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Leonard Cohen: Death Of A Ladies Man

Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 26 November 1977

"LEONARD COHEN meets Phil Spector" sounds more like a line from a Lester Bangs article than something you would ever expect to actually become manifest on vinyl, yes? Cohen's dirge-like pessimism would hardly appear to be the perfect fodder for Spector's wall-of-sound cum Richard Wagner ecstatic streetnoise, but amazingly enough it works.

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