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

“My first tour with Leonard [Cohen] was in 1972. Looking into his audience, I saw a sea of beautiful faces not unlike the ecstatic ones you see in old religious paintings, where the men and women were openly weeping.” Jennifer Warnes

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My first tour with Leonard was in 1972. Looking into his audience, I saw a sea of beautiful faces not unlike the ecstatic ones you see in old religious paintings, where the men and women were openly weeping—and even though I was only 22 years old, I knew I was not in Kansas anymore. This was the tour when famously the audience sang to him in Jerusalem [after Cohen walked offstage mid-performance, overwhelmed by the crowd’s applause]. I was onstage when it happened; we were crying, and it was this moment when I understood the depth of his commitment and their commitment to him. I think somebody had given him some windowpane acid, and it was coming on as they were singing to him. He thought a miracle was happening, and you could see it on his face. He just sat down on the stage and listened to them sing. It was a Jewish chant, and it was heart-rendingly beautiful. I’m just this sunshine girl from Orange County! And when I encountered such depth and richness and spiritual power—when I finally understood that kind of intimacy within music was possible—I came home changed. I refused to go out on tour with an opening act for Neil Diamond, not because I disliked Neil Diamond, but because I was still reverberating from that impact. Leonard shattered my relationship with pop music, and now I’ve had this career that kind of vacillated between pop and music with meaning.quotedown2

Jennifer Warnes

 

From Remembering Leonard Cohen: Close Friends, Collaborators & Critics on How He Changed Music Forever by Sasha Frere-Jones (Billboard: November 17, 2016).