Released in 1974, New Skin for the Old Ceremony is the fourth studio album by Leonard Cohen. On this album he began to move away from the minimal instrumentation of his earlier work, with the use of violas, mandolins, banjos, guitars, percussion and other instruments producing a more orchestrated (but nevertheless spare) sound. The album has been certified silver in the UK, but never entered the Billboard Top 200.
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Tracklist: 1. Is This What You Wanted, 2. Chelsea Hotel No. 2, 3. Lover Lover Lover, 4. Field Commander Cohen, 5. Why Don’t You Try, 6. There Is A War, 7. A Singer Must Die, 8. I Tried To Leave You, 9. Who By Fire, 10. Take This Longing, 11. Leaving Green Sleeves. More albums from Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen. Various Positions by Leonard Cohen. Songs From A Room by Leonard Cohen. Live Songs by Leonard Cohen. Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen. Six Montreal Poets by Leonard Cohen. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen. View all albums . New Skin For The Old Ceremony. By: Leonard Cohen (1974, Rock). 1. Is This What You Wanted.
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New Skin For the Old Ceremony was the fourth and final chapter from the folkie period of Cohen's early musical career. The songs are sparse, though often punctuated with percussion, banjo and mandolin. Critics were torn when it came out, and it became his first album to not even touch the Billboard album charts. Songs From a Room peaked at Number 63 on the Billboard Album Chart. That may seem like a dismal showing, but it's actually the best he did until Old Ideas in 2012. Leonard Cohen was a distinguished 33-year-old poet when his debut LP Songs of Leonard Cohen landed on store shelves in the final days of 1967. The public knew "Suzanne" from the Judy Collins cover the previous year, but few people had heard the Canadian sing his own words. His voice wasn't anything to get too excited about, but the lyrics were just stunning.
His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies’ Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen’s previous minimalist sound.
Artist: Leonard Cohen. Album: New Skin for the Old Ceremony. Duration: 37:07 Year: 1974.
For Cohen, making music was another way to bring his poetry to the people. The dark thrall of his songs portray an artist that is ever able to trace the hidden contours of love, lust, sex, religion, politics and history. New Skin for the Old Ceremony', his 4th studio album from 1974, is a distinct move towards richer arrangements and greater musicality, yet through simple song structures the attention is still drawn to the poetry of the lyrics. It includes Who by Fire, a duet with Janis Ian, and a song about Cohen's relationship with Janis Joplin, Chelsea Hotel
|New Skin For The Old Ceremony|
|1-1||Is This What You Wanted||4:17|
|1-2||Chelsea Hotel #2||3:07|
|1-3||Lover Lover Lover||3:21|
|1-4||Field Commander Cohen||4:02|
|1-5||Why Don't You Try||3:53|
|1-6||There Is A War||3:01|
|1-7||A Singer Must Die||3:20|
|1-8||I Tried To Leave You||2:42|
|1-9||Who By Fire||2:35|
|1-10||Take This Longing||4:08|
|1-11||Leaving Green Sleeves||2:41|
|Songs From A Room|
|2-1||Bird On The Wire||3:26|
|2-2||Story Of Isaac||3:35|
|2-3||A Bunch Of Lonesome Heroes||3:13|
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|2-5||Seems So Long Ago, Nancy||3:39|
|2-6||The Old Revolution||4:46|
|2-8||You Know Who I Am||3:28|
|2-10||Tonight Will Be Fine||3:49|
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