September, 2003

Disc 1:

1. Suzanne
2. Sisters Of Mercy
3. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
4. The Old Revolution
5. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
6. Bird On The Wire
7. Joan Of Arc
8. Famous Blue Raincoat
9. Diamonds In The Mine
10. Chelsea Hotel No 2
11. I Tried To Leave You
12. Who By Fire
13. Iodine

Total time: 52:39

Disc 2:

1. The Smokey Life
2. Dance Me To The End Of Love
3. Hallelujah
4. If It Be Your Will
5. I'm Your Man
6. Take This Waltz
7. Tower Of Song
8. Light As The Breeze
9. The Gypsy's Wife
10. That Don't Make It Junk

Total time: 51:42

Two picture CDs. Sony Columbia 512852-2. The package (of special design) includes a 10-page booklet with b&w photos from 1970, 1972 and 1976.

This double-album was released in the UK; it's a Sony authorized release in conjunction with the rock magazine Mojo. The tracks were selected by editors of Mojo. The songs follow the chronological order of the issue of the albums, but the song-order itself from a particular album is not always faithful. Songs have been taken from all albums except Live Songs [1973] and Cohen Live [1994].

[According to the information we have, the producers put the album together without consulting the artist on any aspect of the enterprise, including track selection, technical and layout questions, or even the advisability of issuing another compilation so soon after "The Essential Leonard Cohen"]