Pop - Ten New Songs (Leonard Cohen)
Auction HouseBooksDigital CodesConsumer Electronics & ComputersGamesLifestyleMovies & TV

Music

Toys
Ten New Songs

Ten New Songs


Columbia Records
~Leonard Cohen
Audio CD

Once bought, this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

5-15d Usually ships within 5-15 days.

Price: US$ 8.90

add to cart orsave for later
 

further info

Official Release Date Oct 09, 2001
Artist Leonard Cohen
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005493618
Item Code  0696998595323

track listing

1. In My Secret Life
2. A Thousand Kisses Deep
3. That Don't Make It Junk
4. Here It Is
5. Love Itself
6. By The Rivers Dark
7. Alexandra Leaving
8. You Have Loved Enough
9. Boogie Stree
10. The Land Of Plenty

description

"I'm back on Boogie Street," declares Leonard Cohen on two different songs in this collection, titled with characteristic understatement Ten New Songs. (Previous album titles have included Songs of Leonard Cohen, Songs from a Room, and Recent Songs.) More poet than musician, Cohen has, since his early albums, tended to rely on collaborations with musicians to put together his music: John Lissauer on 1974's New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Henry Lewy on 1979's Recent Songs, and, notoriously, Phil Spector on 1977's Death of a Ladies' Man. On Ten New Songs, his partner is former backup singer Sharon Robinson, who co-wrote "Everybody Knows" on 1988's I'm Your Man and earns co-writing credit on all the material here. She has also conjured the musical backgrounds ("All tracks arranged, programmed, and performed by Sharon Robinson," reads the credit), and she harmonizes with Cohen throughout. But all collaborators (even Spector) are in the service of Cohen's poetic vision, which remains the dominant element on this elegiac set. After a restatement of purpose on "In My Secret Life," he turns in a moody set of reflections on decline, even alluding to fellow poet Robert Frost's famous "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" in "A Thousand Kisses Deep": "And maybe I had miles to drive/And promises to keep/You ditch it all to stay alive/A thousand kisses deep." The songs are full of leave-taking, with titles like "Alexandra Leaving" and "You Have Loved Enough" accurately describing the tone, concluding with the prayer-like valedictory "The Land of Plenty," which gently remonstrates with the consumer society the poet has always engaged and rejected: "May the lights in the land of plenty/Shine on the truth some day." Even in the quietude of Cohen's catalog, the result seems like a coda. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

recommendations

useful links

Missing links? Please log in or create account to submit your link recommendations.

customer reviews

No reviews for Ten New Songs yet.

Log in or create account to post your own reviews.

personal agent

Please send me an E-Mail when ...




Our privacy statement

tell a friend

Tell your friends about us. Enter as many E-Mail addresses as you like (seperated by ";").

Please login first

Our privacy statement

✕ 

Search

Searchadvanced search


215.4K
215.4K
29.5K
29.5K
1.1K
1.1K
7.1K
7.1K
SN: 222 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 |