Richly illustrated with over 100 photographs.
For almost fifty years, Leonard Cohen's mournful ballads of desire, heartbreak and lost faith have captivated audiences the world over. Continuing to make music until weeks before his death in November 2016, the award-winning Canadian songwriter, novelist and poet is revered as a cultural icon and master of his craft.
Mike Evans chronicles Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career in detail, placing his literary and musical achievements within the context of his life. From his beginnings as a writer and poet, through his classic albums of the sixties and seventies, up to his hugely successful tours of the late 2000s and early 2010s, every stage of Cohen's remarkable life is explored.
This is the first complete guide to his studio and live albums – from writing and recording through to release and legacy—Leonard Cohen: An Illustrated Record —is a richly illustrated tribute to the body of recorded work that has made Cohen a legend in his own lifetime, and beyond. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 full colour and b&w photographs, along with memorable quotes from Cohen and those who knew him best, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the work of one of the most gifted songwriters of all time.