I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen / 2LP vinyl reissue


The classic 1991 Leonard Cohen tribute album I’m Your Fan is to be reissued as an two-LP vinyl set later this month.

The album features some fine interpretations of Cohen’s work including John Cale’s near-definitive take on Hallelujah and a creative deconstruction of Tower of Song by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Lloyd Cole tackles Chelsea Hotel and R.E.M. (at the time approaching the summit of their popularity) cover First We Take Manhattan from what was at the time Cohen’s most recent album I’m Your Man (hence the name of this compilation!).

The reissue (from Music On Vinyl) is pressed on two 180g vinyl records and is released on 27 October 2014.

Record 1
1. The House Of Love – Who By Fire
2. Ian Mcculloch – Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
3. Pixies – I Can’t Forget
4. That Petrol Emotion – Stories Of The Street
5. The Lilac Time – Bird On The Wire
6. Geoffrey Oryema – Suzanne
7. James – So Long Marianne
8. Jean-Louis Murat – Avalanche IV
9. David Mccomb & Adam Peters – Don’t Go Home With Your Hard-On

Record 2
1. R.E.M. – First We Take Manhattan
2. Lloyd Cole – Chelsea Hotel
3. Robert Forster – Tower Of Song
4. Peter Astor – Take This Longing
5. Dead Famous People – True Love Leaves No Traces
6. Bill Pritchard – I’m Your Man
7. Fatima Mansions – A Singer Must Die
8. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Tower Of Song
9. John Cale – Hallelujah

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I remember reading an interview with Jeff Buckley where he mentioned that it was hearing John Cale’s recording of “Hallelujah,” from this collection, that inspired him to cover it. Of course, Jeff’s recording has to have led thousands of new fans (including a young me) to Leonard’s music. Such a gift!

CJ Feeney

I’m working my way in reverse order through the (now in)Complete Albums Box having got to only hear cover versions for years, and a single great Later appearance c.2000. The further back I go the less I like. Oddly the Autorip from Amazon included Old Ideas, which isn’t in the box.


Garbage tribute album IMHO. Fuck the Pixies! Only good tune on here is John Cale’s take on “Hallelujah.”
I’d rather have “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man” soundtrack on 2LP, thanks.


I see they’re retaining the original UK order of the tracks…the American version had REM’s track first (they’d just released ‘Out of Time’ a short time earlier if I’m not mistaken) and The House of Love’s track starting Side 2 instead.