Top Artists – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room

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  • This outstanding Red Label pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Yes, it’s true, the later labels often have better sound – with even more Tubey Magic (!) – than many of the better 360 pressings
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout – they rarely come quieter
  • 4 stars: “Songs from a Room’s strongest moments convey a naked intimacy and fearless emotional honesty that’s every bit as powerful as the debut, and it left no doubt that Cohen was a major creative force in contemporary songwriting.”

This ’70s pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern pressings cannot BEGIN to reproduce. Folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn’t showing any sign of coming back. (more…)

Leonard Cohen – Recent Songs


Our White Hot Shootout Winner for 2018

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  • Another BR rarity — Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Here you will find a big, spacious soundstage and rich, natural vocals virtually no other copy in our shootout could compete with
  • Fairly quiet vinyl on both sides — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • “The first thing Leonard Cohen’s music fans noticed about his sixth new studio album, given the typically open-ended title Recent Songs, was that, musically, it marked a return to the gypsy folk sound of his early records…” – All Music

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This 1979 album marks Cohen’s return to the simple folk arrangements of his early albums. The songs are as stunning as ever, but only the best pressings really do them justice. As you might expect, the key elements here are going to be vocals, acoustic guitars and Cohen’s trademark female backup vocalists (Jennifer Warnes among them). This one really gets them all right, with the kind of big, spacious soundstage and full, rich tonality most of the copies in our shootout could not compete with. (more…)