LEONARD COHEN - MONTREUX 1976 [R.I.P. 1934 - 2016]

November 19, 2016 – 5:06 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.” While Cohen had been suffering from cancer, according to his manager, Cohen’s death was the result of a fall at his home on the night of November 7, and he subsequently died in his sleep. “The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful.” 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
Montreux 1976 [no label, 2CD]

Casino Barriere de Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland; June 25, 1976. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to banalny for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to reinerarnold for the artwork.

Lineage:
FM > cassette > reel > DAT > CDR > EAC > SoundForge Pro 10.0a > Trader’s Little Helper 2.5.0 > flac16
At least one analogue generation closer to master, correct pitch, DC Offset removed and no Noise Reduction

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Disc 1
Set 1
Track 101. Bird on the Wire (1) 4:46 (11.5MB)
Track 102. So Long, Marianne 6:58 (16.7MB)
Track 103. Who by Fire 4:11 (10.1MB)
Track 104. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye 4:38 (11.1MB)
Track 105. Store Room 5:09 (12.4MB)
Track 106. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:45 (11.4MB)
Track 107. Lady Midnight 4:01 (9.6MB)
Track 108. There Is a War 5:26 (13.1MB)
Track 109. I Tried to Leave You 5:40 (13.6MB)
Track 110. Diamonds in the Mine 4:06 (9.9MB)

Set 2
Track 111. Chelsea Hotel #2 5:37 (13.5MB)
Track 112. The Stranger Song 5:57 (14.3MB)
Track 113. You Know Who I Am 3:05 (7.4MB)
65 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Partisan 4:09 (10.0MB)
Track 202. Story of Isaac 4:45 (11.4MB)
Track 203. Famous Blue Raincoat 5:21 (12.8MB)
Track 204. Lover, Lover, Lover 6:17 (15.1MB)
Track 205. Sisters of Mercy 6:20 (15.2MB)
Track 206. Is This What You Wanted 5:28 (13.1MB)
Track 207. Suzanne 4:43 (11.3MB)
Track 208. The Butcher 5:03 (12.1MB)
Track 209. Bird on the Wire (2) 5:16 (12.6MB)
Track 210. Tonight Will Be Fine 4:08 (9.9MB)
Track 211. Joan of Arc 5:56 (14.2MB)
Track 212. Do I Have to Dance All Night 5:13 (12.5MB)
63 mins

Lineup:
Leonard Cohen - vocals, guitar, hand whistle
Cheryl Barnes - vocals
Laura Brannigan - vocals
Sid McGinnes - guitar
Johnny Miller - bass
Fred Thaylor - keyboards
Luther Rix - drums

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  1. 7 Responses to “LEONARD COHEN - MONTREUX 1976 [R.I.P. 1934 - 2016]”

  2. Many big thanks for posting this recording!

    By Stranger on Nov 19, 2016

  3. Most excellent Big O thanks so much it’s almost as if you did this on purpose but you have finally posted a Leonard Cohen set that I don’t have (that’s sounds arrogant or smug it’s not meant to) I am so happy you found this and posted it.
    Can’t wait to check it out. There doesn’t seem to be an awful lot around this period so I reckon we’re in for a treat.
    Thank You once again my friend

    By swappers on Nov 19, 2016

  4. Actually just following up a bit here . . having now listened to it . . . . . “very good FM” doesn’t really cover it this is astonishingly good quality
    Once more I thank you!

    By swappers on Nov 19, 2016

  5. Great show from Leonard in his prime , very sad to hear if his passing , at 82 his health wasn’t great and believe he had heart problems , Read where his manager Kelley Lynch stole millions of dollars from him which is why he had to get back on the road , much like what Stan Polley did to the group Badfinger very sad

    By Corey M on Nov 20, 2016

  6. rip leonard cohen, thank you

    By ozzy on Nov 21, 2016

  7. thanks a lot for this. any chance of more 70’s Cohen?

    By ben on Nov 23, 2016

  8. Here’s the New Yorker interview referenced above: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/leonard-cohen-makes-it-darker

    (or a .pdf, in case the NY link expires: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/36990247/Leonard%20Cohen%20Makes%20it%20Darker.pdf)

    By dead_elvis on Dec 1, 2016

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