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Leonard Cohen latest

Discussion in 'music' started by Nero, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Nero


    I want to buy the above on vinyl, but SWMBO doesn't get on with an ARO, so will insist on streaming it. Can anyone who has bought the vinyl confirm if it has a download code or not, and if so, is it compressed?

    I suspect I'll have to buy both vinyl and CD but hey...
  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I have it on vinyl and can confirm does not have a download code.
  3. Nero


    Thanks Bob. As suspected. Ah well.......

    How is the mastering?
  4. evand

    evand pfm Member

    The 24/44.1 is fine. Not brickwalled etc. Not sure an 80 y/o talking about his lover's nipples rising like bread is my cup of tea though.
    DavidS and scotty38 like this.
  5. vinylslug

    vinylslug Making Tweaks

    Unusual to not have a download code these days, but can confirm too that there isn't one. A recent(ish) cohen album "Popular Problems" came with an actual CD included with the vinyl. I'd be happy if more did that.
  6. dspatterson

    dspatterson Keltik Krazy

    I love it just a tad short......
  7. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    what is it called ? i do like his last couple a lot
  8. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    ^^^ Thanks For The Dance, it's worth having for sure.
  9. Nero


    Lovely album. I was expecting more to be from his collaborators, but the man himself absolutely shines. So far, I've managed to do without the digital version. There's no doubt that it was recorded digitally, so how does this vinyl sound so good?
  10. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    thanks ,
  11. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

  12. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I've streamed Thanks For The Dance a number of times. Cohen's son Adam gathered together musicians and singers to complete the album. I'll no doubt buy it in vinyl at some point.

    The Guardian interview with Adam above is illuminating. Leonard learned of Marianne's death while recording and adapted lines of the song Moving On to mark this.

    Now you're gone, now you're gone
    As if there ever was a you
    Queen of lilac, queen of blue
    Who's moving on, who's kiddin' who

  13. zippy

    zippy pfm Member

    Yes an excellent last album. Unfortunately all we'll get from now on is likely to be a succession of 'best of...' and re-issues.
  14. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs pants up, knee down

    I think I saw this album for sale in Sainsbury's yesterday.

    Cannot recall anything on the sleeve about a download.
  15. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    I think perhaps the most poignant thing in the interview for me was the fact that the vocal on the last song on the album was made out of an impromptu recital of an unfinished poem he came out with during the press conference which was the last time he spoke in public.

    Knowing that lends a whole new air to the track IMO, especially given that it's the send off at the end of the end. Reminds me of Hokusai's dragon of smoke escaping mount Fuji.
    deebster and jackbarron like this.
  16. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    The end of the album is very touching and somewhat funny.

  17. Andy1912

    Andy1912 pfm Member

    He is reciting a poem by Lorca.

    I’m a big fan, wasn’t aware of this album, I’m liking it.
  18. Tray

    Tray pfm Member

    Adam Cohen was talking today about his dad's new album and the people that worked on it and how it came together .
    Obviously he's doing the rounds to sell as many copies as he can.
    But IMO still worth a listen.
  19. Ruairi

    Ruairi pfm Member

    His last three albums have all been really enjoyable for me. The good lady of the house had this ordered for my Christmas gift. Old Ideas in particular was brilliant from 2012 (?). Cheers for the bbc link
  20. Rosewind

    Rosewind Lost in Translation

    I agree that the last albums were very good. I think my favorite still is "I Want It Darker". There is that sparkling resolve to hang "on like death" despite the looming darkness.

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