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

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Hear Quality Bootleg Of 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich Concert & Bonus Tracks

numerisation_20170108-3Blossoms of Heaven Ashes of Hell is another of the nine or more bootlegs made from the FM broadcast of the 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich show. One would expect it to be identical or similar to The Presence, which is also online at YouTube (see Listen To 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich Concert Online) except this recording includes the following “Bonus tracks:”

  • Who By Fire? (Austin 31.10.1998)
  • Ballad Of The Runaway Horse
  • Joan Of Arc (Studio Version With Jennifer Warnes)
  • The Hypnotist (A Rare Fragment)

Scans of Blossoms of Heaven Ashes of Hell cover art & CDs contributed by Dominique BOILE.

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Leonard Cohen | Blossoms of Heaven Ashes of Hell
Unofficial soundboard recording
Zurich: 1993
Uploaded by Joao Miguel Figueiredo Silva

 

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Listen To 1993 Leonard Cohen Zurich Concert Online

numerisation_20170105-5The Presence is one of at least nine bootlegs made from the FM broadcast of the 1993 Zurich show. This is a high quality audio recording.

Leonard Cohen |The Presence| Unofficial Release
Zurich: 1993
Uploaded by Joao Miguel Figueiredo Silva

 

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Video: Leonard Cohen’s Outstanding Performance Of There Is A War – Boston 1993

bostonThere is a war between the rich and poor,
A war between the man and the woman.
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war
And the ones who say there isn’t.
Why don’t you come on back to the war, that’s right, get in it,
Why don’t you come on back to the war, it’s just beginning.

Featuring Bob Metzger On Guitar

Leonard Cohen performs an impressive, animated rendition of There Is A War with a splendid guitar solo by Bob Metzger at Berklee Performing Center, Boston on July 16, 1993. The video includes Leonard’s introduction to the song:

About a thousand years ago, there was this brief period of about 11 or 12 minutes, that is now referred to as the sixties, a hated time, an intoxicating time. I enjoyed myself thoroughly for five or six minutes. It has become a kind of black hole in the sociological cosmos, a kind of Bermuda Triangle, into which all the noblest and worthwhile ideas disappeared forever. A seductive moment, however being the gloomy chap that you know me to be, I was able to resist it. I think it was back in 1971 when it reached its most acute phase, it was then that I was inspired to write this mournful and bitter ditty in response to all the flabby liars of the Aquarian Age.

The sound is excellent; the visual elements are imperfect but can be watched easily and enjoyably.

Leonard Cohen – There Is A War
Berklee Performing Center, Boston: 16 July 1993
Uploaded by messalina79  aka Ruth Pietroni

Complete 1993 “Leonard Cohen on Later … With Jools Holland” Show Now Online

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While sections of this program have been previously available, it is now online in its entirety. The Vimeo description follows:

In 1993 while on a European tour Leonard Cohen came into the Later…with Jools Holland studio at Television Centre during the show’s second series with his impressive band and angelic backing singers to perform two songs from The Future album – the title track and Democracy – both extraordinarily prescient post on American election, and finished the show with an extraordinary, hymn-like version of his devastating ‘Dance Me To The End of Love’ from the Various Positions album. Cohen also chatted to Jools about his vision and his career and enjoyed seeing a clip of his duet with Julie Felix on Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye from her 1967 BBC TV series, Once More with Felix, for the very first time. In this exclusive includes all those performances and the interview in 25 plus-minutes of the great Leonard Cohen on Later…with Jools Holland.

Leonard Cohen on Later … With Jools Holland
Uploaded by JORGE BOWEN

Credit Due Department:Thanks to Linda Sturgess, who alerted me to this video