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You Want It Darker
Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
Popular Problems
Live In Dublin
Old Ideas
Songs from the Road (Live)
Live In London
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Night Magic
Dear Heather
Ten New Songs
Field Commander Cohen
Cohen Live
The Future
More Best of Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
Various Positions
Recent Songs
Death of a Ladies' Man
The Best of Leonard Cohen
The Complete Studio Albums Collection
New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Live Songs (Remastered)
Songs of Love and Hate
Live At the Isle of Wight 1970
Songs from a Room
Songs of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen Jun 17, 2019
Leonard offered up these two poems to tame his audience during his performance at the Isle of Wight in 1970. “They locked up a man” appears in The Energy of Slaves and from Selected Poems 1956-1968, Leonard recites “A Person Who Eats Meat.” This clip is from the Live At The Isle Of Wight CD.
Leonard Cohen Jun 13, 2019
Last night at a ceremony attended by the mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante, the mural of Leonard Cohen lit up Montréal. The charitable organization MU, with support from the Ville-Marie borough and Tourisme Montréal, provided permanent lighting for the 21-storey mural of Leonard on Crescent Street in downtown Montréal. "From now on, the memory of Leonard Cohen will shine in the heart of downtown Montréal in both the literal and figurative sense," said the Mayor. Read about the ceremony here: GIF by Olivier Bousquet, showing a before/after the illumination. Additional photos here:
Leonard Cohen Jun 12, 2019
Advertisement This promotional poster for Selected Poems: 1956-1968 celebrates one of Leonard's songs as captivating poetry.
Leonard Cohen Jun 10, 2019
Everyone loves a little summer fun. Lourdes Barbal captured Leonard and Alberto Manzano, author of several books on Leonard, in Barcelona having some fun in 1989.
Leonard Cohen Jun 07, 2019
Leonard often talked about his love of country music. There are several country standards that Leonard tried out, especially during soundchecks before his concerts. Here's one of them. Leonard performs a couple of verses from "Red River Valley" in 1979 at the Odeon in Birmingham, England.
Leonard Cohen Jun 04, 2019
On this day in 1976, Leonard began a three-night run at the Olympia in Paris. This is the poster promoting the event.
Leonard Cohen Jun 01, 2019
As May turned to June eleven years ago, Leonard and his band were finishing up their eastern Canada tour of small venues and preparing to begin what would turn out to be a world tour lasting five years. At that moment, Leonard made an exception to his “no interview” rule to speak with Brian D. Johnson of Maclean’s backstage in Hamilton, Ontario. Listen as Leonard tells us about being a postcard sent from place to place.
Leonard Cohen May 30, 2019
Ten years ago today Leonard and his band performed at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center. The Boston Herald proclaimed: “one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century beautifully proved that he still has the music… Cohen possessed a majestic grace that could put mere pop stars to shame… Part celestial, part sensual, Leonard Cohen brought a whole life onstage.” Photographer Arthur Pollock of the Herald captured Leonard in song that night.
Leonard Cohen May 27, 2019
A wind-blown Leonard looking relaxed and happy. Photo by Jack Dobson/The Globe and Mail, February 29, 1980.
Leonard Cohen May 24, 2019
Leonard sat down with MTV in 1993 for an extensive interview about his album The Future. In addition, Leonard discusses the impact of his work on the current generation and his short-lived acting career.
Leonard Cohen May 22, 2019
On this date in 1967 Leonard performed at Toronto's first Love-In in Queen’s Park in Yorkville Village. The Toronto Daily Star reported: “Toronto’s first Love-In drew 4,000 to 5,000 people... And it was all very loving and uneventful. The only casualties---half a bed of hippie-picked yellow tulips.” Wolf Sullivan added: “Leonard Cohen, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Rabble and Toronto's The Isabella Blues Band performed great music for free… Leonard Cohen, dressed in a brown suede jacket and turtleneck sweater, said he loved everybody and ‘Spring called me here’ before singing "Suzanne," "So Long, Marianne," and other songs with flowers behind his ear. He also recited some of his poetry.” (Photo by Bill Dampier and credited to York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections)
Leonard Cohen May 19, 2019
Continuing our celebration of the publication of Leonard's Book of Longing thirteen years ago this month, here is a rare treat. Leonard set the poem "Book of Longing" to music and shared the demo with the Los Angeles radio station KCRW.
Leonard Cohen May 16, 2019
“Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything," continues its run at the New York Jewish Museum through September 8. ( The New York Post reviewed the exhibit and raved: "Depressing? Hardly. This is the rare museum show you’ll leave singing. Hallelujah!" Below are more articles describing how the exhibit tells the story of Leonard's life and the transformational responses to his work. New York Post "Exhibit explores how Leonard Cohen embraced Buddhism, Judaism and wit" Forward "The Astronomical Force And Zen Cool Of Leonard Cohen" NYC The Official Guide "What to See at Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" The Brooklyn Rail "Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything" The Guardian "'It's him, but through the eyes of others': behind the Leonard Cohen exhibition" 4 Columns "Leonard Cohen" Financial Times "Leonard Cohen at the New York Jewish Museum is an engrossing but often vexing hagiography" The New York Jewish Week "Searching For That Secret Chord" Jazziz "5 Reasons to Visit ‘Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything’ at the Jewish Museum in NYC"
Leonard Cohen May 14, 2019
Seven years ago today at a gala concert in Toronto, Leonard received his award as the Ninth Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize. (Photo by Carlos Osorio for the Toronto Star.) In his acceptance speech, Leonard told the story of his first meeting with the eccentric piano virtuoso around 1960 when Cohen was in his twenties. Leonard sought an interview with Gould for a feature in Holiday magazine. Gould granted the emerging writer ten minutes or so. A nervous Leonard ventured to the pianist's apartment. "This was before the days of tape recorders," said Cohen. "I was so engrossed by what he was saying, I stopped taking notes. Those words were burned into my soul." The ten-minute interview turned into a chat lasting several hours. "Then I got back to my little room on Mountain St. in Montreal, ready to write the story, and I couldn't remember a thing. I couldn't remember a word that he said," confessed Cohen. Leonard admitted to spending days hiding from his editors and ducking questions about the progress of the interview story. "I stopped answering the phone," he deadpanned. "I finally joined the witness protection (program)."
Leonard Cohen May 12, 2019
Four years ago today Leonard released Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, ten rare songs captured from concerts and soundchecks during the last two years of his world tour. From the record, here’s a beautiful duet between Hattie Webb and Leonard as they bring to life “Joan of Arc.”
Leonard Cohen May 09, 2019
Thirteen years ago today Book of Longing hit book store shelves. Leonard stopped by the PBS NewsHour to discuss his new collection of poems. He shared his thoughts on how poetry differs from songwriting and the "inescapable lousiness of growing old." Best of all, we hear that riveting voice recite some of the best poetry.
Leonard Cohen May 07, 2019
From the CBC Still Photo Collection, Michael Reichmann captures a young Leonard reading poetry in 1967.
Leonard Cohen May 04, 2019
Chart Attack recently reprinted an article from 2016 celebrating Our Man by listing the “8 Reasons Leonard Cohen Will Live Forever.” Eight reasons is a good start.
Leonard Cohen May 01, 2019
Kildare-born novelist, playwright, and essayist John MacKenna made two feature programmes for RTÉ with Leonard in 1988. The two-part audio recording, entitled “How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns,” offers a remarkable insight into Cohen's life and work. Years later MacKenna, with input from Leonard, created a requiem Mass for theatre using only Leonard's words and music, entitled “Between Your Love and Mine.” Part 1 of “How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns” is below. Part 2 can be found here:
Leonard Cohen Apr 29, 2019
The good folks at WXPN spin a humourous tale about Leonard's reaction to a concert review of his performance in Philadelphia in 1985. Our favorite “Byronic bullfrog” never disappoints with his graciousness and good humour.
Leonard Cohen Apr 27, 2019
In 2012 SONY Music gathered together a number of amazing artists to perform their favorite Cohen songs in honour of Leonard's 40 years in music. The result was Old Ideas With New Friends. Nicole Atkins chose "Bird on the Wire" for her video performance, a song that is 50 years old this month.
Leonard Cohen Apr 24, 2019
We discovered this truly remarkable gem of an interview from 1966, fortunately preserved by the CBC. At 32, Leonard addresses the same profound issues that emerge again and again in his songs and poetry throughout his life.
Leonard Cohen Apr 22, 2019
The soulful eyes of Leonard captured by Monic Richard, 2004.
Leonard Cohen Apr 19, 2019
On this day in 1972 Leonard performed at the Sports Hall in Tel Aviv. He treated the audience to a couple of improvisational songs which are just as delightful today.
Leonard Cohen Apr 17, 2019
Ten years ago Leonard took to the stage at the outdoor festival of music known as Coachella. Spinner, the Los Angeles Times, NME, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and Spin magazine all raved about his performance. Paste Magazine wrote: "In what soon coalesced into the finest performance of the day, legendary singer Leonard Cohen began his marathon set with "Dance Me to the End of Love," a track filled with layered, cascading waves of lovely background vocals and gypsy folk, his weathered baritone providing a solemn soundtrack as the sun-bloodied sky behind him dramatically slipped into a darkness... By the time his age-ravaged voice led all through a floodlit singalong of the cold and broken "Hallelujah," Cohen had single-handedly guided his audience through what may have been the most emotionally cathartic performance of the entire weekend." Listen to Leonard and his band perform "Hallelujah" at Coachella from Songs from the Road.