This is Leonard Cohen from 1993 touring around the time of 'The Future' being released, (his last tour until now).
Due to appear at Glastonbury this year and also touring from June 2008 in Canada and Europe,
if you get a chance to see him live, take it!
Having released three 'official' live albums, this is the first live material I have heard from 'The Future' era, and it is extremely good.
The man remains a massive influence in music, and now in his seventies, is as eagerly anticipated, as at any other time in his forty year musical career.
This was recorded from an FM broadcast of the concert at the Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden, on the 2nd May 1993.
The set list was:
01. [6:56.67] The Future
02. [5:00.68] Ain't No Cure for Love
03. [6:23.33] Bird on the Wire (radio announcer)
04. [6:44.43] First We Take Manhattan
05. [4:14.05] Suzanne
06. [5:47.54] I'm Your Man
07. [6:58.47] Joan of Arc
08. [7:45.00] Closing Time
09. [5:58.58] Hallelujah (radio announcer)
The band line up was:
Leonard Cohen - vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Perla Batalla - vocals
Julie Christensen - vocals
Bob Metzger - guitars, pedal steel guitar
Bob Furgo - keyboards, violin
Paul Ostermayer - keyboards, saxophone, flute
Bill Ginn - keyboards
Jorge Calderon - bass
Steve Meador - drums
Sound quality is extremely good 224kbps stereo.
REPLACEMENT DOWNLOAD LINK IN COMMENTS BELOW (24TH FEBRUARY 2009).
Leonard Cohen website HERE (with videos, tour details and more).
The Beehive Candy store Leonard Cohen collection HERE.