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A still-burning flame

M&S will publish a posthumous Leonard Cohen collection in 2018

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PAUL ORENSTEIN

IN THE FINAL years of his life, Leonard Cohen stopped work on an album he and producer Pat Leonard had been collaborating on. The fabled singer-songwriter had been felled by what he referred to as “severe back injuries, and other disagreeable visitations.” It was his son, Adam, who convinced the elder Cohen to return to work on the unfinished recording; the result, released shortly before the musician’s death on Nov. 7, 2016, was You Want It Darker, one of Cohen’s most sombre albums – and also one of his best.

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