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I'm Your Man
(1990)
Leonard Cohen
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Label: Columbia/CBS
Duration: 40:40
Genre: Folk Rock

Only a few years prior tothe 1988 release of I'm Your Man, Leonard Cohen was no longer signed to Columbia Records in the United States. Yet, at 50-something, the Canadian poet, best known for writing "Suzanne" back in the '60s, staged a most unlikely artistic comeback with a song cycle as lyrically rich as his earliest, critically acclaimed work. The music corresponded perfectly, highlighted by shopping-mall keyboards and drum boxes ("Tower Of Song") and disjointed back-up singers ("Jazz Police"). In this alienated environment, Cohen went to work less as a singer than a secret agent reporting on a world mesmerized by glitter and rouge. "First We Take Manhattan" is the opening tour de force, merging pillow talk with cosmopolitan crisis, whereas the hypnotic "Everybody Knows" rumbles with a refrain made menacing by Cohen's basso profundo growl. A romantic, he sings Gabriel Garcia Lorca ("Take This Waltz") and offers "Ain't No Cure For Love" with the grace of an elder statesman.


TrackDuration
First We Take Manhattan5:59
Ain't No Cure For Love4:49
Everybody Knows5:33
I'm Your Man4:25
Take This Waltz5:57
Jazz Police3:51
I Can't Forget4:29
Tower Of Song5:37
Original Release: 1988-01-01
Composer: Leonard Cohen
Producer: Jean-Michel Reusser, Leonard Cohen, Michel Robidoux, Roscoe Beck
UPC: 74644419122, 886979617728, 5099746064228, 7464441912