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by tomsakic
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years
Replies: 40
Views: 5618

Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Thanks for this straight-to-the-point review, Eva. I think I'll avoid this (as last few as well.) "Oral history" is, after all, polite name for gossiping so we should knew that. I have just finished reading this trashy book on Kindle (very happy I didn’t waste more money on the Hardcopy!) A compilat...
by tomsakic
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A poet in Amsterdam
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: A poet in Amsterdam

I presume it is just one of many new unauthorised bootlegs - both Amsterdam 1980 and 1988 were recorded from soundboard or FM (I forget which one which) and were shared among fans here on this Forum on CDRs and later as digital files. All those new unauthorised live recordings are actually taken off...
by tomsakic
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Sharon Robinson announces "Unreleased: Earlier Work"; first single
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Sharon Robinson announces "Unreleased: Earlier Work"; first single

As you maybe heard on Instagram and that other social network place, Sharon Robinson has announced "Unreleased: Earlier Work". sharonrobinsong SHARON ROBINSON presents “Unreleased: Earlier Work” A collection of original recordings written, produced, & performed - but never released - by Sharon Robin...
by tomsakic
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2210

Re: New 1970-1971 recordings available on Apple Music

Listening right now to the superb recording of the Royal Albert Hall 1970 concert. I never heard the 1970 tour in this quality before.

Whenever Apple Music removes it, it is secure now in my hard disc as well :razz: Thanks to all involved and to Maarten, the good spirit of this place.
by tomsakic
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dick Straub has passed away
Replies: 29
Views: 2116

Re: Dick Straub has passed away

I only now see this sad news. What to say. For me, Dick was one of the original founders of this community. I will always remember our days in Berlin in 2006 (at the museum visit, nights at Strasseman etc.). My deep condolences to Linda :cry:
- Tom
by tomsakic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Raffi Hakopian
Replies: 22
Views: 9783

Re: Raffi Hakopian

Thank you very much, Cedar.

CD "Gipsy Fever with Eva" was actually circulating (burned and copied) among Cohen fans here on the forum 15-20 years back (yes, it's a long time).
by tomsakic
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: LC & Pico Iyer
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: LC & Pico Iyer

Re: Pico Iyer, his best book "on LC" is, I think, this one from his famous TED Talk: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Stillness-Adventures-Going-Nowhere/dp/1476784728 Talk is here: https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_art_of_stillness He is using and quoting LC as the example thru the whole small book....
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Death of A Ladies Man Live
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Death of A Ladies Man Live

The title song itself no, but part of the album yes. He regularly performed Memories live in 1979-80 shows and also in 1985 shows. Couple of times in 1979 he performed Iodine - both being way more superb than on the album. Iodine in Paris 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h0Vfugircw Memories ar...
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: A Source for Tacoma Trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 4974

Re: A Source for Tacoma Trailer?

Wherever did Leonard get the musical inspiration for Tacoma Trailer, the instrumental cut on The Future? The Jazz Police have discovered a clue. It may be stolen from a 1968 piece by Yusef Lateef Listen to this beautiful piece, especially 5:59 onward. Sound familiar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by tomsakic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Mysterious Leonard Cohen "1967 studio sessions" album - any information?
Replies: 45
Views: 8348

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

Ah, and here I was hoping for dozens of outtakes, demos and unfinished songs from 1980s-1990s-2000s-2010s, including some of 50+ tracks recorded with Sharon...
by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)
Replies: 12
Views: 2243

Polly Samson's novel about Hydra in the 60s (and David Gilmour's perfoming Cohen songs)

As it was already mentioned elsewhere in this forum, David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) has been covering early Leonard's songs in online promotion of Polly Samson's new novel about Hydra in the 1960s, in which Leonard also appears as one of the characters. Novel's title is A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS (Blooms...
by tomsakic
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Linda Sturgess has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 1345

Re: Linda Sturgess has passed away

.... rest in peace, Linda, our dear friend.
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: The third novel
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

Re: The third novel

The Woman Being Born - which was actually then retitled to My Life in Art (and, at one point, to End of My Life in Art), and then reworked as Death of a Lady's Man and published in 1978. Linda Hutcheon, famous academic, included Death of a Lady's Man in her book about Leonard's prose, not poems (she...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Producer Hal Willner has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Producer Hal Willner has passed away

Variety: https://variety.com/2020/music/obituaries-people-news/hal-willner-dead-dies-music-producer-saturday-night-live-1234573202/ We remember Hal Willner as producer of 2003-2006 Came So Far for Beauty, An Evening of Songs by Leonard Cohen shows, which were filmed for Lian Lunson's 2006 film I'm Y...
by tomsakic
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Paola Pigozzi has passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Paola Pigozzi has passed away

Oh, Paola... so many happy meetings during LC's Italian concerts and our previous events. Rest in peace, our friend.

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