Tonightâ€™s programme is a celebration of an iconic figure of 20thC music, who, in the 21stC, & in his seventies, has experienced an amazing return to form.
Alongside Bob Dylan, heâ€™s been cited as an influence on just about everyone weâ€™ve interviewed for GNfN .
In honour of the release of his 12th studio album, â€˜Old Ideasâ€™, tonightâ€™s show is a Leonard Cohen â€˜specialâ€™.
Weâ€™ll be dipping into the album, as well as referring back to some of his earlier work.
The man himself starts the show with a track from Old Ideas
1. Leonard Cohen: Darkness â€¦â€¦â€¦followed by a couple of covers of songs from his early albumsâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.
2. The Lemonheads: Thatâ€™s No Way to Say Goodbye
Â 3. Marc Ribot & My Bright Diamond : Bird on a Wireâ€¦â€¦…next, a dip back into Old Ideasâ€¦..
Â 4. Leonard Cohen: Going Home â€¦â€¦followed by another cover, with a bit of Cohenesque humourâ€¦â€¦â€¦
Â 5. Marianne Faithful :Tower of Song : â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦back to the albumâ€¦â€¦
Â 6.: Leonard Cohen: Show Me the Place â€¦â€¦.next, a cover of one of the most covered songs of all timeâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Â 7. Susanna & the Magical Orchestra: Hallelujah â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦now a contribution from son of Leonardâ€¦
Â 8. Adam Cohen: Â Out of Bed â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦followed by a couple of Cohen influenced artistsâ€¦..Â
9. Josh Ritter: Wings
Â 10. Laura Marling :Night After NightÂ â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦back to Leonard for another sublime song from Old Ideasâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Â 11. Leonard Cohen: Come Healing â€¦â€¦â€¦.next, another classic track coveredâ€¦..
Â 12. Field Music: SuzanneÂ â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.finally, a feisty Leonard closes the showâ€¦..
Â 13. Leonard Cohen: Different Sides