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Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (CBS LP/Cassette/CD)

Richard North, New Musical Express, 5 March 1988

OSTENSIBLY LENNY has that kind of graceless seriousness which makes the more frivolous amongst us uncomfortable. He's been dismissed by a multitude as an old gravel throated groaner who makes music to slash your wrists to. As if sublimity, allure and menace could ever induce suicide. No. The atmosphere he creates is one of awe. His symmetry, insight and consequential home truths make the throat gulp.

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