B4real post wrote:
This is a suggestion based on that of 4’s at the very beginning of this LC album journey and one Vickie rigidly stuck to .... and I don’t know how she had the discipline to do it! We started chronologically first with the studio albums and then the live albums. We still have three live (including an historic short EP) and two songs from one studio album not yet discussed. I’m thinking before we diverse too much it would be a good idea to finish what we started first so I hope no one minds if I do that
Thank you again B4 for returning us to this approach. I am not sure if it is discipline or a simple appreciation of order. Although I have been accused of OCD by friends and family members, I doubt if they would continue to accuse me of OCD if they could see the inside of some of my closets and drawers
. I get distracted like everyone else, but I do like things simple around me. I wonder if that is an aspect of the Cohen gene as well? I have read that his walls and rooms were mostly bare, and although my own are far from that, I don't like clutter at all. Dave is always accusing me of 'purging' our storage areas.
Back to the live albums list..
I have listened to, and we have (somewhat) discussed the following 3 CDs:
Live Songs- 1973
Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert, 1994
and, Field Commander Cohen, Tour of 1979
I have also listened to (watched) the following 3 Live CDs that are also DVDs,
albeit (hard to believe I know!) out of order:
Live in London
Isle of Wight 1970 (which I listened to a WAY long time ago, when I couldn't resist 4's suggestion to do so)
and, Songs From the Road
I have yet to listen to:
Live From Dublin-- which I have unopened in front if me as I type
and, Can't Forget,A Souvenir of the Grand Tour (which I have yet to purchase)
I have not listened to (or yet purchased) any of the compilation albums (Best of... Complete... Essential... etc)
So, I haven't gotten to the 2 songs that you have mentioned here.
More Best Of Leonard Cohen 1997
(only the two songs not previously published)
12. Never Any Good 5:04
13. The Great Event 1:09
Having said that, I loved so much the video from the Mt Baldy documentary and totally get what you are saying about singing songs in your car....... I am sure that everyone in our construction lineup is about sick to death of the Field Commander Cohen Live CD, lol!!
What I especially loved about your post was the quote from Leonard about how he was trying to nail the lyrics for that song "I Was Never Any Good at Loving You" and how he wanted to have something about the law of the New and the Old Testament but was thinking instead to say "cops and robbers" to make it more available.
It reminded me of something that Jean said. I almost gave up on finding it (it is nearly my bedtime) but I finally found it.
Jean Fournell post wrote:Leonard Cohen was not some pop-singer. He was a priest, and he took that responsibility seriously. I willingly admit that he hides his stuff under layers of appearances, and that it requires an effort to dig it out. However, he has a good reason to do so. Earlier on this thread, I called it "sowing karma seeds". Not all of those seeds will germinate, and some might take a long time, and "There is no need / That this survive / There's truth that lives / And truth that dies".
So thank both you (B4) and you (Jean) for that.
Another thing about your post that I loved, B4, is
LC: I appreciate that. Somebody said that art is the concealment of art.
And of course your beautiful visual art with the birds and what looked like to me Arizona in the background. Thank you for sharing your talent!
So getting back to the live CDs.... I think we missed discussing Live in Dublin
, because I know I have not heard it yet. Could we possibly go there next after I have a chance to listen to it?
its4 wrote:I found only one conflict, Perla Batalla, who will be in Spain at that time.
I was sorry to hear this because the links that Alan shared of her singing really impressed me. I think I like her voice nearly as much or maybe more (I can't be sure until I hear it more) than Jennifer's, but she is hard to beat.
Advice to Vickie: Probably best to hold off until after the Montreal event before trying to convince Dave to hire "House of Cohen" to perform for you and the donkeys.
Champing at the Bit: Jarkko's latest announcement indicates limited activities on November 5, concert on November 6, and advance viewing of museum exhibit on November 7, with the possibility of additional activities.
So very excited for this!
Thank you again everyone.
I was reflecting today as I listened to Leonard on the way home... how happy I am that I have come to him finally.... and yes, better late than never.