Leonard Cohen Prepares New Album

Published: 2004-10-14
If there's one thing that Canadians can be sure of, it's that their country has consistently produced some of the best songwriters the world has ever seen. Leonard Cohen is a shining example of the excellent songwriter that has been home-grown right here in Canada. Lucky for fans Cohen is about to release yet another batch of songs to add onto his massive back catalogue.

Sony Music is set to release 'Dear Heather' on October 26th. The album will contain thirteen new recordings, including both original tunes and a country standard. The follow-up to 2001's 'Ten New Songs', 'Dear Heather' will be Leonard Cohen's eleventh studio album.

Not just one of Canada's most accomplished songwriters, Leonard Cohen is one of Canada's most accomplished artists, period. Indeed, Cohen is more than just a singer and songwriter; he is also an accomplished writer with a large number of books to his name, including two novels. In fact, writing came into Cohen's life much earlier than a music career - his first book of poetry was published in 1956, and his debut album appeared in 1968 ('The Songs of Leonard Cohen').

In addition to recording his own words in his deep, gravely voice, Cohen's songs appear on many artists' albums. Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, John Cale, k.d. Lang, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Nina Simone, and Genesis have all recorded Cohen's work, and that's just from two songs ('Hallelujah' and 'Suzanne').

The track-listing of 'Dear Heather':

'Go No More A-Roving'
'Because Of'
'The Letters'
'Undertow'
'Morning Glory'
'On That Day'
'Villanelle for Our Time'
'There for You'
'Dear Heather'
'Nightingale'
'To a Teacher'
'The Faith'
'Tennessee Waltz'

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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