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Madeleine Peyroux — Dance Me To The End Of Love
Album: Careless Love
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:51
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Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove

Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
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please be over soon!
Love the sound of her 's' and 't'. Shimmying plush percussion. Sleuthing piano.
 Proclivities wrote:

Probably not, sorry to disappoint you.
 

but she probably has hairy toes.
Smoother than a cashmere codpiece
 stewliscious wrote:
i bet she has hairy armpits.
 
Probably not, sorry to disappoint you.
Small Cappuccino please
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Both this and Leonard's original are splendid.
Possibly even splendiferous, but I'm not committing to that yet.
 
Yes indeed. We miss what you added to our music, Leonard.
Wow, love this.
Both this and Leonard's original are splendid.
Possibly even splendiferous, but I'm not committing to that yet.
She has turned art from the master into Elevator Music. 
Sounds like Billie Holiday singing Leonard Cohen. Too bad Elon Musk didn't choose to make a time machine instead of rockets to Mars {#Hearteyes}
not
How many great songs did Leonard do! Wonderful{#Notworthy}
I usually do not like alternate arrangements of Leonard Cohen songs.  This, though, is magnificent, keeping so well to the integrity of the words/music.
 markybx wrote:
Jazz is not my cup of tea, but I love this {#Ask}

 
Jazz is my cup of tea, and I hate this
quite likable, I'll tag it with a 7
One of the songs from the excellent film 'V for Vendetta'.
Incredible, evocative, surreal interpretation of LC's brilliant gem echoing the voice of Billie Holliday and the wacky keys of Yo La Tengo.
Well i have to say that it feels strange listening to this now.
Nice but still I prefer Lenard Cohens live version
This and pink martini, excellent
{#Hearteyes}
Wow. What a fabulous rendition of a classic Cohen song. I was working hard and then this song captivated me.
Wow, I thought this was Billie Holiday. 
Do I hear some "Salt Peanuts" in this, as well? 
Jazz is not my cup of tea, but I love this {#Ask}
Any chance you can add the Carolyn Sills Combo rendition of this song (or anything they play, really)

Always loved this track from 2004's Careless Love! :)


Welcome to the EPCOT Billie Holiday Experience
Blow me (away) again baby. Anytime. 
i could listen to more
I still think she is the grand daughter of Ella Fitzgerald.


beautiful ...
                                                                                 Bring A  Bell     (ə)

                                                                Insider how'd you escape modern times?
                                                                       I wonder why they never notice
                                                                        In no cent but is my shagreen.
Sometimes it takes two to create perfection.
10
{#Meditate}.

edit: I understand Madeleine may be focusing on her own songwriting these days, but it sure would be grand if she were to do an entire album of Leonard Cohen songs. What marvelous interpretive possibilities!
 Shmelo wrote:

I bet you have a sister you call wife.

 
OMG..Too funny!
 stewliscious wrote:
i bet she has hairy armpits.

 
I bet you have a sister you call wife.
i bet she has hairy armpits.
Nicely produced album ... the echoes of Billie Holiday's voice hit a sweet spot! {#Cheers}
Couldn't disagree more. This song demands Mr. Cohen's voice.
 

RabbitEars wrote:
impressive piano player
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Goldings

 great rendition of this song!

 


impressive piano player
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Goldings

 great rendition of this song!
 kingart wrote:
Absolutely delicious lyrics. Mr. Cohen. 

 
Never would have guessed that this was Leonard's doing. Madeleine makes this song playful...not sure Cohen could pull that off these days, with a voice that's turned into an ashtray. 
I saw her last month at the Montreal Jazz fest and it was a very disappointing show, although her band was pretty good.
LOVE her voice!
This entire album is a treasure! Sound quality is audiophile quality!
I just bought tickets to see her next month in Montreal at the Jazz festival
very BillieHoliday-ish in my opinion...and I like it!
Perfect in every way....The song not your mittens
 
 NeuroGeek wrote:

Glad I read further down the posts before I wrote something repetitive.  I was going to go with mittens, though.
 
What's a glove got to do with it?  What's a glove but a five-fingered mitten?
Nice version of this tune. 
This is so catchy, really like it
Not my taste!
 Burg wrote:
{#Music} Very enjoyable.

 
Certainly more enjoyable than famous blue raincoat as done by jennifer warnes. Probably about even with judy collins' version of that same raincoat, in my opinion.
 oldnickname wrote:
Never actually liked Cohen's interpretations of his own songs.

 
Not really "interpretations" if that's the way he wrote them.
{#Music} Very enjoyable.
 2020sk wrote:
Oh I'm sorry, I've really tried to like her, but since Katie Melua came around this backward-looking jazz seems increasingly pointless. Other commentators have pointed out her similarity to Billie Holiday, but Madeleine Peyroux's incredibly weak last note on this unimaginative rendition of Leonard Cohen's rather enjoyable romp is, in my extremely humble (and prepared to be proved wrong) opinion, a terrible let-down. I truly regret...

 
I checked out  Katie Melua. She is a very good singer but I don't think she is so good that she make the entire genre pointless. There seem to be a lot of interesting retro jazz singers coming out these days. Many seem to be using different models from the past greats. A lot of them are getting well deserved air time (IMHO) here.
Never actually liked Cohen's interpretations of his own songs.
Oh I'm sorry, I've really tried to like her, but since Katie Melua came around this backward-looking jazz seems increasingly pointless. Other commentators have pointed out her similarity to Billie Holiday, but Madeleine Peyroux's incredibly weak last note on this unimaginative rendition of Leonard Cohen's rather enjoyable romp is, in my extremely humble (and prepared to be proved wrong) opinion, a terrible let-down. I truly regret...
Absolutely delicious lyrics. Mr. Cohen. 
 Really enjoyed this

          {#Daisy}
 Perhaps without Madeleine, we would have been different (worse).
But she is with us. {#Good-vibes}
Only positive emotions!



anywhere, lady.......great keyboard too
{#Bananapiano} oh yes I do like this....
It's good but it's just not Leonard.
Reminds me a lot of Billie Holiday. Very cool. 
ou la la, c'est tres jolie! {#Cheers}

Mniam mniam! lovely voice :)


I want to hear ore of her.  I want her to be as famous as her unique voice demands...
 ScottN wrote:
Nicely done. However, did she really add anything to Leonard Cohen's (the song's writer) original version except a female voice? Not much of a novel cover, imo.

 
They get major kudos, they changed it up a bunch.  The way that Cohen plays it, especially in concert, is almost like a slow polka, almost like a borderline mournful klezmer band.  He keeps it straight ahead 2/4 time and plays it even.  This cover swings!  You can tell Peyroux and her band are really enjoying the material and that care shows!  They've earned a very solid '9' from me!
Touch me with your glove?
any alley, anytime.....{#Hearteyes}
Nicely done. However, did she really add anything to Leonard Cohen's (the song's writer) original rendition except a female voice? Not much of a novel cover, imo.
I keep thinking that this is Melody Gardot when I hear her...  But that's OK!
great voice.....{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}.....hot band
Not my taste, this big band sound!
Just noticed myself swaying back and forth in my office chair while I work on taxes....  nice little escape!


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Sounds eerily like Billy Holiday.
 

    Yes she sounds very much like Billie! I think that's why i like her so much.
 Cynaera wrote:
This is another of those artists that I know my parents would love, if they were still alive.  So, I'll just have to love her FOR them.  She's got such a sexy, sleek voice - rich with nuance.  I also love that she doesn't need a zillion instruments - a piano, an upright bass, and her voice are just the right combination for magic.

Yum.{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
 ScottN wrote:
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Ella, we miss you...
Ella? From Peyroux? 



  More like Billy with the range she never had. Oh, this is going to get me into trouble.


Yummy!
I love this set.
very nice jazz voice!  very cool song. 9 points :-) 
Wow, more, and more again, and then smack with it one more time because, yanno, wow.
I prefer the original version bij Leonard Cohen...
Saw Madeleine earlier this year in NYC.  She opened up for Judy Collins.  Thought Madeleine was the headliner of the show.  She only played about a 40 minute set, and we left after she was done.  She was wonderful to see live.  Looking forward to seeing her again in the future, hopefully as the headliner of a concert so it's longer.  Love her music.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Ella, we miss you...
Ella? From Peyroux? 


Did Ella & Billie have a love child? Thanks RP.
this song makes me feel so good....{#Hug}
Ella, we miss you...
I love this song but I prefer this version : from Hate Gibson
Who is Billy Holiday? Billie Holiday's brother?

— The Spelling Police

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
Sounds eerily like Billy Holiday.
 



Nice soft voice... Southern women can express more with their voice and eyes than most women can with 14 tonnes of words ... And Smart men listen to what was said, meant and left out...
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
I think somebody better call the jazz police...
 

Not my kinda a thing. However, I love the album cover.. grrrowl! 
Here french stuff is far better.  I saw her in concert once but she was not comfortable on stage, probably because she was in montreal and she couldn't speak french that well.
I think somebody better call the jazz police...
 fingerpin wrote:

I hate it when a man touches me with a gloved hand. {#Eh}

 
Glad I read further down the posts before I wrote something repetitive.  I was going to go with mittens, though.

I recently just did for the first time and thought it very good.  This version though qualifies for my new favorite cover!  {#Dance}

 
scarpen wrote:
Check out The Civil Wars version of this song.
 

 Laptopdog wrote:
"touch me with your naked hand..." Tell me she did NOT just say that! I am shocked at such perverse filth here on Radio Paradise!
 
She was just singing Leonard Cohen's words. What does that make HIM in yer eyes? Haha, just sayin'...


Check out The Civil Wars version of this song.
diggin it. got some of that billie to it (actually,more than a little,nice)

Fell in love with this song on the Strange Days soundtrack.  The artist listed on Wikipedia is Kate Gibson, but they have no additional information on her.
 bam23 wrote:

What album cover is not contrived? As with the maximally minimalist White Album, they all are contrived. How could it be otherwise?
 
Exactly.  It's not a bad album cover anyhow - rather nice.

 TerryS wrote:


Dead gums will do that.
 
Funny.  {#Lol}
Let's go back to the 30's and 40's while we are at it. Boring...
 Cynaera wrote:
This is another of those artists that I know my parents would love, if they were still alive.  So, I'll just have to love her FOR them.  She's got such a sexy, sleek voice - rich with nuance.  I also love that she doesn't need a zillion instruments - a piano, an upright bass, and her voice are just the right combination for magic.

Yum.{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 
I love this style of music.  Really makes me wish I could play the upright bass or play piano.  There are few things better to me then a smokey and sexy voice with a good lounge jazz backup. 

As for your parents, they are still alive in your memories...  Just picture them dancing along with the music and let yourself be lost in the music and imagery, with that they will always be with you. 

Always a pleasure to hear Madeleine.
Not my favourite cover of this.
 dBdwg wrote:
contrived album (cd?) cover does not reflect the quality of the music
 
What album cover is not contrived? As with the maximally minimalist White Album, they all are contrived. How could it be otherwise?
This is another of those artists that I know my parents would love, if they were still alive.  So, I'll just have to love her FOR them.  She's got such a sexy, sleek voice - rich with nuance.  I also love that she doesn't need a zillion instruments - a piano, an upright bass, and her voice are just the right combination for magic.

Yum.{#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 DaveInVA wrote:
Her name still reminds me of a gum decease.

 

Dead gums will do that.
 Rooney wrote:


well, if you're gums are deceased, chances are the rest of you is too.  just sayin...
 
lol...

 DaveInVA wrote:
Her name still reminds me of a gum decease.

 

well, if you're gums are deceased, chances are the rest of you is too.  just sayin...
sexy or what? i'll dance her anywhere.
 rocco1207 wrote:
She's sounds so much like Billie Holiday that you don't mind the imitation - its such a pleasing sound! - Great song too.
  Actually, I still rather mind the imitation, though I admit she's a skilled singer.


She offends the senses...especially on such a beautiful song as this. She makes it a cheap lounge floor act.
 Laptopdog wrote:
"touch me with your naked hand..."

Tell me she did NOT just say that! I am shocked at such perverse filth here on Radio Paradise!


 
I hate it when a man touches me with a gloved hand. {#Eh}

 iggam wrote:
Imogen Heap, now this. What's next? Vienna Teng, Tory Amos, Regina Spekter?
 
We can only hope!
contrived album (cd?) cover does not reflect the quality of the music