I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

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Published to coincide with Leonard Cohen's exclusive show at London's The O2 on Friday 21 June 2013. This book contains exclusive material and interviews making it THE biography to buy on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.

The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love.

I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired.

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"Cohen gets the music biography he truly deserves" ( Mojo)

"Simmons’ clear affection for her subject helps to illuminate Cohen’s motivations and working methods and gives an intriguing insight into his singular mind" ( Sunday Times)

"The year’s most meticulous, elegant and satisfying rock book" ( Independent)

"Simmons loves language, hates cliché and takes her time... [she] recreates long-gone incidents with such vigour that you’d swear Simmons was there at the time, sitting in the corner and taking notes" ( Guardian)

"A well-rounded portrait of the poet-singer…his dry wit finds an echo in Simmons’s phrase-making" ( Financial Times)

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Published to coincide with Leonard Cohen's exclusive show at London's The O2 on Friday 21 June 2013. This book contains exclusive material and interviews making it THE biography to buy on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist.

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Book Description Vintage. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Book Condition: New. The musical legend behind such unforgettable, often-covered ballads as "Suzanne," "Bird on the Wire," and "Hallelujah," as well as groundbreaking literary works like Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, the late Leonard Cohen was a poet of powerful emotion and intelligence, as well as seeming contradictions. Sylvie Simmons offers a portrait of Cohen as nuanced as the man himself, based on his personal archives and interviews with his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis, fellow musicians, and his muses, including Rebecca De Mornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod, and Suzanne Verdal."I'm Your Man is the major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves. A mesmerizing labor of love."—NYTimes"As a teenager in Montreal, Leonard Cohen learned six chords on a guitar from a young Spanish teacher that would form the foundation for all of his songs. In this compelling biography, Simmons chronicles the career of the courtly, elegant—'I was born in a suit'—singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, from his first band in Montreal (a country-and-western trio, no less) to his early days in New York, where he lived at the famous Chelsea Hotel, to his most recent world tour, during which the seventysomething Cohen literally skipped onstage. Simmons includes fascinating anecdotes—Cohen meeting Judy Collins, who would later record one of his signature songs, 'Suzanne'; encountering fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell in Greenwich Village (Mitchell's 'A Case of You' was inspired by Cohen); scary recording sessions with the gun-toting record producer Phil Spector, and spending time at a Zen monastery. Simmons also discusses at length Cohen's impressive body of work, including poetry and prose as well as songs (his iconic 'Hallelujah' has been covered by more than 300 artists), mentions his numerous bouts of depression, and recounts his unfortunate financial difficulties when his former manager stole funds from his retirement account. A must for anyone interested in one of the most influential songwriters of our time."—Booklist (starred review) 546. Bookseller Inventory # 70907

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The definitive biography of the late Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, So Long, Marianne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love. I m Your Man explores the facets of Cohen s life. Renowned music journalist Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen s private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired. Containing exclusive material and interviews, this is the biography to buy on Leonard Cohen. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099549321

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