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Radical Reinterpretations Earn Cohen's Blessing

Released six months ago, Jennifer Warnes' album Famous Blue Raincoat has gone gold, outselling every album by Leonard Cohen, who first wrote and recorded all the songs Warnes sings. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the popularity is deserved.

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Other segments from the episode on June 4, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 4, 1987: Interview with Derek Taylor; Review of Jennifer Warnes' album "Famous Blue Raincoat"; Interview with Michael Crichton; Review of the film "River's Edge."

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