This is just lovely. Never heard of him, dare I say Robert - but found that gravelly voice wuite enchanting.
This is my favourite from his new album. But then I'm a sucker for slow, lyrical folk music. Lovely violin. One more confession, slightly more perverse: I would like to hear Dylan do a cover version of this.
Ooh, yes, I can hear Dylan singing this. A touch of the Tom Waits in there too.
Thanks, Robert. I enjoyed this. After listening to the song, I pulled up the lyrics online to read them. They still hold some mystery for me, but, hey, that's part of the art.
SW-Exactly what I heard. Recent Dylan, like Modern Times. It's funny how someone like this slips under the radar. I didn't know of him until a quote in one of your posts. His history and talent...Thanks for sharing!
From:"... And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water and he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower and when he knew for certain only drowning men could see him he said All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them but he himself was broken long before the sky would open forsaken, almost human he sank beneath your wisdom like a stone..."to:"... Show me the place where the Word became a man ..."Thanks for posting this mystic's prayer, Solitary Walker. I first heard it here at your blog.You might like this, too:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCtoVoE5Mm4&ob=av3e
Incredible. When I haven't listened to Leonard Cohen in awhile I forget how much I love him. Thanks for reminding me.
Glad everyone enjoyed the song, taken from Leonard Cohen's new album. The whole CD is worth listening to.
This recent interview of Leonard Cohen by Jarvis Cocker can be heard for a couple of days still: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01by9t7/When_Jarvis_Cocker_Met_Leonard_Cohen/
Yes, I heard it on Radio 2 a few nights ago, Danish dog. Quite entertaining. I was intrigued by his method of composition. You have to work on a piece for a long time. Then, when it's 95% complete, you realise it's no good, and you reject it. But you can only nearly finish it before knowing this.
Leonard Cohen is a legend here in Canada and many have heard his Hallelujah on song contest shows but don't realize he's the poet behind the song.Thanks for this snippet.
I think 'Hallelujah' is a really magnificent song, Kleinste Motte — those chords ascending towards epiphany... aah... can't think of anything quite like it...
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