France-Soir’s Assessment Of Leonard Cohen’s 1970 Paris Concert

Two hours and a quarter of folk song is ordinarily a bit long. Last night it was much too short. Ironic, sometimes even scornful, Leonard Cohen draws us successfully into the sadness of ‘The Stranger,’ of ‘Suzanne,’ and of ‘The Partisan.’quotedown2


From the France-Soir review of Leonard Cohen’s 1970 Paris concert, quoted in Leonard Cohen Scores In Paris by Tim Creery. Montreal Gazette: May 14, 1970

France-Soir was a French daily newspaper that prospered during the 1950s and 1960s, reaching a circulation of 1.5 million in the 1950s.

Note: Originally posted Oct 12, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric