LEONARD COHEN R.I.P. 1934 - 2016

November 11, 2016 – 9:39 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
London 1988 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK; May 30, 1988. Incomplete show. Very good BBC soundboard.

Thanks to krlepant for sharing the show at Dime.

Lineage:
BBC soundboard > ? (analogue stage) > CDDA > EAC (secure) > SoundForge 8.0b > Trader’s Little Helper > flac16

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Disc 1
Track 101. Dance Me To The End Of Love 8:09 (19.6MB)
Track 102. Ain’t No Cure For Love 5:49 (13.9MB)
Track 103. Who By Fire 7:16 (17.5MB)
Track 104. Bird On The Wire 6:15 (15.0MB)
Track 105. I’m Your Man 6:43 (16.1MB)
Track 106. Sisters Of Mercy 4:15 (10.2MB)
Track 107. Coming Back To You 4:15 (10.2MB)
Track 108. First We Take Manhattan 6:38 (15.9MB)
Avalanche (not recorded?)
Track 109. Chelsea Hotel #2 6:32 (15.7MB)
Track 110. Tower Of Song 6:51 (16.4MB)
Track 111. The Stranger Song 5:57 (14.3MB)
69 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. If It Be Your Will 3:41 (8.9MB)
Track 202. Everybody Knows 6:16 (15.0MB)
Track 203. Joan Of Arc 6:19 (15.2MB)
Track 204. Hallelujah 2:28 (5.9MB)
Track 205. There Is A War 7:56 (19.1MB)
Track 206. Take This Waltz 8:48 (21.1MB)
Track 207. The Partisan 5:41 (13.7MB)
Track 208. Suzanne 3:46 (9.0MB)
Track 209. Passin’ Through 4:17 (10.3MB)
Track 210. I Tried To Leave You 9:20 (22.4MB)
Track 211. Whither Thou Goest 2:23 (5.7MB)
Track 212. So Long, Marianne 4:53 (11.7MB)
66 mins

Lineup:
Leonard Cohen - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Perla Batalla - vocals
Julie Christensen - vocals
Bob Metzger - guitars, steel guitar
John Bilezikjian - oud
Bob Furgo - keyboards, violin
Tom McMorran - keyboards
Steve Zirkel - bass, keyboard, trumpet
Steve Meador - drums, electric drums

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  1. 21 Responses to “LEONARD COHEN R.I.P. 1934 - 2016”

  2. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries ,not my words but that’s what I know ,making great music to the end R.i.p.

    By skinned knees on Nov 11, 2016

  3. R.I.P. One of the finest songwriters with a great voice.

    By JDDPro on Nov 11, 2016

  4. Thanks for this - it’s the same year as his Austin City Limits concert, which was my introduction to him all those years ago, and still listen to today.

    Such a great raconteur and craftsman, and yet so humble: “If I knew where songs came from I would go there more often.”

    By Steve MC on Nov 11, 2016

  5. Another huge loss in a year we have lost so many music icons the likes we”ll never see or hear again , Starting with David Bowie then Glen Frey , Paul Kantner and many others , Now we have lost the Great Leonard Cohen master singer/ songwriter ,along with Gordon Lightfoot the best Canadians of their style of music , Very sad for so many reasons , the old legends are slowly leaving us and there is no one even close to being as good in the younger generation RIP Mr Cohen

    By Corey M on Nov 11, 2016

  6. I first heard The Stranger song in the 1971 movie McCabe and Mrs Miller directed by Robert Altman and starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie , a great offbeat western , The movie opens with that song playing and I was hooked , Who is singing that great song and God that voice I thought at the time , That was my introduction to Leonard Cohen and I was a fan ever since , Huge loss irreplaceable Will miss you Leonard

    By Chuck in Texas on Nov 11, 2016

  7. Great that you have uploaded this soundboard here. Its been a constant annoyance that Hallelujah is not complete! I interviewed Leonard for the programme SONGS FROM THE LIFE OF LEONARD COHEN which you can see in a better source than the original VHS.
    He was full of life, love and laughter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGSnhWzsFkk&t=903s

    By John Archer on Nov 11, 2016

  8. Oh. Fuck 2016.

    By Bicho on Nov 11, 2016

  9. I was first introduced to Mr Cohen’s music at the movies , Went to see McCabe and Mrs Miller back in 71 starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie , and directed by the late great Robert Altman , an offbeat western cult classic , The movie opens with the stranger song and from that moment on I was a Leonard Cohen fan for life , Rest in price Leonard , you will be sorely missed

    By Chuck in Texas on Nov 11, 2016

  10. Thanks Big O timely but already have this set don’t suppose there’s anything else out there . . . . ?
    From the very first album to the book ‘Beautiful Losers’ as a teenager he became part of the inner voice so many were looking for. After a ten year sojourn up on top of Mt Baldy he returned to the stage with three hours sets and ran on stage to perform for us in his seventies! Extraordinary uniquely gifted man. We are all the poorer for his passing . . . . . .

    By swappers on Nov 11, 2016

  11. I first was introduced to Leonard Cohen by my parents with a Christmas gift of his poetry back in 1966 ,I t was called Let Us Compare Mythologies, still have and treasure it…
    Always enjoyed the inclusion of Stevie Ray Vaughan on Jennifer Warnes Famous Blue Raincoat, nice my favourite guitar player and favourite poet together.. Lastly , I must mention what i awlays thought to be the brilliance of Hallelujah, what he is singing describes exactly what is happening musically in the song ,I just found that a mind blower..R.I.P. Mr.Leonard Cohen.

    By sluggo on Nov 11, 2016

  12. Sad loss but well, it’s the way we go … Thanks for sharing this triumph.

    By Canute on Nov 11, 2016

  13. He wrote “There is a crack in everything/that’s how the Light gets in.” If my love for him was hero worship I would say he WAS the Light. Instead, I acknowledge him as one who helped widen the crack. The darkness seems darker and more consuming today, but we will work all the harder to hold the crack open.

    IMHO, his last 3 studio albums rival anything that came before.

    By Rick on Nov 11, 2016

  14. i WAS INTRODUCED TO lEONARD COHEN AT THE MOVIES,THE FILM WAS MCCABE AND MRS MILLER A 1971 OFFBEAT WESTERN STARRING WARREN BEATTY AND JULIE CHRISTIE AND DIRECTED BY THE LATE GREAT ROBERT ALTMAN,DURING THE OPENING SCENES THIS GREAT SONG WAS SUNG AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY HYPNOTIZED BY THE HAUNTING DELIVERY AND LYRICS,I HAD TO FIND OUT WHO THIS WAS,THE ARTIST WAS LEONARD COHEN AND THE SONG WAS THE STRANGER SONG,I WAS HOOKED FROM THAT MOMENT ON ,THIS NEWS TODAY IS DEVASTATING REST IN PEACE LEONARD ,YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED

    By Chuck in Texas on Nov 12, 2016

  15. The combined Songs from the life of Leonard Cohen have made this planet quite a bit richer for the 50-odd years he shared them with us. It’s been quite a ride, and he is one heck of an argument for travelling lighter. Thanks Leonard for taking us along on the journey, thanks bigO for sharing these pearls, and thanks Mr Archer for uploading that documentary.

    I saw it in my teens, it firmly awoke a sllumbering wanderlust, and encouraged me to start finding my own muses in unexpected places. Mr Cohen might have been silenced, his words will remain welcome companions for (hopefully) a good while yet, and its great to see that documentary again. Appreciated.

    By Dancing with a Burning Violin on Nov 12, 2016

  16. thanks for the Cohen…what a loss!

    pdf coming for Leonard 1988?

    By dr.babyhead on Nov 12, 2016

  17. I apologize for basically repeating myself several times ! For some reason occasionally the comment isn’t posted right away making you think it didn’t go thru , sometimes it comes thru later sometimes not at all which can be frustrating ! Maybe it’s this cloud fare thing . Any info or advise would be appreciated

    By Chuck in Texas on Nov 12, 2016

  18. A fan since 45 years when I heard Leonard for the first time, I am saddened by his loss but grateful for all the songs he has given us throughout all these decades.

    By Stranger on Nov 12, 2016

  19. Chuck- i’ve been getting the same thing. what happened is that i clicked “submit comment” and the page went blank. i clicked on the “back” button on my browser until i was back on the page and my comment was still visible in the box. i clicked “submit comment” again, and it posted. however… sometimes it posted immediately, sometimes it took an hour or so.

    By barth on Nov 12, 2016

  20. Thank you for this, BigO. Is thee any chance of repairing and reposting the 2010 Vancouver gig, a brilliant audience recording which I sadly lost in the great harddrive meltdown of 2014?

    By Brian Griffin on Nov 13, 2016

  21. Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who was also an acclaimed poet and novelist, has died at the age of 82. http://www.slideserve.com/jaelbrose/leonard-cohen-1934-2016

    By Niveditha Rao on Nov 15, 2016

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this record!

    In the introductory text you wrote that Cohen died on Nov. 10. This inaccurate, he passed away at November 07. They just released the news of his death on the day he was laid to rest in Montreal. ( http://leonardcohenfiles.com/ )Would you kindly correct this date please?

    By Dennis on Dec 3, 2016

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