Songs of Love and Hate is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was released on March 19, 1971, through Columbia Records. Cohen reunited with producer Bob Johnston, who was at the helm for the singer's previous album Songs From a Room, and also brought back guitarist Ron Cornelius, who acted as leader of Cohen's new crew of backing musicians, christened The Army.
Songs of Love and Hate is one of Leonard Cohen's most emotionally intense albums - which, given the nature of Cohen's body of work, is no small statement.
Released March 19, 1971. Songs of Love and Hate Tracklist. The album reached on the US Billboard 200, but was his most commercially successful album in many other parts of the world, reaching in the UK and in Australia. Songs of Love and Hate Q&A.
Leonard Cohen, (Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ, 21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
Leonard Cohen, Canada's most influential -turned-singer songwriter, is arguably the greatest lyricist of all time - a bold statement, I know, but one I am willing to defend to death (yes, much better than Dylan). Cohen is undoubtably the poet laureate of melancholia. Bearing this in mind, I say with no hesitation that Cohen's third offering - 1971's 'Songs of Love and Hate' - is, lyrically, Cohen's greatest album. The album also spawned two fan favourites; "Famous Blue Raincoat", and "Joan Of Arc".
Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
The definitive Leonard Cohen work, Songs of Love and Hate reveals the most cohesive, beautiful and moving set of folk-tunes by the legendary poet. Songs like Avalanche, Lat Year's Man, Diamonds in the Mine and Famous Blue Raincoat are all classics, ranking high among some of his absolute best compositions, not only displaying the songwriting master he was, but an incomparable performative effort that highlights some of his most inspired career cuts. Listening to this album in private, with due.