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by commonweal
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???
Replies: 72
Views: 11783

Re: Top 3 Songs To Make your Concert???

Easy ... 1. Closing Time 2. Famous Blue Raincoat 3. Any other song from the c. 125 strong back catalogue Ok: I jest about the easy bit. Today I've been listening mainly to The Future and to Songs of Love and Hate (hence 1 and 2). Yesterday I was listening to Recent Songs and to Songs from a Room, so...
by commonweal
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008
Replies: 1010
Views: 307645

Re: Leonard Cohen: TOUR 2008

wow ... this is stunning, especially for us lucky lucky north-west europeans. six gigs in england and one in scotland. couldn't ask for anything more. so much for the doomsayers with their "it's all going to be festivals" in the wild outdoors with no seats and with no more than 45 minutes of LC on s...
by commonweal
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: A Feast of Cohen - Live tribute album
Replies: 9
Views: 3223

Re: A Feast of Cohen - Live tribute album

I've been listening to A Feast of Cohen more or less non-stop all this week. I know that opinion is divided among Cohenites as to whether Leonard's own versions of his songs are always to be preferred but, at least for those of us who (like me) love both his own recordings and a variety of others' i...
by commonweal
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Most Uplifting Song
Replies: 47
Views: 12287

Re: Most Uplifting Song

Lazariuk: my understanding is that FR Scott, who wrote Villanelle..., was a constitutional law professor, not a judge. I haven't read enough of his work to get a sense of whether he dreamt of democracy or not. His online biographers talk about his socialism more than his credentials as a democrat. I...
by commonweal
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Most Uplifting Song
Replies: 47
Views: 12287

Re: Most Uplifting Song

I agree. There is a deep calmness to the voice which helps to convey both the authority and the desire of the sentiment. I am relatively new here (...well, new at posting, if not reading...) and I was worried that someone would object that the words are not written by LC and that, accordingly, this ...
by commonweal
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Most Uplifting Song
Replies: 47
Views: 12287

Re: Most Uplifting Song

villanelle for our time: "we rise to play a greater part ... men shall know commonwealth again..."
by commonweal
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: What should his tour be called?
Replies: 108
Views: 17296

Re: What should his tour be called?

Long of Touring?
by commonweal
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: What should his tour be called?
Replies: 108
Views: 17296

Re: What should his tour be called?

Tour of Longing

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