Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 on 180g Vinyl 2LP Set
Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 on 180g Vinyl 2LP Set
Historic 1970 Isle Of Wight Performance on Vinyl for the First Time
Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 is a fascinating and timely portrait of the artist as a young man, just three years into his recording career (though he was already a published poet and novelist for 15 years). As he mesmerizes the Isle Of Wight audience, Cohen intersperses a baker's dozen songs with tales both real and apocryphal, as well as a handful of his poems.
This double 180g vinyl LP edition of Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 represents the 77-minute concert set as performed by Cohen and his backup band: Bob Johnston (Cohen's Nashville-based Columbia A&R staff producer), and Nashville musicians Charlie Daniels (electric bass, fiddle), Ron Cornelius (lead guitar), and Elkin 'Bubba' Fowler (bass, banjo). They were joined by backup singers Corlynn Hanney, Susan Musmanno, and Donna Washburn. During the course of their European tour, which Cohen only agreed to undertake if Johnston (producer of Cohen's most recent LP, Songs From A Room) would manage him and organize the band, the group began to call themselves The Army, owing to the battles they were subjected to by audiences on the road.
All but three of the songs on Live At The Isle of Wight 1970 originated on Cohen's first two LPs, his debut Songs Of Leonard Cohen from 1967 ("So Long, Marianne," "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong," "The Stranger Song," "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye," "Suzanne"); and Songs From A Room from 1969 ("Bird On The Wire," "You Know Who I Am," "Tonight Will Be Fine," "The Partisan," "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy"). The three other songs "Diamonds In The Mine," "Sing Another Song Boys," and "Famous Blue Raincoat" were destined for Cohen's third album, 1971's Songs of Love and Hate.
Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 Track Listing:
2. Bird On the Wire
3. Intro to So Long, Marianne
4. So Long, Marianne
5. Intro: "Let's Renew Ourselves Now..."
6. You Know Who I Am
7. Intro to Poems
8. Lady Midnight
9. They Locked Up a Man (Poem)/A Person Who Eats Meat/Intro
10. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
11. The Stranger Song
12. Tonight Will Be Fine
13. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
14. Diamonds In the Mine
16. Sing Another Song, Boys
17. The Partisan
18. Famous Blue Raincoat
19. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
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