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Songs from a Room is the second album by Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, released in 1969. It reached #63 on the US Billboard 200 and #2 on the UK charts. Cohen reportedly said he chose producer Bob Johnston to achieve the spartan sound he considered appropriate for his songs, after the disputes he had with John Simon during the mixing sessions of Songs of Leonard Cohen. The album also features some prominent (if strictly ornamental) jaw harp. The album's sound… read more



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  • Great album. The Songs of Leonard Cohen/Songs from a Room/Songs of Love and Hate trilogy can't be beat. This one seems to get overlooked relative to the two that surround it, but it's every bit as good.
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  • yeah I think I prefer it. I have enjoyed living a little in this album
  • the jew's harp is creepy
  • A fucking masterpiece is what this is!
  • the production is a thing to behold, in particular, the way gentle light creeps in and illuminates songs from time to time in the form of subtle instrumental ornamentation.
  • his best. but I would say that, it was the first I ever heard of his music. :) it is a very special album, though. these days, music is so overproduced, mastered too loud, this might sound quiet and fragile in comparison, but with its depth, its meaning, its towers over almost everything.
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