Leonard Cohen’s “You Want It Darker” is his fourteenth studio album, released on October 21, 2016 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.You Want It Darker (Leonard Cohen) – 04:44 . 2.Treaty (Leonard Cohen) – 04:02 . 3.On The Level (Leonard Cohen) – 03:27 . 4.Leaving The Table (Leonard Cohen) – 03:47 . 5.If I Didn’T Have Your Love (Leonard Cohen) – 03:35 . 6.Traveling Light (Leonard Cohen) – 04:22 . 7.It Seemed The Better Way (Leonard Cohen) – 04:21 . 8.Steer Your Way (Leonard Cohen) – 04:23 . 9.String Reprise / Treaty (Leonard Cohen) – 03:26
Musicians : Leonard Cohen – vocals . Bill Bottrell – electric guitar, pedal steel guitar . Michael Chaves – keyboards, bass guitar, drum programming . Adam Cohen – classical guitar . Patrick Leonard – keyboards, organ, piano, bass synthesizer, bass guitar, percussion, drum programming . Brian Macleod – drums . Zac Rae – guitar, classical guitar, mandolin, keyboards, Mellotron, celesta, piano, Wurlitzer, floor tom, octophone
Production : Produced By Adam Cohen .
Released On October 21, 2016 By Columbia.
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