New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Leonard Ciohen's last studio album (2016)
User avatar
MarieM
Posts: 832
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 1:36 am
Location: Michigan, USA
Contact:

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby MarieM » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:03 am

Read the story of YOU WANT IT DARKER primarily told by Adam Cohen. (Not for the faint of heart.)

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/the ... ard-cohen/
Marie
Speaking Cohen

http://www.speakingcohen.com
User avatar
B4real
Posts: 6424
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:49 am
Location: Q'ld, Australia

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby B4real » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:06 am

Thanks so much for posting that Marie!

You are right about its contents....my heart was in my mouth on a few occasions!
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
User avatar
jarkko
Site Admin
Posts: 6994
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2002 1:01 am
Location: Espoo, Finland
Contact:

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby jarkko » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:39 am

Yes, it is a must to read; this interview/article explains many of the issues discussed on this Forum previously.
Thanks Marie!
1988, 1993: Helsinki||2008: Manchester|Oslo|London O2|Berlin|Helsinki|London RAH|| 2009: New York Beacon|Berlin|Venice|Barcelona|Las Vegas|San José||2010: Salzburg|Helsinki|Gent|Bratislava|Las Vegas|| 2012: Gent|Helsinki|Verona|| 2013: New York|Pula|Oslo|||
yopietro
Posts: 84
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:03 pm

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby yopietro » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:00 am

This article is sad, profound, and inspiring. And deepens the context of this upcoming album, which sounds like a masterwork. My heart is hurting a little bit though.
Bennyboy
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:35 pm

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Bennyboy » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:38 am

yopietro wrote:This article is sad, profound, and inspiring. And deepens the context of this upcoming album, which sounds like a masterwork. My heart is hurting a little bit though.
Couldn't have said it any better.
cohenadmirer
Posts: 1026
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm
Location: wirral, uk

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby cohenadmirer » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:24 pm

MarieM wrote:Read the story of YOU WANT IT DARKER primarily told by Adam Cohen. (Not for the faint of heart.)

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/the ... ard-cohen/

Yes thanks for this .As you say , likely to produce a complex emotional response, perhaps rooted in empathy , for we Leonard fans . An essential read though.
Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
cillanridire
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:13 am

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby cillanridire » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:54 pm

Welcome news and a Happy Birthday to Leonard. Hopefully there'll be another tour.
User avatar
lightning
Posts: 1349
Joined: Fri Jul 19, 2002 4:54 am
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby lightning » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59 pm

Thanks Marie. Most revealing and comprehensive article about the new album I've read so far.
User avatar
Maarten
Posts: 1364
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:31 am
Location: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Contact:

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Maarten » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:46 pm

Indeed a must read... Touching and profound...

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
User avatar
shooting_star_88
Posts: 157
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:34 am

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby shooting_star_88 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:28 pm

Just read the article.


Yes, looks like the twilight days.



& the traveling days look to be behind.
with the Sublime Sisters of Mercy
User avatar
Joe Way
Posts: 1124
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2002 5:50 pm
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Joe Way » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:36 pm

Thank you, Marie.

It is a very insightful and well-written article. Like all of us who had the great honor of listening to the album in Amsterdam, I can hardly wait to hear it all again.

Joe
"Say a prayer for the cowboy..."
Vicomte
Posts: 844
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:49 am
Location: Saint Malo Bretagne

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Vicomte » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:50 am

cillanridire wrote:Welcome news and a Happy Birthday to Leonard. Hopefully there'll be another tour.
I realise this is your first post but did you read the piece properly? There can't be another tour, LC at 82 with ailments that 82 year olds (and younger) get could not in any way sustain good health long enough for a tour to happen.

I remember some people said how good he looked at the end of the last tour, I did not agree, he looked quite drawn and just because on occasion he would "skip" off stage never meant he was fit for another tour, I suggest that if you haven't bought any of the live DVD's, then that is your best bet now to see LC in concert.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
Neil from The Young Ones
cohenadmirer
Posts: 1026
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:44 pm
Location: wirral, uk

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:22 pm

Vicomte wrote:
cillanridire wrote:Welcome news and a Happy Birthday to Leonard. Hopefully there'll be another tour.
I realise this is your first post but did you read the piece properly? There can't be another tour, LC at 82 with ailments that 82 year olds (and younger) get could not in any way sustain good health long enough for a tour to happen.

I remember some people said how good he looked at the end of the last tour, I did not agree, he looked quite drawn and just because on occasion he would "skip" off stage never meant he was fit for another tour, I suggest that if you haven't bought any of the live DVD's, then that is your best bet now to see LC in concert.
The new health report of a chronic and debilitating, but thankfully not life threatening , condition do indeed put an end to hopes of new concerts , but certainly not an end to hopes of great new works for some time to come .
In 2013 from what I could see he had amazing physical stamina. and absolutely no sign of major musculo- skeletal problems , given all the standing , kneeling , dancing and skipping right up to the final concert . We know back problems in 2012 led to a big delay in the 2012 tour starting , but that seemed an acute problem from which he apparently recovered followed by 16 months of touring with few breaks.I assume the more chronic problems have developed since then.

I know live versions of songs from PP and you want it darker would have been fantastic ,as were the live versions of old ideas songs, but sadly we will never hear them as variants from the fantastic recordings.

So - final moments on stage :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rWYptAze50
Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
User avatar
gallina
Posts: 282
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:49 pm
Location: Hungary, Budapest
Contact:

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby gallina » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:06 pm

"We know back problems in 2012 led to a big delay in the 2012 tour starting " - it was 2010.
2009 Budapest
2010 Zagreb, Gothenburg, Florence, St. Margarethen, Bratislava, Las Vegas x2

2011, 2015 Ύδρα
2012 Ghent x5, Helsinki, Dublin x2, Verona
2013 Roma, Lucca, Vienna, London
2015 Viladrau
User avatar
Mabeanie1
Posts: 2687
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:03 am
Location: UK

Re: New Album announced: 'You Want It Darker'

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:24 pm

cohenadmirer wrote:In 2013 from what I could see he had amazing physical stamina. and absolutely no sign of major musculo- skeletal problems , given all the standing , kneeling , dancing and skipping right up to the final concert .
Leonard suffered back problems early on in 2013 and really struggled at times to the extent that band members and others were concerned about him, though I believe things improved for him as the year went on.

Wendy

Return to “You Want It Darker”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest