For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our times. His dark poetic vision always rivaled Bob Dylan, over the years his songs have inspired countless covers by artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Nick Cave.Five classic Cohen albums are included in this five disc box: SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN, VARIOUS POSITIONS, I'M YOUR MAN, THE FUTURE and TEN NEW SONGS.Produced by Columbia Records, price of £24.99 saves £5 off previous price of £29.99."I really believe he's the greatest living poet on earth" Rufus Wainwright.
This was his first keynote album is simple acoustic guitar inlaid with mother of pearl lyrics distilled from 20 years experience of writing poetry
His starkly uncompromising album from 1969, with its undertow of religious imagery, opens with the famous Bird on a Wire.
The first half captures deep emotional turmoil and self disgust, then lightens up in the second half with the classic song Famous Blue Raincoat.
Finely etched observations shine through in this much troubled album from 1977, produced by Phil Spector and featuring Allen Ginsburg and Bob Dylan.
From 1988, this is Cohen's most complete album for a decade, featuring Tower of Song, Everybody Knows and I'm Your Man.
With its considered lyrics, this deeply thoughtful and profound album from 2001 includes In My Secret Life, A Thousand Kisses Deep and Alexandra Leaving.