At 80 years old, the legacy and impact of Leonard Cohen is impossible to understate. As a singer and songwriter, he has attained a level of cultural legend shared only by names such as Dylan, Taylor, and Simon. And six decades into his career, Cohen is still turning out beautiful, enigmatic records, with last year’s Popular Problems, released just days after his 80th birthday, garnering critical and popular acclaim.
On Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, out May 12, the aging yet still vital musician belying his near-century in age and sounding as vital as ever. Culled from live performances and sound checks on his Old Ideas World Tour between 2008 and 2013, when he played 470 shows to more than four million fans in 31 countries, the tracks bear intimacy and run the gamut of his long career. Maybe the best of the newer bunch is a tribute to country legend George Jones’ “Choices.”
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