Sometimes I can’t stand the sound of my voice. It went through periods. The first and second records it sounded right. Then I stopped being able to find the right voice for the songs. The songs were good and the intention was good but the voice wasn’t really up to it. I lost it for a while. When I did Various Positions (1985) it was coming back and when I got to I’m Your Man (1988) I was in full stride
Adrian Deevoy, Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe?, The Q Magazine 1991. Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles. Photo by Ted McDonnell.