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Opus Collection serves as a fairly standard “greatest hits” collection, featuring “Hallelujah” and other Cohen standards you might expect, as well as a live version of “Dance Me To The End of Live” (a version previously released on other compilations from the performer). Its 20 tracks are a great starting point for anyone who just happens to take interest while ordering their morning coffee. Plus, Cohen makes much more sense in a Starbucks setting than say, The Beegees, who have also gotten the Opus Collection treatment in the past.

If anything, the fact that Starbucks can land an album in the Billboard 200 with absolutely no advertising and no new content is encouraging. We miss the days when the weekly download cards were bands we’d never heard of (no offense to The Decemberists…great band…but how much help do they need from Starbucks?). It’d be nice to see more obscure performers getting pushed by the coffee chain alongside icons such as Cohen.

Disc 1

1-1 Dance Me To The End Of Love (Live)
1-2 I’m Your Man
1-3 Suzanne
1-4 Famous Blue Raincoat
1-5 Anthem
1-6 Hallelujah
1-7 Darkness
1-8 Never Any Good
1-9 Everybody Knows
1-10 In My Secret Life

Disc 2

2-1 Going Home
2-2 Tower Of Song
2-3 The Future
2-4 If It Be Your Will
2-5 So Long, Marianne
2-6 On That Day
2-7 Take This Waltz
2-8 Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
2-9 Closing Time
2-10 Lullaby

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