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Thursday, October 3, 2019
“The Goal” First Track From ‘Thanks For The Dance’ from Leonard Cohen
A pleasant surprise here. A last album has been cobbled together by his colleagues and will be released this November. We have a snippet here in his voice
Leonard was first and foremost a great poet in the English language who brought the aesthetic of the great Spanish Poet Garcia Lorca into .English letters and we can for that be eternally grateful
His work was shaped to the form of the song and this made his output accessible to a huge appreciative audience. He should be a clear inspiration to all other true poets. Sophisticated poetry is never meant to bore.
ANNOUNCED TODAY, NEW MUSIC FROM LEONARD COHEN
“The Goal” First Track From ‘Thanks For The Dance’
posthumous new album, Leonard Cohen has robbed death of the last word.
‘Thanks for the Dance’ is not a commemorative
collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs,
exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work. It will be
released on November 22, and is available by pre-order today.
months after his father passed, Adam Cohen retreated to a converted garage in
his backyard down the street from Leonard’s house, to work with his father
again, to stay in the company of his voice. From their previous collaboration
on ‘You Want It Darker’ there
remained bare musical sketches, at times little more than vocals. Leonard had
asked his son to bring these works to completion.
new album was made in many places. Javier Mas, the great Spanish laud player
who accompanied Leonard on stage for the last eight years of touring,
flew from Barcelona to Los Angeles to capture the artist’s spirit on Leonard’s own
guitar. In Berlin, at a
musical event called People Festival, Adam invited friends and comrades to lend
their ears and talents. Damien Rice and Leslie
Feist sang. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire played bass. Bryce Dessner of The
National played guitar, the composer Dustin O’Halloran played piano.
choir Cantus Domus sang, and the s t a r g a z e orchestra played. In
Montreal, the famed producer Daniel Lanois dropped in, beautifully
enriching sparse arrangements. The Shaar Hashomayim choir,
who played such important part of the sound of the last album, contributed to a
song, and Patrick Watson brought his inimitable talent as co-producer to a
song. Back in
Los Angeles Jennifer Warnes, one of the keepers of Leonard’s flame, sang background
vocals, and Beck contributed on guitar and Jew’s harp. Michael Chaves, who
elegantly recorded and mixed ‘You Want It
Darker’, did the engineering and mixing.
And so was born ‘Thanks For The Dance’, a brand new Leonard Cohen album that uncannily recalls the essence of his sound.
composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most
characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us,”
said Adam Cohen. “What moves me most about the album is the startled
response of those who have heard it. ‘Leonard lives’! they say, one
after the other.”
‘Thanks for the Dance’ is an unexpected blessing, a gift of beauty and
strength. Leonard Cohen’s voice has not been stilled. The dance goes on.
Today, “The Goal” premieres, the first of a series of videos from the album. Watch here.