(Westmount, Montreal, 21 september 1934 – Los Angeles, Californië, 7 november 2016)
Het overlijden van Leonard Cohen was aanleiding nog een in de archieven de duiken,en zowaar kwam ik deze opnames tegen op een externe HD.Schijnbaar gefilmpd onder niet al te beste omstandigheden,maar ondanks toenmalige techniek,en een beetje plak en knipwerk mijnerzijds toch een redelijk resulaat.Een mooie herinnering aan deze bijzonder dichter,singer/songwritet
(Thanks to the taper!!)
"Famous Blue Raincoat" is a song by Leonard Cohen. It is the sixth track on his third album, Songs of Love and Hate, released in 1971. The song is written in the form of a letter (many of the lines are written in amphibrachs). The lyric tells the story of a love triangle between the speaker, a woman named Jane, and the male addressee, who is identified only briefly as "my brother, my killer."
Cohen penned this song as a tribute to two girls that he shared a hotel
room with during a snowstorm in Edmonton, Canada. In the April 1993
issue of Song Talk, he explained: "That's the only song I wrote
in one sitting. The melody I had worked on for some time. I didn't
really know what the song was. I remember that my mother had liked it.
From the album Live Songs , released during the three-year silence between Songs of Love and Hate and New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
Leonard Cohen's signature songs. It was recorded 26 September 1968 in Nashville and included on his 1969 album Songs from a Room. A May 1968 recording produced by David Crosby, entitled "Like a Bird", was added to the 2007 remastered CD. Judy Collins was the first to release the song on her 1968 album Who Knows Where the Time Goes.