Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection

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Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson turns the master into the muse with 7 compelling covers plus the original title track, DEAR LEONARD – a haunting open letter to the man himself, about a deal to be struck between one tongue-tied singer and this well loved ladies man. A luminous homage to the master of song DEAR LEONARD: The Cohen Collection features Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy, James Taylor) on burning violin, and Reid’s wife and cowriter Carolyn Victoria Mill who produced the record and sang lead on the track Suzanne. “Sublime” – Mike Regenstreif, Folk Roots/Folk Branches

TRACK LISTING

1. Dance Me To The End Of Love 4:13
2. Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye 3:07
3. Tower Of Song 4:44
4. Bird On The Wire 2:44
5. Alexandra Leaving 5:10 *
6. Suzanne (feat. Carolyn Victoria Mill) 5:03
7. Dear Leonard 4:03 **
8. Hallelujah 4:39

CREDITS

All songs written by Leonard Cohen,
except * ‘Alexandra Leaving’
written by Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson,
and ** ‘Dear Leonard’
written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill.
All vocals and instruments Reid Jamieson,
except Anne Lindsay on violin,
and additional vocals by CVM on ‘Suzanne’.
Recorded and mixed by Reid at home in Vancouver, BC.
Produced by Carolyn Victoria Mill. Photos and artwork by CVM.
Mastered by Brock McFarlane/CPS.

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DEAR LEONARD The Cohen Collection – Reid Jamieson

DEAR LEONARD
 
The only original on the album, this haunting ode to a lady’s man puts forth the deal one tongue-tied singer is willing to strike; Reid’s comparative youth and voice, in exchange for Leonard’s wisdom and words. Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.
 
Dear Leonard I write you today
my proposal in song
My struggle lies where you are strong
I’ve wrestled with words for so very long
 
 
Line after line
as each conversation was wrung,
pinned to the ground, silence won
Started and ended
before I’d begun
 
 
I’ll lend you the blue of my eye
and a body still young
the voice of an angel, sweet sound
from my guitar and tongue
If you lend me the lines of your years
and the ease of your song
Inside this bargain, we’ll both belong
 
 
Dear Leonard please understand
this is only a loan
While I’ll be the skin to your bone
I long for sacred hymns of my own
 
 
Yes I’d call to sing you the phone book,
that old tired tome
yet onto the fire it’s thrown
Were you the author
we’d still take her home
 
 
I’ll lend you the blue of my eye
and a body still young
the voice of an angel, sweet sound
from my guitar and tongue
If you lend me the lines of your years
and the ease of your song
Inside this bargain, we’ll both belong
 
 
Should I kneel and praise the son?
Climb your mountain
take of vow of none?
Is that where your
confidence comes from?
Your holy audience of one?
 
 
No I’ve never believed in my soul
No poet, my stories untold
I swallow the seeds of them whole
while yours still grow…
 
 
Dear Leonard it’s late and
I really should let you go
You’ve helped me
more than you know
Using you as you did her
And that’s how it goes
 
 
I’ll lend you the blue of my eye
and a body still young
the voice of an angel, sweet sound
from my guitar and tongue
If you lend me the lines of your years
and the ease of your song
Inside this bargain, we’ll both belong
 
 
Dear Leonard I write you today
My proposal in song

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