A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and His Words

...You are playing to people who have experienced a catastrophe.
This should make you very quiet.
Speak the words, convey the data, step aside.
Everyone knows you are in pain.
You cannot tell the audience everything you know about love
in every line of love you speak.
Step aside and they will know what you know
because they know it already.
You have nothing to teach them...
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There is a path for every broken heart.--L.C. 1988

Portrait of Leonard Cohen by Montreal Photographer Marko Kulik - All rights reserved

Portrait of Leonard Cohen by Montreal Photographer Marko Kulik -
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Updated Dec 27

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Leonard Cohen releases Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour on May 12, 2015. The ten songs of this hypnotic album are Cohen rarities recorded on his recent, celebrated "Old Ideas World Tour."...

The songs on Can't Forget have the immediacy, spontaneity, and thrilling intimacy of the best studio recordings made in the white heat of live performance and Cohen's legendary soundchecks, in which he brings the colors of his virtuoso band to full bloom in harmony with his voice, never more seductive. Here is a full range of Leonard Cohen's work: new songs including, from the realm of blues, the wickedly funny "Got a Little Secret" and "Never Gave Nobody Trouble"; luxurious performances of such Cohen masterpieces as "I Can't Forget," "Light As the Breeze," "Night Comes On," and a sublime "Joan of Arc". Cohen also treats us to a gripping version of the Quebecois love song "La Manic," performed before a captivated audience in Quebec City, and a moving tribute cover of the late country master George Jones's "Choices." These are songs and performances of the first order that you can't forget.

More details here.
Leonard Cohen in the News

A great photo of Leonard...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Sunday, December 27, 2015

Please just pass on by this post if you are uninterested or if it conflicts with your political leanings. I've been...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Friday, December 11, 2015

Very serene photo of Our Man by Jeffery Newbury.

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Friday, December 4, 2015

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings Set to Release Leonard Cohen - Live In Dublin the Artist's First High Definition Full Concert Recording, on Tuesday, December 2

The first (and only) release of a complete Leonard Cohen concert to be shot in high definition, Live In Dublin will be available in 3CD/DVD, 3CD/Blu-ray and digital configurations. Lensed and recorded at Dublin's 02 Arena on September 12, 2013, Leonard Cohen - Live In Dublin documents a peak performance from the musician's monumental sold-out 2012-2013 world tour.

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Vintage poster from Leonard's concert in Boston on February 9, 1975 offered on ebay. ...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanks to Gordana S. for finding this.

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Retweeted Perivale Gallery (@PerivaleGallery):Extraordinary stained glass window of Leonard Cohen by artist Hadyn Butler. #Canadian #art http://corporateartcanada.jimdo.com/hadyn-butler/

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Leonard Cohen Releases 'Popular Problems' On September 23, 2014, A Dynamic Studio Album Of New Songs

Leonard is proud to announce his 13th studio album, Popular Problems. It will be released on September 23rd, two days after his 80th birthday.

More details here.

'Tell Me Everything' is a 7-min. short produced, directed and edited by Brian D. Johnson in 2006, and funded by...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Monday, November 9, 2015

From The Kidney Foundation of Canada:We are thrilled to once again have Leonard Cohen as an artist for A Brush of Hope...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Leonard Cohen illo for NYPress, 6/27/93, ink on denril vellum, art direction by Michael Gentile. Posted by Danny Hellman. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273382639857793566/

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas has reached unprecedented worldwide creative and commercial heights with debuts in the #1 position on the official Album Sales Chart in 9 countries. It is the highest debuting album of Leonard Cohen's career! Both The Washington Post (U.S.) and The Telegraph (UK) declare Old Ideas "a work of genius," and worldwide praise continues to mount. In his fifth decade of producing critically-acclaimed music, Cohen remains at the top of his game, a rare event for an older artist. In TIME Magazine, Adam Kivel observes about Cohen, "...here he is...delivering material that matches the depth and power of that first solo record, covering the same tropes of mortality, sexuality, and religion, while remaining as vibrant and striking a poet as ever... Listeners have been relying on Cohen's heartbroken yet grinning, world-weary yet hopeful voice to get through that night for decades, and this album should continue that for a whole new batch of souls." Read more about Old Ideas.

Old Ideas is available at www.LeonardCohen.com.

Happy Birthday from the Wonderful Webb Sisters.

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After reading some of the pothead with the midnight munchies jokes about this photo, it is beautiful to hear Liel...

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Monday, September 21, 2015

Beautifully written piece from Vogue magazine celebrating Leonard's 81st birthday.http://www.vogue.com/13350897/leonard-cohen-birthday/?mbid=social_onsite_twitter

Posted by Speaking Cohen on Monday, September 21, 2015

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