Additional information about this, Leonard Cohen vinyl art.
Leonard Cohen – The Artist
Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (1934 – 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and romantic relationships. Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
Bird On The Wire – The Song
Bird On The Wire is one of Leonard Cohen’s signature songs. It was recorded 26 September 1968 in Nashville and included on his 1969 album Songs from a Room. In the 1960s, Cohen lived on the Greek island Hydra with his girlfriend Marianne Ihlen, the woman depicted on the back cover of Songs from a Room. She has related how she helped him out of a depression by handing him his guitar, whereupon he began composing “Bird on the Wire”, inspired by a bird sitting on one of Hydra’s recently installed phone wires, followed by memories of wet island nights. He finished it in a Hollywood motel. In the sleeve notes to a 2007 rerelease of Songs From A Room the song was described as “simultaneously a prayer and an anthem, a kind of Bohemian ‘My Way’”.
Bird on a Wire – The Shape
This record had been modelled into a typical countryside bird that has perched on telephone wire.
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