Leonard Cohen - Dear Heather
NME.COM feature on Leonard Cohen - Dear Heather album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 2003
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- Go No More A-Roving
- Because Of
- The Letters
- Morning Glory
- On That Day
- Villanelle for Our Time
- There for You
- Dear Heather
- To a Teacher
- The Faith
- Tennessee Waltz
- Live Track: Tennessee Waltz
Cohen has lost none of his passion
- Jan 27, 2012
A return of his molasses-thick voice
- Dec 6, 2011
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- Aug 1, 2008
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Leonard Cohen - Dear Heather: Wikipedia Album Entry
Dear Heather is Leonard Cohen's eleventh studio album, released in 2004. It shows a further departure from Ten New Songs, with more female lead singing and a marked increase in read poetry over sung lyrics, two of these being poems by other writers. The album reached #131 on the Billboard 200 and Internet Album charts and #5 on the Canadian Album charts. It was Cohen's highest charting album in America since 1969's Songs from a Room.
"On That Day" is a song about the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City. "Villanelle for Our Time" was recorded 6 May 1999, shortly after Cohen's return from Mount Baldy Zen Center. It is an improvised jazz recitation of F.R. Scott's poem. "To a Teacher" is a spoken-word track based on Cohen's poem from his 1961 book of poetry The Spice-Box of Earth, dedicated to the Canadian poet A.M. Klein. The music track for "The Faith" is actually an outtake from Recent Songs, with completely new lyrics, re-mixed and with new vocals added (thus the production was co-credited to Recent Songs producer Henry Lewy). The track 'Nightingale' is dedicated to the late R&B singer Carl Anderson. The last track is a live performance of "Tennessee Waltz", recorded 9 July 1985 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It was taken from the radio recording and cleaned up digitally.
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