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LIVE IN LONDON
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Album: LIVE IN LONDON
# Song Title   Time
1)    Dance Me to the End of Love More Info... 0:06
2)    The Future More Info... 0:07
3)    Ain't No Cure for Love More Info... 0:06
4)    Bird On the Wire More Info... 0:06
5)    Everybody Knows More Info... 0:06
6)    In My Secret Life More Info... 0:05
7)    Who By Fire More Info... 0:06
8)    Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye More Info... 0:03
9)    Anthem More Info... 0:07
10)    Introduction More Info... 0:01
11)    Tower of Song More Info... 0:07
12)    Suzanne More Info... 0:03
13)    The Gypsy's Wife More Info... 0:06
 

Album: LIVE IN LONDON
# Song Title   Time
1)    Dance Me to the End of Love More Info... 0:06
2)    The Future More Info... 0:07
3)    Ain't No Cure for Love More Info... 0:06
4)    Bird On the Wire More Info... 0:06
5)    Everybody Knows More Info... 0:06
6)    In My Secret Life More Info... 0:05
7)    Who By Fire More Info... 0:06
8)    Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye More Info... 0:03
9)    Anthem More Info... 0:07
10)    Introduction More Info... 0:01
11)    Tower of Song More Info... 0:07
12)    Suzanne More Info... 0:03
13)    The Gypsy's Wife More Info... 0:06
 
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  • Personnel: Leonard Cohen (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bob Metzger (guitar, pedal steel guitar); Charley Webb, Charles Webb (guitar, background vocals); Javier Mas (12-string guitar, bandurria, lute, archlute); Javier Ms (12-string guitar, bandurria, archlute); Hattie Webb (harp, background vocals); Dino Soldo (harmonica, keyboards, wind, background vocals); Neil Larsen (keyboards); Roscoe Beck (upright bass, electric bass, background vocals); Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion); Sharon Robinson (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: Jay Ruston; Michael Brauer; Peter Asher.
  • Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
  • Liner Note Author: John Aizlewood.
  • Recording information: O2 Arena, London, England (07/17/2008).
  • Photographers: Robert Yager; James Cumpsty.
  • Arranger: Leonard Cohen.
  • After taking a decade-and-a-half vacation from live performance, septuagenarian singer/songwriter/saint Leonard Cohen returned to the stage in 2008 for a European tour. During his absence, his popularity had grown to such a degree that his London concert took place at the city's O2 Arena. With the gathered masses sounding suitably enraptured, Cohen can be heard delivering a long program that serves as both career summary and mission reiteration on this double-length live album (FYI, there's also a DVD companion release).
  • Amazingly, Cohen sounds even more vital and intense than the last time he strode the boards, back in the mid-'90s. For all the high-powered cover versions over the years, his cavernously deep voice remains the most effective instrument for delivering his poetic incantations, looming large over a subtle, sympathetic band. He invests '60s classics like "Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire" with new energy, underlining their continued relevance, while establishing a place in the canon for latter-day gems like "Anthem" and "Democracy," all the while punctuating his performance with carefully placed quips that show his trademark black humor to be in full effect.
Professional Reviews
Uncut - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[M]eticulous control is crucial to the potency of these 25 songs....An uncommonly thoughtful victory lap, which deserves -- and has received -- a handsome recorded memorial."

Billboard (p.37) - "[T]hese 26 tunes, delivered in his steady rumbling baritone, may have never sounded better, certainly not in one place on one special night."
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