Monday, April 8, 2013
Leonard Cohen: The Legend Continues
And he did it all while failing to play the best songs from his two most recent albums: "The Letters" and "Different Sides." But one of the highlights of the epic Cohen live sets these days isn't even performed by him, but rather by his longtime collaborator, Sharon Robinson--who sings, magnificently, their co-authored "Alexandra Leaving." It's one of the great songs of our era and inspired by the poem, "The God Abandons Antony" by Constantine P. Cavafy, which includes the lines, "The Alexandria you are leaving." More Leonard here. And this site collects the best videos of each of the songs from the tour.
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