Top five LC albums...

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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:57 am

Doesn't really fit in here, but yesterday my aunt called me after hearing Cohen on the radio. She said, now she would understand, why I even made the trip the USA and asked me, if I could lend her some CDs. Well, although it's strange to give all your CDs away for an indefinite time ( :neutral: ), I brought her the bunch.
Hmm... makes me feel heroic in a way :razz:
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Box_of_Rain » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:58 am

Hey Acutally! Beautiful!
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:54 pm

Well, it's beautiful as long as I get them back in the end ;-)
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by John Etherington » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:46 pm

If you don't, you'll be an acutely beautiful loser!
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Haha better than nothing, I'd say ;-)
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by ladydi » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:42 pm

Nico,

What a beautiful thing to do! I'm sure she will return them to you eventually but it's always hard to part with something you treasure, if even for a short while. That's what makes your gesture so lovely though. And how amazing that by simply hearing Leonard on the radio it was enough to get her hooked and for her to realize how you felt! A wonderful story :D

All the best,
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:34 am

Thanks, I know I did a good deed 8)
But I also got hooked by hearing just one song on the radio, so that's how it goes... I guess.
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:52 pm

Today I got a call from my aunt, she's absolutely mesmerized and wanted to tell me that her current favorite is Ballad of the Absent Mare :D
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by John Etherington » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:38 am

Hi Actually,

If your aunt has found the holy grail that quickly, then it's time for her to buy her own disks or resign yourself to the loss!

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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Actually » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:35 am

Well, we'll see...
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Vestige » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:39 pm

My list (at this moment):
1. Dear Heather
2. Recent Songs
3.Ten New Songs
4. Various Positions
5. The Future
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by somewhat_nifty » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:58 am

My recommendation for first five would be:

1) Songs of Leonard Cohen
2) Recent Songs
3) Songs of Love and Hate
4) New Skin for the Old Ceremony (not a popular choice apparently, but I love all of it)
5) Ten New Songs

The Essential 2CD is a great introduction, but I just keep thinking about all the songs that didn't make the cut (although it must have been a difficult job!).
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by Box_of_Rain » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:24 pm

Hi Everybody! I just wanted to let you know, I finally ordered my first LC cds!!!

I don't know how I chose...I didn't even barely look to see what songs were on the CDs, so it was actually a surprise when I got them and played them for the first time. Well, let me tell you I was so blown away! I couldn't believe that I actually chose his first album. I think that was an incredible way to start! Amazing! All those songs on the first album. It took a long time for me to finally getting around to ordering, but mostly because I wanted something on vinyl. So I was hoping to get something from a used record store! ha ha. dumb idea. I found out, Songs of LC was released on vinyl recently! or something like that. I'm keeping a look out for that!

My first LC cds...

Songs of Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate

Now I see why people on this forum compare him to Dylan. I couldn't understand it before. I love Dylan and everything, but still, Cohen to me is far beyond comparisons. I also like when he sings "out of control".

It was kind of neat, because I chose based on what I've gathered from all of you on this forum, the pictures, the references...thanks for the guidance!

Love!

Denise
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by GinaDCG » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:33 pm

The top 5? The one I have playing in my IPod currently, and, if I'm on along trip, the nxt 4 which are in line. :lol:
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Re: Top five LC albums...

Post by LEONKA » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:27 pm

1, I'M YOUR MAN
2, TEN NEW SONGS
3, THE FUTURE
4, THE ESSENTIAL
5, LIVE SONGS
5,LIVE IN LONDON ;-)


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