Leonard Cohen’s ‘New Skin for the Old Ceremony’

Leonard Cohen’s ‘New Skin for the Old Ceremony’ is his fourth studio album released on August 11, 1974 by Columbia.

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Track listing : . 1.Is This What You Wanted (Leonard Cohen) – 04:13 . 2.Chelsea Hotel #2 (Leonard Cohen) – 03:06 . 3.Lover Lover Lover (Leonard Cohen) – 03:19 . 4.Field Commander Cohen (Leonard Cohen) – 03:59 . 5.Why Don’t You Try (Leonard Cohen) – 03:50 . 6.There Is a War (Leonard Cohen) – 02:59 . 7.A Singer Must Die (Leonard Cohen) – 03:17 . 8.I Tried to Leave You (Leonard Cohen) – 02:40 . 9.Who by Fire (Leonard Cohen) – 02:33 . 10.Take This Longing (Leonard Cohen) – 04:06 . 11.Leaving Green Sleeves (Leonard Cohen) – 02:38 .

Musicians : Leonard Cohen – guitar, vocals . John Lissauer – woodwinds, keyboards, backup vocals . Emily Bindiger – backup vocals . Gerald Chamberlain – trombones . Erin Dickins – backup vocals . Lewis Furey – viola . Ralph Gibson – guitar . Armen Halburian – percussion . Janis Ian – vocals . Gail Kantor – backup vocals . Jeff Layton – banjo, mandolin, guitar, trumpet . Barry Lazarowitz – percussion . Roy Markowitz – drums . John Miller – bass . Don Payne – bass .

Production Produced by Leonard Cohen, John Lissauer . Frank Laico – Engineer . Rick Rowe – Engineer, Mixing . Leanne Ungar – Assistant Engineer . Vic Anesini – Mastering .

Packaging : Teresa Alfieri – Cover Design . Sam Tata – Photography .

Recorded February 1974 at Sound Ideas Studio, New York .

Released on August 11, 1974 by Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
There comes a time in all of our lives when we realize we cannot be to others all that they and we expect us to beand that moment is often tragic if there is love involved. For me, the art of Leonard Cohen is about that moment, repeated into infinity. […]

Heck Of A Guy – The Other Leonard Cohen Site
Leonard Cohen’s New Skin For The Old Ceremony: The Cover Art Cover-UpAs a result, in 1974, the year of its release, identical New Skin For The Old Ceremony LPs were distributed under four distinct covers, each featuring distinctly different art. […]

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This is my second favorite Leonard Cohen album. It came after Songs of Love and Hate and it features some different instrumentation that a normal Leonard Cohen album would not feature. It has a lot of different percussion and not just your average drums. […]

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