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Jennifer Warnes: Famous Blue Raincoat (RCA PL90048/CD)****

Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 18 July 1987

THE SUBTITLE on the bottom left hand corner says 'The songs of Leonard Cohen', which you might think would be more likely to repel than attract. But Jennifer Warnes revives Cohen's gnarled poetry with a sensitivity you can easily warm to and her style is perfectly poised to exploit the spaces opened up by Suzanne Vega's success.

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