Cohen Live

Cohen Live

by Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen


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Few artists have maintained such a devoted fan base for so long outside the mainstream as Leonard Cohen. With such a rich catalog, any compilation of his material is bound to invite discussion. Cohen Live opts to balance earlier material with work from his late-'80s/early-'90s period culled from two different tours. The newer songs include the lovely "Dance Me to the End of Love," the ominous "Everybody Knows," and "I'm Your Man." Cohen classics such as "Bird on a Wire," "Who By Fire?," and "Suzanne" are among the older songs. Backed by strong musicians, Cohen delivers the songs in his monotone rasp that is distinctly him. The renditions are fairly faithful to the studio versions, although the added warmth of the live performers provides an interesting contrast with Cohen's baleful persona. Cohen Live isn't necessarily essential, but fans will enjoy hearing one of the more original and enduring voices from the '60s in a different setting.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972362823
catalogNumber: 723628

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leonard Cohen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
John Bilezikjian   Mandolin
Jorge Calderon   Bass,Vocals
Julie Christensen   Vocals
Bill Ginn   Keyboards
Tom McMorran   Keyboards
Steve Meador   Drums
Bob Metzger   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Paul Ostermayer   Keyboards,Saxophone
Stephen Zirkel   Bass,Trumpet,Keyboards
Perla Batalla   Vocals
Bob Furgo   Violin,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ken Allardyce   Engineer
C. Roscoe Beck   Director,Musical Director
John Hendrickson   Engineer
David Hough   Engineer
Doug McClement   Engineer
Bob Metzger   Producer
Billy Myers   Engineer
Leanne Ungar   Producer,Engineer
Peter Flynn   Engineer
Alan Perman   Engineer
Martin Stansfield   Engineer
David Kelln   Engineer
Michael Petit   Artwork
Kevin Michael   Engineer

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