We use cookies to provide essential features and services. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies .

×

Free UK shipping on

10 million books

Songs Of Leonard Cohen
By

Rating
Album: Songs Of Leonard Cohen
# Song Title   Time
1)    Suzanne More Info... 0:04
2)    Master Song More Info... 0:06
3)    Winter Lady More Info... 0:02
4)    The Stranger Song More Info... 0:05
5)    Sisters of Mercy More Info... 0:03
6)    So Long, Marianne More Info... 0:05
7)    Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye More Info... 0:03
8)    Stories of the Street More Info... 0:04
9)    Teachers More Info... 0:03
10)    One of Us Cannot Be Wrong More Info... 0:04
11)    Store Room More Info... 0:05
12)    Blessed Is the Memory More Info... 0:03
 

Album: Songs Of Leonard Cohen
# Song Title   Time
1)    Suzanne More Info... 0:04
2)    Master Song More Info... 0:06
3)    Winter Lady More Info... 0:02
4)    The Stranger Song More Info... 0:05
5)    Sisters of Mercy More Info... 0:03
6)    So Long, Marianne More Info... 0:05
7)    Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye More Info... 0:03
8)    Stories of the Street More Info... 0:04
9)    Teachers More Info... 0:03
10)    One of Us Cannot Be Wrong More Info... 0:04
11)    Store Room More Info... 0:05
12)    Blessed Is the Memory More Info... 0:03
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Leonard Cohen's debut album encapsulated the performer's artistry. A successful poet and novelist, he came to music through the folk idiom, and this set combines the aural simplicity and visual clarity of these two passions. Cohen's lugubrious voice brought an intensity to a haunting collection bound together by beautiful melodies and deeply personal lyrics. Members of contemporary group Kaleidoscope join producer John Simon in creating a delicate backdrop for some memorable love songs. Cohen's ability to be both intimate and universal is a rare gift and results in a body of work that is both timeless and enthralling, albeit a bit sombre.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tunes remain surefire four decades later....This is deep, witty and enduring stuff."

Spin (p.108) - "[S]tripped-down, world-weary folk songs....[They] still hold an uncanny attractiveness today."

Q (p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he imagery woven through the likes of 'Sisters Of Mercy' proved that no one, not even Bob Dylan, had such a complete mastery of words."

Q (p.132) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[With] a dark wit and sophistication..."

Magnet (p.93) - "[T]he tentative, almost boyish softness of Cohen's first folksinging forays only underscores his grim lyrics."

Dirty Linen (p.43) - "[The] impeccable production put Cohen's melancholy , sensuous baritone at the forefront, with an impressive array of subtle instrumental embellishments lurking in the background."

No Depression (p.76) - "[The songs] have a timeless and ageless power, even when they're awash in '60s countercultural meaning."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top