“We all live lives that are tethered to certain circumstances in which we find ourselves. So in a certain sense everyone is born in chains and lives in chains… but there are also moments of liberation and also captivity.” Leonard Cohen On Born In Chains

From Leonard Cohen: ‘I’m a closet optimist’ [a report on the Sept 16, 2014 London Press Preview Of Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems] by Andy Morris. Gigwise, Sept 16, 2014. Image is a screen capture from video of Leonard Cohen performing Born In Chains in Oakland – 2010.

2010 Leonard Cohen Lille Concert Redux – New Photos, Videos Plus “When Leonard Met Ruth”

Quality videos by messalina79 aka Ruth Pietroni and photos by Ros Pan from the Sept 25, 2010 Leonard Cohen Lille Concert (see previously posted Leonard Cohen September 25, 2010 Lille Concert – Videos, Photos, Review) have become available. Enjoy.

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Lille: Sept 25, 2010
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Video: Leonard Cohen’s Moving Performance Of Born In Chains – Oakland 2010

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Featuring Sharon Robinson, Hattie Webb, Charley Webb & Dino Soldo

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Oakland: Dec 6. 2010
Video from arlenedick15

Note: Originally posted Dec 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.com

Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: Born In Chains – Las Vegas 2010

I was born in chains but I was taken out of Egypt
I was bound to a burden, but the burden it was raised
Lord I can no longer keep this secret
Blessed is the name, the name be praised

Born In Chains – The 2010 Las Vegas Rendition

“Born In Chains” was first performed in concert by Leonard Cohen at the July 27, 2010 Salzburg, Austria show and immediately captured a wide following among Cohen fans. It underwent many changes in its lyrics and its arrangement through the final months of the Tour.

The version performed on Dec 11, 2010 in Las Vegas is notable for the prominent roles played by Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters.

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Las Vegas – Dec 11, 2010

Video from albertnoonan

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Credit Due Department: The photo of Leonard Cohen waving his hat to the audience is from Notes From The Road.  The photo of Sharon Robinson and Leonard Cohen is a screen capture from the featured video. Originally posted Aug 2, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen All-Stars: Top 10 Cohencentric Posts So Far In 2016

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New Leonard Cohen Song “You Want It Darker” In Peaky Blinders Garners 4 Of Top 10 Positions – But Not #1

Cohencentric commemorates today’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game with the lineup of our top 10 posts ranked in descending order of page views so far in 2016.1

10. Photo: Leonard Cohen & Friend With Ice Cream – 7 Years Ago

Photo: Leonard Cohen & Friend With Ice Cream – 7 Years Ago

9. Stellar Video: Born In Chains By Leonard Cohen With Sharon Robinson & The Webb Sisters – Las Vegas 2010

Stellar Video: Born In Chains By Leonard Cohen With Sharon Robinson & The Webb Sisters – Las Vegas 2010

8. The Nevermind Variations: Mysterious Changes In True Detective’s Theme Song By Leonard Cohen

The Nevermind Variations: Mysterious Changes In True Detective’s Theme Song By Leonard Cohen

7. Peaky Blinders Season 3, Including New Leonard Cohen Song, On Netflix May 31

Peaky Blinders Season 3, Including New Leonard Cohen Song, On Netflix May 31


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  1. Note: Some of these posts were published before 2016 but only views garnered since Jan 1, 2016 are counted for this listing. []

Video: Leonard Cohen & Webb Sisters Perform Born In Chains – Marseille 2010

notnIn this performance, Leonard Cohen sings lines that typically fall to Sharon Robinson, who is absent because of illness.

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Marseille: Sept 21, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

Note: Originally posted Sep 23, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Stellar Video: Born In Chains By Leonard Cohen With Sharon Robinson & The Webb Sisters – Las Vegas 2010

chainssharI’ve heard the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing
And the bitter liquor sweetens in the amber cup
But all the ladders of the night have fallen
Only darkness now, to lift the longing up

“Born In Chains” was first performed in concert by Leonard Cohen at the July 27, 2010 Salzburg, Austria show and immediately captured a wide following among Cohen fans. It underwent many changes in its lyrics and its arrangement through the final months of the Tour. The version performed on Dec 11, 2010 in Las Vegas is notable for the prominent roles played by Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters.

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Las Vegas: Dec 11, 2010
Video by albertnoonan