Hear Oct 17, 1979 Falkoner Teatret (Copenhagen) Leonard Cohen Show

Setlist

01. (8:21.50) Bird on the Wire
02. (8:22.20) Who by Fire
03. (4:27.04) Field Commander Cohen
04. (4:28.12) Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
05. (6:54.26) Ballad of the Absent Mare
06. (5:48.66) Suzanne
07. (6:23.44) //Iodine (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) / (band introductions)
08. (6:18.35) Joan of Arc
09. (5:44.48) The Stranger Song
10. (8:10.73) Chelsea Hotel #2
11. (3:22.17) A Singer Must Die
12. (2:54.63) Un as der Rebbe Singt (trad.)
13. (3:14.50) The Partisan (Anna Marly/Hy Zaret)
14. (8:29.15) Story of Isaac
15. (6:09.17) The Gypsy’s Wife
16. (3:42.49) Why Don’t You Try
17. (6:47.60) I Tried to Leave You

Encore #1:
18. (8:40.14) So Long, Marianne

Encore #2:
19. (5:34.22) Tonight Will Be Fine
20. (7:00.61) Memories (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector) (band introductions)

Encore #3:
21. (6:34.04) Lover, Lover, Lover

Leonard Cohen Video Of The Day: The Guests – German TV 1979

One by one, the guests arrive
The guests are coming through
The open-hearted many
The broken-hearted few
And no one knows where the night is going
And no one knows why the wine is flowing
Oh, love I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, oh
I need you now

Leonard Cohen – The Guests
ZDF-TV Rock Pop Special
München, Deutschland, October 31, 1979

Hear Complete 1979 Leonard Cohen Bonn Concert

This audio-only recording is a bootleg sometimes labeled Leonard Cohen: Upon A Smokey Evening, a very good FM broadcast recorded live at the Großer Saal, Beethovenhalle, Bonn, West Germany: December 3, 1979.

It is available for download at the ROIO site, which offers this information:

Cohen surrounded himself with a coterie of superb musicians. As a nucleus, he co-opted the Austin, Texas-based jazz band, Passenger (Steve Meador on drums, Roscoe Beck on bass, Mitch Watkins on guitar, Bill Ginn on keyboards and Paul Ostermayer on sax and flute). Further extending the core group’s capabilities were violinist Raffi Hakopian and John Bilezikjian on the oud – an 11-string pear-shaped instrument, visually similar to a mandolin -all of whom had also contributed to ‘Recent Songs’. Completing the ensemble, Leonard’s brace of backing singers on the jaunt were long-time friend and colleague Jennifer Warnes (who later released her own Cohen tribute album, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ in 1987) and another Cohen collaborator and future song-writing partner, Sharon Robinson.

This concert, from Bonn’s prestigious 2,000-capacity Beethovenhalle, was recorded towards the end of the European extravaganza on December 3, and, as is evident, the cast were performing superbly by this juncture. ‘Recent Songs’ was, and remained, a personal favourite of Leonard’s: “I think I like ‘Recent Songs’ the best. The producer was Henry Levy – I was studying with Roshi at the time in Los Angeles and it was appropriate that I worked with a Los Angeles producer. He had that great quality that Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan’s producer) had: a lot of faith in the singer and he just let it happen. He introduced me to the group Passenger. I’d always wanted to combine those Middle Eastern or Eastern European sounds with the rhythmic possibilities of a jazz or rock’n’roll rhythm section,” he later stated.

Setlist

Disc 1 (57 mins)
Track 101. Bird On The Wire 5:37
Track 102. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye 4:19
Track 103. Who By Fire 7:18
Track 104. Passing Through 5:14
Track 105. The Window 5:34
Track 106. Lover Lover Lover 8:20
Track 107. So Long, Marianne 6:31
Track 108. The Stranger Song 6:18
Track 109. Chelsea Hotel 2 4:24
Track 110. A Singer Must Die 2:43

Disc 2 (56 mins)
Track 201. The Partisan 3:23
Track 202. Famous Blue Raincoat 5:29
Track 203. There Is A War 4:44
Track 204. The Gypsy’s Wife 5:43
Track 205. The Guests 5:35
Track 206. Suzanne 6:33
Track 207. Memories 5:39
Track 208. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:48
Track 209. Tonight Will Be Fine 6:34
Track 210. I Tried To Leave You 7:32

From ROIO site: As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Download Information

The files are already in MP3 format (320 kbps). available for download directly from the site, thus avoiding the need to enter codes, decompress the files, or deal with the hassles of download services. The cover art shown above is available on site.

This bootleg can be downloaded at Roio – Leonard Cohen – Bonn 1979

Hear 6 Songs From 1979 Leonard Cohen Brighton Dome Show: Commander Cohen – The Other Tapes

The latest unofficial Leonard Cohen recording to appear on YouTube is Field Commander Cohen – The Other Tapes Bootleg, comprising six songs from the December 15, 1979 Brighton Dome Leonard Cohen concert soundboard, none of which appear on the Field Commander Cohen – Tour of 1979 album. More information about the 1979 Brighton Dome show can be accessed at Download Never Before Published Recording: Leonard Cohen Live At The Brighton Dome 1979.

Track List:

Memories
Suzanne
Billy Sunday
Joan of Arc
I Tried to leave you
Silent Night

Best Bootlegs: Leonard Cohen – Bonn 1979

Leonard Cohen: Upon A Smokey Evening

Bonn 1979 [Golden Rain, 2CD]
Live at the Großer Saal, Beethovenhalle
Bonn, West Germany: December 3, 1979.
Very good FM broadcast.

From the ROIO site:

Cohen surrounded himself with a coterie of superb musicians. As a nucleus, he co-opted the Austin, Texas-based jazz band, Passenger (Steve Meador on drums, Roscoe Beck on bass, Mitch Watkins on guitar, Bill Ginn on keyboards and Paul Ostermayer on sax and flute). Further extending the core group’s capabilities were violinist Raffi Hakopian and John Bilezikjian on the oud – an 11-string pear-shaped instrument, visually similar to a mandolin -all of whom had also contributed to ‘Recent Songs’. Completing the ensemble, Leonard’s brace of backing singers on the jaunt were long-time friend and colleague Jennifer Warnes (who later released her own Cohen tribute album, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ in 1987) and another Cohen collaborator and future song-writing partner, Sharon Robinson.

This concert, from Bonn’s prestigious 2,000-capacity Beethovenhalle, was recorded towards the end of the European extravaganza on December 3, and, as is evident, the cast were performing superbly by this juncture. ‘Recent Songs’ was, and remained, a personal favourite of Leonard’s: “I think I like ‘Recent Songs’ the best. The producer was Henry Levy – I was studying with Roshi at the time in Los Angeles and it was appropriate that I worked with a Los Angeles producer. He had that great quality that Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan’s producer) had: a lot of faith in the singer and he just let it happen. He introduced me to the group Passenger. I’d always wanted to combine those Middle Eastern or Eastern European sounds with the rhythmic possibilities of a jazz or rock’n’roll rhythm section,” he later stated.

Setlist

Disc 1 (57 mins)
Track 101. Bird On The Wire 5:37
Track 102. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye 4:19
Track 103. Who By Fire 7:18
Track 104. Passing Through 5:14
Track 105. The Window 5:34
Track 106. Lover Lover Lover 8:20
Track 107. So Long, Marianne 6:31
Track 108. The Stranger Song 6:18
Track 109. Chelsea Hotel 2 4:24
Track 110. A Singer Must Die 2:43

Disc 2 (56 mins)
Track 201. The Partisan 3:23
Track 202. Famous Blue Raincoat 5:29
Track 203. There Is A War 4:44
Track 204. The Gypsy’s Wife 5:43
Track 205. The Guests 5:35
Track 206. Suzanne 6:33
Track 207. Memories 5:39
Track 208. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:48
Track 209. Tonight Will Be Fine 6:34
Track 210. I Tried To Leave You 7:32

From ROIO site: As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Download Information

The files are already in MP3 format (320 kbps). available for download directly from the site, thus avoiding the need to enter codes, decompress the files, or deal with the hassles of download services. The cover art shown above is available on site.

This bootleg can be downloaded at Roio – Leonard Cohen – Bonn 1979