Leonard Cohen
I M Your Man

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2016 reissue on 180g LP-A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, un...

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release date 29-09-2016( Originally released in 1988)

2016 reissue on 180g LP-A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS.

Tracks
A1 First We Take Manhattan
A2 Aint No Cure For Love
A3 Everybody Knows
A4 Im Your Man

B1 Take This Waltz
B2 Jazz Police
B3 I Cant Forget
B4 Tower Of Song

Leonard Cohen had gained fame as a poet and singer in the late '60s and continued his creative output successfully throughout the '70s. But when the '80s came along, things didn't go so smoothly. That is, until he drastically changed his sound with the 1988 album 'I'm Your Man'. Synthesizers ruled, and a dark humour was added to his baritone. With enormous critical and commercial success, 'I'm Your Man' is ranked amongst Cohen's best albums.

A singer-songwriter more than equal of Bob Dylan in his use of language and his ability to translate the timeless themes of great literature into great music, Leonard Cohen parlayed unsurpassed lyrical skills and a distinctive disposition into a brilliant, if fitful, career. Everyone from Johnny Cash to R.E.M. covered Cohen, and he developed a cult following that spanned generations and genres.

"A stunningly sophisticated leap into modern musical textures, I'm Your Man re-establishes Leonard Cohen's mastery. Against a backdrop of keyboards and propulsive rhythms, Cohen surveys the global landscape with a precise, unflinching eye: the opening "First We Take Manhattan" is an ominous fantasy of commercial success bundled in crypto-fascist imagery, while the remarkable "Everybody Knows" is a cynical catalog of the land mines littering the surface of love in the age of AIDS." - Jason Ankeny, allmusic.com

"While keeping the focus on his ever flatter but exceptionally charismatic voice, Cohen has fashioned an unabashedly contemporary record steeped in austere synth pop, from slinky reggae ("I'm Your Man") to Quiet Storm plushness ("Ain't No Cure for Love," "I Can't Forget"). For added flavor, there's Turkish oud or pedal steel here, caressing female harmonies there." - David Browne, Rolling Stone

Musicians:
Leonard Cohen, vocals, keyboard
Jude Johnson, vocals
Anjani Thomas, vocals
Jennifer Warnes, vocals
Mayel Assouly, backing vocals
Evelyine Hebey, 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 Bilexikjian, oud
Richard Beaudet, saxophone
Raffi Hakopian, violin

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: SONY
Originally released: 1988
This release: 2016
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