Risultati della ricerca per: 2014

Una perla al giorno – Tirukkural


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Sii incessante nel compiere buone azioni.
Fallo con tutta la tua forza e con ogni mezzo.
Conserva la mente libera dalle impurità.
Questa soltanto è la pratica della virtù.
Tutto il resto non è che vuota esteriorità.

Tirukkural, 4, 33-34

Be relentless in doing good deeds.
Do it with all your strength and with all means.
Keeps the mind free from impurities.
This is only the practice of virtue.
Everything else is just empty externality.

Tirukkural, 4, 33-34

Acqua – Water


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Acqua

Fulgore e calore
riflessi di attimi
ritagliati e vivi
dove la vita bagna
anche l’ultimo respiro

18.05.2014 Poetyca

Water

Radiance and warmth
reflections of moments
cut and live
where life gets wet
the last breath

05/18/2014 Poetyca

Peter Gabriel – Full Concert – 08/14/94 – Woodstock 94 (OFFICIAL)ę


Peter Brian Gabriel (Chobham, 13 febbraio 1950) è un cantante, polistrumentista, compositore, produttore discografico e attivista britannico.

Dopo aver raggiunto il successo nel celebre gruppo progressive rock dei Genesis come cantante, flautista e percussionista, ha intrapreso una carriera solista di successo sperimentando numerosi linguaggi musicali.[1] Recentemente è stato impegnato nella promozione della world music, nella ricerca di moderne tecniche di incisione e nello studio di nuovi metodi di distribuzione della musica online. È anche noto per il suo costante impegno umanitario.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel

Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautistof the progressive rock band Genesis.[2] After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career, with “Solsbury Hill” his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and is certified triple platinum in the UK and five times platinum in the U.S.[3][4] The album’s biggest hit, “Sledgehammer“, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and it remains the most played music video in the history of MTV.[5]

Gabriel has been a champion of world music for much of his career. He co-founded the WOMAD festival in 1982.[6] He has continued to focus on producing and promoting world music through his Real World Records label. He has also pioneered digital distribution methods for music, co-founding OD2, one of the first online music download services.[7] Gabriel has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single “Biko“.[6] He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International‘s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded the WITNESS human rights organisation in 1992.[6]Gabriel developed The Elders with Richard Branson, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007.[8]

Gabriel has won three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987,[9] six Grammy Awards,[10] thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards,[11] the Q magazine Lifetime Achievement,[12] the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement,[13] and the Polar Music Prize.[14] He was made a BMIIcon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers”.[15] In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates,[16] and TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[17] AllMusichas described Gabriel as “one of rock’s most ambitious, innovative musicians, as well as one of its most political”.[18] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameas a member of Genesis in 2010,[19] followed by his induction as a solo artist in 2014.[20]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel

 

 

Una perla al giorno – Herman Hesse


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Tutto ciò che ho sempre desiderato è vivere
secondo i suggerimenti del mio sé autentico.
Perché è stato così difficile?

Herman Hesse

Everything I’ve ever wanted is to live
according to the suggestions of my authentic self.
Why was it so difficult?

Herman Hesse

Top Tracks for Steve Miller Band


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La Steve Miller Band è un gruppo musicale rock statunitense costituito nel 1967 a San Francisco, California.[1] Il gruppo è diretto da Steve Miller che si esibisce allachitarra e nella veste di voce solista, noto per una serie di singoli, soprattutto di metà degli anni 1970, che rappresentano pietre miliari del rock classico radiofonico.

Nel 1965 dopo essersi trasferito a Chicago per suonare il blues, Steve Miller e il tastierista Barry Goldberg fondarono la Blues Band Goldberg-Miller insieme al bassistaShawn Yoder, al chitarrista ritmico Craymore Stevens, e il batterista Lance Haas. Il gruppo venne messo sotto contratto dall’etichetta discografica Epic Records dopo aver suonato in molti club di Chicago ed essere apparsi nella serie televisiva Hullabaloo assieme ai Four Tops and the Supremes.

Miller lasciò il gruppo per andare a San Francisco, dove era fiorente la scena psichedelica. Lì costituì, nel 1967, la Steve Miller Blues Band. Harvey Kornspan, socio manager del gruppo, negoziò e sottoscrisse un grande contratto (860 000 dollari in cinque anni, oltre a 25 000 dollari di denaro promozione che doveva essere speso a discrezione della band) con l’allora presidente della Capitol Records, Alan Livingston. Poco dopo, il nome della band venne accorciato a Steve Miller Band, al fine di ampliare il suo fascino. La band, composta da Miller, dal chitarrista James Cooke, dal bassista Lonnie Turner, dal batterista Tim Davis (che sostituì Lance Haas alla batteria) e Jim Peterman all’organo Hammond B3, accompagnò Chuck Berry in un concerto presso la Fillmore West che venne registrato e pubblicato come album live,Live at Fillmore Auditorium.[2] Il chitarrista Boz Scaggs si unì al gruppo subito dopo, quando lo stesso gruppo si esibì in giugno al Monterey Pop Festival.

Nel febbraio 1968, in Inghilterra, il gruppo registrava l’album di debutto, Children of the Future, presso gli studi Olympic con Glyn Johns al missaggio. L’album fu un insuccesso e non entrò fra i Top 100 chart album, ma i brani migliori erano l’acustico “Baby’s Calling Me Home” e il blues funky “Steppin’ Stone”. Il brano di chiusura del disco era una versione lenta del blues “Key To The Highway”.

Il loro secondo album Sailor vide la luce nell’ottobre 1968, balzando subito al numero 24 del Billboard. Fra i maggiori successi i singoli “Livin’ In The USA”, “Lucky Man”, “Overdrive” e “Dime-A-Dance Romance”.

La fama del gruppo andò crescendo alla pubblicazione di ogni nuovo album: Brave New World (numero 22, 1969), con le canzoni di successo “Space Cowboy” e “My Dark Hour” scritta e interpretata con Paul McCartney (aka Paul Ramon) alle percussioni, basso, chitarra e voce di fondo; seguita da Your Saving Grace (numero 38, 1969) e Number 5 (numero 23, 1970).

Nel 1971, Miller ebbe un incidente d’auto che gli procurò un frattura al collo. La Capitol Records pubblicò l’album Rock Love. L’album era caratterizzato inedite registrazioni dal vivo (tra cui una jam session di undici minuti sulla traccia del titolo) e materiale realizzato in studio, uno dei due album della Steve Miller Band non ancora pubblicato su CD, assieme all’altro Recall the Beginning…A Journey From Eden. Nel 1972, il doppio album compilation Anthology è stato pubblicato con 16 canzoni tratte dai primi cinque album della band.

The Joker (numero 2, 1973) mostrò al pubblico un nuovo stile della band. La traccia del titolo divenne un singolo numero 1 singolo nella Billboard Hot 100, nella UK Singles Chart, in Irlanda e nei Paesi Bassi per due settimane ed in Nuova Zelanda, secondo in Canada e Norvegia, quarto in Svezia, quinto in Svizzera ed Austria e settimo in Germania e venne certificato disco di platino per il raggiungimento di oltre un milione di copie vendute.

Tre anni dopo la band tornò con Fly Like an Eagle, che si piazzò al numero 3. I tre singoli estratti: “Take The Money and Run” (numero 11), “Fly Like an Eagle” (numero 2) e il secondo pezzo al primo posto, “Rock’n Me“. Miller dichiarò che l’introduzione della chitarra in “Rock’n Me” era un tributo alla canzone “All Right Now” della bandFree.[3]

Book of Dreams (numero 2, 1977) comprendeva altri tre successi: “Jet Airliner” (numero 8), “Jungle Love” (numero 23) (successivamente utilizzata per i titoli di testa dell’ottava stagione della sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond), e “Swingtown” (numero 17). L’album del 1982 Abracadabradiede al gruppo il terzo numero 1 con singolo del titolo. Il singolo di Miller scalzò dal primo posto della classifica i Chicago con la loro “Hard to Say I’m Sorry“, proprio come aveva fatto “Rock’n Me” con “If You Leave Me Now” nel 1976.[3]

Nel 1978 uscì Greatest Hits 1974-78 vendendo più di 13 milioni di copie mentre Miller continuava a tenere concerti da tutto esaurito.[4]

Il 15 giugno 2010 venne pubblicato Bingo!, un nuovo album di cover blues e R&B e il 18 aprile 2011 vide la luce Let Your Hair Down, album gemello di Bingo!.[5]

Uno dei decani della band, Norton Buffalo, morì di cancro ai polmoni il 30 ottobre 2009. John King (batterista durante l’era “The Joker”) morì poco dopo di cancro al rene il 26 ottobre 2010. James Cooke è morto di cancro il 16 maggio 2011.[6][7]

Il chitarrista blues Jacob Peterson entrò a far parte della band prima del tour di primavera del 2011. Dopo l’ingresso di Petersen, il chitarrista Kenny Lee Lewis passò definitivamente al basso.

Il 10 novembre 2011 la band si esibì all’interno degli stabilimenti Boeing di Everett, nello Stato di Washington, per celebrare il definitivo progetto dell’aereo 747-8. Il concerto iniziò con “Jet Airliner”.[8]

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Miller_Band

The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California.[4] The band is managed by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, and is best known today for a string of (mainly) mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier acid rock albums. Steve Miller left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after Harvey Kornspan negotiated the band’s landmark contract with Capitol Records in 1967, the band shortened its name to ‘Steve Miller Band’. In February 1968, the band recorded its debut album Children of the Future. They went on to produce albumsSailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love and more. The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-1978, released in 1978, sold over 13 million copies. They continued to produce more albums and in 2014, Steve Miller Band is touring with the rock band Journey.

In 1965 after moving to Chicago to play the blues, Steve Miller and keyboardist Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Shawn Yoder, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas. The band was contracted to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. They also appeared onHullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes.

Miller left the group to go to San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was flourishing. He then formed the Steve Miller Blues Band. Harvey Kornspan, managing partner, wrote and negotiated the band’s landmark contract ($860,000 over 5 years as well as $25,000 of promotion money that was to be spent at the band’s discretion) with Capitol Records then president, Alan Livingston in 1967. Shortly after, the band’s name was shortened to the Steve Miller Band in order to broaden its appeal. The band, consisting of Miller, guitarist James Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, drummer Tim Davis (who replaced the departing Lance Haas on drums) and Jim Peterman on Hammond B3 organ, backed Chuck Berry at a gig at the Fillmore West that was released as the live album, Live at Fillmore Auditorium.[5] Guitarist Boz Scaggs joined the band soon after and the group performed at the Magic Mountain Festival and the Monterey Pop Festival in June.

In February 1968, while in England, the band recorded their debut album Children of the Future at Olympic studios with Glyn Johns as engineer/producer. The album did not score among the Top 100 album chart. The second album Sailor appeared in October 1968 and climbed the Billboard chart to #24. Successes included the single “Living in the USA”.

Brave New World (#22, 1969) featured the song “Space Cowboy” and “My Dark Hour” which was co-written by “Paul Ramon” (alias Paul McCartney) who also played drums, bass and guitar and sang backing vocals. This was followed by Your Saving Grace (#38, 1969); and then Number 5 (#23, 1970).

In 1971 Miller broke his neck in a car accident. Capitol Records released the album Rock Love, featuring unreleased live performances (including an eleven-minute jam on the title track) and studio material. This is one of two Steve Miller Band albums not to be released on CD, the other being Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden. In 1972, the double album compilation Anthology was released, containing 16 songs from the band’s first five albums.

The style and personnel of the band changed radically with The Joker (#1, 1973), concentrating on straightforward rock and leaving the psychedelic side of the band behind. The title track became a #1 single and was certified platinum, reaching over one million sales.

Three years later, the band returned with the album Fly Like an Eagle, which charted at #3. Three singles were released from the album: “Take the Money and Run” (#11), “Fly Like an Eagle” (#2) and their second Number One success, “Rock’n Me“. Miller credits the guitar intro to “Rock’n Me” as a tribute to the classic song by Free, “All Right Now“.[6]

Book of Dreams (#2, 1977) also included three successes: “Jet Airliner” (#8), “Jungle Love” (#23) (later becoming the song played over the opening credits of the 8th season of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond), and “Swingtown” (#17). 1982’s Abracadabra album gave Steve Miller his third Number One success with the title track. Miller’s hit pushed Chicago‘s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” out of the #1 spot, just as his “Rock’n Me” had knocked Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now” out of the #1 spot in 1976.[6]

Released in 1978, The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-1978 has sold over 13 million copies and Miller continues to perform successful sold-out concert performances.[7]

Bingo!, a new album of blues and R&B covers, was released on June 15, 2010. Let Your Hair Down, a companion release to Bingo!, was released 10 months later, on April 18, 2011.[8]

Founding member Tim Davis died from complications due to diabetes on September 20, 1988 at the age of 44. Longtime band member Norton Buffalo died from lung cancer on October 30, 2009. John King (drummer during “The Joker” era) died after a short bout with kidney cancer on October 26, 2010. James Cooke died from cancer on 16 May 2011.[9][10]

Blues guitarist Jacob Peterson officially joined the band before the Spring 2011 tour. Following Petersen joining the band, longtime guitarist Kenny Lee Lewis switched instruments to become the band’s full-time bassist.

On November 10, 2011 the band played inside the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to celebrate the successful delivery milestones of the 747-8 program. They opened the set with “Jet Airliner”.[11]

In 2014 Steve Miller Band is touring with fellow San Francisco rock band Journey.[12]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Miller_Band

Una perla al giorno – Anguttara Nikâya


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Semina un pensiero e nascerà un’azione.
Semina un’azione e nascerà un’abitudine.
Semina un’abitudine e nascerà un carattere.
Semina un carattere e nascerà un destino.
Poiché la mente precede i modi d’essere,
originati dalla mente, creati dalla mente.
Nella mente ha origine la sofferenza;
nella mente ha origine la cessazione della sofferenza.

Anguttara Nikâya
Sow a thought and action will be born.
Sow an action and a habit born.
Sow a habit and will create a character.
Sow a character and will create a destiny.
Since the mind precedes the ways of being,
It originated from the mind, created by the mind.
In the mind it arises suffering;
It originates in the mind the cessation of suffering.

Anguttara Nikâya

Vorrei – I would


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Vorrei

Vorrei disegnare sorrisi
sul finestrino di questo treno
dove immagini scorrono veloci
per condurmi lontano
da ipotesi svanite
rimaste mute nel cuore

Vorrei colorare ancora
i sogni accoccolati
sul mio cuscino
respirati piano
tra le pieghe del mattino
entrato dalla finestra

Vorrei poterti dire
chi sono stata
sino a ieri
chi sono ancora
oltre le apparenze
ma non ascolti

Vorrei in silenzio
metterti in tasca
un ultimo sguardo
prima di questo viaggio
per tornare indietro
per andare avanti

Vorrei non dirti nulla
tappare gli occhi
per non guardare più
tappare le orecchie
per non sentire la tua voce
ma tutto è indelebile

Vorrei rincorrere l’attimo
afferrarlo stretto tra le mani
sciogliere tutti i nodi
di un passato che pesa
sul quale a volte inciampo
ma sono andata via

26.08.2014 Poetyca

I would

I would like to draw smiles
on the window of the train
where fast-flowing images
to take me away
assumptions vanished
remained mute in the heart

I would like to color yet
dreams squatting
on my pillow
respired plan
between the folds of the morning
entered the window

I would want to say
who have been
until yesterday
who are still
beyond appearances
but do not listen

I would like to silence
put in your pocket
one last look
before this trip
to go back
to move forward

I would not tell you anything
plug the eyes
do not look for more
plug their ears
to not hear your voice
but everything is indelible

I would like to chase the moment
hold it tight in your hands
untie all the knots
of a past that weighs
on which sometimes stumbling
but I went away

26/08/2014 Poetyca

Speranze nuove – New hopes



Speranze nuove

Luce che avvolgi come in un manto
il nostro andare tra le strade del mondo
sconfiggi le tenebre con la tua presenza viva
Regalaci la gioia di essere unico respiro
in questa notte in attesa di Pace
Perduta era la strada tra dubbio e paure
ed è ora calore a rianimare Speranze nuove

23.09.2014 Poetyca

New hopes

Light that wrap as a cloak
our going on the streets of the world
vanquish darkness with your presence alive
gift us the joy of being one breath
in this ight of waiting for Peace
Lost was the way among doubt and fears
and is now warm to reanimate new hopes

09/23/2014 Poetyca

The Best of Echo & The Bunnymen



Gli Echo & the Bunnymen sono un gruppo musicale britannico post-punk formatosi a Liverpool nel 1978.
Inizialmente il gruppo era composto da Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant e Les Pattinson. Sono diventati famosi
per album come Heaven Up Here, Porcupine e Ocean Rain in cui è contenuta la canzone The Killing Moon.
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_%26_the_Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson,
supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band’s drummer.
Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20.
Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart.
The band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in the mid-1980s, as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with “The Cutter”,
and the attendant album, Porcupine (1983), reached number 2 in the UK. Their next release, Ocean Rain (1984),
continued the band’s UK chart success, and has since been regarded as their landmark release, spawning the hit singles
“The Killing Moon”, “Silver” and “Seven Seas”. One more studio album, Echo & the Bunnymen (1987), was released
before McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career in 1988.
The following year, in 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident,
and the band re-emerged with a new line-up. Original members
Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson were joined by Noel Burke as lead singer,
Damon Reece on drums and Jake Brockman on keyboards.
This new incarnation of the band released Reverberation in 1990,
but the disappointing critical and commercial reaction it received culminated
with a complete split in 1993.
After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant
regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen
with the UK Top 10 hit “Nothing Lasts Forever”. An album of new material,
Evergreen, was greeted enthusiastically by critics and the band made a successful
return to the live arena. Though Pattinson left the group for a second time,
McCulloch and Sergeant have continued to issue new material
as Echo & the Bunnymen, including the albums What Are You Going
to Do with Your Life? (1999), Flowers (2001), Siberia (2005), The Fountain (2009)
Meteorites (2014).
In 2012 Ian McCulloch released his fourth solo LP, Pro Patria Mori
and a live album Holy Ghosts in 2013.[4] In 2013 Will Sergeant
and Les Pattinson formed a group called “Poltergeist” and released
an album called Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)
in June 2013.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_%26_the_Bunnymen

Una perla al giorno – Tirukkural


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Dovresti aver paura dell’ostilità
che hai dentro di te e difenderti da essa:
nei momenti catastrofici taglierà
più a fondo della lama del vasaio.

Tirukkural, LXXXIX, 883

You should be afraid of hostility
you have inside of you and defend you from it:
at times catastrophic cut
deeper blade of the potter.

Tirukkural, LXXXIX, 883

Una perla al giorno – Visuddhi Magga


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Come un uomo che voglia domare un toro lo legherà a un albero,
così la mente dev’essere saldamente legata
con la consapevolezza all’oggetto della meditazione.

Visuddhi Magga
As a man who wants to tame a bull will tie him to a tree,
so the mind must be firmly linked
with the knowledge the object of meditation.

Visuddhi Magga

Leonard Cohen


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Leonard Norman Cohen (Montréal, 21 settembre 1934) è un cantautore, poeta, scrittore e compositore canadese. È uno dei cantautori più celebri, influenti e apprezzati della storia della musica.

Nelle sue opere esplora temi come la religione, l’isolamento e la sessualità, ripiegando spesso sull’individuo. Vincitore di numerosi premi e onorificenze, è inserito nellaRock and Roll Hall of Fame, nella Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame e nella Canadian Music Hall of Fame. È inoltre insignito del titolo di Compagno dell’Ordine del Canada, la più alta onorificenza concessa dal Canada. Nel 2011, ricevette il Premio Principe delle Asturie per la letteratura.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received aPrincess of Asturias Awards for literature.

The critic Bruce Eder assessed Cohen’s overall career in popular music by asserting that “[he is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic … singer/songwriters of the late ’60s … [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making…. Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century.”

One of his notable novels, Beautiful Losers (1966) received attention from the Canadian press and was considered controversial because of a number of sexually graphic passages.[4] The Academy of American Poets has commented more broadly on Cohen’s overall career in the arts, including his work as a poet, novelist, and songwriter, stating that “Cohen’s successful blending of poetry, fiction, and music is made most clear in Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, published in 1993, which gathered more than 200 of Cohen’s poems … several novel excerpts, and almost 60 song lyrics… While it may seem to some that Leonard Cohen departed from the literary in pursuit of the musical, his fans continue to embrace him as a Renaissance man who straddles the elusive artistic borderlines.”

Cohen’s first album was Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) followed by Songs from a Room (1969) (featuring the often-recorded “Bird on the Wire”) and Songs of Love and Hate (1971). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies’ Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen’s previous minimalist sound. In 1979 Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. “Hallelujah” was first released on Cohen’s studio album Various Positions in 1984. I’m Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen’s turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992 Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release ofTen New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. In 2006 Cohen produced and co-wrote Blue Alert, a collaboration with jazz chanteuse Anjani Thomas. After the success of his 2008–13 world tours, Cohen released the highest charting album in his entire career, Old Ideas, to positive reviews. On 22 September 2014, one day after his 80th birthday, Cohen released his 13th studio album, Popular Problems, again to positive reviews.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Cohen