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The Essential Leonard Cohen

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The tracks on this two-CD, 31-song anthology, spanning Cohen's career from his 1967 debut album through 2002's Ten New Songs, were chosen by Cohen himself. It could thus be regarded as an accurate mirror of how Cohen sees his own career path and catalog highlights. And there are many of the songs you would expect from any decent Cohen retrospective: "Suzanne," "Sisters of Mercy," "So Long Marianne," "Bird on a Wire," "Famous Blue Raincoat," and "I'm You're Man," for instance. Still, the balance and selection isn't ideal. There's just one song ("Famous Blue Raincoat") from Songs of Love and Hate, and no songs at all from Death of a Ladies Man. Cohen's 1988-2002 period is arguably overrepresented, with about half of the package's tunes dating from that era. And because his later period is so prominently featured, most listeners won't be able to get around the fact that his voice declined in expressive range in the later years, and his material was less striking than his best early songs. Still, for those who've enjoyed Cohen all along, it's a good dose of much of his better work, and certainly doesn't skimp on the running time, with each of the discs lasting 78 minutes. ~ Richie Unterberger

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DISC 1

1
Suzanne 00:03:47

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - John Simon, Producer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

2
The Stranger Song 00:04:58

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - John Simon, Producer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

3
Sisters of Mercy 00:03:32

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - John Simon, Producer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

4
Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye 00:02:53

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - John Simon, Producer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

5
So Long, Marianne 00:05:36

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - John Simon, Producer

Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

6
Bird on the Wire 00:03:24

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Johnston, Producer

Originally recorded 1968 & released 2007. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

7
The Partisan 00:03:24

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Emmanuel D'Astier de la Vigerie, Lyricist - Hy Zaret, Translator - Anna Marly, Composer - Bob Johnston, Producer

Originally recorded 1968 & released 2007. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

8
Famous Blue Raincoat 00:05:07

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Johnston, Producer

Originally released 1970 All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

9
Chelsea Hotel #2 00:03:05

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - John Lissauer, Producer

(P) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

10
Take This Longing 00:04:05

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - John Lissauer, Producer

(P) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

11
Who By Fire 00:02:32

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist - John Lissauer, Producer

(P) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

12
The Guests 00:06:38

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Henry Lewy, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Recording Engineer - Skip Cottrell, Assistant Engineer - Greg Falken, Assistant Engineer - Derek Dunan, Assistant Engineer - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1979 Sony Music Entertainment

13
Hallelujah 00:04:38

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Jennifer Warnes - Erin Dickins - Merle Miller - Yvonne Lewis - John Crowder, Bass - Ron Getman, Harmonica - Anjani Thomas - Crissie Faith - Lani Groves - John Lissauer, Keyboards, Piano, Producer - Sid McGinnes, Guitar - Richard Crooks, Drums - Kenneth Kosek, Fiddle - Lee Friedman, Assistant Engineer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Jon Smith, Recording Engineer

(P) 1984 Sony Music Entertainment

14
If It Be Your Will 00:03:41

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Jennifer Warnes - Erin Dickins - Merle Miller - Yvonne Lewis - John Crowder, Bass - Ron Getman, Harmonica - Anjani Thomas - Crissie Faith - Lani Groves - John Lissauer, Keyboards, Piano, Producer - Sid McGinnes, Guitar - Richard Crooks, Drums - Kenneth Kosek, Fiddle - Lee Friedman, Assistant Engineer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Jon Smith, Recording Engineer

(P) 1984 Sony Music Entertainment

15
Night Comes On 00:04:38

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Jennifer Warnes - Erin Dickins - Merle Miller - Yvonne Lewis - John Crowder, Bass - Ron Getman, Harmonica - Anjani Thomas - Crissie Faith - Lani Groves - John Lissauer, Keyboards, Piano, Producer - Sid McGinnes, Guitar - Richard Crooks, Drums - Kenneth Kosek, Fiddle - Lee Friedman, Assistant Engineer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Jon Smith, Recording Engineer

(P) 1984 Sony Music Entertainment

16
I'm Your Man 00:04:25

Leonard Cohen, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Anjani - Tom Brechtlein, Drums - Michel Robidoux, Producer - Roscoe Beck - Roger Guérin, Engineer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Fred Echelard, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

17
Everybody Knows 00:05:34

Leonard Cohen, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Keyboards, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Keyboards, Lyricist, Producer - S. Robinson, Composer, Lyricist - Anjani - Jennifer Warnes - Michel Robidoux, Producer - Roscoe Beck - Roger Guérin, Engineer - Fred Echelard, Assistant Engineer - Leanne Ungar, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

18
Tower of Song 00:05:36

Leonard Cohen, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Ian Terry, Engineer - François Deschamps, Engineer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Fred Echelard, Assistant Engineer

(P) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

DISC 2

1
Ain't No Cure for Love 00:04:49

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Jeff Fisher, Arranger, Keyboards - Anjani - Jennifer Warnes - Bob Stanley, Guitar - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums - Peter Kisilenko, Bass - Richard Baudet, Saxophone - Roscoe Beck, Producer - Ian Terry, Engineer - François Deschamps, Assistant Engineer - Leanne Ungar, Mixing Engineer - Fred Echelard, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1986 Sony Music Entertainment (Holland) BV

2
Take This Waltz (Paris Version) 00:05:58

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Federico Garcia-Lorca, Lyricist - Jean Philippe Rykiel, Arranger - Jennifer Warnes - Evelyine Hebey - Mayel Assouly - Elisabeth Valletti - Raffi Hakopian, Violin - Jean-michel Reusser, Producer - Roscoe Beck, Producer - Jean-Jacques Peruchon, Engineer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kevin Beachamp, Engineer - Frank Wolf, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

3
First We Take Manhattan 00:05:50

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 1988 Sony Music Entertainment

4
Dance Me to the End of Love (Live) 00:06:04

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist - Perla Batalla - Julie Christensen - Jorge Calderón, Bass - Bob Metzger, Guitar, Producer - Steve Meador, Drums - Bob Furgo, Keyboards, Violin - Bill Ginn, Keyboards - Paul Ostermeyer, Keyboards - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Producer - Peter Flynn, Engineer - Alan Perman, Engineer - David Hough, Engineer - David Kelln, Engineer - Doug McClement, Engineer - Billy Myers, Engineer - Ken Allardyce, Engineer - John Hendrickson, Engineer - Kevin Michael, Engineer - David Arch, Assistant Engineer - BILL SCHNEE, Mixing Engineer - Doug Sax, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1994 Sony Music Entertainment

5
The Future 00:06:40

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Steve Meador - David Campbell, Arranger - Bob Metzger, Guitar - Lenny Castro, Tambourine

(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

6
Democracy 00:07:03

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Steve Lindsey, Keyboards, Producer - Vinnie Colaiuta - Jennifer Warnes - Julie Christensen - David Morgan - Dean Parks, Guitar, Mandolin - Jeff Fisher, Keyboards - Randy Kerber, Keyboards

(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

7
Waiting for the Miracle 00:07:42

Leonard Cohen, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Yoav Goren, Arranger, Producer - Anjani Thomas - S. Robinson, Composer, Lyricist - Dean Parks, Mandolin - Lenny Castro, Percussion - Bob Furgo, Violin - Rebecca De Mornay, Arranger

(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

8
Closing Time 00:05:57

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Perla Batalla - Julie Christensen - Bob Metzger, Guitar - Bob Furgo, Violin - Leanne Unger, Producer

(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

9
Anthem 00:05:59

Leonard Cohen, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Rebecca De Mornay, Arranger, Producer - Bob Metzger, Bass, Electric Guitar - Lenny Castro, Percussion - Steve Meador, Drums - Yoav Goren, Arranger - La Mass Choir, Associated Performer

(P) 1992 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

10
In My Secret Life 00:04:53

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Mixing Engineer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer - Sharon Robinson, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Programmer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Bob Metzger, Guitar - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

11
Alexandra Leaving 00:05:22

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Mixing Engineer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer - Sharon Robinson, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Programmer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

12
A Thousand Kisses Deep 00:06:26

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Mixing Engineer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer - Sharon Robinson, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Programmer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - David Campbell, Arranger - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

13
Love Itself 00:05:21

Leonard Cohen, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Mixing Engineer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer - Sharon Robinson, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Programmer - Leanne Ungar, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer

(P) 2001 Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

The tracks on this two-CD, 31-song anthology, spanning Cohen's career from his 1967 debut album through 2002's Ten New Songs, were chosen by Cohen himself. It could thus be regarded as an accurate mirror of how Cohen sees his own career path and catalog highlights. And there are many of the songs you would expect from any decent Cohen retrospective: "Suzanne," "Sisters of Mercy," "So Long Marianne," "Bird on a Wire," "Famous Blue Raincoat," and "I'm You're Man," for instance. Still, the balance and selection isn't ideal. There's just one song ("Famous Blue Raincoat") from Songs of Love and Hate, and no songs at all from Death of a Ladies Man. Cohen's 1988-2002 period is arguably overrepresented, with about half of the package's tunes dating from that era. And because his later period is so prominently featured, most listeners won't be able to get around the fact that his voice declined in expressive range in the later years, and his material was less striking than his best early songs. Still, for those who've enjoyed Cohen all along, it's a good dose of much of his better work, and certainly doesn't skimp on the running time, with each of the discs lasting 78 minutes. ~ Richie Unterberger

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