Latest release of new music from legendary writer & performer. Leonard has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. Devoted following from this Canadian Singer songwriter. Leonard Cohen has recorded 9 studio albums, three live albums & two greatest hits collections. He has published 11 books including 2 novels.
Leonard Cohen must be the envy of countless singer-songwriters. Who else has been cozily buffered from the ravages of pop music than this eminent but never particularly prominent Canadian wordsmith? Nearing four decades as a recording artist, Cohen has never left his original label, despite failing to ever register anything resembling a commercial hit. Long ago shed of the "new Dylan
" trappings that greeted his first recordings, Cohen now cushions his carefully wrought lyrics in smooth keyboard-and-vocal-heavy arrangements that owe far more to MOR pop and cabaret then folk-rock. His words and delivery have become more nuanced and playful as he's grayed. Listen to the sexy self-deprecation of "Because of" ("Because of a few songs/ Wherein I spoke of their mystery/ Women have been/ Exceptionally kind in my old age") or the weary resolve of his 9-11 statement, "On That Day" ("Did you go crazy or did you report/ On that day
they wounded New York?"). Dear Heather
, likes its creator, is at once new and old, familiar and fresh. --Steven Stolder