Hallelujah – The Legacy of Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
If you ask some of the world’s greatest songwriters who their favourite songwriter is, there’s a good chance they’ll say Leonard Cohen.

In a career spanning 50 years and 14 award-winning albums, Leonard Cohen spoke to the world about the darkest fears and greatest hopes of humanity. He died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82, just 2 weeks after the release of his last album, You Want It Darker.

To remember his genius, we’ve collected his work in two playlists, one of him singing his own songs, and the second featuring some of the many artists who covered his songs:

While you’re listening, take a moment to mourn with some of the many Leonard Cohen tributes we’ve had from stars touched by his work:
“2016 claims another musical legend”
― Ben Vella of Vaults
“So long Leonard, thank you for your words, your songs, your life – a gentleman, a master, a hero. Thank you for looking so deeply, for sharing your time giving us your finely wrought diamonds, for lighting the dark corners where the soul lives, for translating the otherness we recognize but fail to express.”

“A visionary, a genius dies. Life, lust, death, love, friendship, humour, heartbreak, doubt, body, soul, struggle, sorrow, joy, sex, desire, spirituality, high aspiration, deep darkest feelings represented in gloriously honest, carefully crafted words by one small man. A continuously evolving, growing, learning, inspiring creative master poet and lyricist of our time. Leonard Cohen, You’re My Man. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Imelda May

Read more tributes here

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