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Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : Interviews and Encounters

By: Burger, Jeff.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Musicians in Their Own Words: Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (636 p.).ISBN: 9781613747599.Subject(s): Cohen, Leonard, -- 1934- -- Interviews | Composers -- Canada -- Interviews | Singers -- Canada -- InterviewsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : Interviews and EncountersDDC classification: 811.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword : Suzanne Vega; Preface : Jeff Burger; Part I : The Sixties and Seventies; TV Interview : Adrienne Clarkson; After the Wipeout, a Renewal : Sandra Djwa; Ladies & Gents, Leonard Cohen : Jack Hafferkamp; Famous Last Words from Leonard Cohen (The Poet's Final Interview, he Hopes) : Paul Saltzman; Cohen Regrets : Alastair Pirrie; Leonard Cohen : Pat Harbron; Depressing? Who? Me? : Steve Turner; Interview : Robin Pike; Interview : Jordi Sierra I Fabra; Leonard Cohen: The Romantic in a Ragpicker's Trade : Paul Williams
Suffering for Fan and Profit: The Return of Leonard Cohen : Mick BrownLeonard Lately: A Leonard Cohen Interview : Bill Conrad; The Obscure Case of Leonard Cohen and the Mysterious Mr. M. : Bruce Pollock; What Happened When Phil Spector Met Leonard Cohen? : Harvey Kubernik; Part II : The Eighties; TV Interview : Patrick Watson; A Conversation with Leonard Cohen : Steve Venright; Radio Interview : Vicki Gabereau; Interview : Robert Sward; Interview : Kristine Mckenna; TV Interview : Ray Martin; Songs and Thoughts of Leonard Cohen : Robert O'brian; Len : Jon Wilde; Interview : Kristine Mckenna
Leonard Cohen: The Profits of Doom : Steve TurnerI'm Your Man : Alberto Manzano; Dinner with Leonard : Elizabeth Boleman-Herring; Radio Interview : Tom Schnabel; Radio Interview : Kristine Mckenna; Part III : The Nineties; Leonard Cohen and the Death of Cool : Deborah Sprague; The Smoky Life : Jennie Punter; Leonard Cohen: Inside the Tower of Song : Paul Zollo; TV Interview : Barbara Gowdy; The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Folkie : Wayne Robins; Growing Old Passionately : Alan Jackson; Leonard Cohen: The Lord Byron of Rock and Roll : Karen Schoemer; The Future : Alberto Manzano
Radio Interview : Vin ScelsaThe Prophet of Love Looks into the Abyss: A Conversation with Leonard Cohen : Thom Jurek; "I Am the Little Jew Who Wrote the Bible" : Arthur Kurzweil; Radio Interview : Chris Douridas; Interview : Richard Guilliatt; TV Interview : Stina Lundberg Dabrowski; TV Interview : Valerie Pringle; Part IV : The New Millennium; TV Interview : Stina Lundberg Dabrowski; Happy at Last: The Poet Returns from his Zen Retreat with a New Album and a Sunnier Disposition : J. Poet; Exile on Main Street : Brett Grainger; The Prince of Prurience and Loss : John Leland
Brother of Mercy : Mikal GilmoreRadio Interview : Shelagh Rogers; Life of a Ladies' Man : Sarah Hampson; He's Your Man : Gillian G. Gaar; Cohen Wore Earplugs to a Dylan Show? : Brian D. Johnson; TV and Radio Interview : Jian Ghomeshi; "All I've Got to Put in a Song is My Own Experience" : Dorian Lynskey; The Works of Leonard Cohen; About the Contributors; About the Editor; Credits; Index; Back Cover
Summary: Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster ride of a life. Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via more than 50 interviews conducted worldwide between 1966 and 2012. In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen-which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eight pages of rarely seen photos-the artist talks about "Bird on the Wire," "Hallelujah," and his other classic songs. He candidly discusses his famous romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with producer Phil Spector, his long battle with depression, and much more. You'll find interviews that first appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but also conversations that have not previously been printed in English. Some of the material here has not been available until now in any format, including the many illuminating reminiscences that contributors supplied specifically for this definitive anthology.
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Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword : Suzanne Vega; Preface : Jeff Burger; Part I : The Sixties and Seventies; TV Interview : Adrienne Clarkson; After the Wipeout, a Renewal : Sandra Djwa; Ladies & Gents, Leonard Cohen : Jack Hafferkamp; Famous Last Words from Leonard Cohen (The Poet's Final Interview, he Hopes) : Paul Saltzman; Cohen Regrets : Alastair Pirrie; Leonard Cohen : Pat Harbron; Depressing? Who? Me? : Steve Turner; Interview : Robin Pike; Interview : Jordi Sierra I Fabra; Leonard Cohen: The Romantic in a Ragpicker's Trade : Paul Williams

Suffering for Fan and Profit: The Return of Leonard Cohen : Mick BrownLeonard Lately: A Leonard Cohen Interview : Bill Conrad; The Obscure Case of Leonard Cohen and the Mysterious Mr. M. : Bruce Pollock; What Happened When Phil Spector Met Leonard Cohen? : Harvey Kubernik; Part II : The Eighties; TV Interview : Patrick Watson; A Conversation with Leonard Cohen : Steve Venright; Radio Interview : Vicki Gabereau; Interview : Robert Sward; Interview : Kristine Mckenna; TV Interview : Ray Martin; Songs and Thoughts of Leonard Cohen : Robert O'brian; Len : Jon Wilde; Interview : Kristine Mckenna

Leonard Cohen: The Profits of Doom : Steve TurnerI'm Your Man : Alberto Manzano; Dinner with Leonard : Elizabeth Boleman-Herring; Radio Interview : Tom Schnabel; Radio Interview : Kristine Mckenna; Part III : The Nineties; Leonard Cohen and the Death of Cool : Deborah Sprague; The Smoky Life : Jennie Punter; Leonard Cohen: Inside the Tower of Song : Paul Zollo; TV Interview : Barbara Gowdy; The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Folkie : Wayne Robins; Growing Old Passionately : Alan Jackson; Leonard Cohen: The Lord Byron of Rock and Roll : Karen Schoemer; The Future : Alberto Manzano

Radio Interview : Vin ScelsaThe Prophet of Love Looks into the Abyss: A Conversation with Leonard Cohen : Thom Jurek; "I Am the Little Jew Who Wrote the Bible" : Arthur Kurzweil; Radio Interview : Chris Douridas; Interview : Richard Guilliatt; TV Interview : Stina Lundberg Dabrowski; TV Interview : Valerie Pringle; Part IV : The New Millennium; TV Interview : Stina Lundberg Dabrowski; Happy at Last: The Poet Returns from his Zen Retreat with a New Album and a Sunnier Disposition : J. Poet; Exile on Main Street : Brett Grainger; The Prince of Prurience and Loss : John Leland

Brother of Mercy : Mikal GilmoreRadio Interview : Shelagh Rogers; Life of a Ladies' Man : Sarah Hampson; He's Your Man : Gillian G. Gaar; Cohen Wore Earplugs to a Dylan Show? : Brian D. Johnson; TV and Radio Interview : Jian Ghomeshi; "All I've Got to Put in a Song is My Own Experience" : Dorian Lynskey; The Works of Leonard Cohen; About the Contributors; About the Editor; Credits; Index; Back Cover

Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger-than-fiction, roller-coaster ride of a life. Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via more than 50 interviews conducted worldwide between 1966 and 2012. In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen-which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eight pages of rarely seen photos-the artist talks about "Bird on the Wire," "Hallelujah," and his other classic songs. He candidly discusses his famous romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill-fated collaboration with producer Phil Spector, his long battle with depression, and much more. You'll find interviews that first appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but also conversations that have not previously been printed in English. Some of the material here has not been available until now in any format, including the many illuminating reminiscences that contributors supplied specifically for this definitive anthology.

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Burger (editor, Business Jet Traveler; Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters) presents a close-up and personal portrait of novelist, poet, singer/songwriter, cult figure, and sometime philosopher Leonard Cohen (b. 1934) through more than 50 collected interviews conducted between 1966 and 2012. Montreal-born Cohen's literary style was heavily influenced by the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, the Beats, Pete Seeger, the Almanac -Singers, and the synagogue prayers of his childhood. His 1966 encounter with folk singer Judy Collins and her subsequent recording of his song "Suzanne" led to the start of his recording career. Cohen's later work, "Hallelujah," has become a modern-day hymn, covered by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, John Cale, and others. -VERDICT This book will appeal to Cohen aficionados and researchers. Readers will gain a wealth of information about his take on life while enduring the repetition of facts that occurs with multiple interviews. Those interested in further exploration would enjoy Sylvie Simmons's 2012 biography, I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, which covers the artist's early years and Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, a notable comp-ilation of his best works.-Elizabeth D. Eisen, Appleton P.L., WI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jeff Burger is the editor of Springsteen on Springsteen. He has contributed to Barron's, Family Circle, GQ, the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, and more than 75 other magazines, newspapers, and books, including many national and international music periodicals. He has published interviews with such leading musicians as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Tom Waits, the Righteous Brothers, and the members of Steely Dan. He has also interviewed many other public figures, including Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, James Carville, Suze Orman, Sydney Pollack, and Wolfman Jack. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

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