Leonard Cohen: 1979 interview

Leonard CohenWe mark the passing of the wonderful Leonard Cohen with an interview from the 1979 UK tour for Recent Songs.

‘Cynics and detractors would say that his audience is composed entirely of the depressed, dejected and rejected who find a bottle of wine and a Cohen record the only things to help them make it through the night.’

He’s an unashamed romantic, singer of songs both universal and unique, laced with love and black despair. Leonard Cohen – poet and songwriter – talks to Elizabeth M. Thomson