Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is the sixth studio album recorded by the American singer Jennifer Warnes. It debuted on the Billboard 200 on February 14, 1987 and peaked at No. 72 in the US Billboard chart and N. 3 in the UK albums chart. Originally released by Cypress Records (RCA Records in the UK), it was reissued by Private Music after Cypress went out of business. It is the only Jennifer Warnes album to make the UK albums chart (up to September 2014).
First We Take Manhattan" is a song written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. It was originally recorded by American singer Jennifer Warnes on her 1986 Cohen tribute album Famous Blue Raincoat, which consisted entirely of songs written or co-written by Cohen.
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First We Take Manhattan. They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom. For trying to change the system from within. I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them. First we take Manhattan - then we take Berlin. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens. I'm guided by the birthmark on my skin. I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons. I'd really like to live beside you, baby. I love your body and your spirit and your clothes.
With 20/ 20 hindsight, it makes perfect sense that Jennifer Warnes’ exquisite 1986 album, Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, became a critical and commercial success.
Lyrics to "First We Take Manhattan" song by Jennifer Warnes: They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom For trying to change the system from within I'm coming. I'm guided by a signal in the heavens I'm guided by the birthmark on my skin I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. I really like to live beside you, baby I love your body and your spirit and your clothes But you see that line that's moving through the station? I told you, I told you, told you. I was one of those. I don't like your fashion business mister I don't like these drugs that keep you thin I don't like what happened to my sister First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.
Artist: Jennifer Warnes Title Of Album: First We Take Manhattan : The Best Year Of Release: 2001 Label: Zounds Genre: Pop-Rock, Eclectic Pop, Country Quality: mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Total Ti. 01. First We Take Manhattan 02. The Hunter 03. Up Where We Belong 04. Rock You Gently 05. Shot Through the Heart 06.
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|A||First We Take Manhattan
Bass Guitar – Roscoe BeckDrums – Vinnie ColaiutaGuitar – Robben FordLead Guitar – Stevie Ray VaughanPercussion – Lenny Castro
|B||Famous Blue Raincoat|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cypress Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – BMG Records (UK) Ltd.
- Made By – Polygram Discos, S.A.
- Art Direction, Design – Mainartery
- Illustration – Darrel Rees
- Photography By – Nels Israelson
- Producer – Jennifer Warnes, C. Roscoe Beck*
- Written-By – Leonard Cohen
NotesBoth tracks taken from the "Famous Blue Raincoat" album.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 5 012394 970970
|CYPRO 111||Jennifer Warnes||First We Take Manhattan (12", Single, Promo)||Cypress Records||CYPRO 111||US||1986|
|609 133||Jennifer Warnes||First We Take Manhattan (12", Maxi)||Ariola||609 133||Germany||1987|
|YY-0001||Jennifer Warnes||First We Take Manhattan (7", Single, Promo)||Cypress Records||YY-0001||US||1986|
|CY 37581 CISG 68||Jennifer Warnes||First We Take Manhattan (CD, Mini, Single, Promo, 3" )||Cypress Records||CY 37581 CISG 68||US||1988|
|T-20080||Jennifer Warnes||First We Take Manhattan (7", Single)||Sonet||T-20080||Scandinavia||1986|