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KW-10-2018: Leonard Cohen und … JAMES TAYLOR. Der amerikanische Singer/Songwriter James Taylor feierte diese Woche seinen 70. Geburtstag (12. März). Auch er sieht sich von Leonard Cohen (`s „Suzanne“) beeinflusst. „Suzanne“ „Leonard predates me a little bit, but not by much. The first time I heard any of his songs was Judy Collins‘ version of ‚Suzanne‘ on her In My Life album. I loved her version and it had a huge affect on me and informed my writing. He’s an important writer. I love that line ‚The sun pours down like honey.‘ I recently ended up playing ‚Suzanne‘ over and over. I’d play it at sound checks, I’d play it in hotel rooms, I’d just play it when I picked up a guitar.“
Leonard Cohen’s: “Coming Back to You”!
James is featured on a star-studded tribute album to the legendary singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen. Click here to listen to James’s cover of Cohen’s “Coming Back to You” now.
Produced by Larry Klein, Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen also includes covers by Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Mavis Staples, Sarah McLachlan, Iggy Pop and many more.
Speaking of this project, James gave this quote:
When Larry Klein invited me to participate in a Leonard Cohen tribute album, I accepted immediately. Both because Larry is a great producer of excellent recordings and a good friend. And because, like almost everyone in my generation, I venerate Leonard Cohen. As soon as I began seeking out my own musical preferences, Cohen’s songs were among my few favorites and had a major influence on my own progression as a songwriter. But because I was slow to choose which Cohen song to record for the project, the available choices to me, were relatively obscure pieces. Still, I was drawn to one that was new to me, “Coming Back to You”. Larry was working to a deadline and opted to cut the song in Cohen’s original key, which was certainly at the bottom of my own range. But somehow moving me out of my comfort zone helped me find my own approach to the song. Like so much of Leonard Cohen’s writing, this lyric resonates deeply with his forlorn and hopeless take on the bleak landscape of love and attachment. So, breathe a deep sigh and, drink up…
Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, will be released on October 14, 2022.
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Setlist vom Rolling Stones-Konzert in Gelsenkirchen am 27. Juli 2022
- Street Fighting Man
- Let’s Spend the Night Together
- Tumbling Dice
- Out of Time
- Wild Horses
- You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Living in a Ghost Town
- Honky Tonk Women
- Slipping Away (gesungen von Keith Richards)
- Connection (gesungen von Keith Richards)
- Miss You
- Midnight Rambler
- Paint It Black
- Start Me Up
- Gimme Shelter
- Jumpin‘ Jack Flash
- Sympathy for the Devil
- (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
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