Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

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seeso
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Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby seeso » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:52 pm

Hello all!

I'm looking for some lesser known songs that I can check out to cover for a tribute show in Chicago next month. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any input!
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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby kalinowt » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:41 am

seeso wrote:Hello all!

I'm looking for some lesser known songs that I can check out to cover for a tribute show in Chicago next month. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any input!
Probably anything from the Dear Heather or Death of A Ladies Man albums would constitute lesser known songs of Leonard Cohen. My favourite from Dear Heather was "Nightingale." Anjani sings it beautifully.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aEIuoUG3XM

A Singer Must Die is also an excellent song and is a bit less covered, but I wouldn`t exactly call it a "hidden gem" like Nightingale. Leonard did a very powerful version of it just a few times on his 2010 tour. The Sydney 2010 concert had the fiercest version I heard. See link below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuFnq28A ... re=related

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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby its4inthemorning » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:17 pm

How about "Storeroom," the bonus song that was included on the CD version of one of Leonard's early albums?

I am surprised that this song never receives much (any?) mention, the music is rather unique and captivating.

Good luck with your project!
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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby kalinowt » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:58 pm

its4inthemorning wrote:How about "Storeroom," the bonus song that was included on the CD version of one of Leonard's early albums?

I am surprised that this song never receives much (any?) mention, the music is rather unique and captivating.

Good luck with your project!
Hey that is a good one! Nice choice. Here's a link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNzEHc1st9s

The Window is also one that's getting a lot of attention on the forum lately, but would certainly fit the definition of a hidden gem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVeEmsAG ... re=related
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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby MaryB » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:40 pm

its4inthemorning and kalinowt,

A BIG thank you to you both, for bringing it to my attention and for the link. It is truly a hidden gem and is 'new' to me. Because you brought it to my attention, I went to amazon and just purchased the remastered 'Songs of LC' for that song alone. It is a phenomenal song, both lyrically and musically!

Grateful regards,
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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby seeso » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:21 pm

Thanks for all your help! I made my choices. Luckily for me, Chelsea Hotel No. 2 wasn't taken yet. The three songs I'll be performing are:
  1. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
  2. Nightingale
  3. A Thousand Kisses Deep
If any of you are in the Chicago area, come to the Gallery Cabaret, Friday October 7. It should be a great tribute night.
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Re: Hidden Gems - Suggestions for a Tribute Show

Postby kalinowt » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:03 pm

All great choices! Have a great concert!

kalinowt
seeso wrote:Thanks for all your help! I made my choices. Luckily for me, Chelsea Hotel No. 2 wasn't taken yet. The three songs I'll be performing are:
  1. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
  2. Nightingale
  3. A Thousand Kisses Deep
If any of you are in the Chicago area, come to the Gallery Cabaret, Friday October 7. It should be a great tribute night.

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