Pro-Shot Video: Leonard Cohen’s Underappreciated Performance Of I Can’t Forget – Barcelona 1993

barcelona-forgetPerhaps because of the understated style, this rendition of I Can’t Forget, taped at the May 15, 1993 Barcelona Concert at Palacio Municipal De Deportes for broadcast by Televisió de Catalunya, has never received the attention it deserves.

The visual and audio elements are good to excellent and the performance itself sublime.


In addition to Leonard Cohen, backup singers Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen are prominent as is Bob Metzger on the pedal steel guitar.


Leonard Cohen – I Can’t Forget
Barcelona: May 15 1993
Video from a1000kissesdeep

Note: Originally posted Mar 25, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Perla Batalla Performs At First Annual Illuminati Concert – Park City, Utah

From Perla Batalla excited to perform at Park City Institute’s Illuminati event by Scott Iwasaki (The Park Record: Nov 2, 2015):

Perla Batalla looks forward to her return to Park City next week.The Grammy Award-nominated world-music singer and former backup singer for Leonard Cohen, played Deer Valley this past summer with Esperanza Spalding and Anna Wilson. This time she is headlining and has planned a set that will include an array of works culled from her catalog, as well as from others.

Perla Batalla will perform at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 28. The performance, billed as the Park City Institute’s first ever Illuminati Concert is a free concert for those who have contributed to the nonprofit’s Seat Campaign.

For the past year, donors have the option to purchase one or more of the 1,296 Eccles Center chairs that will be named in their honor for a one-time donation of $500, or $1,000 for chairs in the theater’s first nine rows, according to Teri Orr, executive director of the Park City Institute.