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One by one the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The open-hearted many
The broken-hearted few

And those who dance begin to dance
And those who weep begin
Welcome, welcome, cries a voice
Let all my guests come in

From "The Guests"
by Leonard Cohen

Welcome to The Leonard Cohen Files - a tribute to the music and poetry of the Canadian singer-songwriter-poet-novelist Leonard Cohen.

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Read the Press Release

Listen to "Almost Like the Blues" here on YouTube
Recitation of the lyrics at The New Yorker

Go to the album page on this site! We have now all the lyrics!

Discuss the album on our Forum

March 15, 2015: Leonard Cohen's "Popular Problems" is
the Winner of the "Album of The Year" Juno Award


Go to the album page!
Leonard Cohen's Live Album and Video

A full-length concert video and film. The concert was filmed in HD quality at O2 Arena in Dublin on September 12, 2013.
30 songs plus three bonus songs from Canadian concerts!

There are several versions of this release to choose from:
  • BluRay video
  • DVD video
  • 3 CD audio
  • BluRay video + 3 audio CDs
  • DVD video + 3 audio CDs
  • MP3 downloads

    Watch "Come Healing video" from the DVD here

    Four promotional photos from the video here


    Go to the album page with track list!

    Click on the photo on the right to listen
    to Never Gave Nobody Trouble

    Listen to I Can't Forget
    Listen to Choices
    Listen to Joan of Arc

    A Souvenir of The Grand Tour

    New Live Album, May 8, 2015

    Ten rare songs from the recent tour (2012-2013). Some of the songs were recorded during the sound checks and have not been released before.

    Press release and more about the new live album here on The Forum

    Sony's teaser video here

    September 3, 2015:


    Our Logo Design Competition --
    The results and logos are here!

    Leonard Cohen's Live Recitation Of "In Flanders Fields" - Los Angeles 2015 here

  • Léonard Cohen. Le chant d'une vie - Harry Rasky's book now in French (Mar 27)
  • Austin City Limits 1988 - The concert has been bootlegged (Mar 23)
  • Leonard Cohen find me, I'm almost thirty - essay by Amit Ranjan (Mar 14)
  • Den 3dje Leonard Cohen på svenska - Janerik Lundqvist's new tribute album (Jan 30)
  • The Mind of a Poet - A new DVD plus The Complete Reviews re-released in "Triumvirate" (3 DVD box) (Jan 26)
  • Opania Cohen Nohavica - Another new Polish tribute album (Nov 23)
  • Tańcz mnie po miłości kres - New tribute album by Krzysztof Krawczyk (Nov 21)
  • Covers Covers Covers - A major update to our list of LC covers - now 3069 songs by various artists (Nov 13)
  • Anonymous Choir Sings Leonard Cohen - new tribute vinyl from Minnesota (Nov 1)
  • Thomas Merton and Leonard Cohen: Soul-Brothers and Spiritual Guides - by Donald Grayston (Oct 31)
  • Pasterz Shepherd Berger - Beata Woloszyn's intimate tribute book! (Oct 31)
  • The Leonard Cohen Event 2016 - Registration to our Amsterdam Event is now open! (Oct 19)
  • Dobre Piosenki: LC Zaspiewany - a new tribute album in Poland (Sept 22)
  • The Files 20 Years - Results of our Logo Competition (Sept 3)
  • Leonard Cohen Tulkingar - tribute CD by Niels Midjord from Faroe Islands (Aug 31)
  • The Beacon concert 2009 - an unauthorized bootleg vinyl. Also bootlegs of the 1990's page has been updated. (Aug 11)
  • Songs of Love and Hate Live - new tribute album (August 8)
  • Hydra 2015 - Photo Galleries - Pictures of our June meetup (July 24)
  • Leonard Cohen in Concert 2008-2013 - Photo book by Michael Bromfield (July 24)
  • Leonard Cohen: Still the Man - New book by Colin Irwin (July 24)
  • New books in 2014-2015 - Summary of new books on Leonard Cohen (updated with new titles July 24)
  • Win a Memento with Leonard's Personal Inscription to YOU! Participate in our LogoDesign Competition and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this website (July 11)
  • Hallelujah Leonard Cohen - A book of art by Sandra Zemor (June 3)
  • You Got Me Singing & A Street - Two new paintings by Elizabeth Laishley (May 24)
  • Can't Forget - Souvenir of The Grand Tour, new live album coming in May! (Mar 17)
  • Popular Problems in Spanish - all lyrics translated by Alberto Manzano (Feb 24)
  • De Demonen van L.C. - new book by Francis Mus (in Dutch) (Feb 22)
  • Morten Rosengarten - Leonard's homage to his old friend (Feb 21)
  • Opus Collection - 20 songs on a compilation by Starbucks/Legacy (Feb 4)
  • The Song Index - now updated with Live in Dublin (Jan 4)
  • Łanuszka/Cohen - New tribute CD by Michał Łanuszka (Jan 3)
  • On Tour with LC - Sharon Robinson's book of tour photos (Dec 26)
  • Live in Dublin - The complete concert in high definition on BluRay, DVD, 3CD etc. (Nov 27)
  • I'm Your Man...Naked - A new tribute album by YuLeS (Nov 1)
  • Dublin Event picture show- Wijbe's multimedia presentation (Oct 30)
  • An Evening with LC - Christof Graf's report on the media happening in London (Oct 7)
  • Hallelujah. Testi commentati - new Italian book analyzes all the songs (Oct 7)
  • LC stamps - personalized stamps from Germany, Indonesia, Finland (Oct 7)
  • Lyrics of Popular Problems - lyrics to all songs of Leonard Cohen's new studio album
  • Death of a Ladies Man - Remake of the entire album by Greg Ashley (Sept 28)
  • Leonard's 80 years in 80 photos - Collage by Eva Martonyi (Sept 27)
  • Les Inrockuptibles - Special 100 page LC issue & tribute CD. Also Magazine Gallery updated (Sept 26)
  • Leonard Cohen and Philosophy - a new book edited by Jason Holt (Sept 19)
  • Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows - a new book by Harvey Kubernik in English, German, Spanish, French editions (Sept 7)
  • Cohen - Eine Hommage - a new German book by Thomas Kraft (Sept 7)
  • Leonard Cohen - Seul l'amour - a new French book by Jacques Julien (Sept 7)
  • Leonard Cohen par lui-même - a new French book by Jean-Dominique Brierre and Jacques Vassal (Sept 6)
  • Gæsterne - Leonard Cohen på Dohn'sk (Denmark) and Poem - Leonard Cohen in Deutscher Sprache (Germany) and Psalmi iz daljave (Croatia/Slovenia) - Three new tribute albums (Aug 21)
  • Discography and Songindex - these pages have been re-structured and updated (Aug 19)
  • A Story of Love and Separation - a review by Doron Cohen of the book So long, Marianne (Aug 19)
  • Our Hydra Meetup 2015 - welcome to Hydra in June 2015 (Aug 18)
  • The Dublin Event - Galleries of over 400 photos by Eija (Aug 18)
  • Amsterdam and Edmonton - Two Events in 2016! (Aug 15)
  • The Leonard Cohen Event 2014 in Dublin - Event page updated with Event booklet, Leonard's greeting etc (Aug 12)
  • Master Songs - En bog om Leonard Cohens sange Lars Knudsen analyses each song in his Danish book (Aug 12)
  • Six Montreal Poets Another CD release of the 1957 album of poetry (Aug 12)
  • Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen - Jiří Měsíc reviews Jeff Burger's new book (May 30)
  • So Long Marianne - A Love Story - Marianne's memoirs finally in English! (May 27)
  • Almost Young - a new photo book in English and German (May 27)
  • In City and in Forest - a new tribute by the Canadian Duo Tower of Song (May 15)
  • A Broken Hallelujah - A book by Liel Leibovitz (May 2)

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