Jo Muel alerts us to this audio-only video of the March 22, 1985 Leonard Cohen show at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw. This is an audience recording by Artur Jarosinski. Avalanche & Chelsea Hotel #2 are standout performances,
You’ve spent years in Greece and California. Do you crave sunshine?
I grew up in Montreal, which was covered by snow seven months of the year, so I love the sunshine. You cannot otherwise but believe in some benign aspect of the cosmos if you go out and it’s bright and warm. And with a tan, you may even look better.
From Leonard Cohen by Neva Chonin (Rolling Stone: December 11, 1997). Thanks to Maarten Massa for the photo of a very young Leonard Cohen shoveling snow. Originally posted Dec 26, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
A1: First We Take Manhattan
A2: Ain’t No Cure For Love
A3: Dance Me To The End Of Love
B1: I’m Your Man
B2: Coming Back To You
B3: Waiting For The Miracle
B4: The Future
Sony’s promotional CD of the event is shown below .
Recorded 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.
1. First We Take Manhattan 6:07
2. Ain’t Cure For Love 5:11
3. Coming Back To You 4:37
4. Dance Me To The End Of Love 6:07
5. Democracy 7:14
6. Waiting For The Miracle 7:27
7. The Future 6:51
8. I’m Your Man 5:31
Credit Due Department: Information about and graphic for The Columbia Records Radio Hour Presents Leonard Cohen Live! From The Complex contributed by Dominique BOILE.
Yeah the women tear their blouses off
and the men they dance on the polka-dots
From “Closing Time” by Leonard Cohen
Albert Noonan, better known in Cohen Country as albertnoonan, Vizier Of Videography, was good enough to alert us that minors should be removed from the room prior to the viewing of this recording in order to shield innocent children from exposure to this raucous rendition of the classic Cohen tune.
Yes, what you see is what happened – feminine clothing is repeatedly launched from the audience onto the stage, whoops are whooped, the unflappable Leonard Cohen loses his place in the song (1:18), and, in general, a good time is had by all.
Video by albertnoonan
“Democracy,” an especially popular feature of concerts earlier in the Leonard Cohen World Tour, had been absent for some time but was resurrected as the final song of the final 2009 US concert.
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
San Jose: Nov 13, 2009
Video by albertnoonan
Credit Due Department: Photo of San Jose HP Pavilion by Kim Solez of Leonard Cohen Night. Photo atop this post is a video screen capture.
Note: Originally posted Nov 14, 2009 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric