Tuneage Tutelage - Album Review - Leonard Cohen

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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July 17, 2008, the O2 Arena in London, England, a 73-year old kid takes the stage and wows the audience with a three hour, four encore extravaganza.

It is all captured on a 2-CD set simply entitled Leonard Cohen – Live In London. The title might be simple, but the music contained on these two discs is far from simple.

Mr. Cohen and his 9-piece backing band draw you in and envelop you with some incredible music.

From the stunningly haunting version of “Hallelujah”, to his brilliant “Tower Of Song”, Cohen is in top form on this collection.

The rendition of “A Thousand Kisses Deep”, backed only by keyboardist Neil Larsen is performed to a full-house of silent revelers. At the conclusion the place goes wild and it is not hard to imagine why.

Cohen has always been one of our world’s best social commentators and listening to this collection of songs, he has not lost his touch whatsoever.

I have both the CD and the DVD of this performance and am willing to present each to two of you out there.

Due to copyright laws, I am not able to post any music from this release, but it is well worth adding to your collection if you are a fan of this ageless wonder.

Let me know in the comments section.

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15 Of Your Sparks

  1. Matt-Man Says:
  2. Cristina is kinda hot. I dig chicks with big noses. Cheers!!

  3. wow that's a lot going on vinnie!

    smiles, bee

  4. Cohen was a brilliant, unique talent. Have a great show...

  5. Roger Says:
  6. Sounds like a good show! Been crazy busy but will try to listen to show tonight.

  7. Bond Says:
  8. MATT-MAN: Then she is for you dude

    BEE: Always dear...always

    BUD: Was? ummm you mean IS.

    ROGER: Thanks Sir...appreciate your loyalty

  9. Fred Says:
  10. Do you have time to work in between everything else?

  11. Bond Says:
  12. FRED: wuts work?

  13. Julie Says:
  14. NOt sure if I can listen to the show but tell Chris I'm lovin' that disc from waaaay back! Good stuff. i keep it at the top of my stack.

    Ask him if he was on something a little stronger then Benadryl when he wrote "Talkin' Benadryl Blues"! Crazy song!

    **hugs Vinny and rushes back to work**

  15. leelee Says:
  16. I just heard a great interview with Leonard Cohen on NPR the other day...

    wonderful, I think its great he has put out another record...

    On a nother note...I just heard Leon Russel sing Dixie Lullaby and it made me think of you...

    "Well, Blind Willie Time he had a dime shoe shine
    Stand down on Beale Street
    And Willie would stop and just to say hello
    All the shoes he'd meet."

    and on yet another note (its been a while since I've been here) IT'S BASEBALL SEASON AGAIN YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Fred Says:
  18. That's what I thought.

  19. JohnH985 Says:
  20. Yea to Leonard Cohen. Such a great talent.

  21. Travis Says:
  22. Gotta get some LC in my catalog.

  23. Starrlight Says:
  24. Leonard is a Legend in my mind. Love him to bits. I would kill to see him live.

  25. Mimi Lenox Says:
  26. I love Cohen! Have a great show, Vinny.

  27. katherine. Says:
  28. I miss hanging out on the couch...hopefully my evening schedule will free up soon...


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