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Leonard Cohen

Everybody Knows
No other contemporary songwriter has created a body of work of such consistent quality and such singular emotional and intellectual brilliance as Leonard Cohen. His smoke-black vocal style navigates the most sophisticated and arresting of melodies in songs infused with romance innuendo and humor.THArriving at the '60s pop-music party fashionably late Cohen released his debut album a ESongs of Leonard CohenE a in 1967. At 33 years of age he was the adult in the room a room brimming then as now with literary pretension and artistic self-importance. But Cohen already established as a respected poet and novelist was the real deal. In the decades since he has battled with drugs love and bankruptcy; become a Buddhist monk while simultaneously reaffirming his Jewish faith; and recorded 11 more albums of unfailingly affecting beauty.THBeginning with Cohen the young poet and author in his home town of Montreal and ending with his 2012 release a EOld IdeasE a and recent acclaimed live performances EEverybody KnowsE honors Leonard Cohen's 80th birthday by celebrating his genius and tracing his rise to stardom through 200 photographs and the thoughts memories and reflections of those who have both worked with and been inspired by him.
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