PB - 275 x 215mm
ISBN 13: 9781785580178
HB - 285 x 228mm
Over 200 full-colour and b&w Illustrations
Rights Sold: UK, USA, Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, Spain
Market: Music, Popular Culture
by Harvey Kubernik
An updated edition to include details of his 13th studio album Popular Problems, released a day after his 80th birthday in September 2014 to positive reviews with the Telegraph calling the album 'a masterpiece.' Lavishly illustrated, respected journalist Harvey Kubernik charts Leonard Cohen's extraordinary career in detail, placing his literary and musical achievements within the context of his life. From his beginnings as a writer and poet, through his classic albums of the sixties and seventies up to his triumphant, recent tours, every stage of Cohen's remarkable life is expertly analysed. The book includes more than 200 photographs and the thoughts, memories and comments of those who have worked with him and the many who have been inspired by this most unique of artists.
Author Harvey Kubernik is a writer, editor and journalist whose work has appeared internationally in, among others, Melody Maker, the Los Angeles Free Press, Crawdaddy!, Musician, Goldmine, MIX, the Los Angeles Times, Record Collector News and MOJO. The author of several books, his latest, Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon was described by one reviewer as ‘one of the best books on rock ever written’. A former A&R man for MCA records, in the past 40 years he has appeared in and produced countless music documentaries, written extensively on Leonard Cohen, and interviewed him several times.