Saturday, June 21, 2008

Leonard Cohen's Tower of Song

What more can you ask for on a lazy June afternoon than Leonard Cohen singing his 1988 "Tower of Song" just a few weeks ago, at a concert in Newfoundland (May 27, 2008, to be exact)...

Cohen, of course, is best known for Suzanne, back in the 1960s. I once met a woman who claimed to be Suzanne - she was staying in the New Milford Hotel in Manhattan, where I was recording Twice Upon a Rhyme with Ed Fox and Peter Rosenthal in 1970. She was probably lying, but you never know.

Meanwhile, it's heartening to see that Cohen still has his stuff. Great lyrics, gravelly voice, and even a fine throwaway line, "some places, yes" - listen for it.

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