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Different Sides (2012) – Leonard Cohen

By golly the latter era Cohen songs are running amok in this blog and for good reason, he wrote a crazy amount of excellent songs in his older age. I think unlike his contemporaries Leonard found a new lease on

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Did I Ever Love You (2014) – Leonard Cohen

This song demonstrates what is so damn good about Cohen’s music especially in the latter epoch of his career. I could have Did I ever Love You on repeat and never tire hearing it. The contrasting musical interlude between the

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Democracy (1992) – Leonard Cohen

Back when Cohen released Democracy I was just out of high school and learning to fly from the nest. If someone had asked me what Democracy was I may have scolded them for eating into my time trying to serenade

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Dance Me To The End of Love (1984) – Leonard Cohen

The day before yesterday as I channel hopped something to watch on the ordinary shitty cable TV here, I was struck to find the documentary of Marianne & Leonard (Words of Love). I was glued to the TV until it

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Come Healing (2012) – Leonard Cohen

How I have been champing at the bit to write about this spiritual anthem and finally it has arrived in alphabetical cadence. It titled an earlier post ‘Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ and 5 other contemporary spiritual masterpieces‘. There are scant singer-songwriters

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Closing Time (1992) – Leonard Cohen

Closing Time is the second song to feature on the music library project from Cohen’s critically acclaimed The Future album. The other song already discussed was Anthem. The Future was the ninth album written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and

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Chelsea Hotel (1974) – Leonard Cohen

(Reader discretion is advised)This is Leonard Cohen’s musical attempt of ‘Sex! Now I have your attention.’ Well, not really, but kind of. This infamous song of Leonard’s escapades with Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel will be the discussion of

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Bird on the Wire (1969) – Leonard Cohen

Bird on the Wire is a song by Leonard Cohen from his 1969 album Songs From a Room. It is one of my favourite early Cohen songs and one of his signature tracks. Leonard was living on an island called

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Anthem (1992) – Leonard Cohen

This is the 4th song from Leonard Cohen in this music library project – that’s surprising considering we have only just past the halfway point of ‘A’s in the alphabetical order listing. Anthem from his 1992 album The Future is

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Alexandra Leaving – Leonard Cohen

Alexandra Leaving is the third song from Leonard Cohen in the music library project and is the seventh song on his 2001 record Ten New Songs.  Alexandra Leaving is based on “The God Abandons Antony“, a poem by Constantine P.

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