Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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Released 2005

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Released:
2005
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PG-13
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man is a 2005 tribute to the life-long musical contributions of the legendary Leonard Cohen. This video is directed by Lian Lunson and brings together a slew of musical talents playing some of the most popular Leonard Cohen songs. The event was held at the Sydney Opera House in Australia and filmed before a live audience. In addition to famous solo artists, this tribute also brought together Leonard's back-up singers Perla Batalla and Julie Christenson. Some of the performances in this tribute include "The Traitor" sung by Martha Wainwright, "Tonight Will Be Fine" sung by Teddy Thompson, "I'm Your Man" sung by Nick Cave, "Sisters of Mercy" sung by Beth Orton, "I Can't Forget" sung by Jarvis Cocker and "Everybody Knows" sung by Rufus Wainwright. The film concludes with a special video of "Tower of Song" sung by Leonard Cohen and U2, which was performed and recorded specifically for this special evening.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Combines pieces of an extended interview with this Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and author, now 71, with a tribute concert organized by Hal Willner at the Sydney Opera House in...

  • 70

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Proves that few can maneuver one of Cohen's dusky, lovelorn songs like Cohen himself.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Gene Seymour

    Succeeds best when it intensifies its focus on the work and life of its main subject, seen in interviews, home movies and in a climactic performance with Bono and the Edge on "Towe...

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