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.
1969's Songs From a Room is similar to his debut: Just as Songs of Leonard Cohen replaced original producer John Hammond, who had signed Cohen to Columbia (as well as Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan) with John Simon (then just off the Band's Music From Big Pink and Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends), this album was started with th. Cohen potently captures the pull between safety and the unknown, love and freedom, spirituality and sensuality: a panoramic view of human experience, rendered through the work of one exceptional artist.
Arc"), and the contempt in songs like "Dress Rehearsal Rag" and "Avalanche" is the sort of venom that can only come from someone who once cared very deeply. The sound of the album is clean and uncluttered, and for the most part the music stays out of the way of the lyrics, which dominate the songs
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".
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10. Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
Songs From A Room, Cohen’s second album, was for me a great improvement over his first because of restraint in the use of strings, clarions and angelic choirs, and because the compositions themselves were fairly even in quality (with Bird on the Wire and Story of Issac two really tight, clean stand-outs). And short - he shouldn’t be straining the frail but frequently quite lovely melodies to five and six minutes, as he does on Songs of Love and Hate . Recognizable, yes no one but Leonard Cohen could have come out with these arrangements but a style, no.
|Songs Of Leonard Cohen|
|A4||The Stranger Song|
|A5||Sisters Of Mercy|
|B1||So Long, Marianne|
|B2||Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye|
|B3||Stories Of The Street|
|B5||One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong|
|Songs From A Room|
|C1||Bird On A Wire|
|C2||Story Of Isaac|
|C3||A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes|
|C5||Seems So Long Ago, Nancy|
|D1||The Old Revolution|
|D3||You Know Who I Am|
|D5||Tonight Will Be Fine|
|Songs Of Love And Hate|
|E2||Last Year's Man|
|E3||Dress Rehearsal Rag|
|E4||Diamonds In The Mine|
|F1||Love Calls You By Your Name|
|F2||Famous Blue Raincoat|
|F3||Sing Another Song, Boys|
|F4||Joan Of Arc|