- Leonard Cohen in het Nederlands

Various Artists

The Netherlands 2018


CD1/LP1 (Songs):

1. Beatrice van der Poel - I'm Your Man – Ik ben je man
2. Alex Roeka - Sisters Of Mercy – De zusters van liefde
3. Avalanche Quartet - You Know Who I Am – Je weet wie ik ben
4. Huub van der Lubbe - That Don’t Make It Junk – De Lommerd in de Nes
5. Fré Spigt - Winter Lady – Wintermeisje
6. Jan Rot - Tower Of Song – Zangerscomplex
7. Avalanche Quartet -Seems So Long Ago, Nancy – Lijkt zo lang geleden, Nancy
8. Jan Eilander - So Long, Marianne – Tabé dan, Marian
9. Fay Lovsky - Tonight Will Be Fine – Voor Vannacht
10. Rick Treffers - Take This Waltz – Dans die wals
11. Frans van Deursen - The Letters – De brieven
12. Gé Reinders - Lady Midnight – Vrouwe Middernacht
13. Avalanche Quartet - Dance Me To The End Of Love – Dans me
14. Avalanche Quartet - One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong – Dun groen kaarsje

CD2/LP2 (Poetry):

Poems read by Remco Campert:
1. Stijl
2. Elke man
3. Er is niemand
4. Als je nog kunt ademen
5. Mijn leidsmannen
6. Marokko
7. Voor jou (Het genie)
Published on November 7, 2018 by Concerto Records

Google translation of the introduction:

Immediately after the release of Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967, he was hailed as the new poet of the song. Cohen's melodies were catchy in all their simplicity; his lyrics were completely unique and unique - romantic, mysterious and with a dark humor. Suzanne became a world hit, in the Netherlands in the performance of Herman van Veen, on text by Rob Chrispijn.

No matter how popular Leonard Cohen has been, even after his death, hardly any texts have been translated from him. This changed at the initiative of Henk Hofstede, singer at the Nits and the Avalanche Quartet. He invited a number of colleagues to provide their favorite Cohen song with a Dutch translation. In the collection Hallelujah! these texts were collected, supplemented by the Flemish adaptations that the young deceased Yasmine had put on record. On 18 September 2017 a unique concert took place in De Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam: a tribute from Dutch artists to Leonard Cohen. On this occasion everyone sang a song from Cohen, mostly in their own Dutch translation. Thanks to the Avalanche Quartet, Frans van Deursen, Jan Eilander, Fay Lovsky, Huub van der Lubbe, Beatrice van der Poel and Gé Reinders. Alex Roeka, Jan Rot, Fréderique Spigt and Rick Treffers came very close to Cohen's poetry. The highlights of the evening now appear on this double-LP - as a reminder for the lucky ones who were there, and as a consolation for the many Cohen fans who had to miss the concert. As an encore there is a performance by Remco Campert, who in his characteristic way reads seven poems by Cohen translated by him.

(Vic van de Reijt)

Thanks to Wijbe Lageveen for the information