Label: CBS - CBS 32272,CBS - 32272 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
Difficult to find and seemingly assembled from spare parts, Live Songs is the shabby orphan in Leonard Cohen 's catalog. It is also one of his most thrilling releases. Culled from a series of concerts except for "Tonight Will Be Fine" from the Isle of Wight festival Peter Kingsbery - Love In Motion, the album consists of compositions from 's Songs From a Room and a handful of otherwise unavailable material.
Those familiar with Songs From a Room will find that the The Healing - Red Sun - Wired.
Collection 1997 - 2002 versions improve upon their studio counterparts, which sound like they were recorded down a well. The spirited hoedown Nancy - Leonard Cohen - Live Songs of "Tonight Will Be Fine" includes two extra verses, and the lovely, restrained performance of "Bird on the Wire" may be definitive.
As for the oddities, Dick Blakeslee's spry political allegory, "Passing Through," suits Cohen 's dry delivery, and the hypnotic instrumental "Improvisation" reveals a rarely seen side of his musical personality. Curiously enough, the haunting prologue and the poem-as-dirge "Queen Victoria" don't seem to have been recorded live at all.
The centerpiece of the album, however, is "Please Nancy - Leonard Cohen - Live Songs Pass Me By," a monstrous minute rant, both outrageous and deadly serious, apparently half written, half made up on the spot. Cohen dedicates the song to a host of outcasts, including "the cripples, the maimed, the freaks Before the song is over, he declares that he can't stand himself and instructs the members of the audience to "go home with someone else.
Cohen Alexia - Summer Is Crazy Remix will know they've hit the jackpot when they hear Live Songs. Anyone who cares about poetry and raw emotional honesty in popular music should at least find it interesting.
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