Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Another gift from Christmas 2013, this Leonard Cohen tribute CD was on my Amazon wishlist so long that I’d forgotten it was there. So when I opened it on Christmas morning, I was pleased and surprised! Hooray for gifts I wanted but I didn’t remember requesting!
Way back in the mists of forgotten history (Nov. 20, 2006, to be precise), I reviewed the DVD of this thing right here in these pages.
After all this time, playing through it again, I feel exactly the same. Some of it is great! Some of it, well, not so much. Beth Orton rules the CD with one song. Perla Batalla can really sing. Nick Cave crushes the title song. I liked the Jarvis Cocker. And Bono should really, really, please pretty please with a cherry on top for the sake of all that is sacred and holy and the future of our continued sanity and humanity please just Shut The Fuck Up.
I’m glad this CD came into my life. I’m still more likely to listen to the man himself when it’s time for a sip of the beauty and poetry. But a CD like this is a welcome, different look, too.