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Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man

Thursday, July 22, 2010 , Posted by ebizar at 5:23 PM

By turns a concert film and a biographal portrait, I’m Your Man attempts to capture the elusive essence of poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. Cohen’s music is represented by various artists performing at a tribute organized by the innovative producer Hal Wilner, while the Canadian wordsmith slips in and out of the narrative as a talking head, discussing the vagaries of his eventful life.

The consistent beauty and passion of the performances reflect the admiration felt by a disparate assembly of singers that includes Nick Cave, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Jarvis Cocker from the Brit-pop band Pulp, New York cult figure Anthony, and neo-folkers Teddy Thompson and Beth Orton.

Highlights include Cave’s mordant reading of I’m Your Man, Martha Wainwright’s chilling “The Traitor,” Thompson’s shyly romantic “Tonight Will Be Fine,” Rufus’s campily tangoed “Everybody Knows,”… (Barnes & Noble)

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