Leonard Cohen’s ‘Old Ideas’ is his twelfth studio album released on January 31, 2012 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Going Home (Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard) – 03:51 . 2.Amen (Leonard Cohen) – 07:36 . 3.Show Me The Place (Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard) – 04:09 . 4.Darkness (Leonard Cohen) – 04:30 . 5.Anyhow (Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard) – 03:09 . 6.Crazy To Love You (Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas) – 03:06 . 7.Come Healing (Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard) – 02:53 . 8.Banjo (Leonard Cohen) – 03:23 . 9.Lullaby (Leonard Cohen) – 04:46 . 10.Different Sides (Leonard Cohen) – 04:06
Musicians : Leonard Cohen – Guitar, Programming, Vocals . Roscoe Beck – Bass . Jordan Charnofsky – Guitar . Rafael Bernardo Gayol – Drums . Dana Glover – Vocals . Robert “Obm” Koda – Violin . Neil Larsen – Cornet, Hammond B3, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer Bass . Bob Metzger – Guitar . Sharon Robinson – Synthesizer Bass, Vocals . Ed Sanders – Guitar, Mixing, Vocals . Bela Santelli – Violin . Dino Soldo – Horn . Chris Wabich – Drums . Jennifer Warnes – Vocals . Webb Sisters – Vocals . Charley Webb – Vocals . Hattie Webb – Vocals
Production : Produced By Ed Sanders . Leonard Cohen – Mixing . Robert Hadley – Mastering . Patrick Leonard – Engineer, Mixing . Ed Sanders – Engineer . Doug Sax – Mastering . Dino Soldo – Engineer . Jesse String – Engineer . Leanne Ungar – Engineer . Mark Vreeken – Engineer
Package : Leonard Cohen – Cover Design . Kezban Özcan – Photography . Michael Petit – Booklet Design
Recorded 2007, January–August 2011.
Released On January 31, 2012 By Columbia.
This is not the best album Cohen has put out. It is also not The Bucket List– certainly not cheap or trivial or trading on his age alone. The songs are decent, the singing is stunning. He claims to be naked and filthy. […]
Old Ideas is not all about death, betrayal and God, juicy as these are. As the title suggests, it is more of the stuff that has made Cohen indispensable for six decades: desire, regret, suffering, misanthropy, love, hopeand hamming it up (here’s a line from “Banjo”: “There’s a broken banjo bobbing on a dark infested sea”). […]
In an interview shortly before the album’s release, Cohen said he’d start smoking again if he makes it to 80. I say light up now, Leonard, because Old Ideas proves that you know as well as anyone that Death doesn’t care for the fuzzy-wuzzies. And he loves a good laugh. […]