Leonard Cohen Preps Songs From The Road

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On September 14, Leonard Cohen will release Songs From The Road, a DVD and CD combo set featuring performances from his most recent world tour.

Songs From The Road will include twelve of his most well-known songs, like “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Suzanne,” “Chelsea Hotel,” and “Hallelujah,” each taken from various concerts around the world, including stops at the Royal Albert Hall and the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

The DVD also comes with a bonus twenty-minute interview with Cohen’s band members, conducted by his daughter, Lorca Cohen. In conjunction, two sets of liner notes were written by Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic, and producer Ed Sanders, the latter providing an in-depth commentary on each track.

“When legend Cohen takes to the stage, it’s no less than a cultural event of Biblical dimensions,” Ireland’s The Independent wrote of the Canadian songsmith.

Cohen’s 2008 world tour was his first in fifteen years, selling over 700,000 tickets throughout the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Israel, Scandinavia, the U.S., and elsewhere.

Songs From The Road
track list (tracklisting is identical for DVD, CD, Blu-ray, and vinyl LP):

1. Lover, Lover, Lover (Ramat Gan Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 24, 2009)

2. Bird On the Wire (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland, November 6, 2008)

3. Chelsea Hotel (Royal Albert Hall, London, England, November 17, 2008)

4. Heart With No Companion (Oberhausen King Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, November 2, 2008)

5. That Don’t Make it Junk (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)

6. Waiting for the Miracle (HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, November 13, 2009)

7. Avalanche (Gothenburg Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 12, 2008)

8. Suzanne (MENA Arena, Manchester, England, November 30, 2008)

9. The Partisan (Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland, October 10, 2008)

10. Famous Blue Raincoat (O2 Arena, London, England, November 13, 2008)

11. Hallelujah (Coachella Music Festival, Indio, California, April 17, 2009)

12. Closing Time (John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, May 24, 2009)


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