Friday, October 19, 2007


Leonard Cohen live in Israel 1972_04_20

The first time I learned about Leonard Cohen when a fellow coutryman of mine translated and sang his Suzanne.
The songs LC writes and sings are, although sometimes difficult, always interesting. His music is always so very smooth. I can listen to him for hours.
Learn more about Leonard Cohen on Wikipedia or Yahoo.

Here's a beautiful concert he did 1972_04_20 at Yad Eliahu Sports Palace Tel Aviv.
The year of those bad Olympic Games what has come to be known as the Munich massacre....
Since then there haven't changed much. Why can't people live in peace together ? Or better said, why can't the leaders really do something about it....

The playlist of the above concert (done over 35 years ago is) :
Famous Blue Raincoat
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
Song To The Machines/I Love Spending The Night With Two Girls
Sisters Of Mercy
Chelsea Hotel (#1)
We Shall Not Be Moved

In them days it wasn't allowed in Israel to do concerts on Friday night because of the Sabbath. In recent years there is more entertainment available on Friday nights, but back then it was strictly forbidden. So on this friday you may join Leonard Cohen live.....

I post this to get a little bit of balance after my last friday's Ramadan article. After all, when you went to Wikipedia or Yahoo, you'll know Leonard Cohen is of Jewish origin.
I hope an 'old men' commenter understands I did choose this concert just for him.

In this offer you will find in the text file also a lot of info about Leonard Cohen's performances in Israel. Including info about this year's (last month) re-release of Ira Nadel's book 'Various Positions'. Also some other interesting links.

Hope also other readers wil find this interesting enough to get my file which is placed in the comments.
And if you have done so please listen carefully to Leonard Cohen's announcement of Suzanne and We shall not be moved........

EDIT 2007_nov_08.
I supplied a wrong pass. To the few who did take this earlier : sorry, je m'excuse !
In the comments is the correct pass.

Note : full screen window gives you the best view of the comments !

Recording of Cohen's Israel concert held on April 19. 1972 in Tel Aviv Yad Eliahu Sports Palace
The tracklist is given on the mainpage.
Note, the recording of this concert surfaced november 2004 and lasts only 45 minutes.
More info in the text file.

You will have to do a little work to get the link. Sorry, otherwise I have to use 'transferrers'.
Copy and paste into one link, paste it in your browser and hit RETURN

Pass to extract the file : 071017

File is a small 30MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

When you see this in Google or Yahoo cache or by my Blog's search function read first the RED instructions at the top left of my Blog !
Direct link (after that go to the plain comment of this 2007_october article !) :
is there an extra riddle for the pw too?
No. Pass to extract the file :
So simpy these 6 digits.
My friend, I'm afraid the password may not work?

I have downloaded the zip file alright but it says the file has an error when I attempt the password?
Sorry, apologize, je m'excuse....... To all of you and especially to Wim.... Shit... MY mistake ....

The pass has to be
The new password worked perfectly! Thank you very much for sharing this music with us!


All is well that end's well...
There's a good recording of his Bournemouth show 11/11/08 here and here
Not really being a Cohen lover, I think you might have wetted my appetite. Thanks Jean. Peace, Eric.
I've always wonder why there was a "No 2" following the title Chelsea Hotel on the New Skin For The Old Ceremony albun. Well : here's the answer ! There was a No 1 never recorded in a studio, but present on this kind of quality bootleg. This album is in the same mood as Songs of Love & Hate. Great !
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