April 21 street date. Cohen's sophomore effort 'Songs From A Room' (recorded with producer Bob Johnston, renowned for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Byrds, and Simon & Garfunkel) was a worthy follow-up, boasting such enduring compositions as 'Bird On The Wire', 'Story Of Isaac' and 'A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros'.
Aug. 16 street date. Recorded with vocalist Jennifer Warnes, 'Various Positions' (originally released in the U.S. in 1985) is a stunning return to form. Cryptic and raw, 'Various Positions' is an eclectic set ranging from the Gainsbourg-esque pop ballad of "Dance Me To The End Of Love" to the classic "Hallelujah".
NON-RETURNABLE. 1988 was notable in the career of Leonard Cohen for a number of reasons. Not only was he was still reeling from the rejuvenation of his career, largely as a result of Jennifer Warnes' Cohen covers album from the previous year, 'Famous Blue Raincoat', but his own, second album of the decade was finally released. 'I'm Your Man' was promoted via a series of television interviews, and an extensive tour of Europe, Canada and the U.S. Many shows were broadcast on European and US television and radio, but generally considered to be the finest of the tour was transmitted across the airwaves from Toronto's Massey Hall in Canada on 9th November. Added as a bonus track is Leonard's reading of his 1992 epic "The Future", broadcast live on Canadian TV in 1993.
May 15 street date. NON-RETURNABLE. Previously unreleased radio broadcast from LEONARD COHEN's 'The Future' world tour. The majority of the music featured on this CD was broadcast from Los Angeles, at the Complex on 18th April 1993. It also includes three additional songs broadcast towards the end of the tour on 12th July from Austin City Limits, in Austin, Texas. This set is weighted firmly towards more recent material with just two numbers drawn from Leonard's 60s catalogue ("Sisters Of Mercy" and "Bird On The Wire") - the 70s is represented exclusively by "There Is A War".
Available now. (Back In PRINT!!) GATEFOLD SLEEVE= PREV. UNRELEASED 1970 CONCERT. Over 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the 3rd annual Isle Of Wight music festival. As Cohen followed the fiery Jimi Hendrix set, onlookers stood in awe as the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd.