Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Leonard Cohen 30-Day Tribute ... Day 26: Album #10 - Ten New Songs

Click here for "In My Secret Life" ***
Day 26: Album #10 - Ten New Songs - "In My Secret Life"

Ten New Songs is Leonard Cohen's tenth studio album, released in 2001. It was co-written and produced by Sharon Robinson. It was produced in Cohen's and Robinson's home studios in Los Angeles. It was also his first album in nearly 10 years. The album peaked at #143 on the Billboard 200, #4 in Canada (where it went platinum), #1 in Poland[3] (where it went platinum) and #1 in Norway

Wikipedia: After successfully touring behind the award-winning album The Future, Cohen was awarded a Governor General's Performance Arts Award for his contribution to Canadian music in 1993 and was the subject of an hour-long CBC Radio retrospective called The Gospel According to Leonard Cohen. Cohen also published a collection of poems and songs called Stranger Music and released his second live album Cohen Live in 1994. Then, sometime that same year, Cohen unexpectedly retreated to the Mt. Baldy Zen Center near Los Angeles to spend time with his Zen Master Joshu Sasaki, or Roshi, a sabbatical that would last five years. In 2001 the singer explained to Mojo's Sylvie Simmons, "Well, I was always going off the deep end, so it was no radical departure. When I finished my tour in '93 I was approaching the age of 60 and my old friend and teacher Roshi was approaching the age of 90, and I thought it would be the right moment to spend some more time with him...I wasn't looking for a new religion or another list of dogma."

View full tribute playlist here.
  1. "In My Secret Life" – 4:55 ***
  2. "A Thousand Kisses Deep" – 6:29
  3. "That Don't Make It Junk" – 4:28
  4. "Here It Is" – 4:18
  5. "Love Itself" – 5:26
  6. "By the Rivers Dark" – 5:20
  7. "Alexandra Leaving" (based on "The God Abandons Antony", a poem by Constantine P. Cavafy) – 5:25
  8. "You Have Loved Enough" – 5:41
  9. "Boogie Street" – 6:04
  10. "The Land of Plenty" – 4:35

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