|Music on Vinyl
Release Date: 17 May 2010
Format: LP Vinyl
|Leonard Cohen Songs Of Love And Hate Limited 180gram Audiophile LP
Though Leonard Cohen had already established himself as the doyen of doom with his first two albums, his third Songs of Love And Hate finds him kicking off the 1970s with the sharpest rendition of the '60s peace-and-love/flower-power ethic the world had yet seen from the 'sensitive troubadour' corner of the music map. Though it's not really a concept album, Songs of Love And Hate feels like a guided tour through one man's scarred love life.
The emotional degradation of "Avalanche", the suicidal frenzy of "Dress Rehearsal Rag" and the bitter regret of "Last Year's Man" all sound like stops on the same ill-fated journey.
Possibly Cohen's finest album, Love and Hate would stand as a monument to explorers of the musical Dark Side for decades to come.
• 180 gram audiophile vinyl
A1 Avalanche (4:58)
A2 Last Year's Man (5:57)
A3 Dress Rehearsal Rag (6:02)
A4 Diamonds In The Mine (3:48)
B1 Love Calls You By Your Name (5:37)
B2 Famous Blue Raincoat (5:07)
B3 Sing Another Song, Boys (6:10)
B4 Joan Of Arc (6:20)