Talk:Songs of Leonard Cohen

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Album duration[edit]

In the album description box it gives the total length of the album. This is fine for CD because it tendes to be all on one side, but the original album (on vinyl) was double sided, so I decied that the duartions should be given seperatley for each side.

Please see WP:ALBUM. Jkelly 15:08, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Exactly where in the page? – Hattrem 05:21, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Just in the format for the infobox. Noting how long each side is in the track listing seems fine to me. Jkelly 08:04, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Editions[edit]

"Songs of Leonard Cohen was released on CD in 1989, while a digipak edition was released in some European countries in 2003."

Is the vinyl version now out of print? Is the album ever due to be release on SACD.

Pitchfork reported recently that this album is to be re-released with bonus tracks on April 24, 2007. I don't know if this is important to this article or not, just throwing it out there.

Descriptions[edit]

This album's description strikes me as far too subjective and un-encyclopedic. These opinions might be better placed in a section about the reception of the album and the impact of the album. Otherwise it seems to the outsider that this encyclopedia has deemed Cohen's songs "all-too-human," which is subjective by nature.

In any event, the entire "album information" section appears to be plagiarized from http://evermoreblues.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.248.90.214 (talk) 04:55, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

From the perspective of a "non-contributor" (me), this article's analysis comes across as pedantic and highly uninformative. I advise future writers to be wary of this, as it doesn't really belong in an encyclopedia and makes it difficult for people looking for information (me) to find what we need.

--- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.168.132.204 (talk) 18:08, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Well, it's not the greatest article ever written, but it does contain a fair amount of information. What sort of additional information would you like to see included? If you don't want to add it yourself (which you're free to do), you could give other editors an idea of the sort of information you would like to have added. And, by the way, in future please add any new comments after existing comments, rather than before them. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:01, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Personnel[edit]

Where is information about the personnel who played on the album? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.192.61.130 (talk) 05:07, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

The musicians were never officially credited, but subsequent interviews and research have established that Chester Crill, Chris Darrow, Solomon Feldthouse and David Lindley of The Kaleidoscope were involved, together with backing singer Nancy Priddy. This is mentioned in the "Background" section of the article. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:25, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

To what does this refer?[edit]

In the section "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye", the last sentence is: It was released as the B-Side of Suzanne.

To what does this refer? The Sarah Slean recording? Cohen's original single release? Something else? If it about the original Cohen release, the sentence does not belong in this cover version section. If it about some other recording, that should be clarified. 99.245.248.91 (talk) 19:08, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

No idea. It was unreferenced anyway, so I've just removed that sentence. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:12, 22 September 2013 (UTC)