Fearless emotional intimacy from this major contemporay songwriter.
When Cohen became known as a musician in his late 30s with his albums Songs Of Leonard Cohen [MOVLP326] and the sophomore Songs From A Room [MOVLP325], many were surprised that his music seemed to come out fully formed. Most people were familiar with his work as an author and poet, and did not know that he had been a musician for most of his life. For Cohen, making music was another way to bring his poetry to the people.
The dark thrall of his songs portray an artist that is ever able to trace the hidden contours of love, lust, sex, religion, politics and history. [...more...]