Listen To Dec 10, 2010 Caesars Palace Leonard Cohen Show

Note: While the YouTube description indicates this concert is “The End of the World Tour,” this bootleg is from the Dec 10, 2010 show; Leonard Cohen’s final 2010 Tour appearance was the Dec 11, 2010 concert.

Leonard Cohen – Live at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Dec 10, 2010



01. [06:28.12] Dance Me to the End of Love
02. [07:34.52] The Future
03. [04:16.73] Ain’t No Cure for Love
04. [06:59.34] Bird on the Wire
05. [05:35.65] Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
06. [05:04.44] In My Secret Life (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
07. [09:49.02] Who by Fire
08. [06:17.37] Darkness
09. [06:57.05] Democracy
10. [04:35.06] Chelsea Hotel #2
11. [10:36.22] Waiting for the Miracle (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
12. [14:00.16] Anthem
13. [06:55.22] Tower of Song
14. [04:10.29] Suzanne
15. [03:25.49] A Singer Must Die
16. [05:00.21] Sisters of Mercy
17. [06:33.74] The Gypsy’s Wife
18. [05:26.66] The Partisan (Anna Marly/Emmanuel d’Astier de la Vigerie/Hy Zaret)
19. [06:24.55] Boogie Street (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
20. [07:22.45] Hallelujah
21. [05:51.51] I’m Your Man
22. [03:33.40] A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
23. [08:52.04] Take This Waltz (Leonard Cohen after Federico Garcia Lorca)

Encore #1:
24. [04:42.39] So Long, Marianne
25. [07:19.47] First We Take Manhattan

Encore #2:
26. [05:47.20] Famous Blue Raincoat
27. [05:04.47] If It Be Your Will
28. [07:08.56] Closing Time

Encore #3:
29. [10:25.17] I Tried to Leave You

Credit Due Department: Photo by J.S. Carenza III

Listen To Leonard Cohen Live At Edinburgh Castle – July 16. 2008


“Sounds like an excellent audience recording to me. No chit-chat, no noisy applause, very good balance between Leonard’s voice and the music,… I like it! “

Jo Meul


01. [06:18.68] Dance Me to the End of Love
02. [07:01.72] The Future
03. [05:05.13] Ain’t No Cure for Love
04. [06:27.32] Bird on the Wire
05. [05:46.23] Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
06. [05:12.45] In My Secret Life (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
07. [06:33.63] Who by Fire
08. [04:23.42] Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
09. [10:46.65] Anthem
10. [07:13.25] Tower of Song
11. [04:13.25] Suzanne
12. [06:47.13] Boogie Street (Leonard Cohen/Sharon Robinson)
13. [07:33.20] Hallelujah
14. [06:41.30] Democracy
15. [05:50.19] I’m Your Man
16. [03:28.43] A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
17. [09:03.13] Take This Waltz (Leonard Cohen after Federico Garcia Lorca)

18. [05:32.55] So Long, Marianne
19. [06:38.71] First We Take Manhattan
20. [05:43.24] Sisters of Mercy
21. [05:31.48] If It Be Your Will
22. [07:14.52] Closing Time

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs A Singer Must Die – Sydney 2010

“Singer Must Die” Surprises, Delights Leonard Cohen Fans

And all the ladies go moist, and the judge has no choice,
a singer must die for the lie in his voice.

I had complained about  “the sparsity of videos from the Leonard Cohen World Tour posted on YouTube since the New Zealand-Australia leg began,” but catching this rarity on video compensates for a lot.

Leonard Cohen – A Singer Must Die
Sydney: Nov 9, 2010
Video from esquared11

Note: Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Look, look who is there …” Josiane Calamel Meets Leonard Cohen

“I was so young and already fascinated” Josiane Calamel

By the time Josiane Calamel attended the March 9, 1980 Leonard Cohen concert at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne (that’s Leonard leaving the venue in the photo above), she was indeed “already fascinated” with the Canadian singer-songwriter.


Josiane, who had then only recently moved to Australia with her husband and young son from her native France, would also see Leonard perform live in Melbourne in May 1985 and Feb 5, 2009. But it would be 2010, when she and her husband traveled back to France to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, before Josiane would meet Leonard face to face.

Josiane and her husband, who already had tickets for the Sept 19, 2010 Strasbourg concert, were sightseeing a couple of days before the show when they stopped for a drink at Place Kléber (the central square of Strasbourg). Josiane reports what happened next:

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Videos: Comparing The Incomparable Sharon Robinson’s 2010 & 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Solos


Featuring Sharon Robinson

During the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour, Sharon Robinson won praise as the featured soloist on “Boogie Street.”  In 2012, her solo turn on “Alexandra Leaving” was a highlight of the Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Tour concerts.

Both “Boogie Street” and “Alexandra Leaving” were written by Sharon Robinson and Leonard Cohen in collaboration.  For more about Sharon Robinson’s career and, especially, her work with Leonard Cohen, see Why Leonard Cohen Calls Her “The Incomparable Sharon Robinson” and Sharon Robinson On Career Choice, Leonard Cohen, Ann-Margaret, Songwriting, Tour Surprises, … And My Dance Moves.

Today’s post offers a video of a great performance by Sharon Robinson of each of these songs,


Sharon Robinson – Boogie Street
Piazza Santa Croce, Florence
Sept 3, 2010
Video by albertnoonan

Sharon Robinson – Alexandra Leaving
Olympia Music Hall, Paris
Sept 29, 2012
Video by albertnoonan

Credit Due Department: Both of the superb photos of Sharon Robinson appearing in this post were taken by Marc Roed at the Aug 26, 2012 Leonard Cohen Aalborg concert. Originally posted at, a predecessor of Cohencentric