Video: “Dance, Dance, Dance” Leonard Cohen’s Delightful Improvisation About Composers, Geographical Metaphysics, Ticket Prices, & Stage Lighting – Amsterdam 1980

At his October 30, 1980 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Concert, Leonard Cohen improvised the delightful Dance, Dance, Dance, riffing on the venue, the audience, and even the stage lighting. The audio track is a recording of a radio broadcast of the show. I’ve added some images to illustrate the lyrics. The black and white still photos of Leonard Cohen were taken by Pete Purnell at the same October 30, 1980 show at which Dance, Dance, Dance was performed.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 10, 2017.

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