Leonard Cohen was an established novelist and poet before becoming one of music's great songwriters. His gravelly baritone is a distinctive voice in contemporary music, Cohen's non-emotive delivery providing stark contrast to his beautiful written portraits of longing, depravity, and spiritual struggle. Since 1968, he has issued 11 studio LPs and three live albums. His songs have been the source of two major label tribute albums, as well as numerous covers by other artists. The Hall of Fame musician was also the subject of a 2006 documentary, I'm Your Man (Lion's Gate).