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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This second compilation covers Leonard Cohen's career from 1984 to 1995 skipping over both Death of a Ladies' Man, which is understandable, and Recent Songs, which is more questionable. Cohen did not have any hits during this period, though a few songs, notably "Everybody Knows" and "Tower of Song," became well enough known to be essential choices. Otherwise, Cohen's craftsmanship makes a choice from among his work difficult. This set chooses four of the eight songs from the celebrated I'm Your Man album and more might have been included and four from its less successful follow-up, The Future. One track, "Dance Me to the End of Love," comes from Various Positions, with...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This second compilation covers Leonard Cohen's career from 1984 to 1995 skipping over both Death of a Ladies' Man, which is understandable, and Recent Songs, which is more questionable. Cohen did not have any hits during this period, though a few songs, notably "Everybody Knows" and "Tower of Song," became well enough known to be essential choices. Otherwise, Cohen's craftsmanship makes a choice from among his work difficult. This set chooses four of the eight songs from the celebrated I'm Your Man album and more might have been included and four from its less successful follow-up, The Future. One track, "Dance Me to the End of Love," comes from Various Positions, with another of that album's songs, "Hallelujah," included in a live version. There is also a live version of the Cohen standard "Suzanne," and there are two previously unreleased songs, the typically funny and erotic "Never Any Good" and the minute-long disembodied recitation "The Great Event." It's easy to note important omissions -- "Came So Far for Beauty," "If It Be Your Will," and "First We Take Manhattan" are perhaps the most missed -- but what's here chronicles both the continuance of Cohen's talent as a songwriter and the improvement in his deepened voice and record-making abilities in this portion of his career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/1997
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646863626
  • Catalog Number: 68636
  • Sales rank: 8,291

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Knows (5:32)
  2. 2 I'm Your Man (4:24)
  3. 3 Take This Waltz (5:58)
  4. 4 Tower of Song (5:37)
  5. 5 Anthem (6:06)
  6. 6 Democracy (7:12)
  7. 7 The Future (6:40)
  8. 8 Closing Time (5:58)
  9. 9 Dance Me to the End of Love (6:12)
  10. 10 Suzanne (4:19)
  11. 11 Hallelujah (6:55)
  12. 12 Never Any Good (5:04)
  13. 13 The Great Event (1:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leonard Cohen Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Jennifer Warnes Vocals
John Bilezikjian Mandolin, Oud
Jorge Calderon Bass
LA Mass Choir Choir, Chorus
John Barnes Bass
Curt Bisquera Drums
Tom Brechtlein Drums
Alex Brown Vocals
David Campbell Conductor, Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion, Tambourine
Julie Christensen Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Jim Cox Keyboards
Julie Delgado Bass
Bill Ginn Keyboards
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Darrell Leonard Horn
Steve Lindsey Keyboards
Steve Meador Drums
Bob Metzger Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Paul Ostermayer Keyboards, Saxophone
Dean Parks Guitar, Mandolin
Earl Lon Price Horn
Greg Smith Horn
Donald Taylor Choir Director
Lee Thornburg Horn
Stephen Zirkel Bass, Trumpet, Keyboards
Perla Batalla Vocals
Bob Furgo Violin, Keyboards
Tom McMoran Keyboards
Elisabeth Valletti Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Mayel Assouly Vocals
Raffi Hakopian Violin
Evelyine Hebey Vocals
Jackie Farris Vocals
Jeff Fisher Keyboards
Steve Metzger Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Dennis Harring Guitar
Victoria ? Vocals
Thomas Timko Horn
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
C. Roscoe Beck Producer
David Campbell Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Richard Cottrell Engineer
Rebecca de Mornay Producer
Yoav Goren Arranger, Programming
David Hough Engineer
Iki Levy Programming
Steve Lindsey Producer
Doug McClement Engineer
Bob Metzger Producer
Billy Myers Engineer
Jean-Jacque Peruchon Engineer
Gean-Michel Reusser Producer
Michel Robidoux Producer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Arranger
Doug Sax Mastering
David Shoeber Engineer
Ian Terry Engineer
Lee Thornburg Horn Arrangements
Leanne Ungar Producer, Engineer
Gabe Veltri Engineer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Kevin Beauchamp Engineer
Federico García Lorca Composer
Jeff Fisher Arranger, Programming
David Kelln Engineer
Roger Guerin Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More best of Leonard Cohen

    Excellent cd

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Leonard Cohen is Great

    Loved the lyrics since I was a College student. Good sound, soothing voice, great songs.
    Leon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    That's how the light gets in by Susan Rako, M.D. Fans of Cohen's will recognize There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in Rako, a comtemporary of Cohen, has given is a fascinating and remarkably candid look into her life and times. That's how the light gets in is wonderfully well-written and a great read. The writing just flows.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Rich World of Macabre with LC

    Leonard Cohen, the most ubiquitously great singer-songwriter of the past fifty years years (in my opinion), is hard to accuse as having a dilettante collection of songs with his best hits collection. The sheer greatness of his work, though, can never be abhorred by anybody. As most people could not several wonderful songs are missing from the CD including "If It Be Your Will," "First We Take Manhattan" and, "The Window" and sparing several others. The main thrust of his songs never cease to impress, though. For instance, from the first song, he had detailed the declining power of America with such crises as Vietnam, Reaganomics, Watergate, AIDS, Cocaine epidemic, just to name a few in "Everybody Knows." Leonard Cohen never was one to shy away from topics, including the Apocylatic "Future," as we are seeing the vision coming true. He is up to his naughty self in the previously unreleased "Never Any Good," where he includes the typical Cohenian lyric..."I am sorry for my crimes against the moonlight." The fire still burns, even after 70. LC is proof of that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There is no bad Leonard Cohen

    I have enjoyed cohens music for many years. He is always intelligent and the portrait he paints with his lyrics is always full of color and texture. This CD has some of his best work. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Deep, Rich Voice of a Master, Leonard Cohen

    Simply put, Brava! I am an admirer of the Leonard Cohen sound and lyric and its effect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My newest favorite album

    I liked the album upon first hearing it. There is much in his songs that relate to a person who has lived and loved a while. Any man having a deep voice should learn a few Leonard Cohen songs to entertain his favorite lady. I played them over and over on my MP3 player to learn my favorites.

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