The Leonard Cohen Acetate (1966?)

Possibly recorded in New York

SIDE I (labeled “side four” and "Asylum Records"):
1. It's My Own World Now [early The Butcher] (4:50) ©3
2. Nancy (3:10) (1)
3. Love Is The Item (3:30) (2) ©2
4. Works of Charity (3:55) (2)
5. The Storeroom (3:15) (3) ©2

SIDE II (no label. “n/g” is written in grease pencil):

1. The Stranger Song ©1
2. Last Year's Man
3. Suzanne
©1
4. Everybody's Child (3)
5. Master Song ©2
6. Tonight Will Be Fine [substantially different lyrics from released versions] ©2

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(1) different from Songs From A Room (1968) version, part of the chorus was used in "Diamonds in the Mine."
(2) unreleased songs.
(3) unreleased songs but performed later during 1976 tour.

©1
copyright registered April 3 (and July 19) 1967.
©2 copyright registered July 24 1967.
©3 copyright registered November 24 1967.

detail: 12" acetate, listed as "MONO ref." at the bottom of the label is typed "Asylum Records".
[Tracklist, songs' timing + all details by BT]

comment: "According to Leonard these songs (and several others - see Demos from the 60s) exist on a demo tape he did for Polygram in the early sixties" [Info from Jarkko Arjatsalo]. I think these demos could have been recorded in 1966... they are maybe part of the Vanguard Studio Demos (?).

sources: BT, Jarkko, U.S Copyright Office.

NOTE: this recording is unfortunately NOT in circulation! There's only 1 known copy owned by a private & lucky collector.

 

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