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He’s Your Man: Leonard Cohen’s “Live in Dublin” Captures Full-Length Concert

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Leonard Cohen - DublinCanadian poet-troubadour Leonard Cohen’s most recent album, issued earlier this year, was entitled Popular Problems, but one of Cohen’s problems is not a lack of available material for his fans.  Following that LP as well as the Mastered-for-iTunes release of his studio album catalogue, Cohen has announced the December 2 release of Live in Dublin via Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings.

His first full-length high definition concert film, Live in Dublin will be available in 3-CD/1-DVD and 3-CD/1-BD configurations as well as from digital service providers.  The concert was filmed last year at Dublin’s O2 arena on September 12, 2013, part of the artist’s critically-acclaimed, sold-out world tour.  At the O2 as on other stops, he incorporated music from 2012’s Old Ideas into a career-spanning retrospective set list of Cohen standards.  The three-hour program includes an 11-song first set including “Dance Me to the End of Love” and early classic “Bird on the Wire,” a second set with “Suzanne,” “Chelsea Hotel # 2,” “I’m Your Man,” “Tower of Song” and the inevitable “Hallelujah,” and an encore featuring “So Long, Marianne,” “First We Take Manhattan,” “Famous Blue Raincoat,” and a poignant cover of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman’s Brill Building staple “Save the Last Dance for Me.”  The DVD only adds three bonus performances recorded in Canada in 2013: “Show Me the Place,” “Anyhow” and “Different Sides.”

Hit the jump for more, including the complete tracklisting and pre-order links!

Live in Dublin will continue the Cohen renaissance in his 80th year.  Popular Problems reached the summit of the iTunes chart in 31 countries and scored on the U.S.  Billboard 200 at No. 15.  Reflecting Cohen’s international fame, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Austrian, Canadian, Dutch, New Zealand and Swiss album charts, reaching the Top 5 in Belgium (No. 2), Finland (No. 2), Germany (No. 4), Italy (No. 5) and Sweden (No. 5).

Live in Dublin is due from Legacy Recordings and Columbia Records on December 2 and you can pre-order at the links below!

Leonard Cohen, Live In Dublin (Columbia/Legacy, 2014)

3-CD/DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

3-CD/BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.

3-CD: Amazon U.K.

Set 1 (CD 1)

  1. Dance Me to the End of Love
  2. The Future
  3. Bird on the Wire
  4. Everybody Knows
  5. Who By Fire
  6. The Gypsy’s Wife
  7. Darkness
  8. Amen
  9. Come Healing
  10. Lover Lover Lover
  11. Anthem

Set 2 (CD 2)

  1. Tower of Song
  2. Suzanne
  3. Chelsea Hotel #2
  4. Waiting for the Miracle
  5. The Partisan
  6. In My Secret Life
  7. Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
  8. I’m Your Man
  9. Recitation w/ N.L.
  10. Hallelujah
  11. Take this Waltz

Encore (CD 3)

  1. So Long, Marianne
  2. Going Home
  3. First We Take Manhattan
  4. Famous Blue Raincoat
  5. If It Be Your Will (Webb Sisters)
  6. Closing Time
  7. I Tried to Leave You
  8. Save the Last Dance for Me

DVD bonus songs:

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

Written by Joe Marchese

October 16, 2014 at 10:33

Posted in Blu-Ray, DVD, Leonard Cohen

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  1. I wish they would release concerts from his best concert years, the 1988 and 1993 tours.

    Kevin

    October 16, 2014 at 15:05

  2. I’ll add that the list price is high, and I rarely complain about price. We know why (Leonard needs money), but now that Amazon works to suppress discounting, it may not go below $30 ever. It just adds to the incentive for “bootleg downloads”

    Kevin

    October 16, 2014 at 15:08

  3. I am SO all over this. Thanks so much for the heads-up!

    keepsmealive

    October 16, 2014 at 15:30


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