Video: Hear 7 Songs From 1979 Leonard Cohen Birmingham Show

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing, through the graves the wind is blowing, freedom soon will come; then we'll come from the shadows.

Jo Meul alerts us to another Leonard Cohen audience recording that has been uploaded as an audio-only video on YouTube. In this case, however, the upload appears to be only seven of the eleven tracks from the long-available December 8, 1979 Birmingham Odeon show bootleg.

The setlist of the YouTube version follows:

00:05 Sisters Of Mercy
04:40 Diamonds In The Mine
09:36 2 Quatrains
11:56 Chelsea Hotel #2
16:07 A Singer Must Die
18:42 The Partisan
21:34 Billy Sunday

The bootleg tracklist, with the songs absent from the YouTube version in bold, follows:

Track 01. Sisters Of Mercy 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 02. Diamonds In The Mine 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 03. The Smokey Life 5:34 (9.4MB)
Track 04. The Gypsy’s Wife 5:04 (8.5MB)
Track 05. Two Quatrains 2:20 (3.9MB)
Track 06. Chelsea Hotel #2 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 07. A Singer Must Die 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 08. The Partisan 2:52 (4.8MB)
Track 09. Famous Blue Raincoat 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 10. Our Lady Of Solitude 1:42 (2.9MB)
Track 11. Billy Sunday 17:41 (29.7MB)

Download information for all eleven tracks can be found at Best Bootlegs: Leonard Cohen – Birmingham 1979.

Soundtracks: Night Magic By Leonard Cohen & Lewis Furey

Original Soundtrack: 1991 French Edition


Canadian Edition, Remastered 2004


Credit Due Department: Dominique BOILE contributed these images of the Night Magic soundtrack. Originally posted  Feb 17, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

More about this musical written by Leonard Cohen and Lewis Furey can be found at

Unauthorized Release Of 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich Concert Broadcast: The End Of Love – 2 Vol LP

PARA128LP_MPO_SLEEVE.inddDominique BOILE has discovered another bootleg (this one comprising two vinyl LPs produced by Parachute with release date of April 28, 2017) based on the radio broadcast of the May 21, 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich concert. For details, see these posts on similar bootlegs:


Russian Counterfeit: Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits Double CD


Dominique BOILE offers these scans of another unauthorized collection of Leonard Cohen songs, a double CD Russian counterfeit, which has the distinction of being the first such bootleg to include tracks from the You Want It Darker album. Dominique notes that the tracklist on both CDs are identical, but that the songs actually on each CD corresponds to the listing on the album cover.