Leonard Cohen Concerts Now Available: Philadelphia (1985), Hannover (1979), and Melbourne (1980)
Christopher Allard, aka ALB123Videos on YouTube, has posted audience recordings of these three Leonard Cohen shows on YouTube. (Note: these concerts are audio-only; the only visual element is a still photo attached to the audio file.) The quality of the recordings vary even within each concert but certainly surpasses the level required for enjoyable listening.
These sets offer some interesting pieces, including Leonard & band tinkering with the song “Another Saturday Night” in the beginning of the Melbourne show, “Billy Sunday” later on in the same show, and a recitation of “The Captain” at the Philadelphia concert (featured in yesterday’s post, How Leonard Cohen’s Song “The Captain” Became A Recitation In 1985). I am, however, especially taken with this foot-tappin’, hand-clappin’, honky-tonk, downright upbeat version of “Tonight Will Be Fine” from the Hannover show.
Leonard Cohen – Tonight Will Be Fine
Hannover: November 11, 1979
YouTube playlists for these concerts follow:
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 30, 1985
- Hannover, Germany – November 11, 1979
- Melbourne, Australia – March 8, 1980
Note: Originally posted April 8, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric