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Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs

GUEST,C. Ham 31 Jan 12 - 10:41 AM
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Subject: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST,C. Ham
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 10:41 AM

Suzanne
So Long Marianne
Famous Blue Raincoat
Bird On The Wire
Story Of Isaac


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 02:01 PM

One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong ! I REFUSE to think of this as any thing but a comedy song !


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 02:04 PM

Story of Isaac

Hallelujah

Bird on the Wire

I have to admit,however, in looking over his cateloque, that I love his songs, but his poetry is often opaque to me. After years of listening, I still can't figure out at least half of what he's singing about.

And ironically, just about every Dylan song I've heard makes complete sense to me.

Go figure.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:04 PM

Story of Isaac
Closing Time
I'm Your Man
Ain't No Cure For Love
Suzanne

Magnificent stuff, all of it.

I also have no trouble understanding Dylan's songs...they are primarily communication of emotion through a series of images...if you get the emotion, you've got it. And I have no trouble understanding Leonard's songs either...but they are more cerebral and therefore calculated in a certain sense, while also very emotional. Again, if you get the emotion, you've got it.

Dylan writes his songs very fast...that's almost completely intuitive and emotional. Leonard usually writes his over a looooong period of time...that's where the cerebral or analytical part comes in.

They are both as good as it gets, in my opinion, but they are very different in how they write songs.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:09 PM

choose only five! You have to be kidding!


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Arkie
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:19 PM

Today, my favorites are:

Suzanne
Joan of Arc
Ballad of the Runaway Horse
Sisters of Mercy
Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye

This could change by tomorrow or next week.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:57 PM

Thank you Little Hawk, that is the best description of understanding Bob and Leonard I've ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Elmore
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 07:34 PM

Take This Waltz, Alexandra Leaving, Famous Blue Raincoat, Waiting For The Miracle, Closing Time.


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Subject: RE: 5 Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Genie
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 10:41 PM

Democracy
Hallelujah
Bird On A Wire
Take This Waltz
Suzanne

and not necessarily in that order


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 11:13 PM

The Partisan
Diamonds in the Mine
Sing Another Song Boys
Back in 1970 Leonard performed live at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal. I recorded the show with a hand held cassette player. Monday I mailed the tape to his manager in Beverly Hills. We had a long chat and hopefully something special will come of the tape. I think it would become a great new /old release. This was a very special show and his communication with the audience is very special indeed. I had forgotten about this recording and just recently going over a great number of home recordings came across it. I mailed it with no strings attached. This belongs to Leonard and not me.
Adrien (beer)
Guest beer


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST,Songthrush
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 07:37 AM

Take this Waltz
Tower of Song
Bird on a Wire
Winter Lady
Dance me to the end of love


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 07:47 AM

- One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (and it's DEFINITELY a comedy song, Leadfingers)

- Joan of Arc

- Suzanne

- First We Take Manhattan

- Closing Time


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 08:01 AM

Hallelujah
Suzanne
Thats No Way To Say Goodbye
The Partisan
I'm Your Man

Like the Dylan songs the first one will never change but there could be four others next week. For instance I'm listening a lot to "Dance Me To The end Of Love" and "The Captain" lately.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST,C. Ham
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:25 PM

Adrien,

When Leonard Cohen played at that hospital in 1970 was he solo or with a band?

Either way, I hope we get to hear it.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: David C. Carter
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:35 PM

Famous Blue Raincoat

It's Closing Time

The Stranger Song

Joan Of Arc

Bird On a Wire


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:48 PM

He was with his full band.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: BTMP
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 04:05 PM

I'm Restless
Song of Bernadette

These are great songs, recorded by Jennifer Warnes.


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 04:48 PM

Dance me to the end of love
First we take Manhattan
Hallelujah
Heart with no companion
By the rivers dark


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Mick Tems
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 06:07 AM

"Back in 1970 Leonard performed live at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal. I recorded the show with a hand held cassette player..."

I was a cub reporter in 1969 on the Ilford Pictorial, Essex, Leonard Cohen frenzy was at its height. The Royal Albert Hall concert was a sell-out. The phone rang; it was the warden at Claybury, the local psychiatric hospital, who informed me that a concert had been held for the patients "by a Mr Cohen." "Not THE Leonard Cohen?" I enquired. "Yes, that's it", he agreed. It turned out that the great LC had been doing concerts for psychiatric patients for free.

It made front page news...


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 11:41 AM

Who By Fire
Dance Me To The End of Love
Joan of Arc
Famous Blue Raincoat
Hallelujah


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Subject: RE: Five Favorite Leonard Cohen Songs
From: Beer
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 12:48 PM

Dr Price,
When I spoke to L.C's manager on the phone, he though I was speaking about the show in England. He was surprised to hear that It was in Montreal and i had a recording of it.
ad.


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