Cohen songs in Hungarian

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Cohen songs in Hungarian

Postby jarkko » Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:30 pm

Comediart Mûvészeti Iroda is in the process of producing a tribute album with the following tracks:

Take this longing
Love calls you by your name
Hallelujah
Ain't no cure
Diamonds in the mine
Lover lover lover
Suzanne
The future
Don't go home with your hard on
Coming back to you
In my secret life
I can't forget
A thousand kisses deep
Closing time
A singer must die

All songs will be translated by Peter Fabri. He is a well known Hungarian poet and songwriter who also translated songs for the tribute album by Kern András (released in 1998).

The songs will be performed by popular Hungarian singers: Zorán, Zanzibár, Koncz Zsuzsa, Kispál és a borz, Sziámi, Váczi Eszter, Másik János,Kern András, Hernádi Judit, Döme Zsolt, Majsai Gábor, Postásy Juli and Gallai Péter.

Thanks to Kelley for this advance info. The release date is not known (not in the very near future).
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Postby tomsakic » Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:47 pm

Excellent. Lucky I, my country is first to Hungary. I am planning to go and buy Andras' album for a long time, maybe I will finally do it now :D
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Postby lizzytysh » Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:14 am

It would also be interesting for non-Hungarian speakers/understanders to hear these singers perform Leonard's songs in Hungarian. I'd love to see if I can feel the lyrics and vocalizations, without actually understanding the words.
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Postby tomsakic » Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:48 pm

I suppose thatonly people who maybe could undestand Hungarian, except the hungarians, are from Finnland :shock:
If I ever get those recordings, I will let you know, L.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:00 pm

I'm very prompted in my curiosity by the number of people who have listened to Leonard sing in English, not understanding the language, yet incredibly drawn to him and their perception of the "meaning" of the lyrics.

Thanks, Tom.
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Postby jarkko » Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:03 pm

I just received the following email from the producers of the album:

Dear Jarkko,

we are now making the new Hungarian tribute album, with the most popular Hungarian musicians and singers: Zorán, Kispál és a borz, Zanzibar, Müller Péter Sziámi, Koncz Zsuzsa, Váczi Eszter, Másik János, Kern András, Döme Zsolt, Majsai Gábor, Postásy Juli, Hernádi Judit, Gallai Péter. The title of the album is "A vendégek" (The Guests)

The songs:
Hallelujah
Suzanne
Don't go home with you hard on
The future
A thousand kisses
Ain't no cure for love
Diamonds in the mine
I can't forget
The guests
Closing time
In my secret life
Bird on the wire
Who by fire

The Hungarian texts have been written by our best songwriters: Sztevanovity Dusán, Müller Péter Sziámi, Bródy János, Bálint István and Fábri Péter.

The album will be released in Mid-November.

Best regards: Egyed Attila

Comediart Muvészeti Iroda
Budapest 1092, Ferenc krt. 20.
Tel., fax.: (36-1)216-7493
Mobil: (36-30)9512-893
Mail: valdemar@elender.hu
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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:16 pm

Hi Jarkko ~

Having finally heard Leonard's songs performed by singers in other languages, this is an album I would love to have! They have incredible charm! I'm guessing that the way to arrange for that would be through the contact information you've provided?

~ Lizzytysh
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Postby jarkko » Wed Dec 03, 2003 11:49 pm

I have today posted basic info about the album (also prices), check
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/hungary2003.html
I got the CD today - very good technical quality, and interesting
interpretations of L's songs (see track listing on the page). Some are
pretty close to the originals while some are quite different, set to the
style of the performers. -- I have always wondered how the Hungarian
language can be a close relative of Finnish -- I don't understand a word
of the translations... :P (Of course there is no need to understand... we
know what the songs are about!!!)
Jarkko

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