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Leonard Cohen: Cohen Live

Andy Gill, MOJO, August 1994

LEONARD COHEN'S LITTLE NICHE IN THE marketplace has expanded somewhat over the last decade – and mercifully so. Being the bedsit prophet of gloom is all very well in one's youth, but the late-starting Cohen was already getting on a bit (34) when he released his first album, and to propound unregenerate pessimism even into one's sixties would be to understate the infinite variety of life's experience a touch too cynically.

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