“I wrote these songs to myself and to women several years ago and it is a curious thing to be trapped in that original effort, because here I wanted to tell one person one thing and now I am in the situation where I must repeat them like some parrot chained to his stand, night after night.” Leonard Cohen (1972)

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It is not just the observance and the documentation and the record of a few museum songs. After all I wrote these songs to myself and to women several years ago and it is a curious thing to be trapped in that original effort, because here I wanted to tell one person one thing and now I am in the situation where I must repeat them like some parrot chained to his stand, night after night.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Bird On A Wire documentary (1974). This photo was taken by and posted with permission of Lars Sandblom.

“As far as I can see this is my last tour” Leonard Cohen 1972

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As far as I can see this is my last tour. But the will is frail and I may fall back and it might take 10 more tours to finally quit, or this might be it.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From Famous Last Words from Leonard Cohen by Paul Saltzman. Maclean’s: June 1972. Originally posted Jun 25, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Never Before Published Video From The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne

Also see The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Marianne

For more information about this soon to be released documentary, see Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage

Never Before Published Video From The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Marianne

Also see The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne

For more information about this soon to be released documentary, see Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage

Details & Tracklist: Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage


The DVD will include concert material from the concerts in Stockholm, Paris and the Albert Hall, interspersed with more backstage film of the band on tour, and even some fresh interviews with Cohen himself all of which has remained unseen for over 45 years. These recordings will be released in a Limited Edition Deluxe and Standard versions exclusively through Pledge Music during the summer 2018. The DVD features 71 minutes of previously unseen footage of 1972 tour shot by Tony Palmer and not included in original Bird on a Wire film & 2 CD set.

Update: According to Pledge Music, the release date is August 31, 2018

Updates:

CD1 – Best of Live Recordings by Tony Palmer at various venues.

1. So Long, Marianne
2. You Know Who I Am
3. The Butcher
4. Famous Blue Raincoat
5. Story Of Isaac
6. Joan Of Arc
7. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
8. The Partisan
9. Suzanne
10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

Film Soundtrack CD & DVD Track List:

1: So Long, Marianne
2: Bird on a Wire
3: Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
4: Famous Blue Raincoat
5: You Know Who I Am
6: Joan of Arc
7: Chelsea Hotel (improvised)
8: Suzanne
9: Avalanche
10: Story of Isaac
11: The Dealer
12: Chelsea Hotel
13: The Butcher
14: We Shall Not be Moved

Source: Leonard Cohen in Concert 1972 – Unseen Footage and Sound Recordings From Legendary 1972 Tour Rediscovered (Music World: Desk Jul. 19, 2018 )

3 Photos: Leonard Cohen On Tour 1972

Comments On Original Post:

debs on August 1, 2014 at 10:32 am said: These photos from Leonard Cohen on tour in 1972 are so telling of the times. Your site is a frequent place for me to stop by and browse for more in depth details of the Life of the greatest living poet to date. I think Mr. Leonard appeals to the ladies even More as he has aged… It is those “bedroom eyes” that sleepy look and his use of unending adjectives and adverbs to describe the intimacy of his own mind talking to all women. Thanks so much for sharing his life and travels – you are an amazing link for all of us via social media. Your talent is appreciated.

dcs2641 on August 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm said: ditto

Originally posted Jul 31, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric