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Leonard Cohen releasing birthday LP

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Leonard Cohen

Growly folk icon Leonard Cohen is going to have a right old party on his 80th birthday, mainly by flipping tradition and giving (well, selling) his loved ones the gift of a shiny new LP entitled ‘Popular Problems’.

Co-written (as was his last disc, 2012’s ‘Old Ideas’) with Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’ collaborator Patrick Leonard, it finds Cohen playing the “astonished lover rocking to the human condition as [as LC sings in LP track ‘Born In Chains’] ‘the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing'”. Beautiful.

‘Popular Problems’ is the thirteenth longform record of Len’s equally longform life, and will have a UK release on 22 Sep, the day after his birthday.

See its tracklisting, and then hear listed track ‘Almost Like The Blues’, here:

Almost Like The Blues
Samson In New Orleans
A Street
Did I Ever Love You
My Oh My
Born In Chains
You Got Me Singing