The movie “I’m Your Man” about Leonard Cohen is interspersed with numerous cover versions of his songs. Some are good, some are mediocre, maybe one or two excel. Some of what Cohen has to say is interesting and watching him age is both sad and amazing. The one song that I thought stood out, however, was not a cover but Cohen singing his own “Tower of Song” with Edge and Bono from U2. There’s something about the way he sings his own words that clarifies his intention and meaning more clearly than anybody else can convey.

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  • Have you heard the new version of Cohen’s song “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Madeline Peyroux? I am not usually into covers, but hers is absolutely exquisite. You must hear it!

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