Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970 (CD/DVD)

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Leonard Cohen
Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970 (CD/DVD)

[ Columbia / Legacy Records / 2 DVD/CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 27 October 2009

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Rated: M - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993M Offensive language

Nearly 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 third annual Isle of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery & frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena; trampling the fences; setting fire to structures & equipment - and stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix's career.

As Leonard hit the stage, onlookers and fellow festival headliners stood sidestage in awe as the Canadian folksinger / songwriter / poet / novelist quietly tamed the crowd...

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner perfectly captured said performance. Likewise, Columbia Records staff A&R producer Teo Macero did a brilliant job of supervising the live audio recording.

This DVD / CD package contains the new film documentary by Murray, featuring interviews with fellow festival performers, as well as Leonard's full performance on CD. All tracks are previously unreleased (sans bits of "Suzanne", which were featured in the documentary 'Message to Love', also by Murray). Included are live versions of classic songs from the first two of Leonard LPs: "So Long, Marianne"; "The Stranger Song"; "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"; "Suzanne"; "Bird on the Wire"; "You Know Who I Am"; and "The Partisan", as well as spoken word & poetry.

Region 4 - Colour - PAL

M Contains offensive language.


1. Introduction
2. Bird on a 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 s 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
15. Suzanne
16. Sing Another Song, Boys
17. The Partisan
18. Famous Blue Raincoat
19. Seems so Long Ago, Nancy

1. Diamonds in the Mine
2. Famous Blue Raincoat
3. It's a Large Nation
4. Bird on a Wire
5. One of Us Cannot be Wrong
6. The Stranger Song
7. Tonight Will be Fine
8. They've Surrounded the Island
9. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
10. Sing Another Song, Boys
11. Judy Collins Introduces Suzanne
12. Suzanne
13. Joan Baez on the Isle of Wight
14. The Partisan
15. Seems so Long Ago, Nancy
16. So Long, Marianne