Sisters of Mercy: Leonard Cohen

This is from Leonard Cohen’s first album called Songs of Leonard Cohen. I wore out my vinyl copy of this album. Leonard is now 77. I figure he’s due for a day on Coffee.

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9 Comments on “Sisters of Mercy: Leonard Cohen”

  1. Hedley Says:

    Its Leonard Tuesday at KTCC, what an honor, its like winning a Grammy or something.

    What the heck is the song about anyways ? Nuns or something

  2. Hedley Says:

    I read the lyrics and have got nothing except that maybe Leonard should have bought a square cased Omega watch

  3. Pat Says:

    I know lots of people that say they don’t like Cohen’s music- or don’t know of it until I mention hallelujah from the movie shrek. Then they say they love the song. Everytime I turn around someone else was covering it.
    love his old stuff- his new stuff and a almost 3 hour concert on his recent tour was a “religious experience”. Agreed- he may not have the greatest voice- but his songs are amazing. We all came away without bandages on our wrists- we had already gone to heaven!

    • katry Says:

      Pat,
      You’re so right; I bet many people don’t realize Leonard wrote Hallelujah. That is one of my favorites of his almost no matter who sings it.

      I also love his old stuff. and he writes songs which have the most wonderful language and are filled with amazing images.

      I guess I’ll risk those bandages too!

  4. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    I’ve always loved Cohen and his music. In the 70s I saw him in NYC, at a place called the Bottom Line–http://1heckofaguy.com/2011/07/26/leonard-cohen-plays-the-bottom-line-1974-judy-collins-janis-ian-visit/
    He had 3 women singers as back-up whom he referred to as the “sisters of mercy”. I love Pat’s comment, and I must admit that I giggle at “music to slit your wrists by”.
    Waving ( with one slit wrist),
    Lori

    • katry Says:

      Lori,
      I am not a fan of some of his later albums, but I do like this one.

      That’s a wonderful picture. They all look so young. I think Leonard has aged the best of all!


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