Leonard Cohen (b. 21st September 1934 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada) is a poet, novelist and musician. His musical career has largely overshadowed his prior work as a poet and novelist, although he continued to publish poetry sporadically after his breakthrough in the music industry. Musically, Cohen's early songs are based in folk music, in terms of both melody and instrumentation; from the 1970s, though, his work begins to show the influence of various types of popular and cabaret music. ...show more
Leonard Cohen (b. 21st September 1934 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada) is a poet, novelist and musician. His musical career has largely overshadowed his prior work as a poet and novelist, although he continued to publish poetry sporadically after his breakthrough in the music industry. Musically, Cohen's early songs are based in folk music, in terms of both melody and instrumentation; from the 1970s, though, his work begins to show the influence of various types of popular and cabaret music.
Since the 1980s he has typically sung in a deep bass register, accompanied by synthesisers and female backing vocals. Despite not embarking on a tour since 1993, Cohen was forced to go on the road in 2008, following the alleged misappropriation of over five million U.S. dollars from his retirement by his longtime former manager, Kelley Lynch. This left him close to bankruptcy, and Cohen's mammoth world tour lasted two and a half years and included 246 shows.
Cohen's songs are often emotionally heavy and lyrically complex, owing more to the metaphoric word play of poetry than to established conventions of songcraft. His work often explores the themes of religion, isolation, and complex interpersonal relationships. Cohen's music has greatly influenced other singer-songwriters, and more than a thousand cover versions of his works have been recorded. He is also popular in his native land, having been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and awarded the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour.. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Leonard Cohen
Greatest Hits / Field Commander Cohen : Tour Of 1979 (Coffret 2 CD)
Songs Of Leonard Cohen / Songs Of Love And Hate (Coffret 2 CD)
Death of a ladies man / Recent songs / The future
Ten New Songs
Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979
The Essential Leonard Cohen
Songs of L. Cohen / Songs of love and hate / New skin for the old ceremony
More Best Of
I'm Your Man / Various Postitions / Songs from a Room
Cohen Live - Leonard Cohen Live In concert
The Future/Ten New Songs
New Skin For The Old Ceremony / Songs From A Room
SO LONG, MARIANNE
Playlists Containing Tracks by Leonard Cohen
The Nostalgia Playlist
The One Song You Must Hear (Open Ed.)
La Playlist Acoustique
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Ghoulies 'They'll get you in the end' (Hallow…
Sons Of Anarchy (music from the show)
500 Greatest Lost tracks
Sad and beautiful songs.
Bon Iver: The Influences
Sad Songs to Cry
POP! by Jason
100 Magnificently Sad Songs
1001 Songs you must hear before you die
Greatest Lyrics of All Time
Songs of origin
Back to School Songs
70's & 80's
Heartbreaking Singer/Songwriter Playlist
The Lemonheads covers and projects
Sing Me To Sleep.
A walk through New York City
On the Road
Easy like Sunday Morning
Music to drink red wine and relax by
Great Covers + Great Original
Playlists We Love
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New Releases UK
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100 Most Uplifting Songs Ever
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