Cohen Live In DublinFollowing a retirement, and after discovering financial hardship imposed by the improprieties of his then installed manager, Leonard Cohen has resurrected a brilliant career. Since the release of Ten New Songs in 2001, Leonard Cohen has released three more studio works, and a series of live recordings that includes Live In London (2009), Songs From The Road (2010), and a look back into the past with Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (2009). Four studio albums, two brilliant live sets. We’ve been blessed!

I attended a Leonard Cohen show during his extended World Tour in 2009. Those shows were not for those who couldn’t sit through three hours of music. You can even call them legendary displays of talent. Because of that, it is difficult to get a sense of what goes on in a Cohen show as it unfolds. Columbia Records is about to change that with the anticipated release of a package that will include every minute of a Leonard Cohen show.

On December 2, Columbia Records, in conjunction with Legacy Recordings, will release Live In Dublin, a ‘beginning to end’ HD recording of his December 12, 2013 show at Dublin’s O2 Arena. The set is comprised of an 11-song first set, a 10-song second set, and an 8-song encore (see track-list below). And, if that weren’t enough, the DVD version of Live In Dublin will feature three bonus live performance tracks of three separate Canadian shows in April of 2013.

Live In Dublin will be released in 3CD/DVD, and 3CD/BD configurations, with the DVD package, as stated earlier, benefiting from an additional three live cuts.

Bottom line fact for Leonard Cohen fans: Since the start of his enormous touring schedules since 2008, he has performed a total of 470 shows, in 31 countries, for a total of over four million attendees. That’s a monstrous undertaking. Do yourself a favor. Acquire Live In Dublin and see what all the fuss is about.

Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin

Set 1:

01 – Dance Me to the End of Love
02 – The Future
03 – Bird on the Wire
04 – Everybody Knows
05 – Who By Fire
06 – The Gypsy’s Wife
07 – Darkness
08 – Amen
09 – Come Healing
10 – Lover Lover Lover
11 – Anthem

Set 2:

01 – Tower of Song
02 – Suzanne
03 – Chelsea Hotel #2
04 – Waiting for the Miracle
05 – The Partisan
06 – In My Secret Life
07 – Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
08 – I’m Your Man
09 – Recitation w/ N.L.
10 – Hallelujah
11 – Take this Waltz


01 – So Long, Marianne
02 – Going Home
03 – First We Take Manhattan
04 – Famous Blue Raincoat
05 – If It Be Your Will (Webb Sisters)
06 – Closing Time
07 – I Tried to Leave You
08 – Save the Last Dance for Me

DVD Bonus songs:

01 – Show Me The Place – Halifax, NS, Canada – April 13, 2013 – Halifax Metro Centre
02 – Anyhow – St. John’s, NL, Canada – April 20, 2013 – Mile One Centre
03 – Different Sides – St. John, NB, Canada – April 15, 2013 – Harbour Station


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