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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A limited guitar player at best, and with a voice that hardly spans a couple of octaves, Leonard Cohen has nonetheless fashioned a legacy of gorgeously realized songs that reach deep into the heart of lust, ill- and well-fated romance, hope, and redemption, and if he doesn't sing like an angel, he could certainly mesmerize one with the melody, lilt, and power of his songs. This set collects all of his albums, 11 of them, released between 1968 and 2004, including Songs of Leonard Cohen 1968, Songs from a Room 1969, Songs of Love and Hate 1971, New Skin for the Old Ceremony 1974, Death of a Ladies' Man 1977, Recent Songs 1979, Various Positions 1984, I'm Your Man 1988, The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A limited guitar player at best, and with a voice that hardly spans a couple of octaves, Leonard Cohen has nonetheless fashioned a legacy of gorgeously realized songs that reach deep into the heart of lust, ill- and well-fated romance, hope, and redemption, and if he doesn't sing like an angel, he could certainly mesmerize one with the melody, lilt, and power of his songs. This set collects all of his albums, 11 of them, released between 1968 and 2004, including Songs of Leonard Cohen 1968, Songs from a Room 1969, Songs of Love and Hate 1971, New Skin for the Old Ceremony 1974, Death of a Ladies' Man 1977, Recent Songs 1979, Various Positions 1984, I'm Your Man 1988, The Future 1992, Ten New Songs 2001, and Dear Heather 2004. It's a tremendous legacy, full of poetry and hard-earned truth, and this is a nice way to get to the heart of all of it with one purchase.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2011
  • Label: Sony Import
  • UPC: 886979617728
  • Catalog Number: 7961772
  • Sales rank: 10,051


Disc 1
  1. 1 Suzanne (3:50)
  2. 2 Master Song (5:58)
  3. 3 Winter Lady (2:17)
  4. 4 The Stranger Song (5:07)
  5. 5 Sisters of Mercy (3:36)
  6. 6 So Long, Marianne (5:40)
  7. 7 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (2:57)
  8. 8 Stories of the Street (4:37)
  9. 9 Teachers (3:02)
  10. 10 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (4:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bird on the Wire (3:29)
  2. 2 Story of Isaac (3:38)
  3. 3 A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes (3:18)
  4. 4 The Partisan (3:29)
  5. 5 Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (3:41)
  6. 6 The Old Revolution (4:50)
  7. 7 The Butcher (3:22)
  8. 8 You Know Who I Am (3:32)
  9. 9 Lady Midnight (3:01)
  10. 10 Tonight Will Be Fine (3:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Avalanche (5:07)
  2. 2 Last Year's Man (6:02)
  3. 3 Dress Rehearsal Rag (6:12)
  4. 4 Diamonds in the Mine (3:52)
  5. 5 Love Calls You by Your Name (5:44)
  6. 6 Famous Blue Raincoat (5:15)
  7. 7 Sing Another Song, Boys (6:17)
  8. 8 Joan of Arc (6:29)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Is This What You Wanted (4:19)
  2. 2 Chelsea Hotel #2 (3:08)
  3. 3 Lover Lover Lover (3:24)
  4. 4 Field Commander Cohen (4:04)
  5. 5 Why Don't You Try (3:54)
  6. 6 There Is a War (3:04)
  7. 7 A Singer Must Die (3:21)
  8. 8 I Tried to Leave You (2:42)
  9. 9 Who by Fire (2:37)
  10. 10 Take This Longing (4:10)
  11. 11 Leaving Greensleeves (2:39)
Disc 5
  1. 1 True Love Leaves No Traces - Ronee Blakley (4:27)
  2. 2 Iodine - Ronee Blakley (5:05)
  3. 3 Paper Thin Hotel (5:44)
  4. 4 Memories - Ronee Blakley (6:03)
  5. 5 I Left a Woman Waiting (3:29)
  6. 6 Don't Go Home with Your Hard-On (5:38)
  7. 7 Fingerprints (3:00)
  8. 8 Death of a Ladies' Man (9:24)
Disc 6
  1. 1 The Guests (6:40)
  2. 2 Humbled in Love (5:15)
  3. 3 The Window (5:56)
  4. 4 Came So Far for Beauty (4:04)
  5. 5 The Lost Canadian (4:44)
  6. 6 The Traitor (6:15)
  7. 7 Our Lady of Solitude (3:13)
  8. 8 The Gypsy's Wife (5:13)
  9. 9 The Smoky Life (5:18)
  10. 10 Ballad of the Absent Mare (6:42)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Dance Me to the End of Love (4:40)
  2. 2 Coming Back to You (3:35)
  3. 3 The Law (4:28)
  4. 4 The Night Comes On (4:41)
  5. 5 Hallelujah (4:39)
  6. 6 The Captain (4:10)
  7. 7 Hunter's Lullaby (2:26)
  8. 8 Heart with No Companion (3:04)
  9. 9 If It Be Your Will (3:44)
Disc 8
  1. 1 First We Take Manhattan (6:01)
  2. 2 Ain't No Cure for Love (4:51)
  3. 3 Everybody Knows (5:36)
  4. 4 I'm Your Man (4:26)
  5. 5 Take This Waltz (6:00)
  6. 6 Jazz Police (3:53)
  7. 7 I Can't Forget (4:31)
  8. 8 Tower of Song (5:39)
Disc 9
  1. 1 The Future - Yoav Goren (6:43)
  2. 2 Waiting for the Miracle - Yoav Goren (7:42)
  3. 3 Be for Real (4:32)
  4. 4 Closing Time - Yoav Goren (6:00)
  5. 5 Anthem (6:09)
  6. 6 Democracy - Jeff Fisher (7:14)
  7. 7 Light as the Breeze - Bill Ginn (7:16)
  8. 8 Always (8:04)
  9. 9 Tacoma Trailer - Bill Ginn (5:58)
Disc 10
  1. 1 In My Secret Life - Sharon Robinson (4:55)
  2. 2 A Thousand Kisses Deep - Sharon Robinson (6:29)
  3. 3 That Don't Make It Junk - Sharon Robinson (4:28)
  4. 4 Here It Is - Sharon Robinson (4:18)
  5. 5 Love Itself - Sharon Robinson (5:26)
  6. 6 By the Rivers Dark - Sharon Robinson (5:20)
  7. 7 Alexandra Leaving - Sharon Robinson (5:25)
  8. 8 You Have Loved Enough - Sharon Robinson (5:41)
  9. 9 Boogie Street - Sharon Robinson (6:04)
  10. 10 The Land of Plenty - Sharon Robinson (4:36)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Go No More a-Roving - Sharon Robinson (3:43)
  2. 2 Because Of (3:03)
  3. 3 The Letters - Sharon Robinson (4:47)
  4. 4 Undertow (4:22)
  5. 5 Morning Glory (3:32)
  6. 6 On That Day (2:06)
  7. 7 Villanelle for Our Time (5:56)
  8. 8 There for You - Sharon Robinson (4:39)
  9. 9 Dear Heather (3:43)
  10. 10 Nightingale (2:30)
  11. 11 To a Teacher (2:35)
  12. 12 The Faith (4:19)
  13. 13 Tennessee Waltz (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leonard Cohen Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Jew's Harp, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Allen Ginsberg Background Vocals
Bob Dylan Background Vocals
Janis Ian Vocals
Jennifer Warnes Vocals, Background Vocals, Harmony
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Terry Gibbs Percussion, Vibes
Bill Mays Keyboards
Don Menza Flute, Saxophone
Don Randi Keyboards
Bob Sheppard Tenor Saxophone
Mitch Watkins Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Pete Jolly Keyboards
John Bilezikjian Oud
Jesse Ed Davis Guitar
Bruce Dukov Strings
Barry Goldberg Keyboards
Clydie King Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Sid Page Strings
Phil Spector Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ronee Blakley Background Vocals
Ron Cornelius Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bubba Fowler Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass
Lewis Furey Viola
LA Mass Choir Choir, Chorus
Tony Warren Background Vocals
Edna Wright Background Vocals
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Steel Guitar
Hal Blaine Drums
Cynthia Bass Choir, Chorus
Roscoe Beck Bass
Emily Bindiger Vocals
Tom Brechtlein Drums
Bobby Bruce Fiddle
Brenda Bryant Background Vocals
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
David Campbell Strings, Conductor, Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion, Tambourine
Charlie Daniels Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Fiddle
Julie Christensen Background Vocals
Ronald Clark Strings
Larry Cohen Keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Larry Corbett Strings
Jim Cox Piano
Steve Croes Synclavier
Richard Crooks Drums
John Crowder Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
LaVan Davis Choir, Chorus
Joel Derouin Strings
Erin Dickins Vocals, Background Vocals
Billy Diez Background Vocals
Oma Drake Background Vocals
Gene Estes Percussion
Brandon Fields Tenor Saxophone
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Johnny Friday Drums
James Gadson Drums
Berj Garabedian Strings
Ron Getman Harmonica, Steel Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bill Ginn Piano
Bob Glaub Bass
Ed Greene Drums
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Armen Halburian Percussion
Tom Hensley Keyboards
Dennis Herring Electric Guitar
Garth Hudson Accordion
David Isaac Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Jean Johnson Background Vocals
Bob Johnston Piano
Jude Johnstone Vocals
Raven Kane Choir, Chorus
Gail Kantor Vocals
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Dan Kessel Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
David Kessel Guitar, Background Vocals
Peter Kisilenko Bass
Michael Lang Keyboards
Jeff Layton Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Trumpet
Barry Lazarowitz Percussion, Drums
Yvonne Lewis Background Vocals
Steve Lindsey Organ, Keyboards, Mellotron
John Lissauer Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Woodwind
Charles Loper Trombone
Roy Markowitz Drums
Sid McGinnis Guitar
Steve Meador Drums
Bob Metzger Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jay Migliori Saxophone
Merle Miller Background Vocals
Art Munson Guitar
Ray Neapolitan Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Paul Ostermayer Flute
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Weissenborn
Don Payne Bass
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Valerie Pinkston-Mayo Background Vocals
Ray Pohlman Bass, Guitar
Lon Price Tenor Saxophone
Emil Radocchia Percussion
Jack Redmond Trombone
Michel Robidoux Keyboards
Devra Robitaille Synthesizer
Michael Sahl Strings
Lee Sklar Bass
Greg Smith Baritone Saxophone
Bob Stanley Guitar
Donald Taylor Choir Director
Bill Thedford Background Vocals
Anjani Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocals
Carmen Twillie Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Lorna Willard Background Vocals
Monalisa Young Choir, Chorus
Perla Batalla Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Jeff Barnes Synthesizer Bass
Gerald Chamberlain Trombone
Bob Furgo Violin, Saxophone
Corlynn Hanney Vocals
London Corona Academy Children's Voices
Susan Mussmano Vocals
Thomas Tally Strings
Elisabeth Valletti Vocals
Julia Waters Choir, Chorus
Suzie Katayama Strings
Jacquelyn Gouche-Farris Background Vocals
Dayna Stockard Choir, Chorus
Gigi Bailey Choir, Chorus
Sonya Griffin Choir, Chorus
Julia Tillman Background Vocals
Mayel Assouly Vocals
Patricia Finnie Choir, Chorus
Raffi Hakopian Violin
Evelyine Hebey Vocals
Nysa Larry Choir, Chorus
Roseland Parker-Holmes Choir, Chorus
Jeff Fisher Keyboards
Jimmy Frazier Choir, Chorus
Steve Douglas Flute, Saxophone, Soloist
Peggy Blue Background Vocals
Sherlie Matthews Background Vocals
Daniel Smith Strings
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Maxine Waters Choir, Chorus
Donald Ferrone Strings
Richard Baudet Saxophone
Freddie Washington Bass
David Morgan Background Vocals
Raymond Tischer Strings
Gerry Garrett Background Vocals
Sarah Kramer Trumpet
Ralph Gibson Guitar
Sharon Robinson Vocals, Background Vocals
John Miller Bass
Kenneth Kosek Fiddle
Brenda Eager Choir, Chorus
Steve Berkley Choir, Chorus
Crissie Faith Background Vocals
Aladrian Elmore Choir, Chorus
Evette Andrews Choir, Chorus
Theresa Walker Choir, Chorus
Stephen Lively Choir, Chorus
Stan Sargent Bass
Kevin Shoates Choir, Chorus
Julian Christensen Choir, Chorus
Jeralynthia Banks Choir, Chorus
Laythan Amot Choir, Chorus
Lashana Dendy Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Cover Photo, Drawing
Irving Berlin Composer
Bruce Dickinson Producer, Mastering
Frederick Knight Composer
Jennifer Warnes Vocal Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Don Menza Horn Arrangements
Ed Sanders Producer, Engineer
Tom Winslow Engineer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Nino Tempo rhythm arrangement
John Simon Producer, Musical Director
Phil Spector Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Roscoe Beck Arranger, Producer
Ray Blair Engineer
Martin Brumbach Engineer
Paul Buckmaster Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
David Campbell String Arrangements
Richard Cottrell Engineer
Steve Croes Synclavier Programming
Rebecca de Mornay Arranger, Producer
Enrico DePaoli Engineer
François Deschamps Engineer
Bill Ginn Programming, Producer, Synclavier Programming
Yoav Goren Arranger, Programming, Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mark Guilbeault Engineer
Ron Hart Engineer
Ed Hudson Engineer
Bob Johnston Producer
Richard Kaplan Engineer
Ed Kollis Engineer
Frank Laico Engineer
Larry Levine Engineer
Henry Lewy Producer, Engineer
Steve Lindsey Arranger, Producer, Additional Production
John Lissauer Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Jean-Jacque Peruchon Engineer
Gean-Michel Reusser Producer
Michel Robidoux Arranger, Producer, Drum Fills
Rick Rowe Engineer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Arranger
Frank Scott Composer
Duane Seykora Engineer
Talley Sherwood Engineer
Ian Terry Engineer
Anjani Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Lee Thornburg Horn Arrangements
Leanne Ungar Producer, Engineer
Neil Wilburn Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Billy Youdelman Engineer
Hy Zaret Composer
Bill Donovan Engineer
John Berg Cover Design, Cover Photo
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Teresa Alfieri Cover Design
John Cabalka Art Direction
Ira Friedlander Cover Design
Ben Wallach Engineer
Glen Christensen Art Direction
Edward O'Dowd Art Direction
Kevin Beauchamp Engineer
Chad Blinman Engineer
Jeff Fisher Arranger, Composer, Programming
Anna Marly Composer
John Smith Engineer
Sharon Weisz Cover Photo
Lord Byron Composer
Steve Berkowitz Producer
Michael Petit Cover Design
Doug Deforest Engineer
Roger Guerin Engineer
Machine Cover Photo
Eric Anest Engineer
Jon Smith Engineer
M. A. Gerin-Lajoie Composer
Robin Cable Engineer
Sharon Robinson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Emmanuel D'astier De La Vigerie Composer
Jacotte Chollet Cover Photo
Fred Echelard Engineer
Fred Deschamps Engineer
Charlie Paakaari Engineer
Pico Iyer Liner Notes
Orchestra Paris Jacket Design
Jason Roberts Engineer
Federico Garcia Composer
Dianne Lawrence Illustrations, Cover Portrait, Drawing
David Shober Engineer
Jeanne Ungar Producer
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