Leonard Cohen’s ‘The Future’

Leonard Cohen’s ‘The Future’ is his ninth studio album released on November 24, 1992.

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Track Listing : 1.The Future (Leonard Cohen) – 06:41 . 2.Waiting For The Miracle (Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson) – 07:42 . 3.Be For Real (Frederick Knight) – 04:32 . 4.Closing Time (Leonard Cohen) – 06:00 . 5.Anthem (Leonard Cohen) – 06:09 . 6.Democracy (Leonard Cohen) – 07:13 . 7.Light As The Breeze (Leonard Cohen) – 07:14 . 8.Always (Irving Berlin) (Leonard Cohen) – 08:04 . 9.Tacoma Trailer (Leonard Cohen) – 05:57

Musicians : Leonard Cohen – Vocals, Saxophone, Violin . Steve Lindsey – Keyboards, Mellotron, Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer . Jeff Fisher – Keyboards . Bob Blaub – Bass . Bob Glaub – Bass . Lee Sklar – Bass . Leland Sklar – Bass . Freddie “Ready Freddie” Washington – Bass . Bob Metzger – Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Steel), Pedal Steel . John Barnes – Bass, Synthesizer Bass . Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums . James Gadson – Drums . Ed Greene – Drums . Steve Meador – Drums . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar . Dennis Herring – Guitar (Electric) . Dean Parks – Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Mandolin, Weissenborn . Lee Thornburg – Trombone, Trumpet . Randy Kerber – Keyboards . Mike Finnigan – Organ . Lenny Castro – Percussion, Tambourine . Bill Ginn – Synclavier . Jim Cox – Piano . Greg Phillinganes – Piano . Steve Croes – Synclavier . Greg Smith – Sax (Baritone) . Greg “Frosty” Smith – Sax (Baritone) . Brandon Fields – Sax (Tenor) . Lon Price – Sax (Tenor) . Bob Furgo – Saxophone, Violin . David Campbell – Conductor, Strings, Vocals (Background) . Ronald Clark – Strings . Larry Corbett – Strings . Joel Derouin – Strings . Bruce Dukov – Strings . Donald Ferrone – Strings . Berj Garabedian – Strings . Suzie Katayama – Strings . Suzie Kattayama – Strings . Sid Page – Strings . Daniel Smith – Strings . Thomas Tally – Strings . Raymond Tischer – Strings . Peggy Blue – Vocals (Background) . Jacquelyn Gouche-Farris – Vocals (Background) . Peggi Blu – Vocals (Background) . Jean Johnson – Vocals (Background) . David Morgan – Vocals (Background) . Valerie Pinkston-Mayo – Vocals (Background) . Anjani Thomas – Vocals (Background) . Jennifer Warnes – Vocals (Background) . Tony Warren – Vocals (Background) . Edna Wright – Vocals (Background) . Jennifer Warner – Vocals (Background) . Donald Taylor – Choir Director, Director . Gigi Bailey – Choir/Chorus . Cynthia Bass – Choir/Chorus . Lavan Davis – Choir/Chorus . Lashanna Dendy – Choir/Chorus . Brenda Lee Eager – Choir/Chorus . Aladrain Elmore – Choir/Chorus . Patricia Finnie – Choir/Chorus . Sonya Griffin – Choir/Chorus . Raven Kane – Choir/Chorus . La Mass Choir – Choir/Chorus . Nysa Larry – Choir/Chorus . Carmen Twillie – Choir/Chorus . Julia Waters – Choir/Chorus . Oren Waters – Choir/Chorus . Maxine Willard Waters – Choir/Chorus . Perla Batalla – Choir/Chorus, Vocals (Background) . Julie Christensen – Choir/Chorus, Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Leonard Cohen, Steve Lindsey, Bill Ginn, Leanne Ungar, Rebecca De Mornay, Yoav Goren . Airiq Anest – Engineer . Ray Blair – Engineer . Chad Blinman – Engineer . Richard Cottrell – Engineer . Enrico Depaoli – Engineer . Mark Guilbeault – Engineer . Rob Hart – Engineer . Richard Kaplan – Engineer . Charles Paakkari – Engineer . Duane Seykora – Engineer . Talley Sherwood – Engineer . David Shoeber – Engineer . Ian Terry – Engineer . Ben Wallach – Engineer . Tom Winslow – Engineer . Leanne Ungar – Engineer, Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering

Package : Michael Petit – Cover Design

Recorded January – June 1992.

Released On November 24, 1992 By Columbia.

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The Leonard Cohen File
A READING OF THE FUTURE In his 1992 album The Future, poet and musician Leonard Cohen combines images, both sacred and profane, to reveal a stunning vision of the apocalypse and the means to salvation […]

Sputnikmusic.com
It’s a very mature album thematically, this and Leonard’s gravelly voice at risk at putting people to sleep but otherwise charming once you learn to adapt to it. It is probably an album for the old and weary at heart, or maybe just the old and weary. Still, it’s good and a worthwhile listen. […]

yermamasez @ RateYourMusic
Leonard Cohen is high-concept kitsch. He is best when accompanied by a battery-operated Casio like the one he used to such great effect on I’m Your Man. The Future was my introduction to Len and remains a sentimental favorite. […]

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