Released in 1975 Leonard Cohen's Greatest Hits was the bedsitter record of the era for anyone wanting to clamp their ears to the pillow and pretend that glam-rock had never happened. It collects the best bits of his 60s and 70s work onto what would become an iconic collection of lowly whispered folk and hotel room introspection. Containing some of his most famous songs, this Greatest Hits is truly an album that stands on its own accord as an LP and introduced discerning listeners to the man we came to know as 'laughing Len'.
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9/10 Jack 27th November 2017
This is a wonderful collection of Cohen's now legendary early work. Drawn from his classic albums Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Songs From A Room, Songs Of Love And Hate and New Skin For The Old Ceremony, these timeless songs have become part of the serious poetic heritage of the English language. What I found especially impressive on listening to this album again, were the brilliant arrangements and especially the siren-like quality of the female vocals so perfectly framing Cohen's voice. These songs just sound better and better as the decades pass.
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