“[Tower Of Song is] one of the three or four real songs I’ve ever written” Listen To 1988 Leonard Cohen NPR Interview

619px-Leonard_Cohen17bThis Leonard Cohen interview, given in support of his I’m Your Man album, includes a discussion of specific tracks from the album, the significance of “experience” in the voice of the singer, poetry Vs songs, and the importance of interpreting “a song as a song” (at 5:26).

Leonard Cohen’s Voice Of Experience on Listen Now at NPR: April 09, 1988

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