Leonard Cohen (1993 Interview)

Shortly after the release of his 1992 album ‘The Future’ Leonard Cohen had a long chat with Dave Fanning. The interview was broadcast on Dave’s RTE show on 21st January 1993. Leonard Cohen is of course playing four gigs at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham this September 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th. Cohen is returning to the spot where he was reduced to tears four years earlier. The singer broke a 10-year hiatus from live shows when he performed in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2008. Concert impresario Rob Hallett who persuaded the singer and poet out of retirement said he used a show in Dublin two years earlier to win his argument. The promoter and life-long fan persuaded Cohen there was a massive audience waiting to see him on the back of a two-night tribute concert ‘Came So Far for Beauty‘ in The Point Theatre October 4th and 5th 2006.

Interview (1993)

5 Responses to “Leonard Cohen (1993 Interview)”

  1. Fantastic. I remember listening to this live and then over and over again on cassette. Great to hear it again. Nice one Davo! Thanks…

  2. […] This Leonard Cohen interview by Dave Fanning, originally broadcast Jan 21, 1993 on Fanning’s RTE show, can be heard at Leonard Cohen 1993 Interview: The Fanning Sessions. […]

  3. […] Leonard Cohen 1993 Interview: The Fanning Sessions RTE. Audio. Topics: Merits of American music and hamburgers, hard work as the rate-limiting step in songwriting, the difficulties & rewards of marriage, & Cohen’s changing feelings toward his children. […]

  4. This is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I will listen many times I’m sure.

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