http://www.mako.co.il/music-news/world/ ... =565984153
http://www.mouse.co.il/CM.articles_item ... 4680,.aspx
http://www.israelhayom.co.il/site/newsl ... 23.11.2011
Google Translation from Haaretz:
At 77, Leonard Cohen takes first album after eight years
Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen last night issued a new song for the first time in eight years. The song "Show Me The Place" is the first official showing Jewish troubadour of "Old Ideas", the new studio album that stands out on 31 January 2012. The album is expected to be the 12th number of Cohen, 77, and the first since the release the "Dear Heather" in 2004.
Despite the album's recording began in January this year, most of the songs were written over the years and some recent appearances were exposed. His official Web site Cohen said the new album will be "a poetic work will deal with some of the deepest themes of human existence. From relationships to love, sexuality, loss and death."
Cohen is considered one of the most respected poets and writers were born in the twentieth century and during his extensive career, which began publishing poetry booklets, sold over 21 million copies of his albums, of which 40 thousand just in Israel. Also the D - V - pretty documenting his appearance in London in 2009 is the D - V - best-selling musical enough in all time.
Although he retired in the music world in the '90s and became a Buddhist monk in part, Cohen returned to the stage three years ago. He said the reason was mainly economic. In recent years, in need financially, he claimed that his bookkeeper, Kelly Lynch, stole five million dollars of his intended retirement.
Cohen, who designed and illustrated the cover of "Old Ideas" himself, chose the album's production work of Patrick Leonard, who also worked with Madonna, and three other producers. Also participating in regular band album of Cohen and his famous escort female singers: the sisters Hattie and Charlie Gibb, Sharon Robinson, Jennifer Burns (big hit singing "First We Take Manhattan") and Dana Glover.