April 5 street date. This new release in Ace Records' long-running and highly regarded Songwriters series comprises hand-picked recordings of works by Montreal's much-missed poet laureate Leonard Cohen, including two songs the great man himself never recorded. Here's your chance to experience that excellence via 18 eclectic recordings of Cohen compositions by a diverse array of performers from a five-decade time span. "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" is heard in a 1967 version by folk queen Judy Collins, the first-ever artist to record a Cohen song, while Marissa Nadler's spellbinding interpretation of "Famous Blue Raincoat" dates from 2007. Also included are tracks by Jeff Buckley, Ron Sexsmith, Nick Cave, Nina Simone, k.d. Lang, and many others. The accompanying 24-page booklet includes a Cohen biography by Ian Johnston and an in-depth track commentary by compiler Mick Patrick featuring illuminating quotes from Cohen on many of the songs.