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Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:04 pm
by Clementine
:D What absolutely wonderful news. Bless you Leonard; you've come up with the very best tribute for your own 80th birthday yourself. Now I don't feel so sad about the beautiful bunch of roses that the doorman confiscated prior to your Auckland concert last year. I was in the front row and really wanted to jump up and give them to you!

PS: I'm writing because I'm absolutely sure that you read this loving forum!

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:08 pm
by rmorgan
Thanks for the wonderful news! On my (59th) birthday, no less.

Popular problems are the best kind!

Thank you, Leonard. And Happy 80th to come!

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:33 pm
by anny
very exciting news flash !!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you Roman :D

thank you Leonard for this most wonderfull gift !!!!!!!!!!!! :D

anny

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:28 pm
by Goldin
Let's remember, what do we know about recent unreleased LC songs.

Sources:
a. Sylvie Simmons's interview (Mojo, March 2012).
b. Tom Sakic's overview post (latest version 2010-08-26): it contains lots of information and useful links for these songs.
c. Concert & soundcheck setlists.
d. Working track list of Old Ideas (the pre-last image here).
e. 2011-08-23 message.

1. Blue Alert (b)
2. [The] Book of Longing (b)
3. Born in Chains (c, e)
4. Don't Want to Break the Window (c)
5. Feels So Good / I've Got a Little Secret (c)
6. My Oh My (c)
7. Puppets (b, d)
8. Still Into That (A Thousand Kisses Deep No. 2) (b)
9. The Street (a, b)
10. Thanks for the Dance (a)
11. The Treaty (a, d)
12. Whither Thou Goest (a)

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:57 pm
by Cate
Wow!
I know that it was announced last year but it seems really fast.

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:22 pm
by yentek
There are a number of websites that list upcoming album release dates - all the way through November. None of them mentions Popular Problems.

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:32 pm
by jerry
"There are a number of websites that list upcoming album release dates - all the way through November. None of them mentions Popular Problems."
Probably beacause there has been no Official announcement yet.

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:22 am
by scocoh
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Here we go, folks... :D

Let's hope the release is on schedule. I seem to recall that OI was tentatively scheduled for September that year then got pushed back til January. Those with a better memory will either confirm or correct that notion.

And man oh man I hope BIC is on there!

Either way-- the new album is coming! And let's hope some reliable hints and rumors about a possible you-know-what come our way as the album is released.

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:28 am
by vanbonn
:D Wow :D !

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:39 pm
by 10newtours
Yes!
Wonderful news.

Just after my birthday as well.

SO pleased. :D

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:54 pm
by susanne30072009
Goldin wrote:A news flash from a friend in Dublin (thank you!) - just a few (but so important!) lines from Jarkko's foreword in the Event booklet:
Leonard has worked hard on his next studio album of entirely new songs.
He asked me to let you know that “Popular Problems” will be out at the end of September, shortly after his 80th birthday.
This realla are some very good News!!
Can't wait to hear the "Popular Problems"!

Uwe + Susanne, Switzerland

3 x Zürich, Kopenhagen, 2 x Berlin, Verona, Basel, Madrid, Lissabon, Wien, Amsterdam, Strasburg, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Montreux, Oberhausen

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:01 pm
by mutti
Wonderful news! Thank you Leonard for blessing us with yet another album of your words, songs and music.
Leslie 8)

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:16 pm
by reneny3
It seems Mr. Cohen is going to give US an 80th birthday gift. :D

Great news. Can't wait!

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:05 pm
by basecamp
Goldin wrote:A news flash from a friend in Dublin (thank you!) - just a few (but so important!) lines from Jarkko's foreword in the Event booklet:
Leonard has worked hard on his next studio album of entirely new songs.
He asked me to let you know that “Popular Problems” will be out at the end of September, shortly after his 80th birthday.
This made my day! Wonderful news!

Re: "Popular Problems" - the next LC album (late September 2

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:13 pm
by Goldin
Firstly I've thought: is it Leonard Cohen's turn to make the White or Black Album, after The Beatles and Metallica (and The Simpsons with their The Yellow Album)? Then I saved the image to my PC and learned it's just leonard-cohen-popular-problems-2014-album-not-final-artwork.jpg
leonard-cohen-popular-problems-2014-album-not-final-artwork.jpg
But look what did I find on the same page:

Udgivelse: 22-09-2014

link (CD) | the same (LP)