Release date: June 1975
The Best of Leonard Cohen is a greatest hits album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1975. In some territories, it is also known as Greatest Hits. This alternative title was used for the original vinyl release and for CD reissues from the 1980s onwards.
The front cover photograph was taken in 1968 in a Montreal hotel room, according to the liner notes written by Leonard Cohen himself. Alternative rock band Ween based the album cover for their 1991 album, The Pod, after this photograph.
In July 2009, this compilation was re-released in England under the title Greatest Hits with updated artwork and a revised track listing. Four tracks from the original 1975 Version ("Lady Midnight", "The Partisan", "Last Year's Man" & "Take This Longing") were removed and nine tracks released after 1975 ("Everybody Knows", "Waiting For The Miracle", "A Thousand Kisses Deep", "The Future", "Closing Time", "Dance Me To The End Of Love", "First We Take Manhattan", "I'm Your Man" and "Hallelujah") were added.