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Leonard Cohen - The Future FLAC album

Performer: Leonard Cohen
Genre: Rock / Folk and World music
Title: The Future
Country: Europe
Released: 1992
Style: Folk Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1924 mb
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The Future is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released in 1992. After touring successfully in support of his "comeback" album I'm Your Man (1988), Cohen took a year off to help his son Adam convalesce after a serious car accident in the West Indies left the young man in a coma for four months. Cohen also began a romantic relationship with the actress Rebecca De Mornay.

This was made probably by Cohen himself, and in any case, it's present in the ORIGINAL video clip - my copy comes from the official The Future press kit. Cohen himself sings "careless sex" instead of "anal sex" - in 1993 tour, honn the concerts which were broadcast, and in 2008-2010 tour constantly on every single show.

Arranged By, Conductor – David CampbellDrums – Steve MeadorEngineer, Mixed By – Leanne UngarGuitar – Bob MetzgerProducer, Arranged By – Leonard CohenProgrammed By, Performer – Leonard Cohen, Yoav GorenTambourine – Lenny Castro. The Future ‎(LP, Album).

Band Name Leonard Cohen. Album Name The Future. Erscheinungsdatum 1992. Labels Columbia Records Sony Music. Musik GenreFolk Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen4. 2. Waiting for the Miracle. 7. Light As the Breeze.

The title track of the album The Future, released in 1992, this is one of Leonard Cohen’s darkest and most mysterious songs. The ambiguous singer is describing a prophetic vision of a future - possibly a religious apocalypse based on the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Eastern concept of Moksha/Nirvana. Realizing that the future is not to his liking, the singer asks for the world to be restored to its previous state, one of violence and separation. This song is strongly related to other Leonard Cohen songs that touched on similar themes, most notably: If It Be Your Will.

Features Song Lyrics for Leonard Cohen's The Future album. Leonard Cohen - The Future Album Lyrics. 1. The Future Lyrics. Waiting for the Miracle Lyrics.

Leonard Cohen's deeply personal first LPs came out at a time when many of his peers were issuing furious, red rants; he clearly had little interest in sticking with the pack at the time. So it makes a certain kind of contrary sense that Cohen would put out an offbeat topical collection two and a half decades later. The Future is an odd duck of an album; it's also brave, funny, and fascinating

As with most every Leonard Cohen album, a new record means a new means of musical exploration. One of the last of Cohen's full-length albums, The Future is definitely one of the most direct. More notable tracks include "The Future" and "Waiting for the Miracle," both of which were featured on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack

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1 The Future
Arranged By [Strings, Backing Vocals], Conductor [Strings, Backing Vocals] – David CampbellDrums – Steve MeadorGuitar – Bob MetzgerProducer, Arranged By, Written-By – Leonard CohenProgrammed By, Performer – Leonard Cohen, Yoav GorenTambourine – Lenny Castro
2 Waiting For The Miracle
Arranged By – Leonard Cohen, Rebecca De Mornay, Yoav GorenArranged By [Additional Strings Arrangements] – David CampbellBacking Vocals – Anjani ThomasMandolin – Dean ParksPercussion – Lenny CastroProducer [Additional] – Steve Lindsey Producer, Programmed By, Performer – Leonard Cohen, Yoav GorenViolin – Bob FurgoWritten-By – Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
3 Be For Real
Arranged By [Strings] – David CampbellBacking Vocals – Jacquelyn Gouche-Farris, Tony Warren, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo*Drums – James GadsonEngineer [Additional] – Eric AnestPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesProducer, Arranged By, Organ, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Mellotron – Steve Lindsey Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Bob MetzgerWritten-By – Frederick Knight
4 Closing Time
Arranged By, Programmed By, Performer – Leonard Cohen, Yoav GorenBacking Vocals – Julie Christensen, Perla BatallaBass [Intro] – Bob GlaubGuitar – Bob MetzgerProducer – Leanne Ungar, Leonard CohenViolin – Bob FurgoWritten-By – Leonard Cohen
5 Anthem
Arranged By – Leonard Cohen, Rebecca De Mornay, Yoav GorenArranged By [Strings, Backing Vocals], Conductor [Strings, Backing Vocals] – David CampbellBass, Electric Guitar – Bob MetzgerChoir – LA Mass Choir*Conductor [Choir] – Donald Taylor Drums – Steve MeadorEngineer – Richard CottrellPercussion – Lenny CastroProducer – Leonard Cohen, Rebecca De MornayWritten-By – Leonard Cohen
6 Democracy
Arranged By, Programmed By, Performer, Keyboards – Jeff FisherBacking Vocals – David Morgan, Jennifer Warnes, Julie ChristensenDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – David Shober*, Ian Terry , Richard CottrellGuitar, Mandolin – Dean ParksKeyboards [Additional] – Randy Kerber, Steve Lindsey Producer [Additional], Arranged By [Additional] – Steve Lindsey Producer, Arranged By [Additional], Written-By – Leonard CohenSynthesizer [Synth Bass] – John Barnes
7 Light As The Breeze
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Bob MetzgerArranged By [Backing Vocals], Backing Vocals – Jennifer WarnesProducer – Bill Ginn, Leonard CohenProgrammed By [Synclavier] – Bill Ginn, Steve Croes*Programmed By, Performer – Bill GinnViolin, Saxophone – Bob Furgo, Leonard CohenWritten-By – Leonard Cohen
8 Always
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Weissenborn] – Dean ParksArranged By [Horns], Trumpet, Trombone – Lee R. Thornburg*Backing Vocals – Edna Wright, Jean Johnson, Peggy Blue*Baritone Saxophone – Greg Smith Bass – Lee Sklar*Drums – Ed Greene Electric Guitar – Dennis HerringOrgan [Pad] – Michael Finnigan*Piano – Jim CoxProducer, Organ [Ice Rink] – Steve Lindsay*Tambourine – Lenny CastroTenor Saxophone – Brandon Fields, Lon PriceWritten-By – Irving Berlin
9 Tacoma Trailer
Arranged By, Written-By – Leonard CohenProducer, Programmed By, Performer – Bill GinnSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Steve Croes*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.


  • Artwork [Original Hummingbird Drawing] – Diane Lawrence*
  • Choir – Aladrian Elmore, Brenda Eager*, Carmen Twillie, Cynthia Bass, Dana Stockard, Evette Andrews, Gigi Bailey, Jeralynthia Banks, Jimmie Frazier, Julia Waters, Julie Christensen, Kevin Shoates, Lashana Dendy*, Lavan Davis, Laythan Amot, Maxine Waters, Mona Lisa Young, Nysa Larry, Oren Waters, Patricia Finnie, Perla Batalla, Raven Kane, Roseland Parker, Sonya Griffin, Stephen Lively, Steve Berkley, Theresa Walker
  • Design [Cover] – Michael Petit
  • Engineer [Second] – Ben Wallach, Chad Blinman, Charlie Paakkari, Doug DeForest, Duane Seykora, Enrico DePaoli*, Eric Anest, Jason Roberts, Mark Guilbeault, Morton Brumbach*, Ray Blair, Richard Kaplan, Rob Hart*, Talley Sherwood, Tom Winslow
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Leanne Ungar
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Strings – Berj Garabedian, Bruce Dukov, Daniel Smith , David Campbell, Donald Ferrone*, Joel Derouin, Larry Corbett, Raymond Tischer, II*, Ron Clark, Sid Page, Suzie Katayama, Thomas Tally*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464-53226-2 9
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDP-078354 G3 1A 03

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
COL 472498 1 Leonard Cohen The Future ‎(LP, Album) Columbia COL 472498 1 Europe 1992
COL 472498 4 Leonard Cohen The Future ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 472498 4 Greece 1992
672 Leonard Cohen The Future ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo 672 Romania Unknown
CCK 53226, CK 53226 Leonard Cohen The Future ‎(CD, Album, Club) Columbia, Columbia CCK 53226, CK 53226 Canada 1992
MOVLP503 Leonard Cohen The Future ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Columbia MOVLP503 Europe 2012