
I had problems with Spotifyat first too, but got it ok now on desktop (not iPad), got it on repeat at http://open.spotify.com/track/3Yk6KgDKwpp3UqidVR6cWv

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:31 am
by gretabertella
Nope... As far as I can tell, it works on my phone.
I'd like to help you, but I don't know how...

Re: Listen to new Leonard Cohen song

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:20 am
by Gordana
Full version of Almost Like the Blues on:
http://www.deezer.com/album/8346168
:razz: