Leonard Cohen ‎– You Want It Darker

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A1 You Want It Darker
Arranged By [Choral Arrangement] – Adam Cohen, Conor O'Neil, Roï AzoulayChoir – Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue ChoirConductor – Roï AzoulayDrums – Rob HumphreysEngineer – Bill Bottrell, Howard Bilerman, Michael ChavesKeyboards – Michael ChavesKeyboards [Keyboard Bass] – Patrick LeonardLyrics By – Leonard CohenMusic By – Patrick LeonardOrgan [B3] – Neil Larsen, Patrick LeonardProducer – Adam CohenSoloist – Cantor Gideon Y. Zelermyer
A2 Treaty
Bass – Sean HurleyEngineer – Florian Ammon, Michael ChavesLyrics By, Music By – Leonard CohenProducer, Piano, Keyboards – Patrick Leonard
A3 On The Level
Backing Vocals – Dana GloverBass, Piano, Organ – Patrick LeonardDrums – Brian MacLeodElectric Guitar – Bill BottrellEngineer – Bill Bottrell, Florian Ammon, Michael ChavesLyrics By – Leonard CohenMusic By – Sharon RobinsonProducer – Adam Cohen
A4 Leaving The Table
Bass – Michael ChavesDrums – Rob HumphreysElectric Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar – Bill BottrellEngineer – Bill Bottrell, Michael Chaves, Zac RaeGuitar, Mellotron, Celesta, Keyboards, Piano – Zac RaeLyrics By, Music By – Leonard CohenProducer, Guitar [Nylon String] – Adam Cohen
A5 If I Didn't Have Your Love
Electric Guitar – Bill BottrellEngineer – Bill Bottrell, Florian Ammon, Michael ChavesLyrics By – Leonard CohenMusic By – Patrick LeonardOrgan [B3] – Neil Larsen, Patrick LeonardProducer, Drum Programming, Keyboards [Keys Bass], Piano – Patrick Leonard
B6 Traveling Light
Backing Vocals – Athena AndreadisBouzouki – Tom HembyCello [Cello Bass] – Mai BloomfieldDrum Programming – Michael Chaves, Patrick LeonardEngineer – Bruce Gaitsch, Michael Chaves, Zac RaeKeyboards – Patrick LeonardLyrics By – Leonard CohenMusic By – Adam Cohen, Patrick LeonardPerformer [Octophone], Mandolin, Guitar [Nylon String], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Mellotron, Tom Tom [Floor Tom] – Zac RaeProducer – Adam CohenViolin – David Davidson
B7 It Seemed The Better Way
Arranged By [Choral Arrangement] – Adam Cohen, Conor O'Neil, Jake Smith, Roï AzoulayBass – Michael ChavesChoir – Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue ChoirConductor – Roï AzoulayEngineer – Bruce Gaitsch, Howard Bilerman, Michael ChavesKeyboards, Organ [B3], Percussion – Patrick LeonardLyrics By – Leonard CohenMusic By – Patrick LeonardProducer – Adam CohenSoloist – Cantor Gideon Y. ZelermyerViolin – David Davidson
B8 Steer Your Way
Acoustic Guitar [Steel String] – Bruce Geitsch*Backing Vocals – Alison Kraus*, Dana GloverBass – Michael ChavesDrums – Rob HumphreysEngineer – Bruce Gaitsch, Florian Ammon, Michael ChavesLyrics By, Music By – Leonard CohenPercussion – Patrick LeonardProducer, Guitar [Nylon String] – Adam CohenViolin – David Davidson
B9 String Reprise / Treaty
Cello – Yoshika MasudaEngineer – Florian Ammon, Michael ChavesLyrics By, Music By – Leonard CohenProducer, Composed By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Patrick LeonardViola – Michelle HasslerViolin [1st] – Luanne HomzyViolin [2nd] – Etienne Gara

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Containes printed inner sleeve with lyrics and credits
Sticker on the cover "9 Haunting New Songs"
Includes free download code.

Mastered at Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles
Management: Kory & Rice, LLP

Treaty, Leaving The Table, Steer Your Way, String Reprise / Treaty copyright 2016 Old Ideas, LLC (SOCAN)
You Want It Darker, If I Didn’t Have Your Love, It Seemed The Better Way, copyright 2016 Old Ideas, LLC and Two Word Music (BMI)
Traveling Light, copyright 2016 Old Ideas, LLC, Two Word Music, and Like A Man Music, LLC (ASCAP)
On The Level, Copyright 2016 Old Ideas, LLC and Sharon Robinson Songs (ASCAP)

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© 2016 by Old Ideas, LLC. All rights reserved.
All rights administered by Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203
All rights reserved. Used by permission

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 89853 65071 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 889853650712
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Etched - Variant 1): AL88985365071 26790.1(3) 120540 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Etched - Variant 1): BL88985365071 26765.2(3). .120540 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Etched - Variant 2): AL88985365071 26790.1(3)... 120540 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Etched - Variant 2): BL88985365071 26765.2(3)... 120540 BG
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00162

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88985365072 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia, Sony Music 88985365072 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
88985365071 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker(LP, Album) Columbia 88985365071 US 2016 Sell This Version
88985365072 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker(CD, Album, Dig) Columbia 88985365072 US 2016 Sell This Version
88985365072 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker(CD, Album) Columbia, Sony Music 88985365072 Argentina 2017 Sell This Version
none Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker(9xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Columbia none 2016

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redbadge

redbadge

October 4, 2018
In common with a few of the other reviews here, my experience with this pressing is one of huge disappointment. I sent my first copy back to Amazon as the last two tracks of side B were ruined by intermittent crackles and hiss. Side A played flawlessly though. On my second copy now. The flaws on Side B last two tracks are still there but perhaps not as marked and I could live with that. However Side A is very poor with constant low frequency hissing. Beggars belief how can this pass quality control.
Better-grooves

Better-grooves

July 19, 2017
Agree about the issues on the last track of side B. However, this is only audible for perhaps the last 5-10 seconds of the record.
Although annoying, and an obvious defect, on balance I'm still happy as the rest of the record. My pressing at least, seemed very clean and sounded very good except for this issue. A real shame, but I can live with it.
markok1847

markok1847

July 1, 2017
The copy I have has some serious non-fill at the end of side B.
stejdor

stejdor

February 23, 2017
A stunning "Closing Time" album from L.Cohen, sadly let down by the Euro pressing company. They really have done him and the Columbia and Sony brands a huge diservice. This is my second copy and as with the first it has lots of surface scuffing, including what appear to be finger marks that won't wash out. Particularly bad on A side. I could live with that but I can't live with the crackle in the last 1/3 of each inner track song on both sides and will have to settle for the CD until I can find a different pressing. Also why isn't this packaged in a proper antistatic HDPE/paper sleeve instead of just the heavy paper one supplied? At NZ$55 a copy you'd expect better quality and care taken.
Johnny1958

Johnny1958

January 20, 2017

A superb album. Moving and emotional. A fitting tribute to the great man. Not I guess for the religious amongst us perhaps, but a thought provoking album. Every track is a joy. From a pressing point of view my copy is perfect in every way. Perhaps I was lucky.
enakki

enakki

January 19, 2017

my first copy had some marks, paper residue, some hairline scratches, but played without any flaws - except last track on the B side. there was a repeating pop sound caused by bad pressing. i had it replaced and I'm happy with the new one. clean sound, dynamic, no sufrace noise... but the record was dirty too and has some hairline scratches. but I'm keeping it as it plays perfectly.
henri_henri_olavi

henri_henri_olavi

January 13, 2017
Magnificient album! The sound quality is excellent. I love how the vocals of Mr. Cohen has mixed - on your face.
Jonfo

Jonfo

December 23, 2016
I'm on my second one of this pressing and both have had non-fill issues on different parts of the record.
Sorry to say; stay away from this pressing, seems to be luck of the draw if you get a decent one.
Sorry to say it, because it's otherwise an awsome record!
mkrzych

mkrzych

December 21, 2016
Very bad pressing. Side A right channel constant swishing, A4 song looped at the end. Visual marks on the whole vinyl surface and paper residue. Lots of static! Be warned, my copy is getting to be back to the store.
speschel

speschel

December 21, 2016
I bought the European Pressing the 10th of December 2016 at my favorite dealer.

This first copy (and a second disc I tried in the shop the next day) had both audible quality issues on the right channel.
I got a copy from the Netherlands today (21st of December) which my dealer ordered for me in exchange.
Although I think European versions all might come from the same factory, this one sounds better.

To be precise: recording and mastering seem to be brilliant!!! It's the pressing that went wrong!
Love the record!