3 thoughts on “Book of Longing

  1. “Longing” is a let down Philip Glass and Leonard Cohen at some of their very best. Great poetry and great music. Several cameos from Cohen himself, reading some of the poems. Non-pompous, wonderful solo and ensemble singing, singing the majority of poems. Philip Glass’s music under all. The S-word heard perhaps for the first time in recorded classical music history (in the song “I Want To Love You Now”). Humorous, deep. Very great tracks and gems found on this double-album, incl. “Prologue / I Can’t Make…

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  2. A Captivating and Astounding Work This album is a disappointment on several levels. Being a fan of Leonard Cohen and Philip Glass my expectations may have been unreasonably high but this album strikes me as the worst of both Cohen and Glass. In my mind the weakness of Cohen is that his lyrics and poetry sometimes are just plain silly or pretentious while Glass tends to be formulaic and repetitious. On “Book of Longing” both of their weakness’s are revealed very strongly.Two other points that I did not like.1. The…

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