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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:03 am
by MarieM
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/

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:06 am
by B4real
Thanks so much for posting that Marie!

You are right about its contents....my heart was in my mouth on a few occasions!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:39 am
by jarkko
Yes, it is a must to read; this interview/article explains many of the issues discussed on this Forum previously.
Thanks Marie!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:00 am
by yopietro
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.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:38 am
by Bennyboy
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.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:24 pm
by cohenadmirer
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.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:54 pm
by cillanridire
Welcome news and a Happy Birthday to Leonard. Hopefully there'll be another tour.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59 pm
by lightning
Thanks Marie. Most revealing and comprehensive article about the new album I've read so far.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:46 pm
by Maarten
Indeed a must read... Touching and profound...

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:28 pm
by shooting_star_88
Just read the article.


Yes, looks like the twilight days.



& the traveling days look to be behind.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:36 pm
by Joe Way
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

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:50 am
by Vicomte
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.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:22 pm
by cohenadmirer
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

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:06 pm
by gallina
"We know back problems in 2012 led to a big delay in the 2012 tour starting " - it was 2010.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:24 pm
by Mabeanie1
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