Friday, December 20, 2019

Leonard Cohen 30-Day Tribute ... Day 28: Album #12 - Old Ideas

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Day 28: Album #12 - Old Ideas - "Going Home"

Old Ideas is the twelfth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released in January 2012. It is Cohen's highest-charting release in the United States, reaching number 3 on the Billboard 200, 44 years after the release of his first album. The album topped the charts in 11 countries, including Finland, where Cohen became, at the age of 77, the oldest chart-topper, during the album's debut week.

Wikipedia:  Cohen's international concert tours of the late 2000s were prompted by the fact his former manager made off with his life's savings. At their conclusion in 2009, Cohen decided to keep working and began making his twelfth studio album. Fans of Cohen had long become accustomed to long intervals in between albums - between 1979 and 1988 he released three - but the tour appeared to re-energize him, as biographer Sylvie Simmons observed in a 2012 Mojo cover story: "After his former manager helped herself to his savings, leaving him nothing to retire on, Leonard, in his seventies, having not been on the road in 15 years, embarked on one of the most remarkable, and remarkably successful, tours in music history, playing three-hour shows each night. And when it finished...instead of coming home and putting his feet up, he went straight to work on a new album and, even more extraordinary, in less than 12 months he finished it."

View full tribute playlist here.

  1. "Going Home" (Cohen, Patrick Leonard) – 3:51
  2. "Amen" – 7:36
  3. "Show Me the Place" (Cohen, Leonard) – 4:09
  4. "The Darkness" – 4:30
  5. "Anyhow" (Cohen, Leonard) – 3:09
  6. "Crazy to Love You" (Cohen, Anjani Thomas) – 3:06
  7. "Come Healing" (Cohen, Leonard) – 2:53
  8. "Banjo" – 3:23
  9. "Lullaby" – 4:46
  10. "Different Sides" – 4:06

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