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Marc Cohn

Listening Booth: 1970

Saguaro Road
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August 2, 2010

On this set of covers of 1970 hits, Marc Cohn tracks a cataclysmic year for rock: The Beatles have broken
up (Lennon's "Look at Me," McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed"), Simon and Garfunkel are breaking up ("The Only Living Boy in New York") and Sixties hopes were dashed at Altamont (the Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie"). Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons — a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own. By the time the album closes with Creedence's "Long As I Can See the Light," he's taken you from shattered dreams to spiritual deliverance.

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