I'm Your Man
I'm Your Man is the name of a film & soundtrack about Leonard Cohen.
The soundtrack CD features performances of Leonard Cohen masterpieces by top singer/songwriters including Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Teddy Thompson, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Jarvis Cocker, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), and more. The performances on the CD were recorded live at the landmark "Came So Far for Beauty: An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs" concerts at the Brighton Dome and the Sydney Opera House, produced by music industry veteran, Hal Willner, who also produced the soundtrack CD. (The only exception: a stunning recording of "Tower of Song" featuring Leonard Cohen himself and U2.)
The Soundtrack begins with Martha Wainwright's ringing rendition of "Tower of Song,", She also contributes a stirring interpretation of "The Traitor" and appears on the magical "Winter Lady," sung here by Kate and Anna McGarrigle, her mother and aunt. Her brother, Rufus Wainwright, was also a key part of these concerts. His performances are showcased here by his moving version of "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" and by the Latin-kissed "Everybody Knows," one of the album's most seductive tracks.
Teddy Thompson is represented by two diverse tracks: the tender "Tonight Will Be Fine" as well as his take on the bitingly sardonic "The Future." The gravelly baritone of Cohen's heir apparent, Nick Cave, is heard in a visceral, Brechtian performance of the title track and again on one of Cohen's most beloved compositions, "Suzanne." Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker gives a dramatic reading of "I Can't Forget" while Beth Orton's unique voice lends an indescribable texture to her passionate "Sisters Of Mercy." The Handsome Family paint a dark gloss on the hauntingly melodic "Famous Blue Raincoat." One of the most mesmerizing moments of the album is Antony's moving telling of Cohen's "If It Be Your Will."
The soundtrack album concludes with the special recording of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2, which was recorded and filmed at the Slipper Room in New York City.
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