‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ feat. ‘Suzanne’ and ‘So Long, Marianne’ is his debut album recorded In August 1967 and released on December 27, 1967 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) – 03:48 . 2.Master Song (Leonard Cohen) – 05:55 . 3.Winter Lady (Leonard Cohen) – 02:15 . 4.The Stranger Song (Leonard Cohen) – 05:00 . 5.Sisters Of Mercy (Leonard Cohen) – 03:32 . 6.So Long, Marianne (Leonard Cohen) – 05:38 . 7.Hey, That’S No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen) – 02:55 . 8.Stories Of The Street (Leonard Cohen) – 04:35 . 9.Teachers (Leonard Cohen) – 03:01 . 10.One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Leonard Cohen) – 04:23
Production : Produced By John Simon
Recorded In August 1967 At Columbia Studio E, New York.
Released On December 27, 1967 By Columbia.
The record as a whole is another matter — I don’t think I could ever tolerate all of it. There are three brilliant songs, one good one, three qualified bummersand three are the flaming shits. […]
There’s his reedy baritone– a humble, melancholy instrument and an inviting source of warmth; there’s his unique guitar style– most of his songs are built from delicate webs of musky, finger-picked flamenco or broad, awkward chord progressions; and there are his lyrics, tracing out the hidden contours of love, lust, sex, religion, responsibilityand history through an inflexibly personal lens. […]
The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1968), is the absolute must-have classicand while it would be impossible to pick out one single track, the opener, “Suzanne” (also a hit for Judy Collins) is the perfect place to start, while “So Long, Marianne” is probably his most joyful track prior to 1988’s I’m Your Man […]