Leonard Cohen career-spanning box set due out in October

Despite rumors of a new studio album early next year, Sony Music decided now is as a good time as ever to immortalize Leonard Cohen’s brilliant 40-year career as an insane 18-disc box set. According to Exclaim, The Complete Albums Collection will compile Cohen’s 17 studio and live albums, from his 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen up to 2009’s live release Songs From the Road. Each CD in the set was remastered from original analogue master tapes and will be housed in a mini-LP replica jacket based on their original artwork. What’s more, the package will also include a 36-page booklet full of “discographical annotations and recording information, as well as a 1,300-word essay by Pico Iyer.

Sony Music will releas the box set on October 11th. A smaller, 11-disc set compiling only his studio albums will also be available on that date. Pre-orders are now ongoing at the musician’s website.

Below, you can find video of Cohen performing “The Stranger Song” in 1967.


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