The first of two programs produced and presented by Philip Coulter that chart the life and career of one of Canada's most enduring singer/songwriters, Leonard Cohen.
Part one, Magic is Alive, takes us from Cohen's first appearance on the Montreal scene in the 50's up to the release of the first albums - Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs from a Room in the late 60's. It explores how his early poetry writing lead almost inevitably to the songs.
Listen for Leonard the stand-up comic, and Leonard the hipster, reciting poetry over cool jazz in a 1950's Montreal club! This program first aired on the CBC Radio program Inside the Music.
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