Unfulfilled Project: The 2018 DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage

Introduction: In 2018, black and white films shot during Leonard Cohen’s 1972 tour were rediscovered in Tony Palmer’s archives. This footage was not included in Palmer’s “Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire” documentary, which was released in restored form on DVD in 2010. They were to appear in another “Bird on a Wire” DVD that has never been released (according to rumor, because of rights issues). This July 20, 2018 Cohencentric post describes the project.

Details & Tracklist: Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage

The DVD will include concert material from the concerts in Stockholm, Paris and the Albert Hall, interspersed with more backstage film of the band on tour, and even some fresh interviews with Cohen himself all of which has remained unseen for over 45 years. These recordings will be released in a Limited Edition Deluxe and Standard versions exclusively through Pledge Music during the summer 2018. The DVD features 71 minutes of previously unseen footage of 1972 tour shot by Tony Palmer and not included in original Bird on a Wire film & 2 CD set.

Update: According to Pledge Music, the release date is August 31, 2018

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CD1 – Best of Live Recordings by Tony Palmer at various venues.

1. So Long, Marianne
2. You Know Who I Am
3. The Butcher
4. Famous Blue Raincoat
5. Story Of Isaac
6. Joan Of Arc
7. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
8. The Partisan
9. Suzanne
10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

Film Soundtrack CD & DVD Track List:

1: So Long, Marianne
2: Bird on a Wire
3: Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
4: Famous Blue Raincoat
5: You Know Who I Am
6: Joan of Arc
7: Chelsea Hotel (improvised)
8: Suzanne
9: Avalanche
10: Story of Isaac
11: The Dealer
12: Chelsea Hotel
13: The Butcher
14: We Shall Not be Moved

Source: Leonard Cohen in Concert 1972 – Unseen Footage and Sound Recordings From Legendary 1972 Tour Rediscovered (Music World: Desk Jul. 19, 2018 )

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