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Leonard Cohen is dead – “First we take Manhattan”

On November 7th Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82. In 1988, he made the big selling album “I’m your man” including the hit single “First we take Manhattan”. The video for this song was made by his girlfriend at the time; the French photographer Dominique Issermann. It’s an artful video with a strong use of black and white contrasts. There are symbols of leaving, longing and loss. The music is intense but the pictures are slow. Leonard looks cool and interesting – just as we remember him.