On Tour with Leonard Cohen (Hardcover)

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On Tour with Leonard Cohendocuments the wildly successful LeonardCohen World Tour through the eyes of his friend and longtime collaborator, SharonRobinson. In 2004 Cohen's manager stole his life savings, forcing him out of plannedretirement into what has now become a legendary six-year sojourn.

Sharon Robinson has been associated with Cohen since the Field CommanderCohen tour of 1979-80, first as a singer and subsequently as his co-writer andproducer. She was drafted into the current iteration of Cohen's band, The UnifiedHeart Touring Company, from the onset, and has literally been at his side for over 400shows. Robinson has captured her experience behind the scenes with the completefreedom afforded her by her unique position.

On Tour with Leonard Cohenis an impressionistic view of what it was like tobe on tour with the legendary singer-songwriter poet. Robinson reveals the nitty-grittyof day-to-day life of the road, onstage and behind the scenes, and the chemistry ofCohen and his supporting artists, together on an incredible journey across the globe,their hearts and minds focused on the next show.

About the Author

Sharon Robinson has been associated with Leonard Cohen sincetouring with him as a singer in 1979-80. She co-wrote and produced Cohen's 2001album, Ten New Songs, (one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Albums of the Decade"),and co-authored the Cohen classics, "Everybody Knows" and "Waiting for theMiracle." A Grammy winning songwriter, Robinson's work has been covered by artistsas diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name afew. Robinson's solo album, Everybody Knows (2008), garnered wide critical acclaim,as have her recent performances on the Cohen World Tour. Sharon once worked asthe staff photographer at the world-famous Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. Sharon is currently working on a new album that will be released in early 2015. Leonard Cohenis one of the most distinguished poets, novelists, and singer-songwriters of our time. Larry "Ratso" Slomanis one of America's great counter culture writers and contemporary biographers. Bob Dylan referred to Sloman's account of the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue,On the Road with Bob Dylan, as, '...the War and Peace of Rock and Roll.'He has been a friend of Leonard Cohen's for 40 years.

Praise For…

"The pictures offer a behind-the-scenes view of both the splendor and tedium of life on the road. We see Cohen dropped to his knees, performing to an empty theater during soundcheck. In another shot he’s on a tarmac waiting to board a plane, his guitar strapped to his back in a soft case. "
-The Boston Globe

"...captures the enigmatic musician and her longtime collaborator in a series of rare, intimate images"

"Like many of the intimate iPhone shots taken by Robinson over five years while touring with Cohen, they show a singular artist, nearly always in a suit and hat, exploring the world making music."
-The Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781576877258
ISBN-10: 1576877256
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
Pages: 221
Language: English