Author(s): Colin Irwin
One of the most fascinating and respected singer/songwriters of all time, Leonard Cohen has built an audience across fifty years of music-making. Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon), he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the '60s still working in the 21st century. This new book guides the reader from his first taste of success in his early thirties, to a position where classic tracks such as Hallelujah are covered by the top stars of every successive generation.
Writer, reviewer and playwright, Colin was an assistant editor of Melody Maker in the 1970s and 1980s, and editor of Number One magazine in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His book In Search of the Craic is a best-seller and has been a Mercury Music Prize judge. He reviews mainly singer-songwriters, folk rock, Celtic and traditional folk albums.