Leonard Cohen – The Future - 1992 - Folk Rock - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Leonard Cohen – The Future
Label: Columbia – 88985435391
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
Some copies contain a sticker on plastic wrap that reads:
"We Are Vinyl 180 Gram Vinyl”.
Lyrics printed on rear sleeve.
Made in the EU.
Barcode (Text): 8 89854 35391 9
Country: Europe
Released: 2017
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Pop Rock
A1 The Future 6:42
A2 Waiting For The Miracle 7:42
A3 Be For Real 4:29
A4 Closing Time 6:39
A5 Anthem 6:07
B1 Democracy 7:12
B2 Light As The Breeze 7:15
B3 Always 8:02
B4 Tacoma Trailer 5:59
And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebecca came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water; and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. -Genesis 24
I tried to thank you along the way, but if I didn't, let me thank you now.
(RollingStone) "The Future, Cohen’s eleventh album, is epic. In the late Sixties, he wrote detailed stories of fleeting moments by rivers or in hotel rooms. Now that he’s fifty-eight, his themes are political and cultural, sweeping. His deep, sepia-toned voice has always lent his love songs a haunting intimacy. When on “So Long, Marianne” (from Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1968) he sang. “Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now/Then why do I feel so alone? I’m standing on a ledge/And your fine spider web/Is fastening my ankle to a stone,” he captured love’s ambivalence. His voice deeper still on this nine-track album, Cohen explores the world with the same precision with which he’s studied the rumpled sheets of many unmade beds.
On “Democracy,” which starts with a drumroll and tumbles into a march, Cohen questions America’s premise with wit and Canadian objectivity: “It’s coming from the sorrow on the street/The holy places where races meet/From the homicidal bitchin’ that goes down in every kitchen/To determine who will serve and who will eat/From the wells of disappointment where the women kneel to pray/For the Grace of God in the desert here/And the desert far away/Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.” His creepy growl sounds like Tom Waits, only with better enunciation. His lazy phrasing lets the words seep instead of attack.
The album’s two borrowed songs — the obscure “Be for Real” and Irving Berlin’s classic “Always” — are simple tunes complicated by the songs that surround them. Amid spiritual emptiness (“Closing Time”), personal disillusionment (the wrenching “Waiting for the Miracle”) and occasional schmaltz (the overwrought “Light as the Breeze”), lyrics like “I’ll be loving you, always/With a love that’s true, always” are almost laughably quaint. Sung in a bluesy, barroom style, they’re made ironic. “Be for Real” cries, “I don’t want to be hurt by love again” — funny coming from the man who wrote the book on despair and loss."
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Format LP, 180 Gram
Color Black