News featuring Leonard Cohen

The following news stories mention Leonard Cohen. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

’14 Nov 28 Fri

Friday 28th November

  • Today:Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2014

    We're just over a month away from 2015 and those UK year-end lists keep pouring in. Now British music mag Uncut has posted their 75 Best Albums of 2014. Looks like their winner is becoming a popular choice for #1, and the rest of their top 10 is split between real-deal veterans (Leonard Cohen [falling just a tad from his 2012 #1 spot], Robert Plant) and rising newcomers (FKA twigs). Elsewhere the list has a lot of the indie-related albums that keep popping up, a good deal of folk/country, more veteran appearances, and a certain opinionated UK duo who have appeared on every UK list we've seen so far and make their US debut this week.

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’14 Nov 22 Sat

Saturday 22nd November

  • Leonard Cohen releasing 'Live In Dublin' (stream live version of "Waiting For the Miracle")

    Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen released his thirteenth studio album Popular Problems, which has the man (now at age 80!) still sounding excellent and putting out essential music. Before the year ends, he'll be following that up a live album and film. Leonard Cohen - Live In Dublin was recorded at his September 12, 2013 show at the O2 Dublin and it will be his "first (and only) release of a complete concert to be shot in high definition." It will be out in 3CD/DVD, 3CD/Blu-ray and digital formats on December 2 via Columbia/Legacy.

    You can check out the full tracklist below, which includes his career-spanning setlist of "Suzanne" and "So Long, Marianne" through "Hallelujah" through a few cuts off 2012's Old Ideas which he was touring in support of at the time. A stream of the Live In Dublin performance of "Waiting For the Miracle," originally on 1992's…

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Wednesday 19th November

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Monday 17th November

  • The Interpreters: In Another Voice, Another Song

    In reinterpreting the words and music of their male peers, songwriters like Tori Amos and Joan Baez create whole new works of art.

    The song “Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen, a deceptively simple story written in the form of a letter about two men’s love of the same woman, is one of my favorite pieces of music. However, although I am sure that I’ll get crucified for saying this, accused of either poserism or lunacy, I must say that I find Cohen’s version drab. My preferred version comes from barely in-print compilation called Tower of Song, one…

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’14 Nov 14 Fri

Friday 14th November

  • Amelia Curran Explains Her Evolution Towards 'They Promised You Mercy'

    Amelia Curran is known for her knife-edged lyrics, steeped in metaphor, that so strongly connect with the human experience that she draws constant comparisons to Leonard Cohen (a compliment she says she'll never grow tired of). Six Shooter Records signed the St John's, NL-based singer-songwriter after hearing one of her first independently released albums, War Brides, in 2006. In 2010, her full-length Hunter Hunter took home a Juno in the solo roots and traditional album category. That same year, she took first prize in the Annual USA Songwriting Competition. While her...Read More

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Sunday 2nd November

’14 Oct 22 Wed

Wednesday 22nd October

  • Puddles Pity Party playing Joes Pub tonight & other dates

    Puddles Pity Party at Webster Hall 2013 (more by PSquared)

    How do you feel about clowns? They aren't so much the stuff of kids entertainment anymore, more likely the stuff of nightmares. One clown that's in the "misunderstood monster" department is Puddles Pity Party, a 6'8" clown dressed up as a modern-day Pagliaccio, both terrifying and possessed with a sonorous voice. ("The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.") Those pipes are used on an array of covers, from Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to Lorde's "Royals." Videos of both are below.

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Thursday 16th October

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Tuesday 14th October

  • ArtsBeat: Leonard Cohen Live Concert to Be Released on Video

    The show, “Leonard Cohen – Live in Dublin,” includes an entire show from Mr. Cohen’s 2013 tour.

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  • Leonard Cohen Reveals 'Live in Dublin' Concert Package

    Honestly, it's a pretty good predicament to be in, but Canadian treasure Leonard Cohen is apparently packed to the gills with new material to premiere for the faithful. Last month, he issued his Popular Problems full-length, and now he's gone ahead and revealed that a concert release is on the way later this year. Titled Leonard Cohen - Live in Dublin, the live package arrives December 2 as a triple CD/DVD package, a triple CD/Blu-ray and digitally via Columbia Records/Legacy. A press release notes that this is the first full-length concert release of Cohen's to have been...Read More

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