On September 27, 1979.

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On September 27, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Recent Songs” sixth  studio Leonard Cohen album. It was recorded April – May 1979, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Leonard Cohen and Henry Lewy.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – vocals, arranger
  • Bill Ginn – keyboards
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards
  • Ricardo Gonzalez – guitar
  • John Bilezikjian – guitar
  • Everado Sandoval – guitar
  • Mitch Watkins – guitar
  • Charles Beck – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Steve Meador – drums
  • Jim Gilstrap – vocals
  • Roger St Kennerly – vocals
  • Stephanie Spruill – vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes – vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Paul Ostermayer – saxophone
  • Jose Perez – trumpet
  • Pablo Sandoval – trumpet
  • Earl Dumler – oboe
  • Skip Cottrell – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Derek Dunann – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Glen Christensen – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Cohen, except where noted.

  1. The Guests
  2. Humbled in Love
  3. The Window
  4. Came So Far for Beauty – Leonard Cohen,John Lissauer
  5. The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien errant) – Traditional,Antoine Gérin-Lajoie
  6. The Traitor
  7. Our Lady of Solitude
  8. The Gypsy’s Wife
  9. The Smokey Life
  10. Ballad of the Absent Mare

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