Cançons rares

Rare Songs -Cançons Rares- era el terme que utilitzava www.twoshakesofalambstail.com [~greg] per nombrar una col·lecció de cançons i improvisacions en directe. El 2005 vaig copiar els mp3 i transcripcions que proporcionaven, per si un dia perdéssim l'accés. Ara les transcripcions originals són accessibles a Wayback Machine, o per aquesta pàgina.

Actualment Heck Of A Guy - The Other Leonard Cohen site ens ofereix gratis una altra bona col·lecció amb el nom de "Other - Another Songs of LC".

Però, què és una Rare Songs, Rare Live Songs o Other Song of LC? Quins criteris de qualificació va definir algú? Suposo que són cançons no publicades, primeres versions, improvisacions, variacions significatives, etc. De vegades no són cançons, per exemple alguna presentació o xerrada. Leonard Cohen evoluciona molt la seva obra, trobem canvis importants de lletres (les noves versions de Hallelujah són molt conegudes i no són Rare) i canvis musicals (The Butcher 1976, sense grans variacions en la lletra, és un Rare indispensable). Al final, la selecció és personal. Per la meva col·lecció he respectat gairebé totes les que he trobat amb aquestes denominacions i, també, he afegit alguna més.

Es tracta d'una extensió no comercialitzada de l'obra de Leonard Cohen obtinguda i col·leccionada pels seus seguidors, especialment interessats en conèixer la seva obra i evolució. Cal saber que freqüentment la qualitat de so és dolenta.

No podem fer negoci amb aquest material, la distribució ha de ser lliure, mentre l'autor no ho hagi publicat o manifesti la seva oposició. Tinguem en compte que podria no estar satisfet amb algunes coses, ja va mostrar la seva disconformitat amb els outtakes publicats com bonus en les reedicions de 2007

Trobareu enllaços a algunes transcripcions, moltes de twoshakesofalambstail. Les transcripcions són molt importants per a mi degut a la meva dificultat per entendre l'anglès, especialment en cançons poc conegudes. També hi ha alguna traducció al català.

Un exemple de Rare Song especialment interesant és Store Room outtake de Songs of Leonard Cohen publicat com bonus el 2007 (no és de lliure distribució) i que Leonard va cantar en el tour de 1976. És una col·lecció d'estrofes intercanviables que parlen del mateix concepte.

Blessed Is the Memory

or (The Memory of) Everybodys Child
1967 bonus SoLC 2007 outtake SoLC (t)
1976 (s) Frankfurt, Apr. 25 (o);  May. Germany

Store Room

1967 outtake bonus SoLC 2007 (t)
1976 Paris Jun. 6 (b), Montreux Jun. 25  (s) (o)

Like a Bird

1968 Apr. production David Crosby; early Bird on the Wire bonus SfR 2007 (t)

Nothing to One

1968 Apr. production David Crosby; early You know Who I Am bonus SfR 2007 (t)

There Is No Reason Why You Should Remember Me

1968 unreleased BBC Sep. 7 (s) (o)

Celebration

Poem - (When You Kneel Below Me)
1970 Frankfurt, May. 6 (s)

Sing Another Song Boys

1970 Frankfurt, May. 6 (s)

The Partisan

1970 Frankfurt, May. 6 (s)

Regina

1970 TV Paris May. 13 (s) (b)

Les Propriétaires de la Révolution

Speech in French intro Bird on the Wire
1970 Aix-En-Provence, Aug. 2 (b)

For No Reason At All

Improvisation - 1970 Aix-En-Provence, Aug. 2 (b)

Diamonds in the Mine

1970 Wight, Aug. 31 - with the first verse They Gave Me Some Money (t)

Dress Rehearsal Rag

1971 early version bonus SoLH 2007 (t)

As Time Goes By

by Herman Hupfield 1931
1972 Dublin, Mar. 18 (s) (o) (b)

Chelsea Hotel

by Leonard Cohen and Ron Cornelius.
Early Chelsea Hotel #2 -> NSfOC 1974
1972 Manchester, Mar. 20 (s)
(Frankfurt Apr. 6 (b); Tel Aviv, Apr. 19 (o) (b)

Kevin Barry

Traditional Irish
1972 Dublin Mar. 18 (b); Frankfurt Apr. 6 (s) (o) (b) speech

Banks Of Marble

by Pete Seeger
1972 Frankfurt Apr. 6 with speech (s) (b)

I'm The Man Who Wrote Suzanne

Improvisation - 1972 Manchester, Mar. 20 (s)

I Don't Know Why I'm Scared Tonight

Improvisation - 1972 Frankfurt Apr. 6 (b)

I Passed The High Buildings

Improvisation - 1972 Frankfurt Apr. 6 (b)

I'm Trying To Break Free Myself

Improvisation - 1972 Frankfurt Apr. 6 (s) (b)

The Broken Lip

Improvisation - 1972 Frankfurt, Apr. 6 (s) (b)

We Shall Not Be Moved

Traditional 1931
1972 Amsterdam Apr. 15 (s), Tel Aviv Apr. 19 (o) (b)

Bird On The Wire

Live French introduction, differences with 1972 Paris, Apr. 18 (s) (1973 Live Songs)

Song To The Machines / I Love Spending The Night With Two Girls

Improvisation - 1972 Tel Aviv, Apr. 19 (o) (b)

Improvisation, speech with Audience

Improvisation - 1972 probably ¿? (s)

Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

1972 Live ¿? (s)

Je veux vivre tout seul

Bird on the Wire part in French adaption Serge Lama 1971
1974 L'Humanité Sep. 7; 1975 Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (b); 1976 Paris A2 TV, May. 27 (o); 1985 Paris, Jun. 4; Reims, Jun. 9

Beloved Comrade

by Lewis Allan and Fred Katz 1945
1974 L'Humanité Sep. 7 (b)

Dona Nobis Pacem

Unknown compositor
1974 Munich, Sept. 28 (s)

Mr. Cohen Must Be Going

Short improvisation by Graeme Allwright
1974 Olympia Paris, Oct. 20 (o)

Un Az Der Rebbe Singt

Traditional Hebrew 
1970 (s) Frankfurt, May. 6 (b); 1974;
1975 Philadelphia Feb, 05 (b); 1976 (o) Nürnberg, Jun. 6; 1979

Un Az Der Rebbe Elimelech

Traditional Hebrew
1975 Philadelphia Feb, 05 (b)

Beauty Salon

1975 Songs for Rebecca unreleased early Don't Go Home With Your Hard On-> DoaLM 1977
1975 tour (s) (s) Pennsylvania Nov. 23 (o) (b)

Came So Far for Beauty

1975 Songs for Rebecca unreleased -> RS 1979
1975 tour Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (b)

Guerrero

by Leonard Cohen - John Lissauer
1975 Songs for Rebecca unreleased early Iodine -> DoaLM 1977
1975 Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (s) (o) (b)

I Guess It's Time

1975 Songs for Rebecca unreleased early The Smokey Life -> RS 1979
1975 tour Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (b)

The Traitor Song

1975 Songs for Rebecca unreleased early The Traitor -> RS 1979
1975 tour Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (b)

Misty Blue

Dorothy Moore 1966 (version country blues Bob Montgomery)
1975 Pennsylvania, Nov. 23 (s) (b)
1979 outtake RS

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

1976 Gen. PBS TV concert, duet Judy Collins and Leonard Cohen (y)

Suzanne

1976 Gen. PBS TV concert, duet Judy Collins and Leonard Cohen (y)

Do I Have To Dance All Night

1976 tour Dublin, May. 11 (b); Paris, Jun, 6 (b) (s)
[1976 live Paris + The Butcher -> single Europe]
1980 Amsterdam, Oct. 30 (o) (b)

The Butcher

1975 Toronto, Gen. 31 (o); 1976 Dublin, May. 11 (b) (s)

Die Gedanken Sind Frei

by Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben 1815 (trad. German  sXIX)
1976 tour Germany (s) (o); Vienna, Jun. 14 ; Nuremberg, Jun. 18

You Are My Sunshine

by J. Davis, C. Mitchell 1940
1976 (s) tour May. Jun.

Iodine

1979 Frankfurt, Nov, 1 (s) (b)

Red River Valley

Traditional American S.XIX
1979 Canada, Mainz,  Nov, 8; Birmingham, Dec. 8 soundcheck (b);
1985  Hannover, Mar. 13 (s) (o) (b), souncheck

I Tried To You

1979 Boon, Dec. 3 (s); 1985 Vienna, Jul. 6 (o)

There Is A War

1979 Bonn, Dec. 3 (s)

Thirsty For The Kiss  

early Heart With No Companion -> VP 1985
1979 London Dic. 6 (s) (o)

Billy Sunday

The Blues By The Jews
1979 (o) Birmingham, Dec. 8 (b); Brighton Dec. 15 (s) (b) and soundcheck (b); Melbourne 1980 Mar. 8 (b)

I Ride An Old Paint

Am. western song, arranged and adapted by: Fred Hellerman
1979 Birmingham, Dec. 8 (o) (b) soundcheck

Drinking Rum and Coca Cola

Lord Invader and Lionel Belasco (final take of I Ride An Old Paint)
1979 Birmingham, Dec. 8 soundcheck (b)

Streets Of Laredo

or Cowboy's Lament, from the English folk song The Unfortunate Rake
1979 Birmingham, Dec, 8 (o) (b)

Silent Night

by Joseph Mohr - 1816
1979 Birmingham, Dec. 8 (rehearsal) (b); Brighton Dec. 15,  (duet with Jennifer Warnes) (s) (o) (b)

Solidarity forever
The Union Makes Us Strong

by Ralph Chaplin in 1915
1979 Birmingham, Dec, 8 (o) (b) soundcheck

Another Saturday Night

by Sam Cooke
1980 Melbourne, Mar. 8 (s) (o) (b)

The Music Crept By Us / Dance Dance Dance

(Poem) / Improvisation - 1980 Amsterdam, Oct. 30 (b)

To Love Somebody

by B. & R. Gibb 1967 (Bee Gees)
1979 tour Europe; 1980 Eppelheim, Nov. 05 (o); Frankfurt,  7 Nov (s)

Tennessee Waltz

by R.Stewart, P. King, additional verse: Cohen - by Ann Murray/Patti Page ¿?
1976 tour
1985 (s) London, Feb. 25 (b); Hannover, Mar. 13 (b); Warsaw, Mar. 22 (b); Philadelphia, May. 1; Wien, Jul. 6 (b); Vienna, Jul. 6 (b); Montreux, Jul. 9 (t)- bonus track on Dear Heather (2004)

Ballad of the Absent Mare

1985 Jul. 6 Vienna sound check (forgetting lyrics) (o)

Cant Help Falling In Love With You

by G. Weiss, H. Peretti. L. Creatore 1962 film "Blue Hawaii"
1988 Oslo May.7 (s) (o)

Whither Thou Goest

From The Book Of Ruth
1988 (s) Nürnberg, May, 10 ; Royal Albert Hall, May. 30 (b); Reykjavik, Jun. 24; Bergen, Jun. 28; Vancouver Oct. 26; Montréal, Nov. 13
1996 Berlin, May. 25
2007 Warsaw Anjani and Leonard Cohen (o) (b)
2008 Copenhagen, Jul. 5 (b)
2008 London, Jul. 17 (Live In London); 2009 Texas, Apr. 3; Phoenix, Apr. 5; Oakland, Apr. 13

Tower Of Song

1989 Feb. 13, Sunday Night Live with David Sanborn (s)

Who By Fire

1989 Feb. 13, Sunday Night Live with Sonny Rollins and Was Not Was (s)

(Chiquita) Banana Song

1991 Much Music TV Toronto, Oct. 25, to Irving Layton   (o)

A Thousand Kisses Deep

1996 Mount Baldy, Armelle Brusq’s documentary, Spring 1996 (o)

Book Of Longing

2006 Jun. 24, Interview KCRW California (o) (y)

Puppets

2006 Jun. 24, Interview KCRW California (o) (y)

Never Got To Love You

Duet Anjani Leonard
2007 Warsaw, Mar. 31, Live radio Trzeci Polskiego Radia (o) (b) (y); Joes Pub NY, Apr. 24 (y)

Lullaby

2009 Texas, Apr. 3 (b) (y); Oakland, Apr. 13 (b) (y);
2012 Old Ideas

The Darkness

2009 Venice, Aug. 3 soundcheck (b y); Nashville, Nov. 5 (y), St. Louis Fox, Nov. 7 (y); Las Vegas, Nov. 12 (o) (y); 2010 Sligo, Ireland, Jul. 31 (y)
2012 Old Ideas

Feels So Good

New Song or The Other Blues Song
2009 Rosemont Theatre, Chicago, Oct. 29 (y); Kansas City, Nov. 9; Durham, England, Mov. 3 (o) ; Las Vegas, Nov. 12 (y)
2010 Salzburg Arena, Jul. 27 (y); Sligo, Ireland, Ago. 1 (y)

Born in Chains

post Taken Out of Egypt 1988
2010 Salzburg Arena, Jul. 27 (y); Sligo, Ireland, Jul. 31 (y)

My Oh My

2010 Ghent, soundcheck partial, Aug. 22 (y)

I've got a little secret

2013 O2 Arena Dublin, Sep. 12 (y); Amsterdam, Sep. 20 (y)

Save the Last Dance For Me

by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman 1960
Closing the concerts 2012 Old Ideas Tour (b)

Fonts:
(s) StoreRoom: www.twoshakesofalambstail.com/storeroom
(b) Bootlegs: bootlegs collection
(o) The Other - Another - Leonard Cohen Album Heck Of A Guy
(y) YouTube
(t) Tracks, Bonus tracks 2007 or official discography ©

Agraïments:

~greg

Leonard Cohen - Rare Live Songs www.twoshakesofalambstail.com/storeroom - Index Leonard Cohen - Rare Live Songs www.twoshakesofalambstail.com/storeroom - Transcripts
Heck Of A Guy The Other Leonard Cohen Site 1heckofaguy.com - The Other Leonard Cohen Album Vol 1,2 and Another.
Diamonds in the Lines : Leonard Cohen in his own live words
Leonard Cohen's Concert Tours - LC Files
www.leonardcohenlive.com - Jean-François Bédard, Artur Jarosinski, Tom Sakic, Goldin, © 2001-2004 Leonard Cohen community.
www.leonardcohenlive.com - 60sdemos
www.leonardcohenlive.com - acetate66
Youtube - speakingcohen albertnoonan, ArleneD Dick, a1000kissesdeep, MaartenLC, musicloveraustria2, IrishMar ...

 

Cançons no publicades, citades en algun lloc i no disponibles.

The Jewels in Your Shoulder

1967 outtake SoLC

Your Father Has Fallen

1967

Come on, Marianne

1967 early So Long, Marianne -> SoLC 1967

A Case of You

1967 (to Joni Mitchell)

Nine Years Old

1967 early Story of Isaac -> SfaR 1969

Just Two People (or Anyone Can See)

1967 outtake SoLC
1967 April live in Buffalo University
1969 outtake SfaR

In the Middle of the Night

1967 outtake SoLC

The Sun Is My Song

1967 outtake SoLC

Beach of Idios

1967 outtake SoLC

Nobody Calls You But Me

1967 outtake SoLC

Love Is the Item

1967 outtake SoLC

Nancy, Where Have You Been Sleeping

1967 outtake SoLC

Splinters

1967 outtake SoLC

Lady Midnight

1968 Apr. production David Crosby 

Baby I've Seen You

1969 outtake SfaR

Your private name

1969 outtake SfaR

Breakdown

1969 outtake SfaR

Paper-Thin Hotel

1975 Songs for Rebecca -> DoaLM 1977

Nylon and Silk

1985 outtake VP

Anthem

1985 outtake VP -> TheF 1992

If You Could See What's Coming Next

1989 early The Future -> TheF 1992

Waiting for the Miracle

1988 outtake ImYM -> TheF 1992

The Street

2001 Written with Anjani

Puppets

2011 Written with Sharon Robinson

The Captain

2011 Written with Sharon Robinson

Treaty

 

 

Cançons interpretades en directa abans de gravar-les en estudi.

You Know Who I Am

1968 BBC London, Aug. 11; Aug. 31

Bird On the Wire

1968 BBC London, Aug. 11; Aug. 31

Story of Isaac

1968 BBC Aug. 31

Dress Rehearsal Rag

1968 BBC London, Aug. 11; Sep. 7

Joan Of Arc

1969 Frankfurt, May. 6; 1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10; Aix-En-Provence, Aug. 2

Diamonds In The Mine

1969 Frankfurt, May. 6; 1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10; Aix-En-Provence, Aug. 2; Wight, Aug. 31

Famous Blue Raincoat

1969 Frankfurt, May. 6; 1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10; Wight, Aug. 31

Sing Another Song, Boys

1969 Frankfurt, May. 6; 1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10; Wight, Aug. 31

Please Don't Pass Me By

1969 Frankfurt, May. 6; 1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10 - Live Songs

Avalanche

1970 Royal Albert Hall, May. 10