Leonard Cohen and The Christmas Holidays.

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
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Leonard Cohen and The Christmas Holidays.

Postby Cohen Knight » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:17 am

I'm in the process of puting together a Christmas compilation for the season. So far this is the track list.

1. Irish Christmas Song (Pogues)
2. The Ragpickers Dream (Mark Knopfler)
3. Danny Boy (Johnny Cash)
4. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town (Bruce Springsteen)

If there is a way of incorparating Leonard Cohen's music I'd love to do so in some way. If anybody has any suggestions please do post here. Thanks
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Postby Heretic » Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:55 am

I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair,
With a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere.
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Postby lizzytysh » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:01 am

Actually, Heretic's suggestion is pretty good. Hallelujah would be good, too, I'd think.
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Postby Cohen Knight » Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:28 am

Thanks!!! :D

Keep 'em coming
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Postby Susanne » Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:59 am

Cohen Knight, your Christmas compilation is a great idea! :D

*************

If It Be Your Will

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will


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Postby Cohen Knight » Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:37 am

Once I finish this compilation I will post the final track listing. It looks pretty good so far. Thanks for all the posts.

Mike :D
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Postby margaret » Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:47 pm

Leonard has sung Silent Night on some live concerts, but there is no official recording.
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Postby Cohen Knight » Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:58 pm

I have a recording of Tom Waits doing Silent Night and then going into Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minniapolis. I think I'm going to put that on the CD.
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Postby lizzytysh » Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:53 am

That sounds great, Mike ~ the Tom Waits idea 8) . I'll bet that sequence is very interesting. Margaret's right. Leonard's Silent Night with Jennifer Warnes is surprisingly simple and traditional, and very lovely. It seems that we've discussed this idea before, of a Christmas compilation of Leonard's songs. Perhaps it was on the Sony Board :? . I like your compilation including others' songs, as well.

~ Lizzy
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Postby Cohen Knight » Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:56 pm

I very much doubt there is an MP3 available of this Silent Night which Leonard performed. Does anybody know if one is available?
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Postby jarkko » Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:55 am

A link to the song was on the front page of The LC Files
last year (the song was posted by Leonard's permission).
The link to the song used to be http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/silentnight.mp3
:P
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Postby Cohen Knight » Sun Dec 14, 2003 6:18 pm

Thanks so much!!!! This is wonderful. I was really hoping to find something like this, but didn't expect to do so. Thanks Jarkko. :D
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Postby Cohen Knight » Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:50 am

Here's the final tracklist of my compilation. You don't have to pay attention to the title. Its an inside joke between me, and some people. I'm happy to share this with the community here. Thanks for all the suggestions, and help with putting this together. Hope everybody has a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year. :D

"CHRISTMAS SUCKS 2003"
Various Artists
Compiled By Michael MacDonald

1. Irish Christmas Song-The Pogues
2. Christmas Blues-Canned Heat
3. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)-U2
4. Meaning Of Christmas-Peanuts
5. Little Drummer Boy-Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
6. Santa Clause Needs Some Lovin'-Albert King
7. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town (Live)-Bruce Springnsteen
8. Run Rudolf Run-Chuck Berry
9. The Ragpickers Dream-Mark Knopfler
10. Christmas Time Is Here-Peanuts
11. Nothing But A Child-Steve Earle
12. Danny Boy-Johnny Cash
13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas-Judy Garland
14. Another Lonely Christmas-John Eddie
15. Its Christmas Time-James Brown
16. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minninapolis (Live)-Tom Waits
17. Silent Night-Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes
BONUS TRACKS!!!
18. Silent Night-Tom Waits
19. 12 Days Of Christmas-Bob & Doug Mackenzie
20. Christmas Wrapping-The Waitresses
21. Blue Christmas-Elvis Presley
22. Christmas Sucks-Tom Waits And Peter Murphy
23. Light As The Breeze-Leonard Cohen
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Postby lizzytysh » Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:28 pm

What a marvelous compilation, Mike :D !!! What a shame you can't market it :( !!! [I see you saved the best till last :wink: in both sections.] Some truly all-time greats in your compilation, some very delightful offerings 8) . Very thoughtful, thorough, and comprehensive playlist. Some I've never heard and would love to! Now, of course, you must know that people here are going to be wanting a copy, or shall I only speak for myself :wink: ? Absolutely willing to pay all costs.

~ Lizzy
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Postby babz » Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:29 pm

Yes, Michael! Great job!
Now, where do we send the money?
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