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by yopietro
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 59
Views: 58922

Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker' now on YouTube and Spotify etc

Does it really matter one bit if there was an edit or there were multiple takes of his vocal track? (not directed at you Judas but at the NPR article). Punching in vocals is a common practice in recording to begin with. And regardless, it takes not an iota away from the brilliance of this song or th...
by yopietro
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 59
Views: 58922

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Wow. A powerful, tastefully-produced, mysterious song. Loving the synagogue chorus and cantorial flourishes. Hineni. Hineni. Can't wait for the rest of this album to arrive.
by yopietro
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 107169

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Here are my photos of the Uncut review, for those who want to read it: http://i68.tinypic.com/f35i06.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/biuxle.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2d9wydu.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/2i254zc.jpg Thanks Benny! As if the anticipation couldn't grow any more, there is this sparkling revie...
by yopietro
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 102
Views: 116615

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Glida, that Buber quote is beautiful. Never heard it before.
by yopietro
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 102
Views: 116615

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20150317

"We had another song on the album, which was called 'Happens to the Heart,' which will be on the next album. It's a very good lyric, a very good tune, but we didn't nail it."
by yopietro
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 102
Views: 116615

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Blown away. Some monumental lines and images here. Every soul is like a minnow, every mind is like a shark.
I imagine I'm not the only one who heard Leonard's voice in his head reciting this poem as I was reading it.
by yopietro
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 107169

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Folks we are getting a new Leonard Cohen album. The running time will be what it will be.
by yopietro
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 107169

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

To quote Jermaine in Business Time, "Two minutes in heaven is better than one minute in heaven." Can't wait for the album.
by yopietro
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 336
Views: 107169

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

A new album of Leonard Cohen songs. Finally some good news in the world!

(And judging by the title, this may just be the definitive chocolate concept album for which we have been waiting so long).
by yopietro
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"
Replies: 25
Views: 8257

Re: "So long, Marianne. Leonard Cohen's final letter to his muse"

Is it possible that Leonard did give permission for his words to be shared with the world? After writing and talking about the relationship with Marianne in poems, interviews, and obviously songs, maybe his desire was for this coda to the relationship to be out in the world. I'm just saying it's a p...
by yopietro
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: 2015 Release: Can't Forget
Topic: New live album: Can't Forget
Replies: 194
Views: 104895

Re: New live album: Can't Forget

------------------------------------ well, i think it's very nice that you are honest, even though these comments could be hurtful should mr cohen be made aware of them. he will understand you are 'being cruel to be kind' as they call it, i am sure. consideration to a person's feelings should never...
by yopietro
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"
Replies: 4
Views: 3588

Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Bob Dylan spoke in a 40-minute speech last night accepting the MusiCares Person of the Year award at the pre-Grammy ceremony. Here's a short one-minute clip where he says, " Critics says I can't sing. I croak. Why don't critics say that same thing about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. That ...
by yopietro
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: John Bilezikjian
Replies: 6
Views: 2442

Re: John Bilezikjian

His oud playing added so much to Leonard Cohen's music. He brought both the shtetl and the desert into the soundscape of Leonard's songs. His playing was soulful, timeless, and virtuosic. Thank you for all of the beautiful music Mr. Bilezikjian.
by yopietro
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems - Second Impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 9750

Popular Problems - Second Impressions

So I think I've learned a lesson about reviewing music. Not that I'm a professional music critic in any capacity. But I do love music and I certainly do have my opinions. And I love Leonard Cohen's music, which has been a huge inspiration for me, on my own songwriting and on my life path as a whole....
by yopietro
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide
Replies: 39
Views: 9984

Re: Pre release streaming in Europe...and worldwide

I'm finding the negative comments about the production and arrangements tiresome. Thankfully, LC has been joyfully indifferent to the idea of making facsimile renditions of songs that have been aired on stage. Thank God he's not one of those artists who "asks the fans what they want", which would b...

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