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Leonard Cohen talks ‘Book of Mercy’ on CKUA (1984)


In 1984, upon the release of his poetry collection Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen sat down with CKUA’s Tony Dillon Davis to discuss religion, doubt, and the human condition. Their conversation touched upon many themes that dominated Cohen’s work right up until the release of his final album, You Want It Darker.

Audio obtained from the CKUA Radio archives

Photograph by Roland Godefroy – Own work, CC BY 3.0,