Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: Bird On A Wire – Lisbon 2010

The September 10, 2010 Lisbon concert proved to be an extraordinarily impressive demonstration of musical skills and showmanship, a phenomenon asdeguia, a correspondent who was in attendance at that show, convincingly attributes to the intense complicity between the band and the audience.

As evidence of the quality of the performances, Cohencentric offers the video of “Bird On A Wire,” perhaps the song from the Leonard Cohen World Tour repertoire most sensitive to musicological nuances (for example, timing, tone, phrasing, …) and least forgiving of flaws. The presentation of “Bird On A Wire” at Lisbon is a lapidary masterpiece.

Leonard Cohen – Bird On A Wire
Lisbon: Sept 10, 2010
Video from Actresspt

Note: Originally posted Jan 5, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

3 Replies to “Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: Bird On A Wire – Lisbon 2010”

  1. Linda-Lee Sturgess

    I love the capture of the whole band – so that you can see subtleties of interaction – that go to making the “whole.” The angle from which the video was taken. Not to mention this particular performance – Leonard’s – and Bob Metzger and Dino M Soldo.