Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

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Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Resonater » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:52 pm

I've been following along for a while, patiently waiting until we get to see Leonard here in the States. I've been so jealous that so many countries have seen him on this tour, but finally we get OUR chance! YEA! But here's a question for you all...

As a fan, I always appreciate it when an artist reaches back through his/her catalog for some of the lesser known songs that might have never received their rightful place in the sun. When Leonard next plays in your town, which of these "hidden gems" do you wish he'd play? I'm hoping for "Story of Isaac" from "Songs in a Room". That one seemed lost in the all the attention (rightfully) paid to some of the other songs on that album, most notably Bird On a Wire.

Anyway, what other lesser-known chestnuts would you like to hear?
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby betteriswuve » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:02 pm

I'm agree with you in "Story of Isaac"

Other songs lesser-known I like to hear, and the Master don't play when I saw him at Lisboa (last summer) "Dear Heather" (of the Dear Heather album) and "Winter Lady" (of the songs of Leonard Cohen)

I hope he change some songs to this new summer tour (but, sincerely, It won't be a problem if he play the same songs :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby IrishMar » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:12 pm

It's not lesser known as such but one song on my Wish List is One of Us Cannot be Wrong. It appears to the side of the Set List for most of the Tour so far. Here's hoping! Then again, whatever we hear is wonderful!!
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Midnight Choir » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:19 pm

I don't really have a particular song in mind, I'm a little ambivalent, erm...

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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Womanfromaroom » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:54 pm

"Love calls you by your name"!!! And "Dress Rehearsal Rag"! Or perhaps "Master Song", although it is probably quite well-known after all... :D
And I also agree with you that "Story of Isaac" would be great, too...
I will be happy enough, though, if Leonard actually does "Avalanche" in Cologne; so far, I have always managed to miss it somehow...
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby UrPal » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:43 pm

I Left A Woman Waiting
Lady Midnight
True Love Leaves No Traces
Light As The Breeze
Never Any Good
The Captain
To A Teacher
The Faith
Love Itself
Here It Is
Last Year's Man
Love Calls You By Your Name
Book Of Longing
Diamond's In The Mine


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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Actually » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:22 am

For me it's hard to say, which songs are lesser known, since all the people that I know, don't know any Cohen songs at all.
Anyway, I'd really love to hear Avalanche in Berlin. That's all that I'm asking for, nothing exotic, just Avalanche and then a bus could run over me and I would die smiling still... :roll:
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Womanfromaroom » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:27 am

Actually (whose recent change of avatars I have been following with great interest; love your current one... ;-) ),

nothing to add to that! Nothing at all... I had exactly that feeling when he sang "Famous Blue Raincoat" last year. For me? Well, to a certain degree, I think he did... ;-)
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby ronnievv » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:56 am

Oh yes, Midnight Choir, and I would add maybe...
Alexandra Leaving!!!! :)
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Actually » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:06 am

Womanfromaroom wrote:Actually (whose recent change of avatars I have been following with great interest; love your current one... ;-) ),

nothing to add to that! Nothing at all... I had exactly that feeling when he sang "Famous Blue Raincoat" last year. For me? Well, to a certain degree, I think he did... ;-)
No need to tell me, I was lucky enough to hear it at the Beacon ;-)
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby ronnievv » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:43 am

[/quote]No need to tell me, I was lucky enough to hear it at the Beacon ;-)[/quote]

And I in Prague... :)
Though, after Leonard's Prague concert I would have been smiling for a fortnight 24/7 no matter what he'd sang (oh my, what a terrible sequence of tenses, too much for my long-suffering English - hope you get the idea :D )
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Womanfromaroom » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:54 am

ronnievv wrote:(oh my, what a terrible sequence of tenses, too much for my long-suffering English - hope you get the idea :D )
Yes, ronnievv, of course- no problem at all! You are obviously very self-reflective, by the way, especially for this time of night! Personally, I probably would not even have noticed the "terrible sequence of tenses"... Sounds fine to me! ;-)
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby Mollydog » Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:19 am

I would love to hear Seems So Long Ago, Nancy. However, I really don't expect it to happen as Leonard hasn't sung it live since the seventies (I think). Another of my lesser known favourites is Ballad of the Absent Mare from the very under rated (imho) Recent Songs album.

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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby mnkyface » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:31 am

I would like to hear Because Of.
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Re: Which "lesser known" songs do you wish Leonard would play?

Postby jglBB » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:49 pm

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