Leonard Cohen really is a giant of 20th century music. He has produced album after album of consistently great music, with deep lyrics and a thoughtful feel. He has made many albums, five of which are collected together here.
The five albums are 1968s `Songs Of Leonard Cohen', 1984s `Various Positions', 1988s `I'm Your Man', 1992s `The Future' and 2001s `Ten New Songs'. These are a good choices, reasonably evenly spaced out across is career and pick out some of the highlights.
If you're reading here you're probably already familiar with the music, so I shall review the product. The five albums are presented on five discs in card slipcases, all collected into a sturdy card outer. The original album art is recreated and there is a short booklet with the basic recording details and credits. There are no extras or bonus tracks. A basic, budget release, but packed so full of great music that the lack of any distracting extras does not make a difference.
This is a great set, a great way to get hold of several classic albums in one go. Ideal for those who want a bit more than a simple best of collection.