New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:22 pm

Article in Rolling Stone -
EXCERPT (link for complete article is below) -
Leonard Cohen Announces Haunting New Album 'You Want It Darker'
82-year-old singer's 14th studio album features nine new compositions


Leonard Cohen has announced that his new LP, You Want It Darker, is arriving this fall. The album, featuring nine new songs, is Cohen's first studio LP since 2014's Popular Problems.

Sony Music, Cohen's label for five decades, calls You Want It Darker a collection of "haunting new songs," with the "lucky few" who have heard the album deeming it "a masterpiece" and "classic Cohen." Leonard's son Adam Cohen produced the album, Cohen's 14th studio LP. In June, a portion of the album's title track debuted in the show Peaky Blinders.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... er-w434168
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby phillip » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:27 pm

wow cant wait so excited woo hooo :D
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Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:36 pm

John Etherington wrote:When I heard the title, I heard the title I had an ominous feeling that it might be Leonard's "Blackstar", but I see that "You Want it Darker" is the name of the opening track.
In the sense of an album the artist knows will be his last , or a release which coincides with the artist's death/ or both ?
Dark thoughts indeed , but hopefully fleeting and without foundation.
Would be good though if it's as artistically interesting as Blackstar.
My immediate thoughts were more about the chances of live concerts featuring material from this album and popular problems. I guess the chances of that too are low.
Also is interesting that the announcement coincides with the Amsterdam meet up. Immediate thought was whether people attending might get a first listen... Probably not of course.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jerry » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:38 pm

These are either very long songs or this is a very short album. Only 9 tracks,
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Postby Unspoken Words » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:53 pm

That is good news...I do want it darker but light is ok as well. It probably will be a light to the world.

Pleased to hear that those who have heard it described it as a masterpiece' and 'classic Cohen.' I hope that this is not the type of hype that record marketing people accompany with every new release for artists.

I personally like classic Cohen and have not warmed to the past two albums which for myself seemed to lack the Cohen melody, sensitivities and ear and appeared to be more Cohen poems put to a music background by others, that is my impression anyway, although I know most people on here will disagree.
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Postby rigray » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:58 pm

Great news about upcoming new album. If this was recorded using his current touring band it will be awesome. Nice cover by the way.
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Postby yopietro » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:59 pm

A new album of Leonard Cohen songs. Finally some good news in the world!

(And judging by the title, this may just be the definitive chocolate concept album for which we have been waiting so long).
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Postby jarkko » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:13 pm

For those who are in Amsterdam and have read my greeting in the Event booklet:
I'm saying there that the album will be released close to Leonard's birthday. The info was correct by the time the booklet went to the printing house. The final release date will be a bit later, a month or so.
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Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:28 pm

So late October?
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Postby Patrycja » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:40 pm

What great news! Can't wait to hear Leonard's new album. Every era is "classic Cohen" and soon we'll be gifted with another addition to his ongoing creative journey. Listening to Leonard's music and reading his poetry is like sitting by glowing embers on cool autumn nights. Just when you thought fall couldn't get any better, 'You Want It Darker' comes along to keep you warm. Timely and timeless as ever.
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Postby confetti » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:06 pm

I haven't been on here for ages, so hello to everyone that remembers me. So excited about the new album, great title, this will make the winter a little brighter.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby HugoD » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:36 am

Just got home from the first day of the Amsterdam Event, and guess what? We got an very exclusive first hearing of the complete album :D . Sounds great and very well worth waiting for.
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Postby B4real » Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:12 am

B4real wrote: I reckon those lucky ones in Amsterdam will get to hear the album - good for them!
HugoD wrote:Just got home from the first day of the Amsterdam Event, and guess what? We got an very exclusive first hearing of the complete album . Sounds great and very well worth waiting for.
Thanks for the confirmation, Hugo :)
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby dafyddpj » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:03 am

I was very moved by the album. Took several minutes to recover. I think it will become a favourite along with Recent Songs and Songs of love and hate. Dafydd
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Hartmut » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:06 am

B4real wrote:I reckon those lucky ones in Amsterdam will get to hear the album - good for them!.
I didn't expect that. I thought that maybe we would get to hear one new song, if we were lucky.

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