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Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room 1969 (2014) FLAC 24bit

12-02-2016, 13:04
Pop | Folk | Rock | FLAC / APE

Title: Songs From A Room
Year Of Release: 1969 (2014)
Label: Sony Music / Columbia Nashville
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24bit-44.1kHz]
Total Time: 0:36:12
Total Size: 380 Mb


01. Bird on the Wire 03:29
02. Story of Isaac 03:39
03. A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes 03:18
04. The Partisan 03:29
05. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy 03:41
06. The Old Revolution 04:50
07. The Butcher 03:22
08. You Know Who I Am 03:32
09. Lady Midnight 03:02
10. Tonight Will Be Fine 03:50

Leonard Cohen's first album was an unqualified triumph which announced the arrival of a bold and singular talent, and many who heard it must have wondered what Cohen could do for an encore. By comparison, Cohen's second album, 1969's Songs from a Room, was something of a letdown. While it's a fine LP, it ultimately feels neither as striking nor as assured as Songs of Leonard Cohen. Bob Johnston stepped in as producer for Songs from a Room, and his arrangements are simpler than those John Simon crafted for the debut, but they're also full of puzzling accents, such as the jew's harp that punctuates several tracks, the churchy organ line in "The Old Revolution," and the harsh synthesizer flourishes on "A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes." Johnston also had trouble coaxing strong vocal performances from Cohen; his singing here sounds tentative and his meter is uncertain, which regardless of how one feels about Cohen's much-debated vocal prowess is not the case with his other work. And finally, the quality of the songs on Songs from a Room is less consistent than on Songs of Leonard Cohen; as fine as "Bird on a Wire," "You Know Who I Am," "The Story of Isaac" and "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy" may be, "The Butcher" and "A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes" simply aren't up to his usual standards. Despite the album's flaws, Songs from a Room's strongest moments convey a naked intimacy and fearless emotional honesty that's every bit as powerful as the debut, and it left no doubt that Cohen was a major creative force in contemporary songwriting. --Mark Deming.

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