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Performer: Various
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
Country: Europe
Released: 1995
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Downtempo
FLAC version ZIP size: 1329 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1516 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1272 mb
Rating: 4.4
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Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is a tribute album to Leonard Cohen, released in 1995 on A&M Records. It takes its name from a song by Cohen which originally appeared on Cohen's album I'm Your Man. However the song "Tower of Song" does not actually appear on this tribute album.

Written-By – Leonard Cohen. Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(Cass, Comp).

The compilation album Tower of Song was released in Canada with a cover that was taken from the back cover of Cohen’s album Songs of Leonard Cohen a version of the painting Anima Sola featuring a woman in chains engulfed in flames. The cover was changed for the international release, instead featuring a notebook cover with the title of the album on it, and a note with the artists listed. The inside liner notes features a picture of Bono leaning against a light covered with oriental characters, holding an umbrella, wearing his fly shades.

To be blunt, this 13-strong "tribute" is best described as a total train wreck. Most of the renditions are notable only for their astounding lack of subtlety. Big-name engines barrel down the track, horns blaring, with no regard for such warning signals as color, shade, contrast, tone, definition. A complete derailment, because what they've all fatally missed is the poetry of Cohen's lyrics.

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In the tower of song. I was born like this, I had no choice. I was born with the gift of a golden voice. And twenty-seven angels from the great beyond. They tied me to this table right here. In the tower of song. So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll. Im very sorry, baby, doesnt look like me at all. Im standing by the window where the light is strong. Ah they dont let a woman kill you. Not in the tower of song. Now you can say that Ive grown bitter but of this you may be sure. The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor

Tower Of Song - Robert Forster. 13. Take This Longing - Peter Astor. 14. True Love Leaves No Traces - Dead Famous People. 15. I'm Your Man - Bill Pritchard. 16. A Singer Must Die - Fatima Mansions. 17. Tower Of Song - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. 18. Hallelujah - John Cale. I think the title says it all. The best covers of Leonard Cohen songs ever. There is no disputing, no discussing, nothing. So many incredible covers.

Cohen first started work on the song in the early eighties when he called the work "Raise My Voice in Song. In 1995 a tribute album to Leonard Cohen was released with the title of Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Despite taking its name from this tune, "Tower of Song" does not actually appear on the record. More songs from Leonard Cohen

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1 Don Henley Everybody Knows
Backing Vocals – Carmen Twilley*, Julia Waters, Maxine WatersBass – Neil StubenhausCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Scott CragoEngineer [Additional] – Bill DooleyGuitar – Jimmy Ripp*Keyboards – Scott PlunkettMixed By, Recorded By – Robbie Jacobs*Organ – Benmont TenchOther [Personal Assistant To Don Henley] – Tony TaibiProducer – Don Henley, Stan LynchTechnician [Assistant] – Barry Goldberg , Chad Munsey, John Aguto, Michael W. Douglass
6:09
2 Trisha Yearwood Coming Back To You
Acoustic Guitar – Billy Joe Walker*Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – David CampbellBacking Vocals – Alex Brown, Jackie Gouche, Monalisa Young*Bass – Willie WeeksCoordinator [Production Coordinator For Tony Brown] – Jessie NobleDrums – Eddie BayersGuitar – Steuart SmithMixed By – Bill SchneePedal Steel Guitar – Paul FranklinPiano – Matt RollingsProducer – Steve Lindsey , Tony Brown Recorded By – Justin Neibank*Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Leanne Ungar, Rik PekkonenTechnician [Assistant] – Jim DeMain, Robert Charles
3:36
3 Sting & The Chieftains Sisters Of Mercy
Engineer – Simon OsborneGuitar – Dominic MillerMixed By – Hugh PadghamPerformer – The ChieftainsPerformer, Producer – Sting
3:19
4 Bono Hallelujah
Backing Vocals, Engineer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Louise McCormickBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals, Percussion [Finger Clicks], Producer – BonoEngineer [Assistant] – Danny , Will Keyboards – Jeremy ShawProducer [Additional Production], Remix – Howie B.
4:57
5 Tori Amos Famous Blue Raincoat
Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonEngineer [Assistant] – John Chamberlain*Mixed By, Recorded By – Eric RossePiano, Vocals – Tori Amos
5:37
6 Aaron Neville Ain't No Cure For Love
Acoustic Guitar – Billy Joe Walker*, Dean ParksArranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – David CampbellBacking Vocals – Alex Brown, Jackie Gouche, Monalisa Young*Bass – Willie WeeksCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Eddie BayersElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Jim CoxGuitar – Steuart SmithMixed By – Bill SchneePedal Steel Guitar – Paul FranklinPiano – Matt RollingsProducer – Steve Lindsey Recorded By – Justin Neibank*Recorded By [Additional] – Leanne Ungar, Rik PekkonenTambourine – Arno LucasTechnician [Assistant] – Jim DeMain, Robert Charles
3:38
7 Elton John I'm Your Man
Arranged By [Horns], Horns – Jim HornArranged By [Horns], Producer – Steve Lindsey Backing Vocals – Alex Brown, Jackie Gouche, Jean McClain, Lori Perry, Monalisa Young*, Shawn MarianiBass – Neil StubenhausCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Curt BisqueraEngineer [Assistant] – Jim Champagne, John HendricksonGuitar – Dean Parks, Waddy WachtelHorns – Bill Churchville, Charles Rose, Greg Smith , Jim Hoke, Lee Thornburg, Lon Price, Paul Litteral, Vince DenhamMixed By – Bill SchneeOrgan, Piano – Jim CoxPercussion – Lenny CastroRecorded By – Gabe VeltriRecorded By [Additional] – Bill Schnee, Ed Cherney, Leanne UngarRecorded By [Elton John's Vocal] – John Ingoldsby*
4:08
8 Willie Nelson Bird On A Wire
Bass – Bee SpearsCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Billy English, Jim Keltner, Paul EnglishEngineer [Assistant] – John HendricksonGuitar – Willie NelsonGuitar [Additional] – Grady Martin, Jody PayneGuitar [Additional], Mandolin – Dean ParksHarmonica – Mickey RaphaelMixed By – Bill SchneeOrgan – Bobbie NelsonPedal Steel Guitar – Paul FranklinProducer – Steve Lindsey Recorded By – Gabe VeltriViolin – Mark O'Connor
4:20
9 Peter Gabriel Suzanne
Acoustic Guitar – Dean ParksBacking Vocals – Sally DworskyBass, Keyboards – Larry KleinCoordinator [Project Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Matt ChamberlainElectric Guitar – Dennis HerringEngineer [Assistant] – Richard Huredia*Keyboards, Producer – Steve Lindsey Keyboards, Vocals – Peter GabrielMixed By – Gabe VeltriPercussion [Shakers] – Baba AyombilaProgrammed By – Simon GogerlyRecorded By – Gabe Veltri, Richard ChappellTimpani – Ben Hoffnung*Xylophone [Gylie] – Thomas Segura
5:13
10 Billy Joel Light As The Breeze
Acoustic Guitar – Mac McAnallyArranged By [Horns], Horns – Jim HornArranged By [Horns], Producer – Steve Lindsey Backing Vocals – Alex Brown, Bob Bailey, Chris Rodriguez, Donna McElroy, Jackie Gouche, Kim Fleming, Monalisa Young*, Trisha Yearwood, Yvonne HodgesBass – Willie WeeksCoordinator [Production Coordinator For Tony Brown] – Jessie NobleCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Paul LeimEngineer [Assistant] – Jim DeMain, John Hendrickson, Robert CharlesGuitar – Dann HuffHarmonica – Clint BlackHorns – Charles Rose, Jim Hoke, Paul LitteralMixed By – Bill SchneeOrgan – Steve NathanPedal Steel Guitar – Paul FranklinPiano – Matt RollingsProducer – Tony Brown Recorded By – Justin Neibank*Recorded By [Additional] – Ed Cherney, Leanne Ungar
6:11
11 Jann Arden If It Be Your Will
Acoustic Guitar – Fred TackettBass – Larry KleinCoordinator [Production Coordinator] – Julie LarsonDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaElectric Guitar – Dean ParksMixed By, Recorded By – Ed CherneyOrgan – Jim CoxPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer – Ed Cherney, Steve Lindsey Technician [Assistant] – Richard Huredia*
5:27
12 Suzanne Vega Story Of Issac
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Suzanne VegaBass – Jerry ScheffDrums, Percussion – Jerry MarottaElectric Guitar – Ron SexsmithEngineer [Assistant] – John PaternoExecutive-Producer – Ronald K. FiersteinKeyboards, Producer – Mitchell FroomMixed By, Recorded By – Tchad Blake
4:06
13 Martin Gore* Coming Back To You
Engineer – Ron RiglerEngineer [Mix], Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Victor Van VugtMixed By, Producer – Spirit FeelProducer – Martin Gore*Technician [Guitar] – Jez Webb
3:32

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D 108110

Credits

  • Art Direction – Sunja Park
  • Compilation Producer [Supervising Producer] – Steve Lindsey
  • Coordinator [Administrative Coordinator] – Ellen Vogt, Sarah Rich
  • Executive-Producer – David Anderle, Kelley Lynch
  • Mastered By – Doug Sax
  • Photography By [Photographs Of Leonard] – Dennis Keeley
  • Written-By – Leonard Cohen

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
540 259-2 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(CD, Comp) A&M Records 540 259-2 Europe 1995
31454 0259 4 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 31454 0259 4 US 1995
6116 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) A&M Records 6116 France 1995
31454 0259 4 Various Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 31454 0259 4 Canada 1995
540 259-4 Various Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 540 259-4 Poland 1995

Tracklist

A1 Don Henley Everybody Knows 6:09
A2 Trisha Yearwood Coming Back To You 3:36
A3 Sting & The Chieftains Sisters Of Mercy 3:19
A4 Bono Hallelujah 4:57
A5 Tori Amos Famous Blue Raincoat 5:37
A6 Aaron Neville Ain't No Cure For Love 3:38
A7 Elton John I'm Your Man 4:08
B1 Willie Nelson Bird On A Wire 4:20
B2 Peter Gabriel Suzanne 5:13
B3 Billy Joel Light As The Breeze 6:11
B4 Jann Arden If It Be Your Way 5:27
B5 Suzanne Vega Story Of Isaac 4:06
B6 Martin Gore* Coming Back To You 3:32

Credits

  • Written-By – Leonard Cohen

Notes

Made In Canada

black cassette with silver text

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
540 259-2 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(CD, Comp) A&M Records 540 259-2 Europe 1995
31454 0259 4 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 31454 0259 4 US 1995
6116 Various Tower Of Song (The Songs Of Leonard Cohen) ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) A&M Records 6116 France 1995
31454 0259 2 Various Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ‎(CD, Comp, Club) A&M Records 31454 0259 2 US 1995
540 259-4 Various Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ‎(Cass, Comp) A&M Records 540 259-4 Poland 1995