Bird On The Wire – Leonard Cohen (1966)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Bird On The Wire by Leonard Cohen. The record was released in 1966, on the CBS record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a common bird perched on a telephone wire

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Bird On The Wire
Media Artist/s: Leonard Cohen
Record Label: CBS
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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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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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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2 reviews for Bird On The Wire – Leonard Cohen (1966)

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  2. Pamela Bundy (verified owner)

    Looks fantastic, I am sure the recipient who is a Leonard Cohen fan will love it!

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