I recently stumbled upon a 5 lp box entitled “Concert Canadien – A Ten Part Radio Documentary” on eBay which stated that one side out of ten was dedicated to Leonard Cohen. While doing some research on this box, I came upon another (cheaper) auction for this box set and bought it. I had received this box set a couple of weeks ago, but only yesterday I found the time to actually listen to it. (I wonder what kept me busy these last couple of days/weeks...) Because I don’t have a turntable myself, I had to take it to my parents’ house to have a listen... While I was there, I hooked my Roland Edirol R-05 onto the amplifyer’s headphones output and recorded the Leonard Cohen side in digital format. So now I had a nice .wav file to work with. Because I couldn’t find much information about this recording, I send the file and info to Jarkko and Tom Sakic to see whether they knew anything about it. Jarkko was unaware of its existance, Tom knew about it through Jim Devlin, but didn’t have the recording. He found out that the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto had a copy of it amongst Leonard's papers, as Leonard's gift (box 4, released in late 1974 by York University, 1 LP - http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher/c ... hen399.pdf
– page 6).
I have uploaded the recording through WeTransfer, along with scans and photographs of the cover, the inlay and the lp itself. I have also cut the almost 30 minute show into parts, only keeping the talk in between songs. On WeTransfer, you will find both the full audio file and the separate “talk” cuts.
Feel free download these files. The WeTransfer files are only available until April 16:http://wtrns.fr/HghDaQC81BX1K7U
Full content of the WeTransfer folder:
Enjoy this rare recording ("Only one thousand copies of the series have been pressed").
Note that the background noise of children playing was part of the original recording, which was done in Montreal (as stated in the inlay). I suspect it to be Adam Cohen (°1972) and/or Lorca Cohen (°1974), playing at home...