Leonard Cohen "Dance Me To The End Of Love" 1995 Book Signed Autograph Color Illustrated
Leonard Cohen-"Dance Me To The End Of Love"-1995-Welcome Books-9" X 12"-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-With Illustrations Signed By Author.For years a cult figure in poetry and folk music, Leonard Cohen reemerged in the 2000s for a last dash across the cosmos as a moody and mystical troubadour before his death in 2016. Leonard Cohen's singing style has been called "a sort of musical Method acting," and in his trademark fedora he looked something like a cross between Tony Bennett and William S. Burroughs. Cohen was born in Montreal and went to McGill University there, releasing his first book of poetry in 1956. His 1961 collection The Spice-Box of Earth was well received, and later in the 1960s he began blending his poetry with experimental forms of folk and country music. His first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967. He explored his eternal themes of romantic strife, spirituality, and weary, hard-earned wisdom in Songs From a Room (1969, with his classic single "Bird on a Wire") and Songs of Love and Hate (1971). He became friends with Andy Warhol and his songs influenced (and were covered by) Lou Reed, Judi Collins, and other more mainstream singers. Cohen kept writing but toured and recorded with fading frequency the 1980s, and then spent five years (1994-99) in seclusion at the Mount Baldy Zen Monastery near Los Angeles. His lugubrious 1984 single "Hallelujah" became a hit again in 2008 after it was featured on the TV talent shows The X Factor and American Idol, and the next year he embarked on a triumphant world tour -- his first live performances since 1994. Leonard Cohen's other albums include Death of a Ladies' Man (1977), Various Positions (1984, including the single "Hallelujah"), Ten New Songs (2001) and Blue Alert (2006, with the singer Anjani). He was made a Companion to the Order of Canada in 2003, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.The book has been autographed on the title page by Leonard Cohen..........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.