Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

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Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby Cheshire gal » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:34 am

After listening to 'If I can't have you' (which is an old Bee Gees song I think) and loving it from an old Concert, I was thinking which other great songs he could cover.. don't want to hear ' Leonard Cohen sings Irving Berlin etc. but there must be some really great songs which he would make really, really sound 'great'. What do you think?

Not that I don't like Irving Berlin. :D



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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby TheBigJerkface » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:54 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1u0QwrAJxM

Obviously, the Webb Sisters should to do the falsetto "ooh ooh oooooh" parts, but the rest of it in Leonard's voice? Yeah.
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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby seadove » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:51 am

We would lose his genuinity, don't you think? The whole idea of what we call Leonard Cohen is that he produces, constructs a new song out of his own concept and experience. I didn't accept his singing of "Be for real" song because it wasn't his, not the lyrics and not the melody, I would rather he stick to his own brands which is a 100% bulls eye to me.

Now wait, I hope he will not sing Bee Gee's "Feel I'm goin' back to San Francisco" Heaven forbid! :(

(unless he'll sing it personally to you, of course ;-) )
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Postby mat james » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:58 am

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Postby SylvanBorg » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:17 pm

I'd like him to cover "The Wanderer" ...a song by U2, but sung by Johnny Cash!
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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby AlanM » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:25 pm

I would vote for "My Death" (in English) by Jacques Brel.
Scott Walker did a fabulous version many decades ago, but I would love to hear a LC version.
Maybe "Amsterdam" also??
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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby Jokapaikanapina » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:00 pm

I could almost swear that I'd just answered this question.. but apparently not :D

After hearing Johnny Cash's versions of the Neil Young songs Pocahontas and Heart of Gold, I'd like to hear Leonard do a Neil song. One of the acoustic ones, of course. One might think that a low-voiced singer singing a song sung originally by the high-pitched and frail Neil Young would sound bad, has to listen to the Johnny Cash ones first!

Maybe Neil and Leonard could do a duet on a Trans / I'm Your Man -inspired song ;D
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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby mnkyface » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:54 am

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Re: Name songs you would like to hear Leonard cover.

Postby TheBigJerkface » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:28 am

Jokapaikanapina wrote:I could almost swear that I'd just answered this question.. but apparently not :D

After hearing Johnny Cash's versions of the Neil Young songs Pocahontas and Heart of Gold, I'd like to hear Leonard do a Neil song. One of the acoustic ones, of course. One might think that a low-voiced singer singing a song sung originally by the high-pitched and frail Neil Young would sound bad, has to listen to the Johnny Cash ones first!

Maybe Neil and Leonard could do a duet on a Trans / I'm Your Man -inspired song ;D
Maybe Long May You Run? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nszR0tfp4Es

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