Legacy Recordings has announced it will release a massive box set on Oct. 11 commemorating Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen turning 77 this year. Cohen’s actual 77th birthday is today.
Titled The Complete Albums Collection, the box set will feature all 17 of Cohen’s studio and live albums repackaged in CD jackets that will mirror the original LPs. It will also include a 36-page booklet featuring an essay as well as detailed recording information about each album.
Cohen has been critically lauded and admired throughout his five-decade career, hailed for his complex, rich lyrical content that often focuses on spirituality and relationships as well as his novels and poetry outside of music. His song “Hallelujah” is often ranked among the greatest songs ever written and has been covered by countless musicians.
Below is the full list of albums to be included in The Complete Albums Collection:
Songs of Leonard Cohen — 1967
Songs from a Room — 1969
Songs of Love and Hate — 1971
Live Songs — 1973
New Skin for the Old Ceremony — 1974
Death of a Ladies’ Man — 1977
Recent Songs — 1979
Various Positions — 1985
I’m Your Man — 1988
The Future — 1992
Cohen Live — 1994
Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 — 2001
Ten New Songs — 2001
Dear Heather — 2004
Live in London — 2009
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 — 2009
Songs from the Road — 2009