You Want It Darker

You Want It Darker

Music CD - 2016
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Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed composer of "Hallelujah", continues to astonish his audience. At age 82, he presents his uncompromising and urgent new album, You Want It Darker. Described by early listeners as a "masterpiece" and "classic Cohen," You Want It Darker, is the latest chapter in Leonard's significant contribution to contemporary music and thought. These startling songs have been beautifully realized in this his 14th studio album featuring 9 new tracks including the title track, all produced by his son, Adam Cohen.
Publisher: [New York] : Columbia, [2016]
Branch Call Number: COH
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 12 cm
4 3/4 in
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio

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franzkafka
Apr 28, 2017

Superb album. His anthem is "Hallelujah", of course, but the one that tells the naked truth is "Everybody Knows" from another album. Towards the end of his life he drew close to his Jewish faith and a Cantor sings on the last album. There is no Heaven or Hell nor an afterlife according to the Jewish faith. We must live to be the best human beings we can even in an increasingly troubled world. This line of thought is somewhat similar to the Existentialist and Secular Humanist line of philosophy. The title tune of this album is superb.
One of the best swansongs in music. It's up there with "Hurt" as sung by Johnny Cash.

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LadyDi52
Mar 23, 2017

His swan song - "If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game... I'm ready, my Lord"

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Bewlay
Dec 15, 2016

This album proves Leonard Cohen was making every moment before his passing count. I think Adam Cohen's arrangements suit the songs very well also.

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