Montreal’s legendary singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist, Leonard Cohen, has announced he will release “Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour” on May 12, 2015.
The album features ten Cohen rarities recorded on his recent, celebrated “Old Ideas World Tour.” Remarkably, this is Cohen’s third album release since last September’s Platinum selling Popular Problems which garnered four 2015 JUNO AWARD nominations and won for the coveted ‘Album of the Year’.
With over 23 million albums worldwide and 12 published books, Cohen’s influence on musical and theatrical artists the world over is inestimable. With a career spanning five decades, Leonard Cohen has been honoured as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010), inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008), the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame (2006), the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2006) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010). He has received the prestigious Principe de Asturias Prize – the highest literary award in Spain (Spain, 2011) as well as the Glenn Gould Prize, awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts (Canada, 2011). The Canadian native has earned his country’s highest civilian honours – Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Companion to the Order of Canada (2003), Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec (2008).
Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour Tracklisting:
1. Field Commander Cohen
2. I Can’t Forget
3. Light as the Breeze
4. La Manic ++ (originally by Georges Dor)
5. Night Comes On
6. Never Gave Nobody Trouble ***
7. Joan of Arc
8. Got a Little Secret ***
9. Choices ++ (originally by George Jones)
*** New original Leonard Cohen songs
++ Covers never previously recorded by Cohen