Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Post by Wimmer » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:04 pm

From Germany, Rolling Stone.de
http://www.rollingstone.de/news/meldung ... album.html

Sorry, no announcement here in Austria. :cry:
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Post by dick » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:20 pm

All I gotta say is "ask, and you'll receive!"

Wonderful world - wide attention!
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Post by tomsakic » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:58 am

Croatia, selected newspapers and portals (nation-wide). All are our website's translation of the official PR, sent to media through local Sony PR office.

HRT state public television: http://www.hrt.hr/index.php?id=137&tx_t ... eb42a03414
MTV Adria: http://www.mtv.com.hr/vijesti/novi-albu ... u-sijecnju and http://www.mtv.com.hr/vijesti/potvrdeni ... im-idejama
Vjesnik, national newspapers: http://www.vjesnik.hr/Article.aspx?ID=E ... 2D74E42806
Večernji list, national newspapers: http://www.vecernji.hr/kultura/novi-alb ... nak-349761
tportal.hr, leading national newsportal: http://www.tportal.hr/showtime/glazba/1 ... -2012.html
Index.hr, nationals newsportal: http://www.index.hr/media/Grupa/hr/2095 ... odini.aspx
Novi list: http://www.novilist.hr/Scena/Glazba/Coh ... ecnju-2012.
Glas istre, regional newspapers of Istria: http://www.glasistre.hr/showbiz/vijest/345060
muzika.hr: http://www.muzika.hr/clanak/34205/vijes ... ecnja.aspx
EveningBox.hr: http://eveningbox.com.hr/2011/11/muzika ... cnju-2012/
VIP.hr: http://www.vip.hr/music/vijesti/article ... novi-album
Metro Croatia: http://metro-portal.hr/leonard-cohen-iz ... dini/65746
Ravno do dna music portal: http://www.ravnododna.com/leonard-cohen ... -sijecnja/
Soundguardian music portal: http://www.soundguardian.com/index.php? ... w&id=20944
HiFiMedia: http://www.hifimedia.hr/glazba/vijesti/ ... rda-cohena
Radio Šibenik, local radio station for county of Šibenik: http://www.glasistre.hr/showbiz/vijest/345060

Through Google Croatia I am getting many links from Serbia and Bosnia as well - what's interesting, their sites are mostly including the new single in their news.
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Post by dick » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:17 am

From blog--- Wisconsin State Journal
http://host.madison.com/entertainment/m ... 002e0.html
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Post by Inna » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:12 pm

http://www.mako.co.il/music-news/world/ ... =565984153
http://www.mouse.co.il/CM.articles_item ... 4680,.aspx
http://www.israelhayom.co.il/site/newsl ... 23.11.2011

Google Translation from Haaretz:

At 77, Leonard Cohen takes first album after eight years

Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen last night issued a new song for the first time in eight years. The song "Show Me The Place" is the first official showing Jewish troubadour of "Old Ideas", the new studio album that stands out on 31 January 2012. The album is expected to be the 12th number of Cohen, 77, and the first since the release the "Dear Heather" in 2004.

Despite the album's recording began in January this year, most of the songs were written over the years and some recent appearances were exposed. His official Web site Cohen said the new album will be "a poetic work will deal with some of the deepest themes of human existence. From relationships to love, sexuality, loss and death."

Cohen is considered one of the most respected poets and writers were born in the twentieth century and during his extensive career, which began publishing poetry booklets, sold over 21 million copies of his albums, of which 40 thousand just in Israel. Also the D - V - pretty documenting his appearance in London in 2009 is the D - V - best-selling musical enough in all time.

Although he retired in the music world in the '90s and became a Buddhist monk in part, Cohen returned to the stage three years ago. He said the reason was mainly economic. In recent years, in need financially, he claimed that his bookkeeper, Kelly Lynch, stole five million dollars of his intended retirement.

Cohen, who designed and illustrated the cover of "Old Ideas" himself, chose the album's production work of Patrick Leonard, who also worked with Madonna, and three other producers. Also participating in regular band album of Cohen and his famous escort female singers: the sisters Hattie and Charlie Gibb, Sharon Robinson, Jennifer Burns (big hit singing "First We Take Manhattan") and Dana Glover.
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Post by burningviolin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:01 pm

I know this post isn't quite on topic, do feel free to delete or move it but I'm amazed at the number of reports in different countries especially the non English speaking ones. I think us forum members are onto a handy little business earner here, all we need is to incorporate and become the 'Leonard Cohen Forum media monitiors'! we seem to be doing well so far!! :razz: :lol:
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Post by remote1 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:24 pm

More from France -

In L'Express, the article has links to two Leonard Cohen interviews by L'Express itself, one published when Ten New Songs came out, and the other when The Future came out. http://blogs.lexpress.fr/all-access/201 ... old-ideas/

Les Inrocks: http://www.lesinrocks.com/musique/musiq ... n-janvier/

Le Nouvel Observateur: http://teleobs.nouvelobs.com/articles/l ... lles-idees
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Post by Anne R » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:01 pm

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Post by sue7 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:08 am

Another South African site, taken from a Reuters article:

Eyewitness News [South Africa] http://www.eyewitnessnews.co.za/Story.aspx?Id=77937

Leonard Cohen to release first studio album in 8 years
Reuters | 9 Day(s) Ago

Singer and poet Leonard Cohen will release his first studio album in eight years in January following the success of his comeback world tour, his publicists said on Tuesday.

Called "Old Ideas", the album has 10 songs looking at love, sexuality, loss and death and is described as the most overtly spiritual of the singer's 40-year recording career.

Cohen, 77, best known for haunting 1960s folk songs like "Suzanne", "Bird on a Wire" and later "Hallelujah", retreated from the world in the mid-1990s to become a Buddhist monk.

But he embarked on a world tour from 2008-2010 that took him to 31 countries and brought glowing reviews.

Recording of "Old Ideas" began in January 2011 but early versions of some of the tracks, including "Lullaby" and "The Darkness" were performed during Cohen's recent tour.

"Old Ideas" is set for release on January 31, 2012. The cover design and drawings are Cohen's own.
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Post by remote1 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Australia's The Music Network, today: http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-ne ... ght-years/
Leonard is referred to as "The Canadian poet/musician/novelist/wizard/songwriting legend".
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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Post by dick » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:51 pm

Anybody guess why Israel had "Gibb" sisters, and Jennifer "Burns"

Was that google translation glitch or newspaper error?

Again, however, the best news is the extend of all these notices! Fun time to be a Cohen fan!
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Post by John Smith » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:01 pm

Slovenia, Slovenian national radio, Song of the week

http://www.val202.si/2011/12/glasujte-z ... vki-tedna/

Pop Song of the Week are: Sparks and Show Me The Place

Popevki tedna sta Iskrice – Bilbi in Show Me The Place – Leonard Cohen

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Re: Let's Help Make Old Ideas #1 Worldwide!!

Post by Stamatina » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:07 pm

I rarely listen to the radio, but my mother told me yesterday that they've been playing LC songs quite often these days. According to previous experiences, three songs in one morning are quite a record and I don't think it's a coincidence. :)
"Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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