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 Bennyboy » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:21 pm

JudasPriest wrote:Now I'm wishing Happens to the Heart was on it... Beautiful lyrics.
Lol, having a cup half empty day mate?
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby JudasPriest » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:20 pm

Hope not Benny! All part of the expectation management game I'm playing re the new album - playing and losing I might add...
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Maarten » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:37 pm

Hi
The album cover of "You Want It Darker" was designed by the Belgian Bruges-based artist Sammy Slabbinck who got in touch with Adam Cohen after Adam liked a few of his works on Instagram. They exchanged a few thank you's by email and later Adam contacted Slabbinck, asking if he would like to do the album artwork for the latest Leonard Cohen album. Adam admitted he himself and his father were both fans of Slabbinck's works and later Slabbinck received a few video messages from Leonard himself (through Adam), playing the piano and guitar. For the design of the album cover, they wanted something "iconic" and sent Slabbinck only 1 photograph to work with, a photograph taken at Leonard's place.

A small interview (in Dutch) with Slabbinck was on Belgian's radio "Studio Brussel" this morning, explaining these details.

For the Dutch amongst us: the interview starts around 2h 47m 15s into this fragment:
http://radioplus.be/#/stubru/herbeluist ... 63edf843f/

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

Postby Goldin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:32 am

Thanks for investigating and sharing that, Maarten!
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Postby Liamberney » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:53 pm

So pleased I dropped in today - this is such good news and made my day!
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Bennyboy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:53 am

https://twitter.com/sylviesimmons/statu ... 5491080193

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Just dotted the last i on my review of #LeonardCohen's new one. My review, like Leonard's album, out late September.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jarkko » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:43 am

My review, like Leonard's album, out late September.
This means that Sylvie's review in Mojo will be out a month or so before the album.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Bennyboy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:53 pm

jarkko wrote:
My review, like Leonard's album, out late September.
This means that Sylvie's review in Mojo will be out a month or so before the album.
That's not the meaning of her sentence though - the 'like' means the review and album release are at the same time surely? She might be wrong, of course, but that's the literal meaning of what she says.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jarkko » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:37 pm

That's how I understood it, too. I wanted to say that her information about the release schedule has not been updated if she thinks the album is coming in September (simultaneously with her review which probably will be in the October issue of MOJO, at the newsstands after mid-September). The album will be released a bit later, most likely in late October, but the date has still to be confirmed.
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:57 am

Sylvie Simmons ONE WORD review already published

By the way, after four plays I've changed my one-word review on the new #LeonardCohen album from great to magnificent.

https://twitter.com/sylviesimmons/statu ... 8134299648
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Hartmut » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:11 am

cohenadmirer wrote:Sylvie Simmons ONE WORD review already published
Now mine as well:
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby oul » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:29 am

faboloso I can't wait !
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Diane » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:33 pm

I've enjoyed reading the previewers' impressions, thanks. Even Ken likes it - it must be good!
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby maphoner » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:09 pm

I agree Diane; I liked what we heard in Amsterdam, but if ken likes something it must be really good...!
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Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Kali » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:01 am

Looks great!!

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