Posted in music on January 17, 2012

Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen is releasing his first album since 2004's Dear Heather this month. The album, titled Old Ideas, comes out January 31 via Columbia (currently up for pre-order at Leonard Cohen's webstore). That's the cover art above. Towards the end of last year, he revealed the piano-led, "Show Me the Place." He followed that with the album's second single, "Darkness," a smokey blues tune that fits eerily well with Cohen's aged voice. The most recent offering from the album is the whispered ballad, "Going Home," which The New Yorker posted along with a poem, which is also the song's lyrics. Listen to all three songs and check out the album's full tracklist, below...

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Leonard Cohen - "Going Home"

Darkness
Leonard Cohen - Darkness by leonardcohen

Show Me the Place
Show Me The Place by leonardcohen

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Old Ideas Tracklist:
1 Going Home
2 Amen
3 Show Me the Place
4 The Darkness
5 Anyhow
6 Crazy to Love You
7 Come Healing
8 Banjo
9 Lullaby
10 Different Sides

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Comments (14)

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Posted by Ted | January 17, 2012 11:38 AM

eh.... I fianlly saw him perform after being a long time fan and was underwhelmed. Kinda boring and the crowd is way too intellectual, laughing at inside jokes that aren't that funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:06 PM

I've read mix reviews about his performances, but really hopes he does tour at some point. I was bummed I missed him when he played Beacon, MSG, etc..

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:10 PM

11:38 worst meme EVAH! Not catching on...now I am off to lunch to polish off some hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:12 PM

Beacon was incredible. I imagine MSG might've been a bit big for his sound.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:13 PM

Radio City was unbelievable

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:15 PM

Leonard at the Beacon was one of the best concerts I've ever seen hands down. And I've seen at least five.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:23 PM

radio city was amazing. everybody shut the fuck up

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:49 PM

12:23....finally, a comment that almost made me spit out my lunch with laughter.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:50 PM

Further evidence of just how wrong things can go when budhists look after your money.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 12:53 PM

Went to both Beacon and Radio City. While both were great, there was no comparison. Beacon blew it away.
Now everybody can shut the fuck up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 2:41 PM

2:41- Went to Beacon, Radio City, and MSG. worth every penny. All were great but the Beacon Theater show was absolutely amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 4:12 PM

BEST NEWS ALL YEAR!

Posted by frustrated with haters | January 17, 2012 9:42 PM

leonard cohen is amazing.

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 9:41 PM

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