Leonard Cohen, at 77, says mortality is very much on his mind and is reflected in many songs on his new album, “Old Ideas.” Read Jon Parles full article in the New York Times here.
Old Ideas, the highly anticipated 10-song collection of new material from poet / singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, arrives in stores today. Both The Washington Post (US) and The Telegraph (UK) declare Old Ideas “a work of genius,” and worldwide praise continues to mount. In his sixth decade of producing critically-acclaimed music, Cohen remains at the top of his game, a rare event for an older artist. As Chris Lackner of Postmedia News (Canada) observes, “The fact that this is Cohen’s best work in years indicates that, although he may be at ease with the passage of time, he has far from finished bestowing his poetic gifts upon us… Cohen may have Old Ideas, but they’re damn good ones. TV may have The Voice, but Cohen IS The Voice.”
Order Old Ideas from the Official Leonard Cohen store, Amazon.ca or iTunes.ca.
Old Ideas With New Friends, our tribute to 40+ years of Leonard Cohen’s music, continues! Check out Cold War Kids performing “There Is A War,” courtesy of FILTER Magazine.
Check back next week for episode 3, featuring New York’s own Cults.
To celebrate Leonard Cohen’s legendary 40 years in music and his upcoming new album “Old Ideas”, a handful of today’s artists such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, Cults, Cold War Kids, and the New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman have recorded a cover of their favorite Leonard Cohen song.
We are proud to present the first entry in the series, a haunting cover of “Paper Thin Hotel” performed by Greg Dulli, exclusively on RollingStone.com. Check back Thursday for the next installment in the series, featuring Cold War Kids.
The release of ‘Old Ideas’ is right around the corner, but you can listen to the album now in its entirety. Pick your most comfortable spot (internet and otherwise) to hear the stunning new album…
Today only, iTunes and The National Post are offering a free download of Leonard’s “Live in Fredericton” EP. This previously-unreleased EP features some of his best-known songs, recorded live during the first show of his 2008 world tour.
Download the “Live in Fredericton” EP HERE.
– Bird On The Wire (Live in Fredericton, 2008)
– Dance Me To The End Of Love (Live in Fredericton, 2008)
– Heart With No Companion (Live in Fredericton, 2008)
– In My Secret Life (Live in Fredericton, 2008)
– Who By Fire (Live in Fredericton, 2008)
To download your free copy, visit NationalPost.com and follow the ’12 Days of Christmas’ link. A valid Canadian iTunes account is required. Only available on Jan 6th, 2012.
Enjoy this beautiful lyric video for “Show Me The Place,” directed by Aaron Hymes.