He knew it.
When Mr Cohen posted that he was ready for death, he knew it. Then came the retraction. It was for our sake, no doubt, that retraction. And it worked. But as the news begins to fan out that Leonard Cohen has passed from our plane of existence, the sadness that will inevitably follow will be huge.
Leonard Cohen has spent a lifetime providing the poetic lyrics to his songs. Spread out over fourteen studio albums, there wasn’t one bad song in the lot. But he left behind more than just songs. He left behind a look into ourselves.
Personally, I don’t care what took his life. Old age, disease, whatever. He had already reached a point of immortality with me anyway. But to know that we’ve seen his physical end, well, that’s a little hard to take.
At this point, all that can be said is thank-you, Leonard. Thanks for the songs. The words. The shows. Thanks for giving you to us. We will always treasure that.
In the distant past, a Neil Young release was a highly anticipated one. And nothing has changed about that. With a wealth of Neil Young issues that include his Archival sets (the third volume is planned for later in November), and a recent album of live tracks on his 2CD Earth set released in June. But now that those are finished projects, it’s nice to find that Neil Young has a new album of originals planned for the fans of his unique display of Rock and Roll.
On December 9, Reprise Records will release Peace Trail, an acoustic album of ten original Young tracks. The album – his 38th! – will be released on CD, vinyl LP, and – surprise! – cassette. I’m sure an HD version of the new album will also be made available soon enough, if not at launch date.
Ordering through Neil Young’s webstore, there are additional bundles that can be had such as organic earth-tone colored baseball cap with the stylized Peace Trail. There are a CD/Hat, and an LP/Hat bundles available as well as ordering the album in your preferred format without the cap. Order here.
Peace Trail – Neil Young
01 Peace Trail
02 Can’t Stop Workin’
03 Indian Givers
04 Show Me
05 Texas Rangers
06 Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders
07 John Oaks
08 My Pledge
09 Glass Accident
10 My New Robot