Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

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Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby MSc » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:47 pm

Hi,
I'm looking for a rare (limited edition?) cd from Leonard Cohen, called 'Famous Blue Raincoat', sung by himself. It was brought onto the market around the same time as the CD 'Famous Blue Raincoat' by Jennifer Warnes. Unfirtunately we had it, but lost the CD.. Has anyone heard of this CD and can tell me were to find it?
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby John Etherington » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:35 pm

Must be a bootleg, but someone here is sure to have it!
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby jarkko » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:51 pm

I have never seen such an album from mid-80's. Jennifer's album was released in 1986.
All bootlegs of the 80's are listed at http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/bootleg2.html
We have also a list of various compilations released in the 60's here: www.leonardcohenfiles.com/lp-compil.html
and CD comilations here: www.leonardcohenfiles.com/lp-compil.html
Any information about this compilation, if it really exists, are welcome!
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby MSc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:00 pm

I hope so! It seems rather unfindable..
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby Maarten » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:48 am

Hi
I've never heard of this album. Perhaps it was kind of compilation/best of? Do you remember the cover artwork or some of the songs included? Was the version of Famous Blue Raincoat the same as the album version? When did you buy it? ...
Any more info would be helpful...

Curious to know what album you're talking about...

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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby MSc » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:33 pm

It had exactly the same songs as the other cs 'famous blue raincoat', but then not sung by Jennifer, but by Leonard. Bought around the same time. I don't know the cover art..
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby Maarten » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:18 am

MSc wrote:It had exactly the same songs as the other cs 'famous blue raincoat', but then not sung by Jennifer, but by Leonard. Bought around the same time. I don't know the cover art..
Hi MSc
Are you refering to this album: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cover1.html ?
If so, the disc you're looking for also contains a version of "Song Of Bernadette" sung by mr Cohen... ?!

I doubt whether this disc exists, but if it does, I'd like a copy! :-) Are you sure you're not mixing things up with another album/artist/...?

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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby MSc » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:10 pm

I'm sure. But I guess no one knows this cd.. Anyway, thanks for your help everyone!
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:31 pm

MSc wrote:Hi,
I'm looking for a rare (limited edition?) cd from Leonard Cohen, called 'Famous Blue Raincoat', sung by himself. It was brought onto the market around the same time as the CD 'Famous Blue Raincoat' by Jennifer Warnes.
Sounds like a bootleg to me, especially as it came out at the same time and had the same name as the popular Jennifer Warnes CD. Having said that, it's not a bootleg I've ever heard of.

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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby B4real » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:12 am

I remember Leonard saying something about singing "Song Of Bernadette" and here it is:
Leonard Cohen: “But I never sang the song alone; I've only sung it with Jennifer.”
That quote by Leonard is from the following interview on the files:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/rte.html

HOW THE HEART APPROACHES WHAT IT YEARNS
Interview with Leonard Cohen presented by John McKenna
RTE Ireland, May 9 & 12, 1988, transcribed by Martin Godwyn.

Seems Leonard himself says that he never sang this song alone, but It would be VERY interesting if his duet with Jennifer was in fact recorded somewhere!
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby DennisZ » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:06 pm

But I guess no one knows this cd.
I do know it. I even own a copy of it. Can't remember when I bought it, but it's been years ago. And it certainly is not a bootleg.

Amazon.de(!!!) offers some used copies via marketplace:
http://www.amazon.de/Famous-Blue-Rainco ... B000024QBF
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby jarkko » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:15 pm

We all have that album, Dennis, by J. Warnes. This thread is about a CD with the same title, but by LC and not Jennifer.
I still don't believe it exists (until someone shows it!)
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Re: Looking for CD Famous Blue R. from Cohen (not J. Warnes)

Postby DennisZ » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:33 pm

Oh, I see.
Should have read the thread's header more carefully, it's even in there....
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