A six-CD collection of Leonard Cohen concert material represents a bona-fide bargain, says critic Jeff Burger. Plus: new albums from Steve Wynn, Steve Dawson, Anna & Elizabeth, Clarence Bucaro, Dany Franchi, and Adrian Aardvark.
Cohen had this to say about his upcoming release: "As I grew older, I understood that instructions came with this voice. And the instructions were these...Never to lament casually. And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity & beauty."