FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT

Latest update on 29/12/2014

Artist: Leonard Cohen
Author: Leonard Cohen
Label: Columbia
Year: 1971

On Songs Of Love And Hate. That raincoat he bought out of pure necessity during his first trip to England. Weather was so bad he left for Greece and bought himself a house (on the isle of Hydra) with the famous 'room' immortalized on his second lp Songs From A Room.

Covers:

1971:

Judy Collins

1974:

Bernd Cluver [as Die Zeit geht immer den leichtere Weg]

1976:

Albert Hammond [melody of the refrain in When I Need You (see there); case was settled in court, while defendants produced musicologist evidence of the same motiv being used since Schubert's days]

1986:

Jennifer Warnes [on lp of the same title with nothing but Cohen covers]

1989:

Joan Baez

1995:

Tori Amos [on that other Cohen tribute Tower Of Song]

2003:

Lucinda Williams

2004:

Yasmine [as Je Eeuwige Regenjas]

2008:

Handsome Family

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