Friday, April 10, 2009

LEONARD COHEN - Gothenburg, Sweden 1993

I'll be seeing Leonard Cohen, the gravel-voiced bard of Quebec, tomorrow night here in L.A. I still can't quite believe it. The great man, all 74 years of him -- a lyricist second only to Bob Dylan, most likely -- hasn't done a U.S. tour in over 15 years, so it's a rare show indeed.

To acknowledge this rather momentous occasion, here's a quality FM broadcast from Cohen's European tour promoting 1992's The Future, his most accessible and popular LP, featuring tunes from that wonderful album plus a few oldies and, of course, an encore of "Hallelujah".

Want more Lenny? Head over to my '60s music blog, Heavy Sugar Radio, and grab "Live at the BBC", a collection from the year of my birth. (And what a year it was...)

A very Happy Easter, whatever that means to you.

Lisebergshallen - Gothenburg, Sweden - May 2, 1993 (FMB)

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