Searching For The Best Online Video Of The Partisan By Leonard Cohen: San Sebastian 1988

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do
I took my gun and vanished.


In 2009, I posted Best Video Performance Of The Partisan by Leonard Cohen, naming the recording of that song from the 1988 Reykjavik show as my favorite. That video and, indeed, all the performance and interview videos from that concert have, however, been removed from YouTube (Update: An audio-only recording of the entire Reykjavik is now available on YouTube).


Leonard Cohen – The Partisan, Featuring John Bilezikjian
San Sebastian: 1988
Video from Javier Rodriguez Fernandez

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 Nov 16, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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