Leonard Cohen's new studio CD, titled Old Ideas, is scheduled to be released on January 31, 2012. This will be his first studio release since 2004's Dear Heather. Fans who caught shows on his recent world tour will be happy to know that "Darkness" is to be included on the album. However, that is the only one of the songs he debuted on the tour to make it on the CD. What about "Feels So Good," "Lullaby" and "Born In Chains"?
Well, Leonard Cohen has said that "Born In Chains" and the other new ones will likely be on the next album. Yes, he's already thinking about another CD. That's excellent news, indeed. And of course the absence of those three songs on Old Ideas means the inclusion of three songs we haven't even heard yet. And new Leonard Cohen material is always cause for celebration.
There is no word on whether there will be a tour to support Old Ideas. Leonard Cohen did not tour to support Dear Heather or Ten New Songs (2001), his previous two studio albums.
I'm hoping to get an advance copy to review here.