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For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power – he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human ... Read more in Amazon's Leonard Cohen Store

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  • Audio CD (2 July 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00002695C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  Accessory  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,070 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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180 grams audiophile vinyl

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Even the production, laden with synthesized strings and cooing female choruses, is wry on I'm Your Man, a definitive Leonard Cohen album. Though still touched with the tragic ("Take This Waltz," based on a Garcia Lorca poem), the album often achieves its high points by combining Cohen's world-weariness with black-humoured evocations of social and romantic ills and artistic quandaries. "I was born like this, I had no choice," the gravelly Cohen intimates at disc's end. "I was born with the gift of a golden voice." ---Rickey Wright

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gary Selikow on 20 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
As far as I am concerned Leonard Cohen is one of the greatest poets, living today.
I find his work uplifting, rhythmic, soothing and enlightening. Of course I cannot pretend to know Cohen's meaning behind many of his songs, that does not matter at all. Like with all great poetry, I rely on my own interpretation.
This CD is particularly ingenious.
Let me refer to a few of the songs on this compilation. It rings a real chord with me in this postmodern age, where it is so difficult to make sense of a world that seems to have become an Orwellian nightmare gone real.

First We Take Manhattan: deals with a man's frustration with being unable to make a difference in an uncaring, immoral society, and a dream of conquering the world to set things right. Of course it speaks of influence through music, a love that Leonard Cohen and me share. Leonard Cohen, although not an observant Jew, is quite obviously very conscious of his Jewish heritage. Take this line:
"I'd really like to live beside you baby, I love your body and your spirit and your clothes,. But you see that line moving through the station? I told you I was one of those'. This is particularly relevant at a time when hatred of Jews and Israel is greater in the world, than anytime since World War II
He generally takes a swipe at the shallowness of the world:
'I don't like your fashion business, mister. I don't like those drugs that keep you thin.'

Ain't no Cure For Love: A beautiful and passionate love ballad .His love songs have a profound and passionate depth and are nothing like 'those silly love songs' referred to in a song by Paul McCartney.

Everybody Knows: A strong indictment of the horrible predicament that the world finds itself in today.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wakefield, 2011 on 12 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've heard that this is Leonard Cohen's own favourite among his albums; this would seem to be proved by the fact that his self-selected 'Essential' compilation features all but two songs from here.

Maybe it's a case of gratitude? This was the album that brought him back out of the cold, giving him his highest charting album in many years and pushing his back catalogue onto the charts around the world. Many of the songs have become a latterday classics....but many older fans will baulk at the gleaming, synethised arrangements, some of which now sound very dated indeed.

Not to worry, though: simply programme them out in your head. There's too much fine songwriting here to pass this one over just because you don't like the production. The only possible mis-step on here is 'Jazz Police' - or maybe this is just a private joke, a bit like 'Diamonds In The Mine'?

Whatever you think, this is an essential acquisition if you're any kind of fan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 29 Sept. 2011
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Following the success of 1984's `Various Positins', Leonard Cohen continued to follow the path of combining modern synthpop production with his typically understated and stripped back style for this, his 8th studio album released in 1988.

It is a record of its time, but due to Cohen's impeccable songwriting and singing it has hardly aged at all. It contains the Cohen trademarks of personal, inteliigent, literate lyrics, lovingly crafted for maximum effect. A bit more to the fore in this album is a sense of humour, which really adds to the usual mix and lifts some of the tracks to even greater heights, especially the somewhat pointed `everybody knows'. As well as the personal tales of love and loss there is also a sense of awareness and slight disgust with the world around him, made evident in the catchy but scathing opener `First we take Manhatten', an attack on the fashion industry.

Backing Cohen's singing is a very typically late eighties electro production. But it is tempered by Cohen's Spartan ethic, muting it's effect and allowing it to compliment him rather than overpower the record.

In tone and style it is quite different to Cohen's early output, but this is no bad thing. Life is about change and evolving, and Cohen's style has definitely evolved through the years, with each new album another step along his road of discovery. It is a journey without a destination, and we should be thankful for being allowed to follow. Some people dislike the change, but personally I think his albums are all the better for it - we'd have all got bored long ago if every album he ever made sounded just like the last one. For me this was a step along the road that worked well, and a classic album resulted.

It's a great record, and gets an unreserved five stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Feb. 2005
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I'm Your Man is an excellent album. Even though some of the music may seen dated, the lyrics still talk alot further. I first heard this album aged six in 1989, my parents dissaproved of my liking to it even though they were Leonard Cohen fans since the sixties. I rediscovered the album about ten years later and I realised why I was a bit too young for this album because of its lyrics I still like it. Its an album I listen to again and again. The songs on it have been covered many times including a brilliant version of "I cant forget" by The Pixies.
Truly inspirational.
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