Tower of Song: Songs of Leonard Cohen
 : Tower of Song: Songs of Leonard Cohen

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by: Various Artists, Elton John, Billy Joel, Bono, Tori Amos, Sting & The Chieftains, Trisha Yearwood, Martin Gore, Peter Gabriel, Aaron Neville

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0731454025928
Item Dimensions: 3955523500
Label: A & M
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: A & M
MPN: 3145402592
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: September 26, 1995
Publisher: A & M
Release Date: October 10, 1995
Studio: A & M

Disc 1:
  1. Everybody Knows - Don Henley
  2. Coming Back to You - Trisha Yearwood
  3. Sisters Of Mercy - Sting & The Chieftains
  4. Halleluiah - Bono
  5. Famous Blue Raincoat - Tori Amos
  6. Ain't No Cure For Love - Aaron Neville
  7. I'm Your Man - Elton John
  8. Bird On A Wire - Willie Nelson
  9. Suzanne - Peter Gabriel
  10. Light As The Breeze - Billy Joel
  11. If It Be Your Will - Jann Arden
  12. Story Of Issac - Suzanne Vega
  13. Coming Back To You - Martin Gore
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Out of print in the U.S.! Excellent collection of songs penned by Leonard Cohen and reinterpreted by some of the finest musicians, past and present, creating a timeless batch of great songs and performances. The cast of great artists include Don Henley, Elton John, Bono, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Sting & the Chieftains, Martin L. Gore and many others. 13 tracks featuring favorites like 'Famous Blue Raincoat', 'Suzanne', 'I'm Your Main' and more. Universal.
If ever an artist deserved the tribute-album treatment, it's Leonard Cohen, an intermittently fascinating songwriter but perhaps the worst singer to ever release more than one major-label album. Cohen has never written a song which couldn't be improved by someone else singing it, and it's no coincidence that he's been the subject of three tribute albums. The latest is Tower of Song, which turns Cohen's work over to such middle-brow pop stars as Don Henley, Billy Joel, and Suzanne Vega. The results from this new project are mixed. Melodramatic, angst-ridden vocals by Tori Amos ("Famous Blue Raincoat") and Peter Gabriel ("Suzanne") emphasize Cohen's narcissism and purple poetry. On the other hand, Elton John delivers a delightfully campy, irreverent reading of "I'm Your Man," and Sting joins the Chieftains for a nicely understated, Celtic-folk arrangement of "Sisters of Mercy." --Geoffrey Himes

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