While the master presents his new album "Old Ideas" this month, a new Leonard Cohen tribute album is released by the Spanish label Discmedi. There are quite a few of them now and the great 1991 work "I'm Your Fan" remains unmatched. It's also disappointing that "En Boca De..." (Spanish for "From the Mouth of...") is only a compilation of already published recordings. Suzanne Vega's fabulous version of "Story Of Isaac" is already known from the 1995 tribute album "Tower Of Song" (also recommended), as is Nick Cave's "Avalanche" from his Bad-Seeds debut album or 16 Horsepower's "The Partisan" in duet with Bertrand Cantat from their recently released B-side collection. Funnily enough, Cohen son Adam Daddy's classic "Bird On The Wire" sings amidst the illustrious crowd of performers, and he doesn't do it badly at all. One or two Spaniards who are not known in this country are also involved. Despite the masterpieces mentioned above, the result is rather a piecework.
Top track: The Partisan (16 Horsepower & Bertrand Cantat)