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8 November 2022
Yes, it’s been already six years today since that singer-songwriter
giant LEONARD COHEN passed away, at the age of 82.
In memory here’s one of his most famous songs. SUZANNE (almost 110 million streams
on Spotify) was released as a single in 1967 – inspired by Cohen’s platonic relationship with dancer Suzanne Verdal – taken from his debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen .
Touching live version
COHEN: Bio – Discography
Iggy is a Cohen fan. A big one.
Pop’s recent, magnific cover of Cohen’s ‘You Want It Darker‘
(Image on top: cover of his ‘Anthology’ album)
There are so many Leonard Cohen tribute albums already around and another one is
coming up on 11 November via the iconic jazz label Blue Note (in business since 1939).
HERE IT IS: A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN will feature covers of 12 of his countless pearls performed by artists such as Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, James Taylor and Mavis Staples.
American songstress and grand voice Norah Jones is also part of the tribute. She delivers a soulful interpretation of Steer Your Way. A characteristic bluesy Cohen reverie from
his final longplayer You Want It Darker.
Listen and enjoy the eye-catching video clip.
NORAH JONES: Facebook
BLUE NOTE: Website
21 August 2022
Fabulous songstress PJ HARVEY shared her cover
of the LEONARD COHEN musing WHO BY FIRE.
It’ll feature on the soundtrack for a new dark
comedy/thriller series, named Bad Sisters
for Apple TV+
The late genial Cohen wrote/recorded the song in
1974 for his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
PJ Harvey: “It was a very enjoyable day spent recording the version of Leonard Cohen’s
“Who By Fire” for Bad Sisters. I had spoken to Sharon Horgan in advance of the recording session, so I understood why she felt the song’s lyric was so perfect for the series, but also understood what nuances of Leonard’s performance she most loved, and therefore what
to try and recapture but in my own way.”
PJ HARVEY: Facebook
(Image on top: cover of her album ‘Demos – To Bring You My Love’)
13 August 2022
Uncut Magazine: “Hallelujah! With a new film and greatest hits set about to arrive, we
celebrate the work of music’s greatest poet in our 148-page deluxe, Ultimate Music Guide.”
You can purchase a copy and let it be sent to your home. Info here
He was a tower of an artist. R.I.P.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUUZsS29qMA August August
The late great Leonard Cohen about writing songs.
The late great Leonard Cohen…
Three top tracks from the past, from top artists from the past
7 November 2021
The genial singer-songwriter was born in Westmount, Montreal on 21 September 1934.
He passed away in Los Angeles, Californië on, 7 November 2016, today 5 years ago.
He was 82.
Cohen started his brilliant artistic career as a writer – poetry and novels – in 1954,
but disappointed after years without any success he decided to start writing music.
His debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen came out in 1967. His 15th and final LP Thanks For The Dance was released posthumously, in 2019, 3 years after his death.
1-2-3 top tracks to remember the unforgettable luminary
(hard job to pick just three, as he wrote countless top songs)…
– TOWER OF SONG –
(Notable live version)
– LOVER LOVER LOVER –
I’ll have Cohen on my
earphones all day long…
LEONARD COHEN: All Albums
18 March 2021
Artist: LEONARD COHEN
Westmount, Montreal, 21 September 1934
Los Angeles, California, 7 November 2016
Album: SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE – 3rd LP
Released: 19 March 1971 – 50 years ago
Score: # in the UK, #8 in Australia, but only #145 in the US
AllMusic/ Mark Deming: “Songs of Love and Hate is one of Leonard Cohen’s most emotionally intense albums — which, given the nature of Cohen’s body of work, is no small statement. While the title Songs of Love and Hate sums up the album’s themes accurately enough, it’s hardly as simple as that description might lead you to expect, in these eight songs… If Songs of Love and Hate isn’t Cohen’s best album, it comes close enough to be essential to anyone interested in his work.” Score: 9/10.
TUTV: Without a shadow of a doubt one of the
best singer/songwriters and crooners of all time.
LEONARD COHEN: All Albums
Reveries for the laziest day of the week…
7 February 2021
Friends Bill Callahan and Will Oldham – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – have been
pretty active the past months with covering songs from selected songwriters
like Johnnie Frierson, Air Supply, and Michael Burton among others.
And here’s another melancholic pearl. This time an emotive ballad by the late
great Leonard Cohen. They picked The Night Of Santiago, which came out
in 2019, three years after he passed away when his son Adam released it first
under the title Thanks For The Dance.
The Night Of Santiago is a song based on a brief affair, which Cohen adapted from
a Federico García Lorca poem. Oldham & Callahan invited avant-rock guitar wizard
and former Squirrel Bait/Gastr Del Sol member David Grubbs for this one.
Here come the crooners…
The Cohen original…