Old Ideas - Leonard Cohen Photo on New Album Cover Reveals Familiar Accessories

Macro detail

November 23, 2011

After reading the observation by burningviolin on the leonatdcohenform about Leonard wearing a ring on the cover of the new album "Old Ideas", I had another macro look at the photo by Kezban Özcan.

Old Ideas album cover -original photo by Kezban Özcan

I noticed three familiar Leonard Cohen accessories. (see yellow highlights above),
I compared them to three similar items I have at home, much like any typical Cohenite

And, I concluded the following:  NB, These are my impressions only.

1. Black Catholic Saints bracelet (right wrist)

Gift from NEeMA

2. Unified Heart ring. (left hand)

Purchased at the San Diego concert merch store, April 7, 2009

3. The ever present black sharpie (handkerchief pocket)

Never leave home without one


  1. This is wonderful, Arlene. And such a lovely bracelet and gift. Well done on your observations and piece for your scrapbook.

    ~ Lizzy

  2. Thank you Lizzy. It was fun to take a detailed look of the cover image. It is so powerful.

  3. Thanks, Roman. Always nice to hear from you.

  4. Is he use sheer socks??

  5. or stockings? thank you.