Good Enough Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Hallelujah – Munich 1993


I did not come all this way to the city of Munich just to fool you

This audience recording of the 1993 Leonard Cohen Munich Concert is not pristine. The camera is a bit shaky and not quite in focus. And the sound is imperfect. Nonetheless, the vitality of the performance and the enthusiasm of the audience is readily apparent. This is, in short, a Good Enough Video.1

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  1. The Good Enough Video is a notion that I, of course, derived from Donald Winicott’s Good Enough Mother. Just as Winicott used Good Enough Mother to indicate “the ordinary and devoted mother who provides an adequate and good enough environment for the growth of the infant’s ego to be able to express its true self,” (Source: Psychological Dictionary) I employ Good Enough Video to describe videos that are less than immaculate but are of sufficient caliber to convey the quality of the performance to the viewer. []

Leonard Cohen Album Logos: Hummingbird, Heart, & Handcuffs On Special Recording Issues

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Go Figure – Special Numbering System For The Spanish (Somewhat) Limited Edition Of Leonard Cohen’s The Future

Unsurprisingly, the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo shows up on the cover of the Spanish (Somewhat) Limited Edition Of Leonard Cohen’s The Future displayed above. More surprising is the numbering. Dominique BOILE writes:

This CD is quite strange. According to the LeonardCohenFiles, it is part of a “limited edition of 100 numbered copies.” Francisco Javier Lopez Sanchez notes on eBay that “only 300 copies are pressing.” Of those, I own numbers 51 and 52 – and numbers 372, 742, and 756.

Note: Originally posted October 16, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Future Promotional Single (Radio Edit)

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