Bob Dylan And Leonard Cohen

Author by : David Boucher
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : Both Dylan and Cohen have been a presence on the music and poetry landscape spanning six decades. This book begins with a discussion of their contemporary importance, and how they have sustained their enduring appeal as performers and recording artists. The authors argue that both Dylan and Cohen shared early aspirations that mirrored the Beat Generation. They sought to achieve the fame of Dylan Thomas, who proved a bohemian poet could thrive outside the academy, and to live his life of unconditional social irresponsibility. While Dylan's and Cohen's fame fluctuated over the decades, it was sustained by self-consciously adopted personas used to distance themselves from their public selves. This separation of self requires an exploration of the artists' relation to religion as an avenue to find and preserve inner identity. The relationship between their lyrics and poetry is explored in the context of Federico García Lorca's concept of the poetry of inspiration and the emotional depths of 'duende.' Such ideas draw upon the dislocation of the mind and the liberation of the senses that so struck Dylan and Cohen when they first read the poetry and letters of Arthur Rimbaud and Lorca. The authors show that performance and the poetry are integral, and the 'duende,' or passion, of the delivery, is inseparable from the lyric or poetry, and common to Dylan, Cohen and the Beat Generation.


Dylan And Cohen

Author by : David Boucher
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Publisher by : Burns & Oates
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Description : Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are widely acknowledged as the great pop poets of the 1960s. This text provides a political, psychological and artistic profile of two iconic writers and performers.


Leonard Cohen And Bob Dylan

Author by : Frank Davey
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Song Of Leonard Cohen

Author by : Harry Rasky
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Song of Leonard Cohen is based on the documentary film Harry Rasky made in 1979, broadcast numerous times on CBC television, Arts & Entertainment, PBS and shown at many film festivals around the world. It is now considered to be one of the best and most intimate portraits of Leonard Cohen. Harry Rasky edited the texts taken from the film and added numerous notes and other personal reminiscences from his long-standing friendship with Leonard Cohen, an intimate friendship that lasted over three decades. The Song of Leonard Cohen also includes many rare photos of Leonard Cohen in Montreal and includes extensive commentary by Leonard Cohen himself on his own poetry and songs. No other book about Leonard Cohen gets so close to the man, his city, his poems and songs, his friends, his background, the many original in?uences


Leonard Cohen On Leonard Cohen

Author by : Leonard Cohen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Omnibus Press
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Description : Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster ride of a life. Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via more than 50 interviews conducted world-wide between 1966 and 2012. In this book -- which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eight pages of rarely seen photos -- the artist talks about "Bird on the Wire", "Hallelujah", and his other classic songs. He candidly discusses his famous romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with producer Phil Spector, his long battle with depression, and much more. You will find interviews that first appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but also conversations that have not previously been printed in English. Some of the material here has not been available until now in any format, including the many illuminating reminiscences that contributors supplied specifically for this definitive anthology.


Nomad Girl

Author by : Niema Ash
Languange : en
Publisher by : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Description : Nomad Girl is a memoir, it is about the 60s, the decade that wanted to change the world, and it did. It is about 'The Finjan', a folk/blues music club I ran with my partner in Montreal — the coffee house/music club culture being at the heart of the 'changing times'.


Songs From The Tower

Author by : Leigh Anne Williams
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Song Of Leonard Cohen

Author by : Harry Rasky
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Publisher by : Unknown
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I M Your Man

Author by : Sylvie Simmons
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Publisher by : Random House
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Description : WITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR The definitive biography of the late Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, So Long, Marianne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love. I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Renowned music journalist Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired. Containing exclusive material and interviews, this is the biography to buy on Leonard Cohen.


The Song Of Leonard Cohen

Author by : Harry Rasky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Souvenir Press
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Description : With previously unpublished songs and poemsof LEONARD COHEN"Exploring the vagaries of a topic that, for Cohen, was a poetic cosmos unto itself: romance." 'Rolling Stone'In 1979 Leonard Cohen set off on his Field Commander Cohen world tour accompanied by Harry Rasky. Rasky was a young filmmaker and it would be one of the wildest years of his life.From soaking in a Jacuzzi with Cohen, drinking wine and discussing the meaning of life to the pair running away from armed police in Germany suspected of being Bader-Meinhof terrorists this is the full story of that tour and a rare insight into Leonard Cohen the poet, musician and man.Harry Rasky created the acclaimed documentary The Song of Leonard Cohen and he has now delved into his personal archives and diaries to write this intimate and moving portrait of Cohen. Including previously unseen photos, as well as Cohen's own commentary on his writing and his development as a writer no other book gets so close to Leonard Cohen the writer.Also containing a special bonus chapter, The Dylan Diaries, based on Harry Rasky's notes from an abandoned 1966 documentary project with Bob Dylan that captures Dylan's chaotic creativity at the time.


Leonard Cohen And Philosophy

Author by : Jason Holt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Court
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Description : From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures—with a uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision—in all of popular music. The aesthetic quality and intellectual merit of Cohen’s work are above dispute; here, for the first time, a team of philosophers takes an in-depth look at its real significance. Want to know what Cohen and Kierkegaard have in common? Or whether Cohen rivals the great philosophical pessimist Schopenhauer? Then this book is for you. It provides the first thorough analysis of Cohen from various (philosophical) positions. It is intended not only for Cohen fans but also undergraduates in philosophy and other areas. It explores important neglected aspects of Cohen’s work without attempting to reduce them to academic tropes, yet nonetheless will also be useful to academics—or anyone—beguiled by the enigma that is Leonard Cohen.


The Guitar Behind Dylan Cohen

Author by : Ron Cornelius
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tin Luck Series: Volume One
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Description : For many years, over, and over, people have told me that I should write a book about my life experiences in the music industry. Never gave that much thought until, at a point in time, the concept of individual "short-stories" came to mind. To write a book that's not a "tell-all" but one of true experiences that could appeal to music lovers and fans the world over. A book for people interested in knowing what it would be like to run in the fast lane as a guitar player. To record with Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, Hoyt Axton, Louden Wainwright and on and on. To take the stage of sold out venues like The Royal Albert Hall in London, The Vienna Opera House, The Olympia Theater in Paris, or Tivally Gardens in Copenhagen. To be part of a headline act at big concerts with thousands in attendance--and even the ultimate challenges like The Isle Of White with over 600,000 people in the audience. But more over, and especially in my case, it's the life events that have gone on around all of this that can be unbelievable--unbelievable, but absolutely true. The title of this book, "The Guitar Behind Dylan and Cohen," was the title of a two-page newspaper article that was written about me. I chose to use it because the stories (in this book) take place during the portion of my career at which time I was simultaneously recording albums with Bob Dylan and recording albums and touring with Leonard Cohen. Most of the people in this book are known to be, and recognized as, great songwriters as well as being artists. However, Cohen and Dylan, and their use of music as a way to speak to the masses are a very different world. Being part of all that led me in and out of some of the dambdest situations imaginable. As I share these stories with you, and as you read, put yourself in my shoes and let yourself become ... the guitar behind Dylan and Cohen.


On Tour With Leonard Cohen

Author by : Sharon Robinson
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Publisher by : powerHouse Books
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Description : Documents the wildly successful Leonard Cohen World Tour from the perspective of his friend and longtime collaborator, tracing the economic setbacks that prompted the tour and her creative experiences at the legendary music artist's side.


Leonard Cohen

Author by : Colin Irwin
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Publisher by : Pop, Rock & Entertainment
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Description : One of the most fascinating and respected singer/songwriters of all time, Leonard Cohen has built an audience across fifty years of music-making. This new book guides the reader from his first taste of success in his early thirties, to a position where classic tracks such as Hallelujah are covered by the top stars of every successive generation.


Leonard Cohen

Author by : Mike Evans
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Publisher by : Plexus Publishing
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Description : Richly illustrated with over 100 photographs. For almost fifty years, Leonard Cohen's mournful ballads of desire, heartbreak and lost faith have captivated audiences the world over. Continuing to make music until weeks before his death in November 2016, the award-winning Canadian songwriter, novelist and poet is revered as a cultural icon and master of his craft. Mike Evans chronicles Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career in detail, placing his literary and musical achievements within the context of his life. From his beginnings as a writer and poet, through his classic albums of the sixties and seventies, up to his hugely successful tours of the late 2000s and early 2010s, every stage of Cohen's remarkable life is explored. This is the first complete guide to his studio and live albums – from writing and recording through to release and legacy—Leonard Cohen: An Illustrated Record —is a richly illustrated tribute to the body of recorded work that has made Cohen a legend in his own lifetime, and beyond. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 full colour and b&w photographs, along with memorable quotes from Cohen and those who knew him best, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the work of one of the most gifted songwriters of all time.


The Holy Or The Broken

Author by : Alan Light
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : “A venerated creator. An adored, tragic interpreter. An uncomplicated, memorable melody. Ambiguous, evocative words. Faith and uncertainty. Pain and pleasure.” Today, “Hallelujah” is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse as Shrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Bob Dylan, U2, Justin Timberlake, and k.d. lang, and it is played every year at countless events—both sacred and secular—around the world. Yet when music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded “Hallelujah,” it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label. Ten years later, charismatic newcomer Jeff Buckley reimagined the song for his much-anticipated debut album, Grace. Three years after that, Buckley would be dead, his album largely unknown, and “Hallelujah” still unreleased as a single. After two such commercially disappointing outings, how did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Through in-depth interviews with its interpreters and the key figures who were actually there for its original recordings, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture. The Holy or the Broken gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.


Dylan And Cohen

Author by : David Boucher
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are widely acknowledged as the great pop poets of the 1960s. This text provides a political, psychological and artistic profile of two iconic writers and performers.


The Favourite Game

Author by : Leonard Cohen
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Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : This warm and lyrical semi-autobiographical first novel by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen charts the coming of age of Lawrence Breavman, the only son of a Jewish Montreal family.


Bob Dylan

Author by : Heinrich Detering
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Publisher by : Reclam Verlag
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Description : Am 13. Oktober 2016 hat Bob Dylan, der im Mai 2016 75 Jahre alt wurde, als erster Musiker den Literaturnobelpreis zugesprochen bekommen und damit seine einzigartige Karriere um eine weitere Besonderheit ergänzt. Leonard Cohen nannte ihn "the Picasso of Song"? Kein anderer Künstler hat die Entwicklung der Rockmusik und der Song-Poesie über die letzten fünf Jahrzehnte so nachhaltig, so ausdauernd und so einfallsreich bestimmt wie er. Heinrich Detering zeichnet das Werk des ›Song and Dance Man‹, der sich immer wieder neu erfunden hat, kenntnisreich und lebendig nach - von den Anfängen des Folksingers über die Elektrifizierung des Rock und die Wiederentdeckung amerikanischer Traditionen bis hin zu den noch einmal ganz neue Wege erschließenden Alben des 21. Jahrhunderts.Eine Literaturliste und eine Diskographie vervollständigen das Standardwerk. Aktualisierte Auflage Okober 2016.


Album De Folk

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Publisher by : University-Press.org
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Description : Ce contenu est une compilation d'articles de l'encyclopedie libre Wikipedia. Pages: 23. Chapitres: Songs from a Room, Songs of Love and Hate, Songs of Leonard Cohen, En public, Nights from the Alhambra, Malicorne 4, Balancoire en feu, 19, Les Cathedrales de l'industrie, La Marche de l'ampleur, Pierre de Grenoble, Marie de Malicorne, Le Bestiaire, I'm Your Man, L'Extraordinaire Tour de France d'Adelard Rousseau, dit Nivernais la clef des c urs, Compagnon charpentier du devoir, Je vois venir..., Almanach, Gee Whiz But This Is a Lonesome Town, Concert exceptionnel aux Francofolies de la Rochelle, Vox, Death of a Ladies' Man, Malicorne 2, Quintessence, The Missing Room, The Wild Hunt, Recent Songs, Legende, deuxieme epoque, Live in Paris and Toronto, The Mask and Mirror, Live Songs, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Did She Mention My Name?, To Drive the Cold Winter Away, The Visit, Lightfoot!, Parallel Dreams, Nine Objects of Desire, Back Here on Earth, Sunday Concert, The Way I Feel, Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen In Concert, New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Elemental, A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season, The Book of Secrets, An Ancient Muse, Various Positions, Live in San Francisco, Fairytale, The Pirate's Gospel. Extrait: Songs from a Room est le deuxieme album du chanteur Leonard Cohen, sorti en 1969. L'album a ete enregistre a Nashville, capitale de la country, ou Leonard Cohen desirait deja enregistrer son premier album. La production est assuree par Bob Johnston qui a deja produit Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel et Johnny Cash. Malgre un enregistrement difficile ou Leonard Cohen se sent oppresse par sa maison de disques, Songs from a Room devient un des albums du chanteur canadien les plus apprecies, pour son ambiance sombre et sa sonorite acoustique et country. Le morceau Bird on the wire a eu une grande influence dans le milieu country. Il a ete repris par de nombreux artistes tels que Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, ou...


Spirituality And Desire In Leonard Cohen S Songs And Poems

Author by : Peter Billingham
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This volume represents the first ever collection of essays on Leonard Cohen to be published in the UK and one of the very first to be produced internationally. The essays range from unique insights offered by Cohen’s award-winning, authorised biographer Sylvie Simmons through to discussions of major themes in Cohen’s output, such as spirituality and desire, and include creative reflections from a filmmaker and poets upon their own creative response to his practice. Emerging from a one day symposium organised by Professor Peter Billingham at the University of Winchester, UK, to celebrate Cohen’s 80th birthday, this Festschrift collection represents a uniquely stimulating, insightful and provocative discussion of the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen, combining academic rigour with serious engagement with this remarkable poet and singer-songwriter. In the wake of the tragic news of Cohen’s passing in late 2016, with a legacy of iconic favourites such as “Suzanne” and “Bird on the Wire” through to more recent worldwide successes such as “Hallelujah” and “Anthem”, this book is a must-read for cultural studies scholars and Cohen aficionados alike.


Reckless Daughter

Author by : David Yaffe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sarah Crichton Books
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Description : "She was like a storm." —Leonard Cohen Joni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. Her hits—from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”—endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable. In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.


Will You Take Me As I Am

Author by : Michelle Mercer
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue, is one of her most beloved and revered works. Generations of people have come of age listening to the album, inspired by the way it clarified their own difficult emotions. Critics and musicians admire the idiosyncratic virtuosity of its compositions. Will You Take Me As I Am -- the first book about Joni Mitchell to include original interviews with her -- looks at Blue to explore the development of an extraordinary artist, the history of songwriting, and much more. In extensive conversations with Mitchell, Michelle Mercer heard firsthand about Joni's internal and external journeys as she composed the largely autobiographical albums of what Mercer calls her Blue Period, which lasted through the mid-1970s. Incorporating biography, memoir, reportage, criticism, and interviews into an illuminating narrative, Mercer moves beyond the "making of an album" genre to arrive at a new form of music writing. In 1970, Mitchell was living with Graham Nash in Laurel Canyon and had made a name for herself as a so-called folk singer notable for her soaring voice and skillful compositions. Soon, though, feeling hemmed in, she fled to the hippie cave community of Matala, Greece. Here and on further travels, her compositions were freshly inspired by the lands and people she encountered as well as by her own radically changing interior landscape. After returning home to record Blue, Mitchell retreated to British Columbia, eventually reemerging as the leader of a successful jazz-rock group and turning outward in her songwriting toward social commentary. Finally, a stint with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and a pivotal meeting with the Tibetan lama ChÖgyam Trungpa prompted Mitchell's return to personal songwriting, which resulted in her 1976 masterpiece album, Hejira. Mercer interlaces this fascinating account of Mitchell's Blue Period with meditations on topics related to her work, including the impact of landscape on music, the value of autobiographical songwriting for artist and listener, and the literary history of confessionalism. Mercer also provides rich analyses of Mitchell's creative achievements: her innovative manner of marrying lyrics to melody; her inventive, highly expressive chords that achieve her signature blend of wonder and melancholy; how she pioneered personal songwriting and, along with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, brought a new literacy to the popular song. Fans will appreciate the previously unpublished photos and a coda of Mitchell's unedited commentary on the places, books, music, pastimes, and philosophies she holds dear. This utterly original book offers a unique portrait of a great musician and her remarkable work, as well as new perspectives on the art of songwriting itself.


A Broken Hallelujah Rock And Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen

Author by : Liel Leibovitz
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work. Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity? These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets. More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.


Beautiful Losers

Author by : Leonard Cohen
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Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : Revolving around four central - and intrinsically flawed - characters, 'Beautiful Losers' is the story of a nameless narrator, his wife Edith, their domineering friend and mentor 'F' and Catherine Tekakwitha, a mythic 17th-century Mohawk virgin saint. The complexities of this three-way love, pain and lust are sent spiralling by the death of Edith and 'F' at the novel’s start, leading the damaged narrator to question the nature of love, sexuality and spirituality in a series of explicit flashbacks.


Dylan On Dylan

Author by : Jeff Burger
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Publisher by : Chicago Review Press
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Description : Dylan can be as evasive and abstruse as he is witty; he can be cranky and sarcastic. But in the right moments, he offers candid, revealing commentary about his groundbreaking music and creative process. Dylan on Dylan is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of interviews, speeches and press conferences, as well as excerpts from nearly a hundred additional Q&As spanning Dylan's entire career. The material comes from reknowned publications like Rolling Stone and from obscure periodicals like Minnesota Daily, a student newspaper at Dylan's alma mater. Interviewers include some of the top music journalists of our time, such as Robert Love and Mikal Gilmore, as well as musicians like Pete Seeger and Happy Traum. Introductions put each piece in context and, in many cases, include the interviewer's reminiscences about the encounter.


The Political Art Of Bob Dylan

Author by : David Boucher
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Publisher by : Andrews UK Limited
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Description : Bob Dylan is one of the most significant figures in popular culture. In this book, the authors provide a multi-faceted analysis of his political art. They address Dylan’s career as a whole, dealing with such themes as alienation, protest, non-conformity, the American Dream, modernity and postmodernism and pivotal moments of Dylan’s career such as the ‘Judas’ accusation at the 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall concert and Dylan’s comments on the need to aid American farmers at Live Aid, 1985. Dylan’s songs are analysed for their political meaning and for the songs in contemporary American political and popular culture. As notable specialists in the fields of political theory, literary criticism and popular culture the authors examine Dylan’s work from a variety of perspectives—aesthetic theory, Kant, Adorno, Lyotard, Lorca and Collingwood. Collectively, they question how Dylan’s work relates to the theory and practice of politics. In this second revised and expanded edition, the chapters have been revised and rewritten, with a new introduction exploring the enigma of Bob Dylan throughout the whole of his career and with a completely new Bob Dylan Timeline integrating Dylan’s life, songs and actions into the historical events that shaped his views. Two new chapters have been added, one focusing on the late Dylan, Masked and Anonymous and Love and Theft and another on Dylan at Live Aid and his stance on Farm Aid. This book is a must for anyone seriously interested in the legendary Bob Dylan.


About Man And God And Law

Author by : Stephen Daniel Arnoff
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Publisher by : Morgan James Publishing
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Description : About Man and God and Law is the story of how Bob Dylan sparked a revolution of the spirit and why it matters today. By the 1960’s, centuries of disruption, creativity, and longing outlined a Rock and Roll Empire hungry for old school joy and salvation beyond the boundaries of traditional religion. Tracing his work and vision through themes that have shaped religious and cultural history for millennia, rock and roll scholar Stephen Daniel Arnoff uncovers how Bob Dylan re-enchanted the essential questions that have occupied sages and seekers from Homer to Dante, Shakespeare to Whitman, and Aretha to Zevon. Dylan’s journey of spiritual wisdom has inspired a pantheon of prophetic musicians, doing more to influence how we live and feel than that of any other cultural figure of his era. Precisely at a moment when the world seems like uncharted territory, About Man and God and Law shows how Dylan opens up readers’ eyes, not only to see where they are, but where they need to go.


1001 Songs

Author by : Toby Creswell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hardie Grant Publishing
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Description : When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells the stories behind the best and most popular songs of the last century. It reveals background facts that will fascinate and intrigue, biographical information on each performer and also boasts a guide to the definitive and the oddball covers of songs. The book also features over 400 showstopping photographs and album covers. Not bound by ranking, era or album, RocKwiz 1001 Songs is presented just like an iPod on random. Discover how Ike and Tina Turner stole River Deep, Mountain High, how matching Body Shop shampoo inspired Courtney Love to write a song after the death of Kurt Cobain, and just who the other members of Sheryl Crow's Tuesday Night Music Club actually were. RocKwiz 1001 Songs provides endless entertainment and insider information on over a thousand artists and songs, right up to the minute the perfect book for music buffs, keen listeners, and anyone who's ever had a song stuck in their head.


Leonard Cohen A Remarkable Life

Author by : Anthony Reynolds
Languange : en
Publisher by : Omnibus Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : Anthony Reynolds’ fascinating and detailed biography draws on scores of new interviews conducted with Cohen’s band members past and present, his business associates, editors, friends, fans, producers, colleagues, enemies and peers. As well as their revealing accounts, the author has gained access to hours of previously unpublished interviews with Cohen as well as video archive recordings from several decades. The book also includes an authoritative summary of every Cohen album, with insights and recollections supplied from the musicians who appeared on the recordings. Gradually, despite Cohen’s own good-natured evasiveness over the past 40 years, a surprisingly frank portrait begins to emerge of the legendary figure who commands unparalleled loyalty from his fans and followers, young and old. From the distant days of his penniless beginnings as a much-praised poet in Montreal, through the travels, affairs and religious crisis to his latest tours, Cohen’s extraordinary life and body of work is examined as never before. The book includes many previously unpublished photographs.