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->''"Like Creator/GrahamGreene and Creator/IngmarBergman, Cohen is concerned with the inevitability of tragedy. He is awesomely open to mythic heroism, to the mystique of love, but in the end he believes, as did Creator/ErnestHemingway, that there are no happy endings between men and women, that the only glory is in the attempt. "Their vows are difficult/They're for each other," says the artist in "Why Don't You Try". The listener may be advised to do the same."''

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->''"Like Creator/GrahamGreene Creator/{{Graham Greene|Author}} and Creator/IngmarBergman, Cohen is concerned with the inevitability of tragedy. He is awesomely open to mythic heroism, to the mystique of love, but in the end he believes, as did Creator/ErnestHemingway, that there are no happy endings between men and women, that the only glory is in the attempt. "Their vows are difficult/They're for each other," says the artist in "Why Don't You Try". The listener may be advised to do the same."''


'''New Skin for the Old Ceremony''', Music/LeonardCohen's fourth album released in 1974. marks a new stage in Cohen's career. On this album, with a new producer in John Lissauer, he breaks away from the spare, guitar-driven folk-poetry of his first four albums and begins to experiment with a more orchestrated, more upbeat sound. This was a shock for many of his followers; following a characteristic pattern for Cohen's work it failed to trouble the album charts either in the US or his native Canada but also it was only a modest success in Britain. Unlike any of its predecessors it failed to make the top 20 albums. Few would count it as one of his greatest works and it marks the beginning of a lean period for him but it contains seeds which will be cultivated more fruitfully in later years and time has been kind to it.

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'''New ''New Skin for the Old Ceremony''', Ceremony'', Music/LeonardCohen's fourth album released in 1974. marks a new stage in Cohen's career. On this album, with a new producer in John Lissauer, he breaks away from the spare, guitar-driven folk-poetry of his first four albums and begins to experiment with a more orchestrated, more upbeat sound. This was a shock for many of his followers; following a characteristic pattern for Cohen's work it failed to trouble the album charts either in the US or his native Canada but also it was only a modest success in Britain. Unlike any of its predecessors it failed to make the top 20 albums. Few would count it as one of his greatest works and it marks the beginning of a lean period for him but it contains seeds which will be cultivated more fruitfully in later years and time has been kind to it.

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* CharacterTitle: "Field Commander Cohen"


-->--'''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/new-skin-for-the-old-ceremony-19750226 Paul Nelson - Magazine/RollingStone]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/new-skin-for-the-old-ceremony-19750226 Paul Nelson Nelson]] - Magazine/RollingStone]]'''
Magazine/RollingStone, 1975.'''


-->--'''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/new-skin-for-the-old-ceremony-19750226 Paul Nelson]]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/new-skin-for-the-old-ceremony-19750226 Paul Nelson]]]'''
Nelson - Magazine/RollingStone]]'''


->''"Like Graham Greene and Ingmar Bergman, Cohen is concerned with the inevitability of tragedy. He is awesomely open to mythic heroism, to the mystique of love, but in the end he believes, as did Ernest Hemingway, that there are no happy endings between men and women, that the only glory is in the attempt. "Their vows are difficult/They're for each other," says the artist in "Why Don't You Try. The listener may be advised to do the same."''

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->''"Like Graham Greene Creator/GrahamGreene and Ingmar Bergman, Creator/IngmarBergman, Cohen is concerned with the inevitability of tragedy. He is awesomely open to mythic heroism, to the mystique of love, but in the end he believes, as did Ernest Hemingway, Creator/ErnestHemingway, that there are no happy endings between men and women, that the only glory is in the attempt. "Their vows are difficult/They're for each other," says the artist in "Why Don't You Try.Try". The listener may be advised to do the same."''



* QuestioningTitle: "Is This What You Wanted?" and "Why Don't You Try?"



--> ''you keepers of truth, you guardians of beauty''

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--> ''you ''You keepers of truth, you guardians of beauty''


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* IntercourseWithYou: A lot of Cohen songs are concerned with sex but are wrapped in symbolism. "Chelsea Hotel #2" goes straight to the point, describing an encounter with Janis Joplin in New York's best-known bohemian hotel.

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* IntercourseWithYou: A lot of Cohen songs are concerned with sex but are wrapped in symbolism. "Chelsea Hotel #2" goes straight to the point, describing an encounter with Janis Joplin Music/JanisJoplin in New York's best-known bohemian hotel.


** "Who By Fire"

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** "Who By Fire" is based on a Jewish prayer, Unetanneh Tokef.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays
** "Is This What You Wanted"
--> ''You were Jesus Christ my Lord, I was the money lender''
** "Who By Fire"


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* NewSoundAlbum: This album was a departure from the spare, acoustic guitar-driven songs of his first three albums. It adopted more of a rock approach with rich orchestration. It didn't go down well with his fans at the time but has survived the test of time and looks forward to his more successful albums of the 1980s.
* SpecialGuest: Music/JanisIan shares the vocals on "Who By Fire"

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* StylisticSuck: "Leaving Green Sleeves"


* AllPsychologyIsFreudian:
** "Is This What You Wanted"
--> ''You were the sensitive woman''
--> ''I was the very reverend Freud''
--> ''You were the manual orgasm''
--> ''I was the dirty little boy''
** UsefulNotes/CarlJung variant: the cover image, which is taken from an old alchemical text, was used by Jung to illustrate the union of psychic opposites in the consciousness of the enlightened saint.



--> ''Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me''

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* SingerNameDrop: "Field Commander Cohen"


** To Music/TheAndrewsSisters in "Field Commander Cohen"

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** To "Field Commander Cohen" alludes to Music/TheAndrewsSisters in "Field Commander Cohen"song "Rum and Coca Cola"



--> ''Working for the Yankee Dollar''

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--> ''Working for the Yankee Dollar'' Dollar''
** "Leaving Green Sleeves" is a reworking of the fifteenth-century song Music/Greensleeves


* Main/UnInstallment: "Chelsea Hotel #2". There ''was'' a "Chelsea Hotel", co-written by Cohen and Ron Cornelius but only ever performed in concert and never committed to disc.

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* Main/UnInstallment: ShoutOut:
** To Music/TheAndrewsSisters in "Field Commander Cohen"
--> ''The patron saint of envy and the grocer of despair''
--> ''Working for the Yankee Dollar''
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"Chelsea Hotel #2". There ''was'' a "Chelsea Hotel", co-written by Cohen and Ron Cornelius but only ever performed in concert and never committed to disc.

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* AlliterativeTitle: "Is This '''W'''hat You '''W'''anted", "Field '''C'''ommander '''C'''ohen"
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** "Lover Lover Lover", and not just the title
--> ''Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me''
--> ''Yes and lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover, lover come back to me''
** "There Is A War"
--> ''Why don't you come on back to the war, pick up your tiny burden''
--> ''Why don't you come on back to the war, let's all get even''
--> ''Why don't you come on back to the war, can't you hear me speaking?''


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* Main/UnInstallment: "Chelsea Hotel #2". There ''was'' a "Chelsea Hotel", co-written by Cohen and Ron Cornelius but only ever performed in concert and never committed to disc.

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