Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters

Leonard Cohen, essentially the most favourite performers of the final part century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster journey of a existence. Now, for the 1st time, he tells his tale in his personal phrases, through greater than 50 interviews carried out around the globe among 1966 and 2012. In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen—which encompasses a foreword by means of singer Suzanne Vega and 8 pages of infrequently noticeable photos—the artist talks approximately "Bird at the Wire," "Hallelujah," and his different vintage songs. He candidly discusses his recognized romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with manufacturer Phil Spector, his lengthy conflict with melancholy, and masses extra. You'll locate interviews that first seemed within the big apple instances and Rolling Stone, but in addition conversations that experience now not formerly been published in English. many of the fabric the following has now not been to be had earlier in any layout, together with the numerous illuminating recollections that members provided particularly for this definitive anthology.

Show description

Read or Download Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words) PDF

Similar music books

101 Amazing Rolling Stones Facts

Are you the world's largest Rolling Stones fan? are you aware every thing there's to understand in regards to the everlasting rockers? Then this is often the publication for you! during this easy-to-digest e-book are one zero one evidence approximately your favorite band – have you learnt them all? try out your self and your folks with those handily-packaged evidence simply organised into different types for max entertainment.

Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson (33 1/3 Series)

Open air his local France, the view of Serge Gainsbourg was of a one-hit ask yourself lothario. This has been slowly changed via an understanding of the way proficient and leading edge a songwriter he was once. Gainsbourg was once an eclectic, protean determine; a Dadaist, poète maudit, Pop-Artist, libertine and anti-hero.

Alice in Chains: The Untold Story

Alice in Chains have been one of the loudest voices out of Seattle. They have been iconic pioneers who combined grunge and steel in ways in which proceed to steer today's artists, and theirs is a narrative of labor, self-destruction, emerging from the ashes, and wearing on an enduring legacy.

Four years after their first assembly at a warehouse below Seattle's Ballard Bridge, Alice in Chains grew to become the 1st of grunge's mammoth 4 - sooner than Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold list and accomplish nationwide attractiveness. With the charismatic Layne Staley in the back of the microphone, they turned probably the most influential and winning bands to come back out of the Seattle track scene. yet because the band bought greater, so did their problems.

Acclaimed journalist David de Sola delves underneath the secrecy, gossip, and rumor surrounding the band to inform their complete tale for the 1st time. according to a wealth of interviews with those that have direct wisdom of the band, many conversing at the list for the first actual time, de Sola explores how medications approximately destroyed them and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr, follows Jerry Cantrell's solo occupation and Mike Starr's existence after being fired from the band, and chronicles the band's resurrection with new lead singer William DuVall.

From their nameless struggles to topping the charts with hits like "Would? ," "Man within the Box," and "Rooster," Alice in Chains finds the participants of the band no longer as caricatures of rock stars yet as awesome, nuanced, and improper humans whose years of exertions ended in the doubtless in a single day luck that modified the track scene endlessly.

Michael Jackson: For the Record

Michael Jackson first entered a recording studio in November 1967, simply 3 months after his 9th birthday. years later he and his older brothers scored their first hit, 'I wish You again' - and, regardless of set-backs that might have ended the occupation of a lesser guy, Michael's legion of fanatics stay as dependable at the present time as they've got ever been.

Additional info for Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)

Example text

Put me on the line for this or that type of question . ” Cohen ordered a scotch and soda for me from room service—at the time it seemed like the perfect drink. He introduced me to Charlie Daniels, a member of his touring band, the Army. Once an eighty-cigarette-aday addict, Charlie is now down to five sticks of gum at once. As I set up the tape recorder, Cohen turned down the sound from the TV. He left the picture tuned to Lassie. A definite feeling of uncertainty settled around us, the intruders.

We got to his room, both of us feeling pressured by the other and tense about talking. He didn’t want to speak, to be asked questions about himself. And I didn’t want to jeopardize our still-fledgling friendship by being the instrument of his discomfort. The moment was far too tense and I went out on the balcony. The night air slowed me down and being alone in his room gradually made Leonard feel more at ease. When I went back in, he was sitting on his double bed and I sat down on the spare one.

Later I’d read his poetry and the insane novel Beautiful Losers and had heard him say something on CBC-TV that comes to mind now whenever the temptation to make judgments about others arises. He said, “There’s no story so fantastic that I cannot imagine myself the hero. ” Just who was this obviously lost, half-crazy poet anyway? Who was he? I wanted to know. Such sensibilities were rare, to be sought out, to be near for a while. indd 28 1/17/14 3:54 PM Famous Last WOrds from Leonard Cohen 29 We met at the Windsor Arms Hotel just off Bloor Street (the kind of place where Gloria Swanson stays when she’s in town) and Leonard seemed more rested and healthier than he had on TV.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 10 votes