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Leonard Cohen – Live in Dublin

As the third live album he’s released in just five years, Live in Dublin begs questions as to whether the world needs yet another recording of Leonard Cohen in concert. On balance, probably not – but this song cycle does give fans a spirited, passionate rendition of many of the master’s best songs. And while his voice has changed over the years and is in some ways weaker than it once was, it’s also richer and more characterful – never before has Cohen been more nuanced in his delivery. In short, this isn’t one of Cohen’s seminal records but for long-term fans it’s a must. (PH)

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