Friday, November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep (R.I.P.)

At age 35. Photo by Irving Penn for Vogue, 1969

Another giant has fallen. Canadian poet and singer Leonard Cohen, one of the finest songwriters of our time, passed away peacefully Monday November 7 in his home in Hancock Park in Los Angeles at the age of 82. His acclaimed fourteenth studio album 'You Want It Darker' was released October 21. Recorded mostly at home, it was produced by his son Adam Cohen.

His songs have been covered by many, among the very best and most famous versions are "Suzanne" by Judy Collins and "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley.

But today I wanted to hear the man himself and chose the haunting live performance of "A Thousand Kisses Deep" from his 2012-2013 world tour.

Leonard Cohen, September 21, 1934 - November 7, 2016. R.I.P.