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My favourite Record !,
This review is from: Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Audio CD)
I was a 15 year old in a boarding school. It wasnt 'the best of times'. Into this right into the middle of my 'O' levels came a record called "The Rock Machine Turns You On". This was a brilliant Island Record Sampler. On it was Bob Dylan, Tim Rose, Tim Hardin, Taj Mahal ... and I think "Sisters of mercy" by Leonard Cohen. I bought his eponymous 1st LP unheard and fell in love with it at FIRST listening. Far frombeing depressing I found it beautiful, moving and every track is excellent in its own way. It was an era when each great new artist was unique and special. To me Leonard Cohen brought a quiet beauty. A deep melancholic voice and a wonderful simple guitar backing to his songs. Suzanne is well known and one of the great songs of all time, but all the others are excellent.But " So long Marianne" about his scandinavian girlfriend, Sister of Mercy, Hey thats no way to say goodbye are stand out songs. I have to say LC is someone you either love or hate ... so the only thing to do is listen and make up your own mind up.
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Initial post: 21 Feb 2013, 08:52:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Feb 2013, 08:52:38 GMT
Tricky Tree says:
Excellent review. One rather pedantic point though......the Rock machine sampler you mention was a CBS release not Island. The ones you are thinking of are probably "You Can All join In" or "Nice Enough To Eat". Totally agree with you about "Songs of..."
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Feb 2013, 09:46:56 GMT
Dr. Tom Bell says:
Yes of course CBS!!!!Went to see the Zombies last year ... still on tour ... Rod Argent etc
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