Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Leonard Cohen

Artist:  Leonard Cohen
Birth Name:  Leonard Norman Cohen
Born:  September 21, 1934.  Westmount, Quebec, Canada
Died:  November 7, 2016 (Aged 82).  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Folk, Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Poet, Novelist, Painter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Leonard Cohen was a Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Poet, Novelist and Painter.  His work mostly explored Religion, Politics, and personal relationships.  His music style was followed to Folk Music, second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon).  He was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Title:  You Want It Darker  (2016)
Genre:  Folk, Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock
Label:  Columbia Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  You Want It Darker  (4:44)
 2.  Treaty  (4:02)
 3.  On The Level  (3:28)
 4.  Leaving The Table  (3:47)
 5.  If I Didn't Have Your Love  (3:36)
 6.  Travelling Light  (4:22)
 7.  It Seemed The Better Way  (4:22)
 8.  Steer Your Way  (4:23)
 9.  String Reprise/Treaty  (3:27)


Leonard Cohen:  Vocals
Bill Bottrell:  Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Chaves:  Keyboards, Bass, Drum Programmig
Adam Cohen:  Classical Guitar
Patrick Leonard:  Keyboards, Organ Piano, Bass Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Drum Programming
Brian Macleod:  Drums
Zac Rae:  Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards, Mellotron, Celesta, Piano, Wurlitzer, Floor Tom, Octophone

You Want It Darker is the fourteenth and final studio album by Leonard Cohen, was released on October 21, 2016 by Columbia Records.  The album was created while he was dying and focuses on death.  The album reached No. 1 on Austrian, Belgian, Canadian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Irish, New Zealand, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish Albums Chart

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