Monday, December 16, 2019

Leonard Cohen 30-Day Tribute ... Day 24: Album #8 I'm Your Man

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Day 24: Album #8 I'm Your Man - "Tower of Song"

I'm Your Man is the eighth studio album by Leonard Cohen,[2] released in 1988. The album marked Cohen's further move to a more modern sound, with many songs having a synth-oriented production. It soon became the most successful album which Cohen had released in the US, and it reached number one in several European countries, transforming Cohen into a best-selling artist.[3]

Wikipedia: I'm Your Man was recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal and employed four producers: Roscoe Beck, Jean-Michel Reusser, Michel Robidoux, and Cohen himself. The LP would give Cohen an updated, contemporary 80s sound, featuring songs composed primarily on keyboards and delivered in Cohen's increasingly gravelly rasp. Cohen's sound had started to evolve on his last album Various Positions but it is more fully realized on this LP. In his book Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life, biographer Anthony Reynolds observes, " almost every respect I'm Your Man marked not so much a progression but an evolutionary leap forward...Cohen's new musical canvas was rich and wide, with its bold and bald use of sequencers, drum machines, synclavier and synths all mixed exotically with the lingering eastern European textures of the bouzouki, the oud, and the heart rending (old Russian school) violin."

View full tribute playlist here.

  1. "Ain't No Cure for Love" – 4:50
  2. "Everybody Knows" (Cohen, Sharon Robinson) – 5:36
  3. "I'm Your Man" – 4:28
  4. "Take This Waltz" (Federico García Lorca, Cohen) – 5:59
  5. "Jazz Police" (Cohen, Jeff Fisher) – 3:53
  6. "I Can't Forget" – 4:31
  7. "Tower of Song" – 5:37 ***

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