1980 Leonard Cohen Bonn Concert Recording
As far as I can determine, no recording of the Nov 4, 1980 Leonard Cohen concert at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Germany has been available online – until now. A tape of one hour of the show has emerged, thanks to the generosity of a friend from Bonn, who recorded this song and 11 others with the permission of Leonard Cohen and his sound engineer.
- The Window Featuring Raffi Hakopian On Violin
- Diamonds In The Mine With Dedication To “The Next Presiden”
- Chelsea Hotel #2 + “Dreaded Feedback” Stage Banter
- Memories + “Sweet Music Of America” Outro & Featuring Paul Ostermayer On Sax
- Passing Through Featuring Leonard Cohen On Hand Whistle
- Joan of Arc Featuring Sharon Robinson
- Who By Fire With Brilliant Opening By John Bilezikjian On Oud
- Stranger Song
- Famous Blue Raincoat Featuring Paul Ostermayer On Sax
- Story Of Isaac
- Lover, Lover, Lover Featuring John Bilezikjian On Oud
- Gypsy’s Wife Featuring Raffi Hakopian On Violin
All 12 songs can now be heard in a single YouTube playlist.
All songs from this concert have been posted and are collected at.
The supporting musicians for the 1980 Tour follow:
- Sharon Robinson – vocals
- Roscoe Beck – bass guitar
- John Bilezikjian – oud, mandolin
- Bill Ginn – keyboards
- Raffi Hakopian – violin
- Steve Meador – drums
- Paul Ostermayer – wind
- Mitch Watkins – electric guitar
Credit Due Department: Photo of Leonard Cohen performing in Amsterdam, 1980 by Pete Purnell.