Leonard Cohen live

NPR puts his new record up for an early listen

Leonard Cohen’s new album, Live in London, due out later this month, is available for listening on NPR’s site, and it’s worth sampling. Now 74, Cohen’s cigarette and drink-cured voice transforms old tunes like Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye or Suzanne—what was once youthful but endearing faux world-weariness in the original recordings is now the real thing, not a young poet’s reaching but honest-to-God knowing.


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