VARIOUS ARTISTS - Poem - Leonard Cohen in German Language

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: ohne Wertung | Label: Columbia | Autor: SaS

A long-standing project of the former Rio traveler lyricist Misha Schöneberg - these transfers of Leonard Cohen's texts are quite successful, although somewhat mannered. That's one side of the coin. The other: the interpretations by German artists, which are more commercial pop, sometimes even pop. Whether the world actually waited for a version of "First We Take Manhattan" by Peter Maffay is doubtful. Teen idol Tim Bendzko doesn't do the successful text transmission any favours with his uninspired version of the complex piece "Story Of Isaac". Even the 80s hit star Stefan Waggershausen does the honours. On the plus side are amazingly inspired performances by Johannes Oerding, Jan Plewka and above all the great miscolour version of the actually average "Democracy". Even a surprisingly engaging "So Long, Marianne" from the casting show winners Mrs. Greenbird is included. A partly successful, partly however also very doubtful pleasure.

Top Track: Justice (Miscolours)

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