Old Ideas - the new album - January 31, 2012

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)

Moderators: MarieM, Maarten, pekka, Henning, Andrew (Darby), dick, tomsakic, Wybe, jarkko

Old Ideas - the new album - January 31, 2012

Postby jarkko on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:53 pm

Leonard confirms that his new studio album is finished.
The title will be "Old Ideas". All songs are brand new except
"Darkness", the only song from the recent concert tour.
The album will be released in Spring 2012, but the
exact date has not yet been fixed.
There are no decisions about a new tour.
Jarkko
1988, 1993: Helsinki||2008: Manchester|Oslo|London O2|Berlin|Helsinki|London RAH|| 2009: New York Beacon|Berlin|Venice|Barcelona|Las Vegas|San José||2010: Salzburg|Helsinki|Gent|Bratislava|Las Vegas|| 2012: Gent|Helsinki|Verona|| 2013: New York|Pula|Oslo||
User avatar
jarkko
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5884
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2002 1:01 am
Location: Espoo, Finland

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby Karren B on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:01 pm

Love the title...Lets hope there's a tour to follow!

Karren B
xx
'Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. and then it becomes just a word again when you realise it was all a lie'!

'Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternal heartbreak!
User avatar
Karren B
 
Posts: 2464
Joined: Sat May 15, 2010 7:11 pm
Location: All alone in a very dark place...

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby LisaLCFan on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:35 pm

Awesome news (about the album!). Thanks for keeping us updated, Jarkko.

(Does this mean no Born in Chains, no Feels so Good, no Lullaby?)
LisaLCFan
 
Posts: 1117
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Location: Edmonton, Canada

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby basecamp on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:37 pm

Thanks for the update, Jarkko! Great news! Can't wait!
Glad that "Darkness" made it to the new album! My favourite new song from the last tour!
Last edited by basecamp on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Berlin 90ies /2008: Amsterdam/Berlin/Hamburg/ London RAH /2009: Berlin/Barcelona 2010: Odense/Berlin/Ghent(3x)/Wiesbaden/Strasbourg/Marseilles/Hannover/Las Vegas(2x),2012: Ghent(5x)/Amsterdam(2x)/Berlin/London/Verona/Toulon/Paris(2x)/Barcelona
2013: Paris-Antwerp-Mannheim-Brussels-Rome-Lucca-Berlin-Lodz-Prague-Vienna-Pula-Odense-Zurich-Manchester-Leeds-London-Rotterdam
User avatar
basecamp
 
Posts: 248
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:52 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby joyezekiel on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:46 pm

Yes - great news! Pity about "Born in Chains" though..... that has become one of my new favorites. Maybe he's saving it for the next album, hey?

Joy
1976 Leicester 2008 London O2/Cardiff 2009 NYC/Austin/Weybridge/Nashville 2010 Ghent x 2/Las Vegas x 2 2012 Ghent x 2/Austin/Montreal/Quebec City/Boston x 2 2013 Memphis/New Orleans/Winnipeg/Birmingham/London O2/Amsterdam/Auckland
User avatar
joyezekiel
 
Posts: 359
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:11 pm
Location: Magnolia, Texas USA (ex UK)

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby Henning on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:47 pm

Is that Leonard's birthday present for you ?
1979: Frankfurt | 1980: Frankfurt | 1985: Wiesbaden - Munich | 1988: Munich - Nuremberg | 1993: Frankfurt
2008: Dublin - Manchester - Amsterdam - Loerrach - Berlin - Frankfurt - Oberhausen - London
2009: Cologne - Barcelona
2010: Wiesbaden - Dortmund
2012: Ghent - Moenchengladbach - Verona - Lisbon
2013: Oberhausen - Mannheim - Pula
User avatar
Henning
 
Posts: 1295
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2002 1:49 pm
Location: Germany

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby swisschris on Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:54 pm

Although I am very happy about the confirmation of the album title and the release date, I am rather disappointed (ok, this is an understatement, I am rather shocked) that "Born in chains" won't be on the album. :(
I mean, it is one of the best songs he has EVER written. Jarkko, do you know anything about why he won't include the song on the album? And does "all songs are brand new" mean, that their titles haven't ever been mentioned before (unlike, for example, "Amen")...Yes, questions... :?:

2008:Lyon July 9th, Lörrach July 25th, Zurich October 25th;
2009: Nimes August 20th;
2010: Basel September 8th;
2012: Verona September 24th;
2013: Montreux July 4th
swisschris
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:32 pm
Location: Zurich

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby peter danielsen on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:21 am

But I thought the title "old ideas" once was Cohens name for the album later named Dear Heather
...I ..... .... ....... made . ..... ...... by ....... music .. ..... .. ......
User avatar
peter danielsen
 
Posts: 817
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2002 3:45 pm

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby ladydi on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:25 am

Thanks for the update, Jarkko. I'm another completely surprised by the exclusion of "Born in Chains", however, it IS Leonard's album and the new material may even surpass it. Will be interesting to see how the title "Old Ideas" fits in with the new songs.

Diana
ladydi
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:14 pm

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby holydove on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:29 am

Wow!! This is so exciting!! Thank you so much for posting the great news, Jarkko!!

It is surprising that the other 3 new songs which Leonard did on tour won't be on the album, but also very intriguing that all but one will be songs we've never heard before!! And I had the same thought as Joy: that perhaps the other 3 songs will be on the next album!! Anyway, as long as Leonard Cohen is singing, life is very good!!
holydove
 
Posts: 1291
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Connecticut

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby Mabeanie1 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:43 am

It is wonderful to have some positive news on the album at long last. Thanks for the update Jarkko.

To be honest, I'm not surprised that most of the new songs we got to know over 2009-10 will not make the final album. I imagine Leonard had a pretty large pool of material for the album by the end of the recording process. Not all songs can make the final cut and it then becomes a question of which songs go together best to make the album Leonard wants to create. I guess he has made his decision. Personally, the song I will miss most is Lullaby. I never got to hear it live and when Leonard told me in Sweden about a year ago that he had recorded a totally different version of it I was looking forward to hearing that on the album but never mind - there will be even more new songs to look forward to next Spring!

Wendy
User avatar
Mabeanie1
 
Posts: 2373
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:03 am
Location: Warwickshire, UK

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby B4real on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:08 am

I just want to know what "Love" is all about. ;-) :razz:
.......and I wonder if it is one of the new songs on Old Ideas!
Be for real. Free yourself to find the real Self ~~ Me
Happiness is like learning the violin, the more you practice it the more it comes to you ~~ Me
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind ~~ Gore Vidal
User avatar
B4real
 
Posts: 5499
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:49 am
Location: Australia

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby LisaLCFan on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:23 am

I, too, am excited by the fact that all (but one) of the songs on Leonard's new album will be brand new (despite my inital surprise at the omission of the other "new" tour songs)! The more new songs, the merrier! It's almost more exciting this way! We can still listen to all the live recordings of those other great songs that we've come to know and love, plus we'll have a whole album of new material, so we have the best of both worlds! Leonard is spoiling us! (Thank you, Mr. Cohen!)
LisaLCFan
 
Posts: 1117
Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Location: Edmonton, Canada

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby musicmania on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:58 am

LisaLCFan wrote:I, too, am excited by the fact that all (but one) of the songs on Leonard's new album will be brand new (despite my inital surprise at the omission of the other "new" tour songs)! The more new songs, the merrier! It's almost more exciting this way! We can still listen to all the live recordings of those other great songs that we've come to know and love, plus we'll have a whole album of new material, so we have the best of both worlds! Leonard is spoiling us! (Thank you, Mr. Cohen!)


Exactly my thoughts Lisa. While it would have been nice to have these songs on an official record we have the many videos and fan recordings of these songs to listen whenever we choose. Liking the fact it means even more new songs to look forward to :D
2009 Dublin 2010 Lissadell Katowice LV x2 2012 Ghent x2 Dublin x4 Montreal x2 Toronto x2 2013 New York x2 Brussels Dublin x2

Gwen's Leonard Cohen Journey: http://myleonardcohenjourney.wordpress.com/

"Like you would do for one you Love"
User avatar
musicmania
 
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:49 pm
Location: Kildare Town Ireland

Re: OLD IDEAS - THE NEW ALBUM

Postby bridger15 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:01 am

Thanks for the update, Jarkko!

Darkness is my favourite of the three "new" songs that I was privileged to hear on the World Tour.
So, I am especially delighted this song is included in the new album.

---Arlene
2009-San Diego|Los Ang|Nashville|St Louis|Kansas City|LVegas|San Jose
2010-Gothenburg|Berlin|Ghentx2|Oaklandx2|Portland|LVegasx2
2012-Austinx2|Denver|Los Ang|Seattle|Portland

Arlene's Leonard Cohen Scrapbook http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com
User avatar
bridger15
 
Posts: 2069
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Los Angeles - ex Toronto

Next

Return to OLD IDEAS

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests