New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Leonard Ciohen's last studio album (2016)
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby B4real » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:00 pm

I will echo Roman's thanks to you Bennyboy!

I see in the liner notes there is no mention of an actual violin or Alex but Neil is there with his Hammond B3.
I did think earlier that two titles seemed familiar and didn’t investigate it further. Realising now they are the same titles as poems in BOL (which btw, has been within my arm’s length by the computer for a month now while compiling my book :) ) Travelling Light and It Seemed The Better Way.

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

Postby swisschris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:19 pm

Goldin wrote:Thanks a lot, Bennyboy!

You Want It Darker (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix) @ Lollapalooza Berlin 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDX1NG2_Sc

Almost nothing new in comparison to the Peaky Blinders fragment.
Roman, the ARTE channel recorded the whole Paul Kalkbrenner performance @ Lollapalooza Berlin and it is uploaded on Youtube. Kalkbrenner started his performance with the remix of "You want it darker", and you can watch it in HD, the remix runs from 01:05 till 06:05 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YxKxf1SCLQ

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

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:26 pm

Thank you, Chris!

(although I'd better wait for a single))

Do you like this remix?
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby swisschris » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:31 pm

When I first read about Kalkbrenner doing a remix of "You want it darker", I thought: Oh no!
But when I actually heard the first snippets and now the remix in full I must say that I absolutely love it, especially when the choir sets in and sings the "Hineni" part together with Leonard.
I can't wait for the official release of the remix. Then I will buy it on I-Tunes, burn it on a CD, put it in my stereo equipment and turn up the volume, REALLY REALLY loud.... :D

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

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:34 pm

Oh! NOW I really need to google this Herr Kalkbrenner :lol:
Thanks again :)
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby JudasPriest » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:22 pm

Anyone heard the title track yet? NOBS Radio tweeted it would be out today but I don't see any sign as yet...
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Postby cohenadmirer » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:27 pm

Maybe a tiny bit more patience needed , but still hoping to hear this sometime today !....More than once
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby JudasPriest » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:08 pm

Getting a sinking feeling re today but hope springs eternal...
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Bennyboy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:10 pm

Be Zen like Len. Chop wood. Song will come.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby JudasPriest » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:45 pm

In the meantime taking extra care to look left AND right before crossing the road. Would be a real shame to miss it at this late stage...
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby ilia » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:36 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/records/n3m6h4

The 'Play' button is disabled as yet but I refresh the page every hour :)
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby yopietro » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:56 pm

Thanks Benny! As if the anticipation couldn't grow any more, there is this sparkling review. And it's great to hear that Adam Cohen had "New Skin" in mind with the production on this one. That's my favorite LC album too.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Hartmut » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:21 pm

B4real wrote:I did think earlier that two titles seemed familiar and didn’t investigate it further. Realising now they are the same titles as poems in BOL (which btw, has been within my arm’s length by the computer for a month now while compiling my book :) ) Travelling Light and It Seemed The Better Way.
Here is the second poem, by the way:
https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/betterway.html

And here the first one:
http://trybike.weebly.com/1/post/2010/0 ... light.html
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jarkko » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:01 pm

Cihan wrote:
Do you know if there will be any special edition vinyl releases? I want to pre-order, but if there will be a special version I would rather purchase that.
Yes there will be vinyl but it may not be released simultaneously with the CD. It may come a week or two later. They're still working on finalising the official release date for it.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby astranger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:32 pm

jarkko wrote:Cihan wrote:
Do you know if there will be any special edition vinyl releases? I want to pre-order, but if there will be a special version I would rather purchase that.
Yes there will be vinyl but it may not be released simultaneously with the CD. It may come a week or two later. They're still working on finalising the official release date for it.
I have to ask, what of the lead single not being released on the 19th?
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