I'm Your Man is the eighth studio album by Leonard Cohen, released in 1988. The album marked Cohen's further move to a more modern sound, with many songs having a synth-oriented production. I'm Your Man was recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal and employed four producers: Roscoe Beck, Jean-Michel Reusser, Michel Robidoux, and Cohen himself.
Lyrics: If you want a boxer I will step into the ring for you And if you want a doctor I'll examine every inch of you If you want a driver, climb inside Or if you want to take me for a ride You know you can I'm your man" (C) 2014. Sony Music Entertainment.
The title song from his 1988 album and a staple in all Leonard Cohen concerts, I’m Your Man is also the title of the 2006 Leonard Cohen 2006 tribute film. The lyrics revolve around a single, simple theme, framed by the lines that begin and end the song. If you want a lover I’ll do anything you ask me to And if you want another kind of love I’ll wear a mask for you. He’s in love: anything his beloved wants him to be, he will be. "I’m Your Man" Track Info. Written By Leonard Cohen. Recorded At Studio Tempo, Montreal (Quebec) and Rock Steady, Los Angeles.
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In his book Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life, biographer Anthony Reynolds observes, .Although Cohen had earned a reputation among critics and some listeners for excessive gloominess, several tracks on the album displayed his wry sense of humor and playfulness, such as the lascivious title track and "I Can't Forget", which he cited in a BBC interview with John Archer after the album's release as an example of his simpler approach: "I had to.
As a soundtrack for Lian Lunson's film Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, Hal Willner's choices from the two overseas evenings of Came So Far for Beauty: An Evening of Leonard Cohen Songs recorded in Brighton and Sydney - the original was in Brooklyn - are exceptionally well done. The rest of this program, however, is utterly fine, beautiful, raw, and immediate.
I'm Your Man. Artist: Leonard Cohen. Album: Live In Dublin, 2014. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen. Album: I'm Your Man. Year: 1988.
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First We Take Manhattan
Arranged By, Performer – Jeff FisherEngineer – Ian Terry Engineer [Second] – François DeschampsMixed By – Frank Wolfe*Vocals – Anjani*, Leonard Cohen
Ain't No Cure For Love
Arranged By – Jeff Fischer*Backing Vocals [Ad Libitum] – Jennifer WarnesBass – Peter KisilenkoDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Ian Terry Engineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardEngineer [Second] – François DeschampsGuitar – Bob Stanley*Keyboards – Jeff FisherMixed By – Leanne UngarProducer [With] – Roscoe BeckSaxophone – Richard BaudetVocals – Anjani*
Arranged By, Keyboards – Leonard Cohen, Michel RobidouxEngineer – Leanne Ungar, Roger GuerinEngineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardMixed By – Leanne UngarOud – John BilezikjianProducer – Michel RobidouxVocals – Jennifer Warnes
I'm Your Man
Arranged By, Keyboards – Leonard CohenDrums – Tom BrechtleinDrums [Drum Fill] – Michel RobidouxEngineer – Leanne Ungar, Roger GuerinEngineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardMixed By – Leanne UngarProducer – Michel RobidouxVocals – Anjani*
Take This Waltz
Arranged By, Performer – Jean-Philippe RykielEngineer – Jean-Jacques Peruchon, Kevin Beauchamp, Leanne UngarLyrics By [Based On A Poem By] – Federico Garcia Lorca*Mixed By – Frank Wolfe*, Leanne UngarProducer – Jean-Michel ReusserProducer [With] – Leonard Cohen, Roscoe BeckViolin – Raffi HakopianVocals – Elisabeth Valletti, Evelyne Hebey, Jennifer Warnes, Mayel Assouly
Arranged By, Performer – Jeff FisherDrums [Additional] – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Ian Terry Engineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardEngineer [Second] – François DeschampsMixed By – Leanne UngarVocals – Anjani*
I Can't Forget
Arranged By – Leonard Cohen, Roscoe BeckDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaEngineer – Billy YoudelmanEngineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardKeyboards – Larry CohenMixed By – Leanne UngarPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Leonard CohenProducer – Roscoe BeckSteel Guitar – Sneaky Pete KleinowVocals – Jennifer Warnes, Jude Johnstone
Tower Of Song
Arranged By, Performer – Leonard CohenEngineer – François Deschamps, Ian Terry , Leanne UngarEngineer [Second Mixing] – Fred EchelardMixed By – Leanne UngarVocals – Jennifer Warnes
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Jeff Fisher (tracks: 6),
Sharon Robinson (tracks: 3)
Lyrics of track 5 based on a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca (Little Viennese Waltz).
There is some inconsistency between the producer credits on page 3 of the booklet and those in the track details.
Track 2: (Page 3) Produced by Leonard Cohen only. (Track details) Produced by Leonard Cohen with Roscoe Beck.
Track 5: (Page 3) Produced by Leonard Cohen/Jean-Michel Reusser. (Track details) Produced by Jean-Michel Reusser with Leonard Cohen and Roscoe Beck.
Track 7: (Page 3) Produced by Leonard Cohen. (Track details) Produced by Roscoe Beck.
Track 1, 2, 6 & 8 at Studio Tempo (Montreal, Canada).
Track 3 & 4 at DMS Studios (Montreal, Canada) Track 3, 4, 7 & 8 at Rock Steady (Los Angeles, CA, USA).
Track 5 at Studio Montmartre (Paris, France).
Track 5 at Soundworks (New York, NY, USA).
Track 5 at Stagg Street Studio (Los Angeles, CA, USA).
Track 1 & 5 at Studio 55 (Los Angeles, CA, USA).
Track 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 at Rock Steady (Los Angeles, CA, USA).
On track 3 Fred Deschamps is credited as second (mixing) engineer. This should almost certainly be Fred Echelard.
Catalog number COL 460642 2 on back sleeve
Catalog number 460642 2 on spine and disc
Catalog number 02-460642-10 on back sleeve
Catalog number 01-460642-10 on disc