Video By Dominique Issermann: “Moments of” Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas

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Leonard Cohen’s Music – Dominique Issermann’s Images

This video is a sequence of vignettes, all shot and directed by Dominique Issermann on her iPhone, for  eight of the songs on the Old Ideas album. These range from slideshows of Leonard Cohen photographs taken by Issermann to video sequences over which Leonard Cohen sings but in which he does not appear. The vignettes themselves are in black and white although the title inserts are in color.

There is, as well, the occasional product placement.

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This video is also available on  the Leonard Cohen iPhone app and was discussed in the Leonard Cohen – There Once Was An App For That: Review Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen iPhone App/

Leonard Cohen “Moments of” Old Ideas
By Dominique Issermann

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Note: Originally posted Aug 30, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Posters At 2012 Paris Album Event

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More photos from this event can be found at

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Leonard Cohen Talks About The Placement Of Songs On The Old Ideas, Popular Problems, Or You Want It Darker Album

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Most of the songs of the last three albums [Old Ideas, Popular Problems, You Want It Darker] were songs that I’ve been working on for many years. Their placement in one album or another depended on when I was able to complete them. You Want It Darker does not stand in deliberate contrast to Almost Like The Blues. These themes have been kicking around for quite a while. They just came together at different times.quotedown2

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From Adam Cohen à la rescousse by Alain de Repentigny [From English Q&A] (La Presse: Oct 19, 2016).

More Information About You Want It Darker

Information about You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen, including reviews like this, is collected and updated at Info & Updates: Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Posters In Berlin 2012

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These two posters (one large; one small) were found in different locations on Oranienburger Strasse in Berlin. The striking photos were taken at the end of January 2012 by Andrea Schwarzwaelder Dolfino (Verona).

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Note: Originally posted March 20, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

In 2012 Uncut Made It Official – Leonard Cohen’s Old Ideas Is Year’s Best Album

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Uncut’s Top 75 New Albums Of 2012 – #1 Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen

Yeah, this is old news. I posted this story back on November 26, 2012 at the late, lamented DrHGuy.com, but this is clearly worth reliving and preserving. So, here are The Top Ten entries from Uncut’s Top 75 new albums of 2012  with links to the original reviews, follow:

10. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Wrecking Ball
(COLUMBIA)

9. NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE
Psychedelic Pill
(REPRISE)

8. GRIZZLY BEAR
Shields
(WARP)

7. TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
Hair
(DRAG CITY)

6. BILL FAY
Life Is People
(DEAD OCEANS)

5. FRANK OCEAN
Channel Orange
(ISLAND DEF JAM)

4. DR JOHN
Locked Down
(NONESUCH)

3. JACK WHITE
Blunderbuss
(THIRD MAN/XL)

2. BOB DYLAN
Tempest
(COLUMBIA)

1. LEONARD COHEN
Old Ideas
(COLUMBIA)

His first studio album for eight years finds Cohen addressing waning physical powers and moral uncertainties…