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by bigdee
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The third novel
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: The third novel

He did write an unpublished first novel "The Ballad of Lepers" in 1958 before "The Favorite Game" and "Beautiful Losers". Maybe that is the 3rd novel you are referring to? The manuscript of it is viewable at The University of Toronto's Leonard Cohen Archive. Some mentions of it can be found in the l...
by bigdee
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Chris Darrow (Kaleidoscope, Songs of LC Bass Player) Has Died
Replies: 1
Views: 1570

Chris Darrow (Kaleidoscope, Songs of LC Bass Player) Has Died

Just saw a news report that Chris Darrow of the 60's band Kaleidoscope passed away on January 15th. Darrow played bass on Leonard's debut album. In an interview with Darrow in 2009 (link below) he explains how Kaleidoscope came to be recruited by Leonard in 1967 to play on the album. He also tells h...
by bigdee
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard and Bob Dylan in 1975
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: Leonard and Bob Dylan in 1975

Thanks Wendy, much appreciated! I'm ashamed to say I never got around to getting that one :oops: . I know others have said it is a good bio on LC and it has been on my radar for some time now (since it came out around 2012 or 13 I think if memory serves me right). Life being what it is with work and...
by bigdee
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard and Bob Dylan in 1975
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Leonard and Bob Dylan in 1975

So I picked up a copy of the new Bob Dylan box set of live concerts recorded during the fall of 1975 on his Rolling Thunder Review Tour and there was some mentions of Leonard I never heard about before. The booklet says Bob invited Leonard to join the tour which he turned down. It also says Leonard ...
by bigdee
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bobby Furgo 2016 Interview About LC Tours and Last Days
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Bobby Furgo 2016 Interview About LC Tours and Last Days

I just came across this Nov. 2016 interview with Bobby Furgo who, as most know, was a part of LC's band in 1988 and 1993. I don't remember reading this piece when it was first published and didn't find any mention of it on here either so I figured I'd share a link to it. Some interesting thoughts fr...
by bigdee
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tony Palmer releases 1972 concert footage on DVD
Replies: 54
Views: 17334

Re: Tony Palmer releases 1972 concert footage on DVD

No development, no new information to report (I emailed Los Angeles) Thank you Jarkko for taking the time to look into this for us. I feel a little better about my cancelled order now that I know what was posted by the Pledge Music people was probably just a standard "we need more time..." line mea...
by bigdee
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tony Palmer releases 1972 concert footage on DVD
Replies: 54
Views: 17334

Re: Tony Palmer releases 1972 concert footage on DVD

What the !@%&, I had an order in for 2 of these since July and had been asking them monthly on Pledge Music since Sept. if there was any updates on if/when it will be shipped. They never were able to give me an answer except to apologize for the delay and offer me a refund if I wanted it. For 3 mont...
by bigdee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Ann Wilson covers A Thousand Kisses Deep/Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Ann Wilson covers A Thousand Kisses Deep/Video

A copy of the complete song has recently surfaced for free listening on Youtube. Not a bad cover version, very jazz club style of arrangement to it not unlike the 2008-13 tour version of Famous Blue Raincoat. However there is a 1 minute break in the flow of the music at around the 3.30 minute mark w...
by bigdee
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Ann Wilson covers A Thousand Kisses Deep/Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Ann Wilson covers A Thousand Kisses Deep/Video

Just found that Ann Wilson of Heart has a new solo album coming out in a couple of weeks and has included a cover of A Thousand Kisses Deep on it. Here's a link to a video Ann posted explaining her choice for an LC cover and her life long love of LC's work. She also explains some of the production t...
by bigdee
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1972 Concert DVD/CD Exclusive Boxset
Replies: 0
Views: 892

1972 Concert DVD/CD Exclusive Boxset

It seems that the Pledge Music website (it's a crowd funding website similar to Kickstarter) has an exclusive version of the new Tony Palmer 1972 Concert DVD release that will be a numbered limited edition deluxe box set. It will have an extra CD of unreleased music (2CDs total) in it along with var...
by bigdee
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release
Replies: 7
Views: 6199

Re: Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release

Thanks for the links to the articles about the finical woes of the project. Sorry to hear all this is going on. I did get to watch the full program last night during the rebroadcast. It was a lot shorter than I had hoped. I think the program ran just over 1 hour after you subtract for the times they...
by bigdee
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release
Replies: 7
Views: 6199

Re: Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release

Hi Wendy, I did not know all that was going on with the project. I never saw any press saying there was losses mounting on the project. Do you happen to have any links to anything posted online explaining the situation? I just did a google search and all I came up with was various old articles datin...
by bigdee
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Montreal Memorial Week, November 2017
Topic: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links
Replies: 98
Views: 59128

Re: Montreal tribute: media coverage, photos & YouTube links

In the USA PBS has an "Exclusive" DVD release of the concert that they are giving away as a thank you gift if you make a donation of $120.00 which can be paid all at once or spread out over 12 monthly payments of $10.00 The description of it says it has bonus footage of LC in Greece, a 1960s intervi...
by bigdee
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release
Replies: 7
Views: 6199

Tower of Song Tribute on USA TV/DVD Release

Hello All, I Was channel surfing here in the USA this evening and came across the end of the Tower of Song tribute concert on a local PBS Channel (Public Broadcasting) in the Philadelphia area during one of their fund raising events. During the breaks in the show they were advertising an "Exclusive ...
by bigdee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?
Replies: 17
Views: 4307

Re: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?

If these recordings were released online for a very short period at the end of last year then removed it was probably done by Columbia Records and/or Leonard's Estate to protect their copyright status and not as a taste of what's to come. In Europe unreleased recordings are protected for 50 years (1...

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