Leonard Cohen Rare 1972 Live Footage Found

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Film director Tony Palmer was in his archive looking for something completely different when he discovered a box of archive film and sound recordings from Leonard Cohen’s famous 1972 tour, which formed the basis of the critically acclaimed, prize-winning DVD Bird on a Wire.

Concert material from the concerts in Stockholm, Paris and London’s Albert Hall, with Cohen performing “Marianne,” “Susanne,” “Joan of Arc,” “The Story of Isaac” and many other songs, is now being restored and edited together by Palmer, who shot the original material.

This will be interspersed with more backstage film of the band on tour, and even some interviews with Cohen himself, all of which has remained unseen for over 45 years.

These audio and visual recordings will be released in a Limited Edition Deluxe and Standard versions exclusively through Pledge Music during this summer.

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“These releases will act as a companion recordings and film and will all add considerably to footage of the early part of Cohen’s career, for which there is an increasing need since, apart from the film Bird on a Wire, there is comparatively little widely available,” says a press release.

The DVD features 71 minutes of previously unseen footage of 1972 tour shot by Palmer and not included in the Bird on a Wire film and 2-CD set.

CD1 – Best of Live Recordings by Tony Palmer at Various Venues Track List
1. So Long, Marianne
2. You Know Who I Am
3. The Butcher
4. Famous Blue Raincoat
5. Story Of Isaac
6. Joan Of Arc
7. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
8. The Partisan
9. Suzanne
10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

Film Soundtrack CD & DVD Track List

1: So Long, Marianne
2: Bird on a Wire
3: Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
4: Famous Blue Raincoat
5: You know who I am
6: Joan of Arc
7: Chelsea Hotel (improvised)
8: Suzanne
9: Avalanche
10: Story of Isaac
11: The Dealer
12: Chelsea Hotel
13: The Butcher
14: We Shall Not be Moved

Watch footage from the Tony Palmer film


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