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Songs From a Room
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Album: Songs From a Room
# Song Title   Time
1)    Bird On the Wire More Info... 0:03
2)    Story of Isaac More Info... 0:03
3)    A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes More Info... 0:03
4)    The Partisan More Info... 0:03
5)    Seems So Long Ago, Nancy More Info... 0:03
6)    The Old Revolution More Info... 0:05
7)    The Butcher More Info... 0:03
8)    You Know Who I Am More Info... 0:03
9)    Lady Midnight More Info... 0:03
10)    Tonight Will Be Fine More Info... 0:04
11)    Like a Bird (Bird On the Wire) (Bonus Track) More Info... 0:03
12)    Nothing to One (You Know Who I Am) (Bonus Track) More Info... 0:02
 

Album: Songs From a Room
# Song Title   Time
1)    Bird On the Wire More Info... 0:03
2)    Story of Isaac More Info... 0:03
3)    A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes More Info... 0:03
4)    The Partisan More Info... 0:03
5)    Seems So Long Ago, Nancy More Info... 0:03
6)    The Old Revolution More Info... 0:05
7)    The Butcher More Info... 0:03
8)    You Know Who I Am More Info... 0:03
9)    Lady Midnight More Info... 0:03
10)    Tonight Will Be Fine More Info... 0:04
11)    Like a Bird (Bird On the Wire) (Bonus Track) More Info... 0:03
12)    Nothing to One (You Know Who I Am) (Bonus Track) More Info... 0:02
 
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  • Leonard Cohen's second album maintained the haunting strengths of its predecessor. His hypnotic, murmured voice retains its compelling power and the content on Songs From A Room proves equally resonant. Where another pensive singer-songwriter might warp his craft with bathos, Cohen injects his work with mature insight, using metaphor and poetic insight to enhance his craft. Superb acoustic guitarwork weaves a path throughout the bewitching melodies, enhancing the singer's spell, although Cohen's self-deprecating humour is equally prevalent, particularly on the singalong 'Tonight Will Be Fine'. Songs From A Room captures every facet of Cohen's inestimable talent.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/17/69, p.16) - "...a sound portrait of a man and of a mood. A picture of Leonard Cohen: a terribly poetic, sensitive person who is depressed and depressing and capable of a great deal of honesty..."

Q (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "1969's SONGS FROM A ROOM saw Cohen's scope widening and his voice hardening..."
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