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Everybody Knows
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on 25 September 2009
"Everybody knows this girl is magic, everybody knows this girl can sing...." Sharon Robinson was Leonard Cohen's backing singer on the wonderful 1979 tour along with Jennifer Warnes. on that tour Warnes was the more prominent of the two and, to this day, remaind special in the hearts of Cohen fans. However, over those thirty years, Sharon Robinson has grown from his backing singer to his regular collaborator and she deserves every plaudit that comes her way. This is her first solo album - which is a crime, because she is an excellent artist and song writer in her own right. Listening to the first track 'Invisible Tattoo', you immediately know that this is pure class, listening to the last track 'Summertime' you wonder why this is her first, and so far only album. Ok, some track were written with Leonard Cohen (he is my all-time favourite artist, by the way), but this is a Sharon Robinson album from start to finish. Comparisons have been made with Sade and, yes, there is some similarity, both have superb voices and produce excellent albums. So, please don't hesitate, don't just buy this because of the Cohen connection or the Sade references, buy it because it is worth buying on its own merit and, perhaps some record company will wake up and sign her to a second album.
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on 24 November 2017
OK
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on 2 May 2017
InvisibleGreat album, not one bad track. "Invisible tattoo" will become a classic.
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on 26 July 2009
Like a previous reviewer, I saw this lady on the Leonard Cohen show and thought how good she sounded. I am a great fan of Jennifer Warnes (an earlier backing singer for LC) and expected something similar from this album. In fact it is far more 'late-night'. The highspots are definitely the songs she co-wrote with LC but it is all high quality stuff. If you like LC's lyrical stuff then you will like this. I will be watching for her next album.
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on 3 November 2009
Sharon is Leonard Cohen's long-time collaborator and this album is just brilliant! If you like this then buy Leonard Cohen Live in London and their joint album Ten New Songs! Her voice is just beautiful and the arrangements are excellent and really showcase her talents.

BUY THIS CD!
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on 28 June 2009
This is a beautiful album, and this girl is magic! She had an all too brief solo part in a recent TV show of Leonard Cohen songs & I thought who is that? Turns out that although she does backing vocals she also produces for him as well. Listening to this album is like have a full body massage of the ears, very Leonard Cohen and that's alright by me.
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on 9 February 2010
Sharon Robinson, along with Anjani Thomas and Jennifer Warnes has had the great fortune to work with the great Leonard Cohen, and he has had the even greater fortune to have worked with them.

I have waited years for Sharon Robinson to put out an album of her own songs (with a lot of LC mixed in) and this is a beautiful offering.

It ranks along with Anjani's album of LC's poems and Jennifer Warnes' Famous Blue Raincoat, but surpasses both in beauty and tone. If Sharon hadn't existed there would have been no Ten New Songs and her renderings of Everybody Knows and Alexandra Leaving are breathtaking and out of this world.

Buy it, turn down the lights and enter heaven.
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on 20 January 2010
.....should buy this album.
If you've seen Leonard in concert you will have heard Sharon Robinson too.
You won't be dissapointed with this album.
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on 28 September 2009
After seeing her in Leonard Cohen DVD's and listening to her vocals behind him for years, I now truly recognise her great talent. Her voice is exceptionally good and it's a very relaxing but invigorating choice of tracks, easy to listen to and uplifting by nature. Highly recommended for a whole bunch of different reasons.........just like my description of it, it can't be categorised and changes with each listening, depending on the mood I'm in!!! Does that make sense? To me, that's what music is all about, individual and appealing in so many ways.
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on 1 February 2009
Wow! What a voice. The same velvety, sultry tones that accompanied Leonard Cohen on his recent tour and Artist in her own right. Different to and yet evocative of Diane Kroll and Sade in the seductiveness and ease. Sharon Robinson sings soulful lyrics that sail as clear as a bell over the simple musical accompaniment & less is definitely more in the marriage of the two. Great music for lovers or for moments with a good read, glass of wine & chocolates!
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