April 21 street date. Cohen's sophomore effort 'Songs From A Room' (recorded with producer Bob Johnston, renowned for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Byrds, and Simon & Garfunkel) was a worthy follow-up, boasting such enduring compositions as 'Bird On The Wire', 'Story Of Isaac' and 'A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros'.
Aug. 16 street date. Recorded with vocalist Jennifer Warnes, 'Various Positions' (originally released in the U.S. in 1985) is a stunning return to form. Cryptic and raw, 'Various Positions' is an eclectic set ranging from the Gainsbourg-esque pop ballad of "Dance Me To The End Of Love" to the classic "Hallelujah".
NON-RETURNABLE. 1988 was notable in the career of Leonard Cohen for a number of reasons. Not only was he was still reeling from the rejuvenation of his career, largely as a result of Jennifer Warnes' Cohen covers album from the previous year, 'Famous Blue Raincoat', but his own, second album of the decade was finally released. 'I'm Your Man' was promoted via a series of television interviews, and an extensive tour of Europe, Canada and the U.S. Many shows were broadcast on European and US television and radio, but generally considered to be the finest of the tour was transmitted across the airwaves from Toronto's Massey Hall in Canada on 9th November. Added as a bonus track is Leonard's reading of his 1992 epic "The Future", broadcast live on Canadian TV in 1993.
May 15 street date. NON-RETURNABLE. Previously unreleased radio broadcast from LEONARD COHEN's 'The Future' world tour. The majority of the music featured on this CD was broadcast from Los Angeles, at the Complex on 18th April 1993. It also includes three additional songs broadcast towards the end of the tour on 12th July from Austin City Limits, in Austin, Texas. This set is weighted firmly towards more recent material with just two numbers drawn from Leonard's 60s catalogue ("Sisters Of Mercy" and "Bird On The Wire") - the 70s is represented exclusively by "There Is A War".
Available now. (Back In PRINT!!) GATEFOLD SLEEVE= PREV. UNRELEASED 1970 CONCERT. Over 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the 3rd annual Isle Of Wight music festival. As Cohen followed the fiery Jimi Hendrix set, onlookers stood in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd.
April 8 street date. 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL - 4 PAGE INSERT. After a sabbatical period resting in a Buddhist monastery, Leonard Cohen was prompted to tour again as in his absence his former manager embezzled his savings. If one expected Cohen not to amaze crowds regardless of the reason he was on stage, or his absence from the stage for almost 15 years, one couldn’t be more wrong.
June 10 street date. 180 gram audiophile vinyl - Gatefold sleeve - Includes insert with song lyrics - Available on vinyl for the first time! In 1979, after the release of his album Recent Songs [MOVLP311], Cohen set out on an international concert tour accompanied by members of the Austin-based Jazz-Rock group Passenger; Field Commander Cohen was compiled in 2000 from recordings of the 1979 tour, and it presents an especially strong argument for Cohen’s gifts as a musician. This is the first ever vinyl release of these live recordings at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and Brighton’s Dome Theatre. This may well be Cohen’s best set of recorded performances as a singer, and having Jennifer Warnes and Sharon Robinson on hand as duet partners is especially rich icing on the cake. While the musicians take care to never intrude upon the songs, they play beautifully, with remarkable taste and skill; they bring out the nuances of these songs with a sure but gentle hand.
September 23 street date.In Popular Problems, his thrilling new studio album, Leonard Cohen gets down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. In collaboration with co-writer Patrick Leonard, Popular Problems is a masterpiece from the ever-fresh imagination of a musical legend whose songs continue to captivate new listeners and devoted fans. Popular Problems is Cohen’s 13th studio album. Popular Problems was produced by Patrick Leonard, mastered at Marcussen Mastering and was recorded and mixed by Jesse E. String with additional mixing by Bill Bottrell.