Leonard Cohen discography

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Leonard Cohen discography
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Leonard Cohen in 1988, around the release of I'm Your Man.
Studio albums 13
Live albums 8
Compilation albums 5
Singles 44

Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter and poet active in music since 1967. Cohen has released 13 studio albums and 6 live albums during the course of a recording career lasting almost 50 years, throughout which he has remained an active poet. His entire catalogue is available on Columbia Records. His 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen earned an RIAA gold record; he followed up with three more highly acclaimed albums: Songs From A Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin For The Old Ceremony (1974), before allowing Phil Spector to produce Death of a Ladies' Man for Warner Bros. Records in 1977. Cohen returned to Columbia in 1979 for Recent Songs, but the label declined to release his next album, Various Positions (1984) in the US, leaving it to American shops to import it from CBS Canada. In 1988, Columbia got behind Cohen again and gave full support to I'm Your Man, which brought his career to new heights, and Cohen followed it with 1992's The Future. Cohen then took a nine-year hiatus, and returned with Ten New Songs in (2001), which he made with Sharon Robinson, following this with Dear Heather (2004). In 2008 Cohen began touring for the first time in 15 years and, as well as the release of several live albums, he released Old Ideas (2012) which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. This was the highest ranking ever for a Leonard Cohen album, and became his first to top the Canadian Albums Chart, a feat he repeated with his followup, Popular Problems, released in 2014. His live albums include Live Songs (1973), Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert (1994), Live in London (2009) and Songs from the Road, (2010) from his 2008–2009 world tour, and Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (2009).

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Base chart positions Certifications
CAN
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[1]
1967 Songs of Leonard Cohen 13 83
1969 Songs from a Room
  • Released: March 24, 1969
  • Label: Columbia Records
10
[13]
2 63
1971 Songs of Love and Hate
  • Released: March 19, 1971
  • Label: Columbia Records
63
[14]
8 24 2 11 4 145
1974 New Skin for the Old Ceremony
  • Released: August 11, 1974
  • Label: Columbia Records
86 2 17 18 24
1977 Death of a Ladies' Man
  • Released: November 13, 1977
  • Original Label: Warner/Spector
  • Current Label: Columbia Records
85 20 15 35
1979 Recent Songs
  • Released: September 27, 1979
  • Label: Columbia Records
24 56
1984 Various Positions
  • Released: December 11, 1984
  • Label: Columbia Records
60
[15]
52 18 2 43 99 3 12 52
1988 I'm Your Man
  • Released: February 2, 1988
  • Label: Columbia Records
34
[17]
22 2 32 84 16 1 6 48
1992 The Future
  • Released: November 24, 1992
  • Label: Columbia Records
7
[21]
5 19 79 56 3 5 36
2001 Ten New Songs
  • Released: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
4 67 5 35 16 7 18 1 3 26 143
2004 Dear Heather
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Columbia Records
5 98 13 22 19 5 34 2 8 34 131
2012 Old Ideas
  • Released: January 31, 2012[23]
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 2 2 1 4 2 1 1 2 2 3
2014 Popular Problems
  • Released: September 22, 2014
  • Label: Columbia Records
1 6 1 2 4 2 1 1 5 5 15
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
US
[1]
1973 Live Songs
  • Release: April, 1973
  • Label: Columbia Records
8 30 156
1994 Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert
  • Release: June 28, 1994
  • Label: Columbia Records
97 25 35
2001 Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979
  • Release: February 20, 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
195
2009 Live in London
  • Release: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Columbia Records
7 26 9 7 13 3 7 8 14 19 76
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
  • Release: October 19, 2009
  • Label: Columbia Records
73 56 169
2010 Songs from the Road
  • Release: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Columbia Records
10 7 37 36 26 7 39 68 112
2014 Live in Dublin
  • Release: December 2, 2014
  • Label: Columbia Records
33 53 84
2015 Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
  • Release: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Sony Legacy
39 17 23 39 18 100
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[1]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[29]
UK
[10]
1975 The Best of Leonard Cohen /
Greatest Hits
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, 8 TRACK
43 86
[A]
88
[A]
1980 Liebesträume – Leonard Cohen singt seine schönsten Lieder
  • Released in Germany only
  • Label: CBS
  • Formats: LP
3
1989 So Long, Marianne
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD
1997 More Best of Leonard Cohen
  • Released: October 7, 1997
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
90
[32]
41 19 69 7 22 82
2002 The Essential Leonard Cohen
  • Released: October 22, 2002
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
9
[B]
23 6 76 16 10 3 8 98 57
[C]
2008 The Collection
  • Released: June 27, 2008
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD
  • Box set
17
2009 Greatest Hits
  • Released: July 13, 2009
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD
  • Remastered version with new track listing
28 34 51 6 29
2011 The Complete Studio Albums Collection
  • Released: October 10, 2011
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD
  • Box set
72 33
" — " denotes releases that did not chart.
Notes
  • A ^ The Best of Leonard Cohen, or Greatest Hits as it was released in Europe, didn't chart in Netherlands and UK when it was released in 1975, but the album did chart when re-issued on CD in 1988–1989. In UK it initially reached a peak at # 99 in 1988 and then at # 88 in 1995. In Netherlands it reached #86 in April 1989.
  • B ^ The Essential Leonard Cohen was re-released in 2008 as The Essential Leonard Cohen 3.0, a 3-Disc Edition which charted in Australia in February 2009
  • C ^ The Essential Leonard Cohen initially peaked at #70 in 2003. The album re-entered the charts in 2008 when it reached its chart peak #57

Singles[edit]

Year Title[34] Chart positions Album
CAN
[35]
CAN AC
[36]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[37]
NLD
[7]
SWE
[9]
UK
[10]
1967 "Suzanne" Songs of Leonard Cohen
1968 "So Long, Marianne" /
"Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"
1969 "Bird on the Wire" Songs from a Room
"The Partisan"
1971 "Joan of Arc" Songs of Love and Hate
"Diamonds in the Mine"
"Dress Rehearsal Rag" / "Avalanche"
"The Stranger Song" Songs of Leonard Cohen /
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
"Winter Lady"
"So Long, Marianne" /
"Bird on the Wire"
Songs of Leonard Cohen /
Songs from a Room
1973 "Passing Through" 62 Live Songs
1974 "Lover Lover Lover" 9 New Skin for the Old Ceremony
1975 "Tonight Will Be Fine" Songs from a Room
1976 "Suzanne" [re-issue] Greatest Hits
"Do I Have to Dance All Night" (Live) /
"The Butcher" (Live)
non-album single
1977 "Memories" Death of a Ladies' Man
"True Love Leaves No Traces"
1978 "Suzanne" / "Bird on the Wire" [re-issue] Songs of Leonard Cohen/
Songs from a Room
1979 "The Guests" Recent Songs
1984 "Dance Me to the End of Love" 29 5 Various Positions
"Hallelujah"
1986 "Take This Waltz" 6 Poets in New York
1988 "First We Take Manhattan" I'm Your Man
"I'm Your Man"
"Ain't No Cure for Love"
"Everybody Knows"
1989 "I Can't Forget"
1991 Solid Gold EP:
"First We Take Manhattan" /
"Suzanne" / "So Long, Marianne"
I'm Your Man /
Greatest Hits
1991 Juno Hall of Fame Award
Commemorative Sampler:

"Hallelujah" / "Ain't No Cure for Love" /
"Everybody Knows" / "Tower of Song"
Various Positions /
I'm Your Man
1992 "Closing Time" 71 5 The Future
"Democracy"
1993 "The Future" 17
"Be for Real"
1994 "Dance Me to the End of Love" (Live) Cohen Live: Leonard Cohen in Concert
1997 "Never Any Good" 44 More Best of Leonard Cohen
2001 "In My Secret Life" Ten New Songs
2002 "Boogie Street"
2004 "The Letters" Dear Heather
2007 "So Long, Marianne" /
"Bird on the Wire" [re-issue]
Songs of Leonard Cohen /
Songs from a Room
"Hallelujah" [re-issue] 67 27 16
[D]
36
[E]
The Essential Leonard Cohen
2009 "The Future" (Live) /
"Suzanne" (Live) [F]
Live in London
2011 "Show Me the Place" Old Ideas
2012 "Darkness"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Notes
  • D ^ Leonard Cohen's 1984 track "Hallelujah" charted in Sweden in December 2007 due to download sales. At the same time Jeff Buckley's version also entered the charts, and the week of 13 December 2007 Buckley's version peaked at #5 with Cohen's original reaching its peak position #16 the same week.[38]
  • E ^ Although not explicitly released as a single, Cohen's heavily covered 1984 track "Hallelujah" charted in the United Kingdom in December 2008 at position number 36.[10] This was due to downloads of the track as a result of the publicity created by Alexandra Burke's cover version, which charted at #1 at the same time, and a campaign to get Jeff Buckley's version into the charts (which it did, peaking at #2 simultaneous to Burke's cover). Yet another version of Cohen's song by US-singer Kate Voegele charted in the UK at #53 short time before Christmas of 2008. This, as a result, became the first occasion since the early days of the UK Singles Chart that four versions of the same song were in the charts simultaneous to each other at the same period.
  • F ^ Record Store Day 2009 (April 18, 2009) exclusive release.

Contributions[edit]

References[edit]

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