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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Preview: Songs From the Road - Leonard Cohen (Live CD/DVD From Current Tour)
Artist: Leonard Cohen
Title: Songs From the Road
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Format(s): CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl
In March of 2008, Leonard Cohen took to the road for a world tour in celebration of his 40 years with Columbia Records and his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The tour continues to this day.
Songs From the Road collects twelve performances of some of Cohen's most iconic songs from across all of those many miles and performances.
It is ultimately Cohen's ageless songs that draw faithful audiences - new fans and old - to his advance sold-out concerts. (The 2008 tour dates sold over 700,000 tickets alone, across 84 shows worldwide.) SONGS FROM THE ROAD represents every decade of his life as a recording artist, from the 1960s ("Suzanne" from his 1967 debut, Songs Of Leonard Cohen; "Bird on the Wire" and his interpretation of "The Partisan" both from his second album, 1969's Songs From a Room) - to the '00s ("That Don't Make it Junk" from 2001's Ten New Songs).
Along the way, SONGS FROM THE ROAD revisits Cohen's 'greatest hits' from the 1970s ("Famous Blue Raincoat" and "Avalanche" both from 1971's Songs Of Love and Hate; "Chelsea Hotel" from 1974's New Skin For the Old Ceremony, and "Lover, Lover, Lover" from the 1979 Field Commander Cohen recordings) - the 1980s ("Hallelujah" and "Heart With No Companion" from 1984's Various Positions) - and the 1990s ("Waiting for the Miracle" and "Closing Time" from 1992's The Future.)
The performances were recorded in Hi-Def and 5.1 Surround Sound and will be available in three separate formats:
•CD/DVD in oversized 2-disc softpack
•Blu-Ray in standard Amray case
•180gm vinyl LP in a gatefold cover
The DVD and Blu-Ray will also have a twenty-minute backstage interview with the various band members conducted by Leonard's daughter, Lorca Cohen.
All of the sets will contain album liner notes by Leon Wieseltier, editor of the New Republic and track-by-track insider's commentary written by Ed Sanders who produced, edited and directed both the CD and DVD versions.
The following track list applies to all four formats (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & Vinyl):
•Lover, Lover, Lover (Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 24, 2009)
•Bird On the Wire (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, November 6, 2008)
•Chelsea Hotel (Royal Albert Hall, London, England, November 17, 2008)
•Heart With No Companion (Oberhausen King Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, November 2, 2008)
•That Don't Make it Junk (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)
•Waiting for the Miracle (HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, November 13, 2009)
•Avalanche (Gothenburg Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 12, 2008)
•Suzanne (MENA Arena, Manchester, England, November 30, 2008)
•The Partisan (Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, October 10, 2008)
•Famous Blue Raincoat (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)
•Hallelujah (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, California, April 17, 2009)
•Closing Time (John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, May 24, 2009
Note that the O2 Arena performances on this release are from November 2008 and not the July 17, 2008 show that was documented on the Live From London CD & DVD.
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