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Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker

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You Want It Darker
Treaty
On The Level
Leaving The Table
If I Didn't Have Your Love
Traveling Light
It Seemed The Better Way
Steer Your Way
String Reprise / Treaty

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Cover of You Want It Darker, 2016-10-21, CDYou Want It Darker
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Mayfield_1's avatar
Mayfield_1
Edited 3 months ago
bad pressing - distorted layers in the intro, later tics and imperfections. I say this w bleeding heart: get the CD.
ReinerH's avatar
ReinerH
When I bought it, just after it came out, I could hardly listen to this album, because of its dark mood. Now, with some distance, I can concentrate on the quality of the songs. And there are quite a few strong compositions. Tasteful arrangements, too.

The sound quality is very good, very transparent, Cohen's voice is close, as several others observed. I was lucky with my pressing, it is quiet and except very few of tiniest little crackles (only audible at higher volume on good equipment), nearly perfect. I don't worry about dirt: after two rounds in my Gläss ultrasonic cleaner any possible dirt is gone.
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geokarydis
Edited 5 months ago
My copy is perfect in every way. Perhaps I was lucky...It has good sound with no noise.The dynamics are good.The voice is very deep and all the instruments sound like playing front of you.
head_drummer's avatar
head_drummer
I rate a release, not the music. Nice print, but the quality of pressing is very bad. Hissing in right channel during whole album. Lots of micro-pops. Very noisy mass. Very disappointed with this pressing of an excellent album.
zyugnak's avatar
zyugnak
Don't like the sound quality and also there's noise on the one channel. I'm hearing it, especially with the first two tracks. It can be heard with mostly MC cartridges.
henriquevala's avatar
henriquevala
I think this version is pretty ok… except for the last song, Treaty (Reprise), which came with a horrible mark, looks like somebody dropped tons of dust on it. Tried to clean a thousand times, but to very little effect. And it's also the calmest song on the record. Bummer.
thesoundofplastic's avatar
Pressing Quality of this edition is lot to be desired. Especially Side B of my copy suffers from non-fills on various points.
But the Sound Quality is out of this world. Cohen's voice goes deeper down as much as it could. it feels like he's singing right in front of me. His voice is so real and has a soul on this recordings. This vinyl edition delivers what it has without fails. Overall soundstage is big enough and all the instruments have their own presence.
BG has done a great job on this. Other than the great swan songs he left, this is the album I frequently revisit and play whenever I needed to check my system setup, especially for the low end.
I don't understand how other people complain on the sound quality. probably confused sound quality with pressing quality?
grooveReducshun's avatar
Definitely not a pressing that does not live up to his last few albums which were spot on with mastering , this one just doesn’t have any impact. 5/10 I’d avoid .
voltaires.monkey's avatar
Tried the EU version and, sadly, got two duds (for all the reasons mentioned previously by others), both of which were swiftly returned to the seller. Got my hands on a US pressing and, well, it's a perfect pressing of this perfect album! It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that more people are having luck with the latter than with the former.
voltaires.monkey's avatar
I love this extraordinarily subtle and characteristically soulful album, but have just returned my second copy because of the issues mentioned in other reviews: i.e. dirt, B-side hiss, warping, etc. I will give it another try soon, as it seems at least some others have managed to score perfect copies, but I do wish I didn't need to go to so much trouble in order to purchase a relatively recent LP. :-(