At long last, eight years after his previous studio album Dear Heather, our good old friend Leonard Cohen is back with a batch of ten new songs under the title Old Ideas, to be released this Friday or early next week depending on where in the world you live. I have only listened through it once, but I think it sounds very good. At 77 his singing can hardly be called singing any more, it's more of a rasp, but it's full of emotion, full of truth. From the excellent opening track "Going Home" to the final "Different Sides" this is an album that fits nicely into the Cohen canon, and I'm really looking forward to get to know it better. Welcome back, Leonard! You have been missed.