Sunday, September 16, 2018

Famous Blue Raincoat

The song below was written by Leonard Cohen and is performed here by Damien Rice at the Tribute to Leonard Cohen Concert in Montreal on November 6, 2017, exactly one year after Cohen's death. The Montreal Gazette captured the performance best:
"[Damien Rice]... nearly won the night with a captivating version of Famous Blue Raincoat, singing the stirring waltz like an intimate confession."
I listened to it again just now, literally at four in the morning, and like Cohen trying to understand profound loneliness and depression. Leonard Cohen, bother and killer, rest in peace,  

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