Jennifer WarnesFamous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen)

Label:Porch Light LLC – CLP7060-45, Cisco Music – CLP7060-45
3 x Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered
Genre:Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Vocal, Ballad


A1First We Take Manhattan
Bass Guitar, Electric GuitarRoscoe Beck
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Harmony VocalsJennifer Warnes
PercussionLenny Castro
SynthesizerRussell Ferrante
Synthesizer, Programmed ByGary Chang
A2Bird On A Wire
BassJorge Calderon*
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRobben Ford
Mixed ByGeorge Massenburg
PercussionLenny Castro
SaxophoneReverend Dave Boruff*
ShakerLarry Brown
A3Famous Blue Raincoat
Double BassRoscoe Beck
Mixed ByGeorge Massenburg
Piano, Arranged By [Strings]Bill Ginn
SaxophonePaul Ostermayer
B1Joan Of Arc
BassRoscoe Beck
ChoirGreg Prestopino
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Piano, SynthesizerBill Ginn
TambourineLarry Brown
Vocals, GuestLeonard Cohen
B2Ain't No Cure For Love
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMichael Landau
Harmony VocalsJennifer Warnes
PercussionSteve Forman
Synthesizer, Arranged ByBill Payne
C1Coming Back To You
BassJorge Calderon*
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarFred Tackett
Harmony VocalsJennifer Warnes, Willie Green Jr.*
Lap Steel GuitarDavid Lindley
Organ [Hammond]William "Smitty" Smith*
PianoBill Ginn
SynthesizerRussell Ferrante
C2Song Of Bernadette
Arranged By [Strings]Jeremy Lubbock
Double BassRoscoe Beck
Mixed ByFrank Wolf, Henry Lewy
Piano, Conductor [Strings]Bill Ginn
C3A Singer Must Die
Arranged ByVan Dyke Parks
Arranged By, Conductor, PercussionBill Ginn
D1Came So Far For Beauty
Electric PianoBill Ginn
Fretless BassRoscoe Beck
Harmony VocalsJennifer Warnes
Music ByJohn Lissauer
Music By, Lyrics ByLeonard Cohen
Synthesizer, AccordionVan Dyke Parks
Synthesizer, Arranged By, Programmed ByGary Chang
D2Night Comes On
GuitarMitch Watkins
KeyboardsMitch Watkins
E1Ballad Of The Running Horse
BassDavid Stone*
CelloLarry Corbett
Pedal Steel GuitarGreg Leisz
PercussionAlex Acuña
E2If It Be Your Will
Guitar, KeyboardsMitch Watkins
E3A Singer Must Die
Electric PianoBill Ginn
F1Joan Of Arc (Live Version)

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Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition

Remastered By Bernie Grundman.
3x 45rpm LP's presented in a foam lined box with fullsized booklet featuring notes from Roscoe Beck and Leonard Cohen, lyrics and production credits.
6000 boxes produced, individually numbered on cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): CLP 7060-45A 15776.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): CLP 7060-45B 15776.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C etched): CLP 7060-45C 15776.3(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D etched): CLP 7060-45D 15776.4(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E etched): CLP 7060-45E 15776.5(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F etched): CLP 7060-45F 15776.6(3)

Other Versions (5 of 108)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Famous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) (LP, Album)Attic, Cypress RecordsLAT 1227Canada1986
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Famous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) (LP, Album, Stereo)SonetSLP-3106Scandinavia1986
Famous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) (LP, Album)Cypress RecordsPL90048UK1986
Famous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) (LP, Album, Stereo, 49, Specialty Pressing)Cypress Records661 111-1US1986
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Famous Blue Raincoat (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) (CD, Album)Sonet, Cypress RecordsSLPCD-3106Sweden1986



  • audiophile-vinyl's avatar
    Edited 4 months ago
    I have compared this Cisco set with my original US SRC Cypress LP and here are a few thoughts. The Cisco feels more neutral/true to the tape than the original (the original is clearly brighter). The Cisco has more precise soundstage and the bass goes deeper. In the end, I mostly preferred the Cisco (Joan Of Arc and Came So Far For Beauty are no-comparison better here), with only one or two exceptions. I like how bright and crisp Ain't No Cure For Love sounds on the original LP compared to the Cisco 45.
    • kgilroy's avatar
      I have owned a low numbered copy for a few years and even though it was originally a digital recording it sounds great. Hard to believe that the new One Step from Impex will be any better. Reluctant to pay the asking price to find out. They make a big deal about transfer from analog but the reality is there was a D/A step when recorded so even if the analog processing is fantastic you can't get away from the fact that it started out as 1980's digital.
      • virginvinyl's avatar
        Good quality pressing and presentation.
        Mediocre sound.
        The early Canadian Cypress sounds much better.
        • bvanpelt's avatar
          This pressing is mostly great. I do have an anomaly on "The Ballad of a Runaway Horse", but other than that, this is pressed extraordinarily well.

          The music and Jennifer Warnes are so easy to hear, they burst out of the speakers. There is not distortion of any kind, and the surface noise is almost non-existent. Jennifer's voice is centered nicely, and any instruments flank her left and right. This recording is so clear sounding that you'd think it was just done in the last year or so. Very nice

          Jennifer's voice is perfectly captured. Overall excellence.

          Cartridge: AT150Sa
          • drgn238's avatar
            One and only l, Jennifer Warnes we salute you !!!


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