What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

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What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby John Etherington » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:54 am

Here's my list:

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Sisters of Mercy

Songs From a Room - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes

Songs of Love and Hate - Love Calls You By Your Name

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man - I Left a Woman Waiting

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare

Various Positions - Coming Back to You

I'm Your Man - Take This Waltz

The Future - Anthem

Ten New Songs - Alexandra Leaving

Dear Heather - The Faith

Old Ideas - Show Me the Place (added 16th October 2012)
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Sochijava » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:17 am

Thanks for starting this thread, this was fun, albeit difficult to pick only one favourite. We have a number in common. Here are mine:

Songs of Leonard Cohen: Sisters of Mercy

Songs from a Room: Lady Midnight

Songs of Love and Hate: Joan of Arc

New Skin for the Old Ceremony: Take this Longing

Death of a Ladies Man: Memories

Recent Songs: Un Canadien Errant (and since LC didn't write that one and I love it mostly because I'm Cdn, I feel I get to choose another favourite); Humbled in Love

Various Positions: If It Be Your Will (so difficult to chose between If it Be Your Will and Coming Back to You ...)

I'm Your Man: Take This Waltz

The Future: Anthem

Ten New Songs: You Have Loved Enough

Dear Heather: Because of ...
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby table top joe » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:32 am

Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Master Song
Songs From A Room - Partisan
Songs Of Love And Hate - Famous Blue Raincoat
New Skin For The Old Ceremony - I Tried To Leave You
Death Of A LAadies Man - Death Of A Ladies Man
Recent Songs - Came So Far For Beauty
Various Positions - Night Comes On
Im Your Man - Im Your Man
The Future - Anthem
Ten New Songs - In My Secret Life
Dear Heather - The Letters
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Mollydog » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:51 am

Songs of Leonard Cohen – One of Us Cannot Be Wrong

Songs From a Room – Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate – Famous Blue Raincoat

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man - Memories

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare

Various Positions – Night Comes On

I'm Your Man - Take This Waltz

The Future - Anthem

Ten New Songs – Boogie Street

Dear Heather - The Faith
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby friscogrl » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:19 am

Here's my list. Some choices were difficult to make and the list is subject to change, at any given moment.

Songs of Leonard Cohen-Master Song

Songs From a Room-Seems so Long Ago Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate-Sing Another Song Boys

New Skin for the Old Ceremony-Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man-Memories

Recent Songs-The Window

Various Positions-If it be Your Will

I'm Your Man-Take This Waltz

The Future-The Future

Ten New Songs-Here It Is

Dear Heather-The Faith
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Vestige » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:54 am

Songs of Leonard Cohen- One of Us Cannot be wrong

Songs From a Room- Seems so Long Ago Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate-Joan of Arc

New Skin for the Old Ceremony- Lover Lover Lover

Death of a Ladies Man- Death of a Ladies Man

Recent Songs- The Traitor

Various Positions- Dance Me to the End of Love

I'm Your Man-Take This Waltz

The Future- Waiting for the Miracle

Ten New Songs- By the Rivers Dark

Dear Heather-Because Of
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby John Etherington » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:58 am

Thanks everyone for lists so far, which are all very interesting. I foun that the hardest albums to choose tracks from were "Songs of Love and Hate" and "Recent Songs" . Alternative options for me were "Sing Another Song Boys" and "The Window". "Ten New Songs" was difficult too...so many good songs there..."That Don't Make It Junk", "Love Itself", "A Thousand Kisses Deep" etc etc.

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby table top joe » Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:51 pm

@Friscogirl.....you forgot "Recent Songs"!
John Etherington wrote:Thanks everyone for lists so far, which are all very interesting.


To say the least,i only have one friend who likes Leonard so im not really familier with what songs most of his fans would like,bit surprised at some of the choices,im going to have to play some of those again,i found it pretty easy to pick for most albums execpt for "The Future" and "Songs Of Leonard Cohen".....actually picking one off "Death Of..." was hard too cause i dont like it :razz:
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby somewhat_nifty » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:42 pm

Tough to pick only one, but here goes...

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Master Song

Songs From a Room - Lady Midnight

Songs of Love and Hate - Sing Another Song, Boys

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies' Man - Memories

Recent Songs - The Window

Various Positions - If It Be Your Will

I'm Your Man - Everybody Knows (I'm torn between that and I Can't Forget though)

The Future - Waiting for the Miracle (only because there's the Live in London version of Anthem now - perfect!)

Ten New Songs - In My Secret Life

Dear Heather - The Faith
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby John Etherington » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Hi s-n,

For "I'm Your Man" I was torn between "Take This Waltz" and "I Can't Forget" (both would be in my all-time LC top ten). It's good to see that several people like "Sing Another Song Boys" best on SOL&H. I've always considered it to be a very underrated song.

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Eskimo » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:27 pm

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Sisters of Mercy

Songs From a Room – Story of Isaac

Songs of Love and Hate – Famous Blue Raincoat

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Take This Longing

Death of a Ladies Man - I Left a Woman Waiting

Recent Songs - Ballad of the Absent Mare

Various Positions – Hallelujah

I'm Your Man – I’m Your Man

The Future – Light as the Breeze

Ten New Songs - Alexandra Leaving

Dear Heather - The Faith
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby friscogrl » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:02 pm

Thanks tabletopjoe, I noticed that just before I read your message and put it in.

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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby Sochijava » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:17 pm

This is interesting. I'm pleasantly surprised that Take This Waltz seems to be a favourite of most - it is in my top three or four all time favourite songs but I wondered if many others appreciated it. I lived in Vienna as a young university student in the early 1990s, this song was a favourite then, particularly on our frequent runs to Budapest, Bratislava and Moscow, it just seemed too perfect.
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby somewhat_nifty » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:54 pm

John Etherington wrote:Hi s-n,

For "I'm Your Man" I was torn between "Take This Waltz" and "I Can't Forget" (both would be in my all-time LC top ten). It's good to see that several people like "Sing Another Song Boys" best on SOL&H. I've always considered it to be a very underrated song.

All the best, John E
I found SOLAH especially hard to isolate one song from as it should be a whole, perhaps more so than any of the others. Recent Songs was tough too, even now I'm still wavering between The Window and The Traitor. They're all difficult choices, but it's interesting to think about what your 'Desert Island Cohen' would be, if you had to pick...
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Re: What's your favourite song from each LC studio album?

Postby palefire » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:04 pm

Songs of Leonard Cohen - So long Marianne

Songs From a Room – Seems so long ago, Nancy

Songs of Love and Hate – Avalanche

New Skin For the Old Ceremony - Leaving Greensleeves

Death of a Ladies Man - Iodine

Recent Songs - The Guests

Various Positions – Dance me to the end of love

I'm Your Man – Everybody Knows

The Future – The Future

Ten New Songs - Alexandra Leaving

Dear Heather - There for you

Live Songs - Tonight will be fine

Field Commander Cohen - Lover Lover Lover

Live in Concert - Joan of Arc

Live in London - I tried to leave you

(I've included the live albums as I listen to 'em at least as much as the studio albums and feel that some of the songs on them really blow the studio versions away)

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