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Jennifer Warnes

  • Famous Blue Raincoat [Cypress, 1986] B-

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Famous Blue Raincoat [Cypress, 1986]
She's a background singer, a soundtrack diva, a Nashville-to-El-Lay pro. She loves Leonard Cohen's songs because she thinks they illuminate the dark side of the universe. Cohen thinks they are the universe. Which is why--Judy Collins be damned and Joe Cocker notwithstanding--they're all but inextricable from his tuneless, grave, infinitely self-mocking vocal presence. B-