Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Suzanne
5 3:48
2 The Stranger Song
5 5:00
3 Sisters of Mercy
5 3:34
4 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
5 2:55
5 So Long, Marianne
5 5:40
6 Bird on a Wire
4.5 3:25
7 The Partisan
4.5 3:25
8 Famous Blue Raincoat
5:10
9 Chelsea Hotel #2
3:06
10 Take This Longing
4:06
11 Who by Fire
2 2:34
12 The Guests
6:41
13 Hallelujah
4 4:39
14 If It Be Your Will
3:43
15 Night Comes On
4:41
16 I'm Your Man
4 4:26
17 Everybody Knows
5 5:37
18 Tower of Song
3.5 5:37
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Ain't No Cure for Love
5 4:52
2 Take This Waltz
4 5:59
3 First We Take Manhattan
4.5 5:52
4 Dance Me to the End of Love (live)
6:06
5 The Future
3.5 6:42
6 Democracy
7:05
7 Waiting for the Miracle
4 7:43
8 Closing Time
2.5 5:59
9 Anthem
6:01
10 In My Secret Life
5 4:54
11 Alexandra Leaving
5:24
12 A Thousand Kisses Deep
6:28
13 Love Itself
5:22
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
4 3:42
2 Love Calls You by Name
5:42
3 A Singer Must Die
3:19
4 Death of a Ladies' Man
9:20
5 The Traitor
6:14
6 By the Rivers Dark
5:19
7 The Letters
4:45

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Leonard Cohen (track 12)
violin:
Raffi Hakopian (track 12)
drums:
Tom Brechtlein (track 16)
organ:
Randy Waldman (track 12)
bass:
Abraham LaBoriel (track 12)
oud:
John Bilezikjian (tracks 12, 17)
keyboard:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 16–17)
Michel Robidoux (track 17)
additional drums:
Michel Robidoux (track 16)
additionally recorded by:
John Smith (US recording engineer) (tracks 13–15)
arranger:
John Lissauer (tracks 9–11, 13–15)
Paul Buckmaster (track 8)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 16–18)
Michel Robidoux (track 17)
Jennifer Warnes (track 12)
assistant engineer:
Lee Friedman (tracks 13–15)
Leanne Ungar (tracks 9–11)
assistant mixer:
Skip Cottrell (track 12)
Derek Dunan (track 12)
Greg Falken (track 12)
assistant recorded by:
Skip Cottrell (track 12)
Derek Dunan (track 12)
Greg Falken (track 12)
background vocals:
Anjani Thomas (track 16)
Jennifer Warnes (tracks 12, 17–18)
composer:
Anna Marly (Les chants de la Résistance et de la Libération) (track 7)
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (track 17)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1–6, 8–18)
conductor:
John Simon (US producer, arranger, composer, songwriter and musician) (tracks 1–5)
engineer:
Ed Hudson (tracks 6–8)
Frank Laico (tracks 9–11)
Neil Wilburn (tracks 6–8)
Rick Rowe (tracks 9–11)
lead vocals:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1–18)
lyricist:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (track 17)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 2–6, 8–18)
Leonard Cohen (1966) (track 1)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (track 12)
miscellaneous support:
Roscoe Beck (track 16)
mixer:
Fred Echelard (tracks 16–18)
Rick Rowe (tracks 9–11)
Leanne Ungar (tracks 16–18)
Henry Lewy (track 12)
performer:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 16, 18)
previously attributed to:
Hy Zaret (track 7)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (tracks 6–8)
John Lissauer (tracks 9–11, 13–15)
John Simon (US producer, arranger, composer, songwriter and musician) (tracks 1–5)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 12, 16–18)
Michel Robidoux (tracks 16–17)
Henry Lewy (track 12)
recorded by:
Leanne Ungar (tracks 16–18)
François Deschamps (track 18)
Roger Guérin (tracks 16–17)
Henry Lewy (track 12)
Ian Terry (engineer, producer) (track 18)
translator:
Hy Zaret (track 7)
vocals:
Jennifer Warnes (tracks 13–15)
writer:
Hy Zaret (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1967) (tracks 1, 3–5)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1970) (track 8)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (tracks 9, 11)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1984) (track 13)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1988) (tracks 16–17)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (2007) (track 6)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–9, 11, 13, 16–17)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 13)
part of:
is the basis for:
Another Hallelujah (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Berömd Blå Kappa (track 8)
later translated versions:
Aleluya (track 13)
Alle ved besked (track 17)
Al·leluia (track 13)
Famous Blue Raincoat (Italian translation) (track 8)
Fugl på en snor (track 6)
Gästerna (track 12)
Haleliwia (track 13)
Halleluja (Finnish) (track 13)
Halleluja (track 13)
Halleluja (track 13)
Halleluja (Danish translation of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah) (track 13)
Halleluja (track 13)
Hallelujah (track 13)
Hallelujah (track 13)
Hallelujah (track 13)
Hvem i flammer (track 11)
Hvem i ilden (track 11)
Je eeuwige regenjas (Dutch translation of Famous Blue Raincoat) (track 8)
Jeg er din mand (track 16)
Kärlekens systrar (track 3)
L’ange Djibril (track 13)
Må din vilja ske (track 14)
Sisters of Mercy (track 3)
Susan (Danish lyrics) (track 1)
Suzanne (Italian translation of the Leonard Cohen song) (track 1)
Suzanne (Dutch lyrics) (track 1)
Suzanne (Finnish lyrics) (track 1)
Suzanne (french lyrics) (track 1)
Słynny niebieski prochowiec (Polish translation of Famous Blue Raincoat by Leonard Cohen) (track 8)
Vem genom eld (track 11)
מי באש (track 11)
ハレルヤ (track 13)
later versions:
Vivre tout seul (track 6)
recording of:
Chelsea Hotel #2 (track 9)
Everybody Knows (track 17)
If It Be Your Will (track 14)
I’m Your Man (track 16)
Night Comes On (track 15)
Take This Longing (track 10)
The Guests (track 12)
Tower of Song (track 18)
Who by Fire (track 11)
Sisters of Mercy (1967) (track 3)
So Long, Marianne (1967) (track 5)
Suzanne (1967) (track 1)
The Stranger Song (1967) (track 2)
Bird on the Wire (1968) (track 6)
The Partisan (1968) (track 7)
Famous Blue Raincoat (1970) (track 8)
Hallelujah (1984) (track 13)
translated version of:

CD 2

violin:
Bob Furgo (Musician - Violonist) (tracks 7–8)
Raffi Hakopian (track 2)
strings arranger:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger) (tracks 5, 12)
mandolin:
Dean Parks (track 7)
drums:
Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer) (track 1)
Steve Meador (track 5)
tambourine:
Lenny Castro (track 5)
guitar:
Bob Metzger (tracks 8, 10)
Bob Stanley (track 1)
bass:
Bob Glaub (track 8)
Peter Kisilenko (track 1)
percussion:
Lenny Castro (track 7)
keyboard:
Jeff Fisher (track 1)
saxophone:
Richard Baudet (track 1)
guitars:
Bob Metzger (track 5)
additional strings arranger:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger) (track 7)
additional producer:
Steve Lindsey (USA producer) (tracks 6–7)
arranger:
Rebecca De Mornay (Actress) (track 7)
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 5, 7–8)
Jeff Fisher (tracks 1, 3)
Yoav Goren (tracks 7–8)
background vocals:
Mayel Assouly (track 2)
Perla Batalla (track 8)
Julie Christensen (track 8)
Evelyne Hebey (track 2)
Anjani Thomas (tracks 1, 7)
Elisabeth Valletti (track 2)
Jennifer Warnes (tracks 1–2)
background vocals arranger:
Perla Batalla (track 5)
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger) (track 5)
composer:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 7, 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1–3, 3–13)
conductor:
David Campbell (US based Canadian violinist, composer, conductor and arranger) (track 5)
engineer:
Leanne Ungar (tracks 5, 7–8, 10–13)
lead vocals:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–8)
lyricist:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 7, 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1, 3, 3–13)
miscellaneous support:
Roscoe Beck (track 3)
mixer:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 10–13)
Fred Echelard (track 1)
Leanne Ungar (tracks 1–2, 5, 7–8, 10–13)
Frank Wolf (engineer at Skyline Recording) (tracks 2–3)
performer:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–11, 13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 5, 7–8)
Jeff Fisher (track 3)
Yoav Goren (tracks 5, 7–8)
producer:
Bob Metzger (track 4)
Rebecca De Mornay (Actress) (track 9)
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1–3, 5–9)
Yoav Goren (track 7)
Roscoe Beck (tracks 1–2)
Leanne Ungar (tracks 4, 8)
programming:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 5, 7–8)
Yoav Goren (tracks 5, 7–8)
recorded by:
Leanne Ungar (track 2)
Kevin Beauchamp (track 2)
François Deschamps (tracks 1, 3)
Ian Terry (engineer, producer) (tracks 1, 3)
translator:
Leonard Cohen (track 2)
vocals:
Sharon Robinson (songwriter) (tracks 10–13)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 10–13)
Anjani Thomas (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1988) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1992) (tracks 5, 8)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (2001) (track 12)
publisher:
Sharon Robinson Songs (tracks 7, 12)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (tracks 3, 3–5, 7–8, 12)
cover recording of:
later translated versions:
Alexandra tabt (track 11)
Earst nim ik Manhattan (tracks 3, 3)
Eez steht he: Manhattan (tracks 3, 3)
Lukketid (track 8)
Manhattan (tracks 3, 3)
Miraklet (track 7)
Ta min vals (track 2)
Volt egy tánc (track 2)
Zuerst also Manhattan (tracks 3, 3)
live recording of:
recording of:
Alexandra Leaving (track 11)
Anthem (track 9)
Closing Time (track 8)
Democracy (track 6)
In My Secret Life (track 10)
Love Itself (track 13)
Take This Waltz (track 2)
The Future (track 5)

CD 3

acoustic guitar:
Leonard Cohen (track 5)
violin:
Raffi Hakopian (track 5)
strings arranger:
Jeremy Lubbock (track 5)
organ:
Randy Waldman (track 5)
bass:
Abraham LaBoriel (track 5)
oud:
John Bilezikjian (track 5)
horn arranger:
Don Menza (track 4)
arranger:
Phil Spector (track 4)
John Lissauer (track 3)
Jennifer Warnes (track 5)
assistant engineer:
Bruce Gold (Engineer) (track 4)
Bob Robitaille (track 4)
Stan Ross (Recording engineer) (track 4)
Leanne Ungar (track 3)
assistant mixer:
Skip Cottrell (track 5)
Derek Dunan (track 5)
Greg Falken (track 5)
assistant recorded by:
Skip Cottrell (track 5)
Derek Dunan (track 5)
Greg Falken (track 5)
composer:
Phil Spector (track 4)
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1, 3–5)
conductor:
Jeremy Lubbock (track 5)
engineer:
Ed Hudson (track 1)
Frank Laico (track 3)
Larry Levine (track 4)
Neil Wilburn (track 1)
Rick Rowe (track 3)
lead vocals:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1, 3–5)
lyricist:
Leonard Cohen (tracks 1, 3–5)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (track 5)
mixer:
Rick Rowe (track 3)
Henry Lewy (track 5)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 1)
Phil Spector (track 4)
Leonard Cohen (track 5)
John Lissauer (track 3)
Henry Lewy (track 5)
recorded by:
Henry Lewy (track 5)
vocals arranger:
Phil Spector (track 4)
later translated versions:
Nancy (Italian translation of the Leonard Cohen song) (track 1)
recording of:
A Singer Must Die (track 3)
The Traitor (track 5)
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy (1968) (track 1)

Release Group

artist & repertoire support: Steve Berkowitz
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/4343 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Essential Leonard Cohen [info]