Friday, December 9, 2016

Songs About People # 254 Kevin Barry

Leonard Cohen covers the popular Irish rebel song in honour of eighteen year old freedom fighter Kevin Barry who was hanged aged just eighteen by the British army in 1920. This in some way acts as small utterly insignificant personal penance from myself to the recently departed Cohen for not including his final album You Want it Darker on my list of albums of 2016. This is not because I didn't rate the record but because I just couldn't face listening to it, following Cohen's death at the end of this particular year when personally I'd Prefer it Brighter! I'll get there next year. 

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