Leonard Cohen: Explorer Of The Blue Dimension Bootleg Now Online

bluediemThe first disk of this two-disk bootleg is based on The Columbia Records Radio Hour Presents Leonard Cohen Live! From The Complex, Los Angeles, Calif. April 18, 1993  (CBS Promo CSK 5249 SI)

live-from-complex-scaled500Recorded by Leanne Ungar for Columbia Radio Hour, this Sunday morning concert by Leonard Cohen at The Complex in Los Angles on April 18, 1993  was later released to 100 participating radio stations. This is, as one would expect from its origins, a high quality recording.

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At least five bootlegs have been or are being sold that feature the same tracks from the same 1993 Leonard Cohen Los Angeles concert, each supplemented with various selections from other performances.

Leonard Cohen: Explorer Of The Blue Dimension
Unofficial Release: 2001
Uploaded by Joao Miguel Figueiredo Silva

Setlist and Notes

1-1 First We Take Manhattan 6:22
1-2 Ain’t No Cure For Love 5:11
1-3 Coming Back To You 4:16
1-4 Dance Me To The End Of Love 5:59
1-5 Democracy 7:37
1-6 Waiting For The Miracle 7:29
1-7 The Future 6:40
1-8 I’m Your Man 5:13
1-9 Bird On A Wire 6:28
1-10 Everybody Knows 5:47
1-11 Avalanche 3:09
1-12 Suzanne 4:16
1-13 Tower Of Song 6:11
1-14 I Can’t Forget 4:31
2-1 Bird On A Wire 8:39
2-2 The Law 4:50
2-3 Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye 3:59
2-4 The Gypsy’s Wife 5:46
2-5 A Singer Must Die 3:10
2-6 Chelsea Hotel No. 2 5:56
2-7 Famous Blue Raincoat 5:34
2-8 Heart With No Companion 4:43
2-9 Take This Waltz 6:23
2-10 Joan Of Arc 6:41
2-11 Jazz Police 4:51
2-12 I Tried To Leave You 8:27
2-13 War Down Deep [sic] 5:44
2-14 Bird On A Wire 4:04

Notes
Disc 1: Recorded Live in Los Angeles, 18.4.1993.
Disc 2:Tracks

  • 1-7 recorded live in Montreux, 9.7.1985
  • 8-12 recorded live in Toronto 9.11.1988
  • 13 co-written with Jennifer Warnes in 1992
  • 14 a convincing tribute to Leonard taken from Johnny Cash’s great “American Recordings”

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Credit Due Department: Information about and graphic for The Columbia Records Radio Hour Presents Leonard Cohen Live! From The Complex contributed by Dominique BOILE, who also provided the scans from Leonard Cohen: Explorer Of The Blue Dimension, Thanks to Jo Meul, who alerted me to the appearance of Leonard Cohen: Explorer Of The Blue Dimension online.

2 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen: Explorer Of The Blue Dimension Bootleg Now Online

    1. DrHGuy Post author

      “War Down Deep” is from the bootleg’s listing and the mistake is so perfect I hate to change it; I will, however, [sic] it