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Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Roy » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:37 pm

I can't find this anywhere online or any images.

New Leonard Cohen collection CD being sold at Starbucks right now. Has anyone seen and bought it yet?

Leonard Cohen Opus

There was a Bee Gees Opus a couple years ago. It charted on Billboard
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Postby jarkko » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:10 am

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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Goldin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:17 pm

Banjo in 2012, On That Day in 2015. What's wrong with Starbucks? I hope they wouldn't commemorate WWII anniversary by adding a new salad to their menu.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby vickiwoodyard » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:23 pm

I think On That Day is a beautiful elegy. I love the Jew's Harp in it. We all have our favorite Cohen songs and we also have ones we somehow find not so listenable. I find it sublime.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Goldin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:42 pm

I've never said On That Day is a bad song. But it is a song dedicated to (not even inspired by) 9/11, it depicts the tragedy and LC's thoughts on it.

Starbucks is a coffeshop.

I cannot find any connection between 9/11 and "Starbucks Opus Collection". This situation reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG_7xur1iRc

The same thing with Banjo (which is a fine song!): let's have a meal in Starbucks - and what shall we listen to next? "Off of someone's shoulder/Or of the someone's grave" - No thanks, I prefer not to mix food and death/philosophy.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby 199Dan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:29 pm

Ah.... with out food there is no life or death !
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Roy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:25 am

LEONARD COHEN | HALLS OF FAME
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Roy » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:46 pm

Still can't find it on starbucks website, but found this
http://www.starbucks.com/blog/a-night-w ... cohen/1159
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:35 am

http://www.musictimes.com/articles/2674 ... luence.htm
Leonard Cohen's Starbucks Greatest Hits 'Opus Collection' Reflects Sales Influence of Coffee Empire

MUSIC TIMES - Feb 03, 2015 | Last Updated: 21:29 PM EST

'Opus Collection' by Leonard Cohen (Photo : Starbucks)

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at Leonard Cohen's new album 'Opus Collection,' the newest edition of Starbucks' exclusive greatest hits collections.

Week of 01/30/2015
WHO: Leonard Cohen
WHAT: Opus Collection
SPOT: 177

Leonard Cohen fans may have been surprised to find out that the stirring vocalist had a new set that debuted on the Billboard 200 this week. That's because Opus Collection is a Starbucks exclusive series that packages the greatest hits from supposedly coffee-house friendly performers and then sells them at the chain's locations. The good news: Folks are apparently still willing to buy physical format albums. The bad news: Don't expect any unreleased music on this set.

Opus Collection serves as a fairly standard "greatest hits" collection, featuring "Hallelujah" and other Cohen standards you might expect, as well as a live version of "Dance Me To The End of Live" (a version previously released on other compilations from the performer). Its 20 tracks are a great starting point for anyone who just happens to take interest while ordering their morning coffee. Plus, Cohen makes much more sense in a Starbucks setting than say, The Beegees, who have also gotten the Opus Collection treatment in the past.

If anything, the fact that Starbucks can land an album in the Billboard 200 with absolutely no advertising and no new content is encouraging. We miss the days when the weekly download cards were bands we'd never heard of (no offense to The Decemberists...great band...but how much help do they need from Starbucks?). It'd be nice to see more obscure performers getting pushed by the coffee chain alongside icons such as Cohen.
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby jarkko » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:21 pm

I replaced the photos in the second message with better scans Dominique kindly made for us.
"Opus" comes with a CD booklet of 20 pages. Liner notes by Steven Stolder.
Nice start for a new year, perfect as a great appetizer!
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby Roy » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:36 pm

OPUS COLLECTION:
LEONARD COHEN

Starbucks/Legacy edition, January, 2015

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/opus.html
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby jarkko » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:44 am

The whole Opus seems to be on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mzMwImtUQ

Thanks to SallyLynn for the link
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Re: Leonard Cohen Opus at Starbucks

Postby anny » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:47 am

jarkko wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:44 am
The whole Opus seems to be on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mzMwImtUQ

Thanks to SallyLynn for the link
Yes it does Jarkko, about 3 or 4 days , and I love it !!! (of course)

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Re: Important Announcement in August/September

Postby rposcalis » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:04 am

I was very glad to find a new Live in Toronto album came out today - from the 1988 I'm Your Man tour, CBC broadcast.

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