I'm Your Man Leonard Cohen

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  • 1First We Take Manhattan06:00
  • 2Ain't No Cure for Love04:49
  • 3Everybody Knows05:34
  • 4I'm Your Man04:26
  • 5Take This Waltz05:58
  • 6Jazz Police03:51
  • 7I Can't Forget04:29
  • 8Tower of Song05:37
  • Total Runtime40:44

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Contemporary music's poet laureate, Leonard Cohen performs in a universe of pessimism, cynicism, spirituality and profound romance, all stirred with a dash of wit. On „I’m Your Man“, his acid words burn deep to the soul.

Cohen's poetry deals with powerful demons--'You loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win/You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline/How many nights I've prayed for this: to let my work begin.' He is obsessed with religion--'Everybody knows what you've been through/From the bloody cross on top of calvary to the beach at Malibu'--and has a love/hate relationship with himself--'My friends are gone and my hair is grey/I ache in places where I used to play.' Often, existential dilemmas rear their complex heads ('They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom'), but it is eroticism that truly drives Leonard Cohen--'I'd drive howl at your beauty like a dog in heat/I'd claw at your heart and I'd tear at your sheet/I'd say 'please, please, I'm your man.''

Oh yes, there's music also. Cohen's deep, gruff vocals are offset by female singers, and by moody, textured instrumentation ranging from rock and jazz to classical and folk. Yet it is the language that is the true star of „I’m Your Man“.

'...one of the finest works of the last decade…“. 'Arguably his most accessible album...' (Q Magazine)

Leonard Cohen, keyboards, vocals
Jude Johnson, vocals
Anjani Thomas, vocals
Jennifer Warnes, vocals
Mayel Assouly, backing vocals
Evelyine Hebey, backing vocals
Elisabeth Valletti, backing vocals
Jeff Fisher, keyboards
Bob Stanley, guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow, pedal steel guitar
Peter Kisilenko, bass
Tom Brechtlein, drums
Vinnie Colaiuta, drums
Lenny Castro, percussion
Michel Robidoux, drums, keyboards
John Bilezikjian, oud
Richard Beaudet, saxophone
Raffi Hakopian, violin

Recorded August to November 1987 at Studio Tempo in Montréal, Québec; Rock Steady in Los Angeles
Engineered by Ian Terry, Roger Guerin, Francois Deschamps
Produced by Leonard Cohen, Roscoe Beck, Jean-Michel Reusser, Michel Robidoux

Digitally remastered

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