1 x LP
( 1985 ) 2010 EU reissue on 180g LP =it contains one of the most universally beloved songs of all time, Hallelujah, as well as such works of distilled, meditative genius as Dance Me To The End Of Love, If It Be Your Will and The Law.
Release date: 19-04-2012 ( originally released in 1985)
2010 EU reissue on 180g audiophile vinyl LP =it contains one of the most universally beloved songs of all time, "Hallelujah," as well as such works of distilled, meditative genius as "Dance Me To The End Of Love," " If It Be Your Will" and "The Law".
Recorded with vocalist Jennifer Warnes, Various Positions (originally released in the U.S. in February of 1985 by independent label Passport Records) is a stunning return to form for the 'Lord Byron of Rock ‘n’ Roll.' Cryptic and raw, Various Positions is an eclectic set ranging from the Gainsbourg-esque pop ballad of "Dance Me To The End Of Love" to the all-time classic "Hallelujah."
A1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
A2. Coming Back To You
A3. The Law
A4. Night Comes On
B2. The Captain
B3. Hunter's Lullaby
B4. Heart With No Companion
B5. If It Be Your Will
Leonard Cohen is indubitably one of the most legendary and successful singer-songwriters from the 60's. However, his label at first refused to release Various Positions, his seventh studio album, saying 'Look, Leonard; we know you're great, but we don't know if you're any good'.
The success of the album proved them wrong, giving us one of his most beloved and arguably his most covered song "Hallelujah", along other gems such as "Heart With No Companion" and the Gainsbourg-esque "Dance Me To The End Of Love".
Cohen’s label, Columbia, rejected this album, refusing to release it in the US. Quite astonishing when you consider that it contains one of the most universally beloved songs of all time, Hallelujah, as well as such works of distilled, meditative genius as Dance Me To The End Of Love, If It Be Your Will and The Law. Perhaps record executives were put off by the bleak production of John Lissauer, introducing thin synthetic keyboards to Cohen’s sound for the first time, as well as stark acoustic guitars, Cohen’s deepening vocal gilded subtly by Jennifer Warnes' softening vocals. While flirting with electronica, it is not a very Eighties album, with no hint of gaudiness. This is an album for all time, a work of quiet genius. It was initially put out by small independent Passport Records, before a remorseful Columbia reclaimed it in 1990.
Label: Music On Vinyl
Originally released: 1985
This release: 2012