Sony Music Entertainment has recently released the first-ever career-spanning album from songwriter, musician, poet, novelist and visual artist Leonard Cohen.
Comprised of 17 tracks from Cohen’s expansive career, Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah & Songs from His Albums, features an unreleased and unforgettable live performance of Hallelujah from the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. The album is already available digitally and will be available on CD and limited-edition translucent blue vinyl (2LP) later this year.
This collection is a companion piece to the new documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song, which premieres at Tribeca Festival this month, and was also an official selection at 2021 Venice Film Festival and 2021 Telluride Festival.
The film is a definitive exploration of the singer-songwriter as seen through the prism of Cohen’s internationally renowned hymn Hallelujah. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Family Trust, including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.
The feature-length documentary contains moving testimonies from personal friends of Cohen’s such as Adrienne Clarkson and Larry ‘Ratso’ Sloman, and recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchstone like Judy Collins, Brandi Carlile, and Rufus Wainwright.
Listen to Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah & Songs from His Albums and preorder copies here.