Exceptional Video: Portrait Of Leonard Cohen – 1992 Interview On Songwriting

infThis entertaining and informative Leonard Cohen interview (commentary & subtitles in French. Cohen’s responses in English) takes place following the completion of his The Future album and includes portions of his songs as well as video clips of Cohen driving, working in his home studio, preparing food and drink in his kitchen, and singing an alternative version of Anthem while accompanying himself on keyboard. While the discussion touches on a number of topics, the focus is on Cohen’s songwriting, especially the multiple revisions each song undergoes before being pronounced ready for release.

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Note: Originally posted Sept 15, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs On Special Recording Issues

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Go Figure – Special Numbering System For The Spanish (Somewhat) Limited Edition Of Leonard Cohen’s The Future

Unsurprisingly, the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo shows up on the cover of the Spanish (Somewhat) Limited Edition Of Leonard Cohen’s The Future displayed above. More surprising is the numbering. Dominique BOILE writes:

This CD is quite strange. According to the LeonardCohenFiles, it is part of a “limited edition of 100 numbered copies.” Francisco Javier Lopez Sanchez notes on eBay that “only 300 copies are pressing.” Of those, I own numbers 51 and 52 – and numbers 372, 742, and 756.

Note: Originally posted October 16, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Future Promotional Single (Radio Edit)

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Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs On Merchandise (T-Shirts)

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The hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo from The Future is often found on merrchandise. These two T-shirts are from the private collection of Dominique BOILE.

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