Recent Songs is the sixth studio album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1979. Produced by Leonard Cohen and Henry Lewy, it was a return to Cohen's acoustic folk music after the Phil Spector experimentation of Death of a Ladies' Man, but now with many jazz and Oriental influences.
Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album by Canadian folk singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released on December 27, 1967 on Columbia Records. Less successful in the US than in Europe, Songs of Leonard Cohen foreshadowed the kind of chart success Cohen would go on to achieve. It reached number 83 on the Billboard 200 and achieving gold status in the US only in 1989, but peaked at number 13 on the UK Albums Chart, and spent nearly a year and a half on it.
Leonard Cohen – Recent Songs. Label: Columbia – JC 36264. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing. Producer – Henry Lewy, Leonard Cohen. Recorded By, Mixed By – Derek Dunan, Greg Falken, Skip Cottrell. Recorded By, Mixed By – Henry Lewy. Written-By – L. Cohen (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B5). Notes. Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California.
Folk Rock Leonard Cohen. Band Name Leonard Cohen. Album Name Recent Songs. 版公司 Columbia Records CBS Records.
Recent Songs is the sixth studio album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1979. It was a return to Cohens acoustic folk music after the Phil Spector experimentation of Death of a Ladies Man, (MOVLP476) but now with many Jazz and Oriental influences. Pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. The album includes Gypsy violin player Raffi Hakopian, and even a Mexican Mariachi band. Long-time Cohen collaborator Jennifer Warnes prominently appears in vocal tracks. Members of the band Passenger played on four of the songs and Garth Hudson of The Band also appeared on the album.
Released September 27, 1979. Recent Songs Tracklist. 1. The Guests Lyrics. 2. Humbled in Love Lyrics.
It’s light enough/To let it go, sing Cohen and Warnes, as subdued as the glow of their cigarettes, while a plaintive English horn defines the heartbreak they won’t approach or admit. He’s also learned enough to realize that such pressures aren’t one-sided. It’s probably coincidental that, in the album-ending Ballad of the Absent Mare (ostensibly borrowed from the Chinese), the tale’s told from the cowboy’s point of view. Horse and rider - reunited only to part again - ride each other, joined by a kind of love so intense that each begs mentally for solitude: She longs to be lost and he longs for the sam. And it’s time for their burden, it’s time for the whip/Will she walk through the flame, can he shoot from the hip.