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DEAR LEONARD: The Cohen Collection

by Reid Jamieson

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Suzanne 05:03
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Dear Leonard 04:03
DEAR LEONARD 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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Hallelujah 04:39

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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

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released December 31, 2020

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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Reid Jamieson Vancouver, British Columbia

“Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul” – Globe & Mail. Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us. Known for appearances on CBC’s Vinyl Café to recording with Cowboy Junkies, they shine with compelling originals, plus killer covers. The latest is a new original album ‘Me Daza’ recorded in Ireland, and with a timely tribute to John Lennon JOHN 20:20. ... more

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