Columbia Records Set to Release New Leonard Cohen Album, Dear Heather

Artist's First New Collection Since 2001's Ten New Songs Features Twelve Original Cohen Compositions + Live Track, "Tennessee Waltz"

Dear Heather in Stores Tuesday, September 28


Columbia Records is set to release Dear Heather, the eagerly-awaited new album from the legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The album, Cohen's first since 2001's critically-acclaimed Ten New Songs, will be in stores on Tuesday, September 28.

Produced and engineered by Leanne Unger with Sharon Robinson, Anjani Thomas and Ed Sanders, Dear Heather debuts twelve new studio recordings composed by Cohen: "Go No More A-Roving," "Because Of," "The Letters," "Undertow," "Morning Glory," "On That Day," "Villanelle for Our Time," "There For You," "Dear Heather," "Nightingale," "To A Teacher," and "The Faith." In addition, the album includes the live track, "Tennessee Waltz," Cohen's emotional interpretation of the country-western standard popularized by Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Patti Page and others.

Leonard Cohen's debut album The Songs Of Leonard Cohen, was released on Columbia Records on December 27, 1967. Since that time, Cohen has recorded ten additional studio albums -- Songs From A Room (1969), Songs Of Love and Hate (1971), New Skin For The Old Ceremony (1973), Death Of A Ladies' Man (1977), Recent Songs (1979), Various Positions (1984), I'm Your Man (1988), The Future (1992), Ten New Songs (2001), and Dear Heather (2004); three live albums -- Live Songs (1972), Cohen Live (1994) and Field Commander Cohen: Tour Of 1979 (2000); and two "greatest hits" collections -- Best Of Leonard Cohen (1975) and More Best Of (1997). Best Of Leonard Cohen was certified gold by the RIAA in May 2000. Over the course of his career, Leonard Cohen has sold more than 11 million albums worldwide.

Cohen has published 11 books, including two novels (1963's The Favorite Game and 1966's Beautiful Losers). His songs have been covered throughout the world and have influenced generations of songwriters. Cohen's music has earned the accolades of other artists in tribute albums in France, Norway, Canada, Spain, the Czech Republic, South Africa and the United States; among these are the best-selling American album Tower Of Song and Jennifer Warnes' Famous Blue Raincoat.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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