LEONARD COHEN - NEW YORK 1966

February 5, 2016 – 4:25 am

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LEONARD COHEN R.I.P. 1934 - 2016

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died on November 10, 2016 aged 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the announcement said. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” There were no details about the cause of Mr Cohen’s death. The BBC also reported that a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date, the announcement said. The Montreal-born singer’s hits included Suzanne and I’m Your Man and he released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, in October 2016. In a recent interview with the New Yorker, Cohen spoke about the prospect of death with calmness and clarity: “I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.”

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LEONARD COHEN
The Stranger Song [no label, 1CD]

Live at The 92nd Street YM-YWHA (The Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association) Hotel, New York City, New York; February 14, 1966. Very good soundboard/FM (?)

Thanks to stonytokes for sharing the show at The Traders’ Den.

stonytokes noted:

Here’s an early Valentine’s gift to you all from the Ladies Man himself, Leonard Cohen. Valentine’s Day this year marks the 50th anniversary of this recording. This is the earliest recording of his that I’ve seen extant: 11 tracks of humorous, subversive poetry and one encore musical performance of The Stranger Song. Some of the material is a bit risque/blue…

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Master reel > 2nd gen copy > DAT > CDR > EAC > SF9 > TLH > flac16

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Track 01. Introduction by Leon Edel 1:30 (2.5MB)
Track 02. Catherine Tekakwitha - introduction by Leonard Cohen 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 03. Beautiful Losers excerpt, Book Two 8:48 (14.8MB)
from “There! Done! Dear friend, I did what was necessary!” to “The flood is real at last”
Track 04. Beautiful Losers excerpt, Book One 4:40 (7.8MB)
from “I do not know what bravado compelled me” to “Remove yourself from this treehouse”
Track 05. Introduction by Leonard Cohen 0:53 (1.5MB)
Track 06. Beautiful Losers excerpt, Book Two 13:48 (23.2MB)
from “You plagued me like the moon” to “Your hand’s gone limp”
Track 07. Introduction by Leonard Cohen 0:42 (1.2MB)
Track 08. Beautiful Losers excerpt, Book One 9:56 (16.7MB)
from “Now it is time for Edith to run” to “Natural Law they felt”
Track 09. You All in White - from The Spice-Box of Earth 1:22 (2.3MB)
Track 10. For EJP - from Flowers for Hitler 2:08 (3.6MB)
Track 11. You Have the Lovers - from The Spice-Box of Earth 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 12. The Traveler (The Stranger Song) [vocals, acoustic guitar] 5:52 (9.9MB)
56 mins

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  1. 3 Responses to “LEONARD COHEN - NEW YORK 1966”

  2. Thank you, Big O

    By The Russian Assassin on Feb 5, 2016

  3. Thanks, Big O. This is fascinating.

    By Eric (the other Eric) on Feb 5, 2016

  4. Big thanks, Big O; do you have any more Leonard Cohen? A few years ago you posted the BBC recordings (1968), and I would love to hear more of his early days.

    BTW Russian Assassin, good to see you here!

    By Stranger on Feb 6, 2016

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