Rolling Stone readers have selected ‘Popular Problems’ as one of the 10 best albums of the year.
“Leonard Cohen’s amazing comeback that began with his 2008 tour and his 2012 disc Old Ideas continued this year with Popular Problems, his 13th LP since emerging on the scene back in 1967. The disc is produced by Patrick Leonard, best known for his work with Madonna in the 1980s. “We were both, I think, quite compassionately savage about our vision,” Cohen told Rolling Stone. “If something’s obscure or just on the wrong side of accessible, then Pat will mention that and I’ll happily redirect.” Check out the songs “Almost Like the Blues” and “Nevermind.” They are some of the greatest songs ever produced by an octogenarian.”
Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin, the Artist’s First High Definition Full Concert Recording is now available worldwide.
American Songwriter – “5 out of 5 stars”
Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin is an full-length concert recording and film. It is the first (and only) release of a complete Leonard Cohen concert to be shot in high definition. Live In Dublin is available in 3CD/DVD, 3CD/Blu-ray and digital configurations.
Lensed and recorded at Dublin’s 02 Arena on September 12, 2013, Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin documents a peak performance from the musician’s monumental sold-out 2012-2013 world tour, introducing Cohen’s then-latest release (2012’s Old Ideas) within a major canonical on-stage retrospective.
This state-of-the-art audio-visual HD presentation of a full-length concert from the Old Ideas World Tour delivers this artist’s repertoire (backed by a band recognized by critics as his best ever) with the intimacy, intensity and poetic beauty that have become hallmarks of a Leonard Cohen concert. Live In Dublin recreates the deep emotional connection that audiences felt so powerfully and critics praised universally with five-star reviews during Cohen’s most recent tour.
An immersive viewing experience, Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin’s three hours of music and magic includes an 11-song first set, a 10-song second set and an 8-song encore. The DVD features bonus live tracks recorded in Canada in 2013.
Live In Dublin is the singer-songwriter-novelist-performer’s second new release this year. On September 23, 2014, two days after Cohen’s 80th birthday, Popular Problems, the Canadian bard’s 13th studio album of new material was released. As the year comes to a close, Popular Problem is appearing on many “Best Album of 2014” lists including: #2 Uncut Magazine and #2 The Telegraph UK: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/cdreviews/11252866/best-albums-of-2014.html
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American Songwriter begins their 5 out of 5 star review with;
“Concerts by veteran musicians, even ones as respected as Leonard Cohen, don’t get any classier than this. The 80 year old singer/songwriter says more with a momentary raised eyebrow, a dip down to one knee or a tip of his trademarked black fedora than Mick Jagger does in a show of frantic dashing around an enormous stage.”
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