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{Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man}

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Leonard Cohen burst onto the scene in 1967, he has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one fo the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now Lions Gate celebrate Cohen’s legacy with director Lian Lunson’s Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man, an intimate look at songs, poetry, and life of one of music’s most celebrated and influential troubadours.

In January 2005, Lunson travelled to Sydney to film the historic “Came So Far For Beauty” show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by music producer Hal Willner. Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances by: Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker (formerly of Pulp), Antony (of Antony & The Johnsons), The Handsome Family, Julie Christenson, and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of “Tower of Song” by Cohen and U2.

View the trailer.

Have a listen:

"Bird on the Wire""

"I'm Your Man""

"Waiting For A Miracle""

Purchase The Essential Leonard Cohen here.

I could fill stadiums with the number of Leonard Cohen covers there are out there, but here's a couple of my favorites. The Tori Amos cover is from Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, the Ron Sexsmith cover is a live recording...

Tori Amos - "Famous Blue Raincoat"

Ron Sexsmith - "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye"

Purchase Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen here.

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I looooooove famous blue raincoat!!! so sad! but I have to say Ron's voice coupled with Cohen's lyrics is the ultimate musical misery....... i like it!

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