Striking Images Of Leonard Cohen & His Band – Barcelona 1993

These screen captures from the 1993 Leonard Cohen TV broadcast warrant their own gallery. While all of the photos are worth a look, those featuring Paul Ostermayer on saxophone, the backup singers, Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla, and Bob Metzger, who also played guitar during the 2008-2010 World Tour, are splendid.

Note: The quality of individual screen captures is dependent on many factors, including the decisions and style of the original cameraman and director, the stage lighting (in 1993, Leonard had a whole lotta purple going on), the musician’s instrument (just finding the drummer hidden in his equipment was difficult), and location on stage (there are 5 screen captures for Julie Christensen, situated on one side, for every usable screenshot of Perla Batalla, who positioned between Julie and the other musicians).

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Julie Christensen, Perla Batalla, Leonard Cohen


Julie Christensen & Perla Batalla – vocals


Bob Metzger – guitars, pedal steel guitar


Paul Ostermayer – keyboards, saxophone, flute


Bob Furgo – keyboards, violin

Steve Meador – drums


Jorge Calderon – bass


Bill Ginn – keyboards

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 Jan 15, 2015 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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