The Essential mp3 Artist Compilation by Leonard Cohen
2002

The Essentialby Leonard Cohen

  • 31 Tracks
  • 320 kbps
  • 2:36:34

Tracks

Disk #1

1.Suzanne3:48
2.The Stranger Song5:00
3.Sisters Of Mercy3:34
4.Hey,That'S No Way To Say Goodbye2:55
5.So Long,Marianne5:40
6.Bird On A Wire3:25
7.The Partisan3:25
8.Famous Blue Raincoat5:10
9.Chelsea Hotel #23:06
10.Take This Longing4:06
11.Who By Fire2:34
12.The Guests6:41
13.Hallelujah4:39
14.If It Be Your Will3:43
15.Night Comes On4:41
16.I'M Your Man4:26
17.Everybody Knows5:37
18.Tower Of Song5:37

Disk #2

1.Ain't No Cure For Love4:52
2.Take This Waltz5:59
3.First We Take Manhattan5:52
4.Dance Me To The End Of Love6:06
5.The Future6:42
6.Democracy7:05
7.Waiting For The Miracle7:43
8.Closing Time5:59
9.Anthem6:01
10.In My Secret Life4:54
11.Alexandra Leaving5:24
12.A Thousand Kisses Deep6:28
13.Love Itself5:22
Grinder4Ever
If you haven't listened to Leonard Cohen Essentials, you have seen Shakespeare in Stratford, you haven't read Homer in Greek, you haven't stood in Santa Croce church and seen the Renaissance in one spot. I'm saying this album is the essence of music for the next 40 years all at once. Suzanne is a poem that tells us that "They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever. With Hallelujah, he wrote "And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah." With I'm Your Man he wrote. "Ah, but a man never got a woman back. Not by begging on his knees."

Every Folk, Grunge, New Ro, coffee house song from Tracy Chapman to Sheryl Crow, to Suzanne Vega, to James Taylor owes their success to these songs. Buy this album, get comfortable with his raspy voice, and feel the lyrics. You will not be disappointed.