Dear Heather – Leonard Cohen – 2004


Album Dear Heather by Leonard Cohen
Album Dear Heather by Leonard Cohen

Dear Heather is the twelfth and final studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released in 2004. The album was recorded in various locations, including Cohen’s home in Los Angeles, the studio of his son Adam Cohen in Montreal, and a hotel room in Mumbai, India. The album features a minimalist and sparse sound, with Cohen’s vocals accompanied by guitar, keyboard, violin, and occasional backing vocals. The lyrics explore themes of love, loss, spirituality, and mortality, with references to Cohen’s personal life and literary influences. The album received critical acclaim and was nominated for two Juno Awards, winning one for Album of the Year. It was also Cohen’s highest-charting album in the United States, peaking at number 76 on the Billboard 200. Dear Heather is considered by many fans and critics to be a fitting farewell from one of the most influential and revered songwriters of his generation.

Dear Heather is considered to be one of Leonard Cohen’s best albums. It is a must-have for any fan of singer-songwriter music.


  • Leonard Cohen – vocals, guitar, Jew’s harp, synthesizer
  • Anjani Thomas – vocals, piano, synthesizer
  • Sharon Robinson – vocals, synthesizer
  • Leanne Ungar – vocals, synthesizer
  • Bob Metzger – guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Roscoe Beck – bass guitar
  • Garth Hudson – accordion, organ
  • Raffi Hakopian – violin
  • John Bilezikjian – oud
  • Mitch Watkins – guitar
  • Bill Ginn – piano, synthesizer
  • Greg Cohen – bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Louise Goffin – vocals
  • Billy Talbot – vocals
  • Ralph Molina – vocals

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