New Live Album & DVD?

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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:49 pm

and any word on the next batch of digi remasters?
The project is on hold, and we cannot expect to get the next batch in the near future.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by sting1967 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:08 pm

I was at the Olympia on monday, the show was captured by severals pro-cameras , I think that's for the DVD.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:37 pm

Every fall concert is filmed in high definition for the archives.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by dynamiksdreamdebased » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:45 pm

jarkko wrote:It will be the whole London O2 concert (July 2008) .
Is there any particular reason for choosing one of the least inspiring venues of the whole tour? :?: :?:
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by euge » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:52 pm

Whatever about the venue, let me reassure you that there was nothing uninspiring about the concert. I was there and it was absolutely superb - very inspiring actually!
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:28 pm

The DVD has to be an optimal if not perfect combination of many factors. I guess the venue itself is one of the less important things (there are only some short moments when the audience is shown!). The performance itself, video quality, sound quality, lightning, camera angles & framing, director's cut... all those have to match!
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by maxwild » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:30 pm

I find this news a little worrying ....if LC is intending to tour the US (which of course we don't know), wouldn't it be a bit odd to release a DVD of a very current concert BEFORE he has finished a full world tour? So basically if you are in the USA, you could see a recent concert on DVD before you see him live (assuming he tours here).
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:50 pm

No need to worry... the DVD will be a superb appetizer also for the few US concerts (those are still not confirmed), and probably a best-seller also at the merchandise counter of any concert. Majority of concerts of the whole tour have been/will be in Europe (that's Leonard's strongest target area anyway!), and the DVD is really something that is urgently needed for this market. (My friends who own the biggest specialist record shop in Finland have informed me that their customers keep on asking for any DVD material of L's tour, and I've received similar reports also from other countries).
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by ladydi » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:37 pm

Hmmmm....."the FEW US concerts". Hopefully, if there are indeed just a few concerts, Leonard's loyal fans on this forum might get a little advance notice on the venues. Please, please.....
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:41 pm

We are ready to announce the US/Western Canadian concerts as soon they are confirmed - IF the 4th leg is going to happen! We also try to get a quota of good tickets for our members only, just like we had for all UK gigs, thanks to AEG Live in London.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by paddieu » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:06 pm

Jarkko - thanks re the subtitles aspect.

Those people making it might find it easier to understand if I could
send them a fuller text.

Is there a way I can do that ? An address etc ?

Thanks re news of 02 also. If it is indeed the whole gig then that saves me
having to film 1000 kisses deep for posterity in the next few days :D

Means we need to make sure someone does a good job on filming FBR and Partisan
instead...

[unless the dvd cud have such extras ?]

thanks for whatever you can add :)
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by tomsakic » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:12 pm

I really think that a Leonard Cohen DVD needs subtitles in many languages, as his main market is mostly European. Not that his audience doesn't understand English (quite contrary, otherwise how they would listen to his music) - but that would be a nice gesture of recognition from his side.

Particularly all bonus stuff (interviews? extra talk from team members?) have to be subtitled.

Anyhow, there are many people around, on this Forum, which were included in multi-lingual websites like Ten New Songs and Dear Heather websites, from French to Greek, Croatian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Bulgarian or Serbian etc., so Jarkko knows whom can they ask :) I myself volunteer for the Croatian.

I can imagine a reaction from local fan somewhere in Europe - "Wow, he has subtitles in my language!"

Of course, hearing-impaired English subtitles are quite needed, it's at least they could make.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jarkko » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:13 am

Those people making it might find it easier to understand if I could send them a fuller text.
Is there a way I can do that ? An address etc ?
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by meglos2000 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:39 am

Great news about the 02 gig. The first time I have been at a concert released on DVD!

As to it being uninspiring? Well, for me that was one of the greatest concerts of my life - so full of joy and brilliance!

I also think that to conquer a venue as large and potentially unforgiving as the 02, made it even more special. And he was really full of passion that night too. I still have loads of images in my head from that night - so can't wait to revisit it.
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Re: New Live Album & DVD

Post by jeremek » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:19 am

jarkko wrote:We are ready to announce the US/Western Canadian concerts as soon they are confirmed - IF the 4th leg is going to happen! We also try to get a quota of good tickets for our members only, just like we had for all UK gigs, thanks to AEG Live in London.
Jarkko, whether it is possible that in 2009 Mr.Cohen yet come to Europe ?

thank jeremek
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