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by John Etherington
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Details of Julie's 80th birthday gig at the Charing Cross Theatre, in June:

http://charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatr ... -a-la-vida
by John Etherington
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

UrPal - I tend to disagree that "Is This What You Wanted" is a good choice of a song to cover. It's one of Leonard's most tuneless songs and also an intensely personal one. Thus, only Leonard can really get away with singing it.
by John Etherington
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Don't miss this wonderful interview with Julie from last year!

https://vimeo.com/166772336?ref=fb-share&1
by John Etherington
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career

Hi Myrtone, I'm surprised no one has answered this, until now. Although Leonard played in a country group called the Buckskin Boys when he was at school, his chosen career was writing poetry and novels. Also, he was primarily living an idyllic life on Hydra with Marianne from the early Sixties. When...
by John Etherington
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

Vicomte - As I'm sure you know, I've never been a great fan of Leonard covers. There were few recorded covers that I appreciated in Leonard's lifetime, but I thought Cale's "Hallelujah" was excellent, as was The Webb Sister's "If it Be Your Will". Also, I thought that Anjani's "Nightingale" and Shar...
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

Gwen - Dylan might have sung (or croaked :)) "Hallelujah" first, but John Cale was the first major artist to record it. I believe that K.D. Lang sang it at the Montreal bash. Personally, I thought her version was one too many.
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

While I think of it, I'll add First Aid Kit to the wish list for my dream Leonard tribute concert! :)
by John Etherington
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: Tribute by First Aid Kit on YouTube
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Tribute by First Aid Kit on YouTube

Great to have this video! I love First Aid Kit's music, and their new album (released in early January) looks like being the first great album of 2018. I met Klara from First Aid Kit at their Royal Albert Hall concert two years ago, and she told me that she was seriously into Leonard's work. Here's ...
by John Etherington
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: "Sisters of Mercy" by Wizz Jones
Replies: 0
Views: 547

"Sisters of Mercy" by Wizz Jones

I've only just discovered that Wizz Jones cover of "Sisters of Mercy" is on youtube, and it's quite good with slightly different lyrics. It's a live bonus track from one of his albums. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qvpSHGPDqA I think I've mentioned before that Wizz refers to tea ...
by John Etherington
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Go No More A Roving
Replies: 58
Views: 50469

Re: Go No More A Roving

Something that doesn't seem to have been discussed here is the history of "So We'll Go No More a Roving" as a contemporary song. Looking on youtube, these are the earliest versions that I can find: Richard Dyer-Benett, 1955. He put the song into a musical setting of his own, which has been adapted b...
by John Etherington
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

About 30 years ago I imagined a Leonard Cohen tribute event in London. My fantasy was to have it at the ICA in Pall Mall, where Leonard gave a poetry reading on the day after his first London concert, and to ask Julie Felix and Felicity Buirski to perform. Miraculously, this vision manifested earlie...
by John Etherington
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: R.I.P. Paul Buckmaster
Replies: 0
Views: 582

R.I.P. Paul Buckmaster

Legendary arranger / conductor Paul Buckmaster has died. Many will remember him for his work on Leonard's "Songs of Love and Hate", Michael Chapman's "Fully Qualified Survivor", and for other artists such as Elton John and David Bowie. http://loudwire.com/legendary-arranger-composer-paul-buckmaster-...

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