“I remember [Janis Joplin] there, sitting in front of a mirror, saying ‘Leonard, why don’t you try this?’ I said, ‘Listen, I don’t need that stuff.'” Leonard Cohen Performs Chelsea Hotel #2 – Copenhagen 1985

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Copenhagen: February 9, 1985
Video from messalina79

Chelsea Hotel #2 is one of the six songs from the February 9, 1985 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark that were broadcast on Danish TV.1 Backing Cohen are Anjani Thomas (vocals and Keyboards), John Crowder (bass), Ron Getman, & Mitch Watkins (guitar), Richard Crooks (drums).

While the visual elements of this video are suboptimal, the audio is quite good. Leonard’s introduction is especially interesting.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 6, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com.

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