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Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums

    Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah & Songs from His Albums is the first-ever official, careerspanning album from songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and visual artist Leonard Cohen. Comprised of 17 classic tracks from Cohen’s expansive career, this anthology features an unreleased and unforgettable live performance of “Hallelujah” from the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. The album is inspired by the new documentary, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen a Journey, a Song.

    TRACK LISTING

    SIDE A 
    1 Hallelujah (Live At Glastonbury)
    2 Suzanne 
    3 Bird On The Wire 
    4 Famous Blue Raincoat
    SIDE B
    1 Chelsea Hotel #2 
    2 Who By Fire 
    3 Dance Me To The End Of Love
    4 I'm Your Man  
    SIDE C
    1 Anthem
    2 The Future
    3 In My Secret Life
    4 Recitation W/ N.L. (Live In London)
    SIDE D
    1 Show Me The Place
    2 Come Healing
    3 You Got Me Singing
    4 You Want It Darker
    5 Thanks For The Dance

    Leonard Cohen

    Songs Of Love And Hate - 50th Anniversary Edition.

      On the 'We Are Vinyl' label' - This is the 50th anniversary edition of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen's third studio album. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was originally released in March 1971 through Columbia Records. An x8 song album, pressed on 180gm heavyweight, Black LP Vinyl.

      TRACK LISTING

      Avalanche
      Last Year's Man
      Dress Rehearsal Rag
      Diamonds In The Mine
      Love Calls You By Your Name
      Famous Blue Raincoat
      Sing Another Song, Boys
      Joan Of Arc

      Leonard Cohen

      Thanks For The Dance

        In a posthumous new album, Leonard Cohen has robbed death of the last word. 'Thanks for the Dance' is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master's final work.

        Seven months after his father passed, Adam Cohen retreated to a converted garage in his backyard down the street from Leonard's house, to work with his father again, to stay in the company of his voice. From their previous collaboration on 'You Want It Darker' there remained bare musical sketches, at times little more than vocals. Leonard had asked his son to bring these works to completion.

        "In composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us" - Adam Cohen

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Andy says: Brand new songs, NOT odds'n'sods and leftovers; this record feature material L.Cohen was working on in the months before his death. Who better to bring them to fruition than his son, Adam.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Happens To The Heart
        2. Moving On
        3. The Night Of Santiago
        4. Thanks For The Dance
        5. It's Torn
        6. The Goal
        7. Puppets
        8. The Hills
        9. Listen To The Hummingbird

        It was a strange twist of fate which saw Leonard Cohen die so shortly after the release of his 14th, and ultimately final studio album. Unlike Bowie though, earlier in the year, "You Want it Darker" wasn't composed with his own death in mind. Naturally, mortality gets mentioned, but on which Leonard Cohen album didn't it!?

        In his second interview to promote the record, Cohen had backtracked on a previous recent statement that he was "ready to die" and when distant muse and lover Marianne passed away earlier this year, Cohen's email to her in her final days had been made public, saying "I think I will follow you very soon". But his backtracking was funny and flippant saying he'd always had a gift for drama and intended to "live forever". Two further records were also suggested. As we now know, this wasn't to be.

        "You Want It Darker" is definitely more sombre in tone; minimal and stately, he uses a co-writer for the instrumentation, and tastefully takes in soul, doo-wop and ofcourse folk traditions. But lyrically, whilst he mentions putting his "house in order", he's far from singing his own last rites. He does say in the title track that he's "ready Lord", but then treats us to such beautiful poetry and subtly varied sounds that the listener can't help but respond, " fair enough, but not YET!?"

        An excellent album then, made instantly more dramatic by his sudden demise, but whilst the record comprises "lullabies for suffering" and yes it's soothing (and funny) as ever, he also notes that he "struggled with demons, they were middle class and tame." Acceptance, humour, just as you'd expect. A noble and fitting ending for one of the counter-culture's (remember that!?) true greats.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Andy says: Stunning final album from the master poet.

        TRACK LISTING

        1 You Want It Darker
        2 Treaty
        3 On The Level
        4 Leaving The Table
        5 If I Didn't Have Your Love
        6 Traveling Light
        7 It Seemed The Better Way
        8 Steer Your Way
        9 String Reprise / Treaty

        "Popular Problems" is the 13th studio album from legendary singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who celebrates his 80th birthday the day after release. A dynamic album of 9 songs, produced by Patrick Leonard and mixed by Jesse E. String and Bill Bottrell.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Slow
        2. Almost Like The Blues
        3. Samson In New Orleans
        4. A Street
        5. Did I Ever Love You
        6. My Oh My
        7. Nevermind
        8. Born In Chains
        9. You Got Me Singing

        Leonard Cohen

        Songs Of Leonard Cohen

          'A breathtaking and perfect debut, "Songs of Leonard Cohen" marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music. Led off by the gorgeous "Suzanne," previously a hit for both Judy Collins and Noel Harrison, the album is an exposed nerve, a Fellini-esque parade of losers, victims, and fallen angels. Brittle and unforgiving, tracks like "So Long, Marianne," "Winter Lady," and "Sisters of Mercy" are unflinchingly honest and desolate; the subdued beauty of the songs' spartan backdrop only adds to their force — Cohen takes acoustic folk, for so long a musical expression of empowerment and hope, and bleeds it dry of all its redemptive qualities. A masterpiece of perversity and pain.'


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