Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Leonard Cohen album)

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Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Live album by Leonard Cohen
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded at the Isle of Wight festival August 31, 1970
Genre Folk
Length 79:35
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Berkowitz CD - Murray Lerner DVD
Leonard Cohen chronology
Live in London
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Songs from the Road

Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 is a combo CD/DVD live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.[1] Released in October 2009, it is his nineteenth album. The album was recorded in 1970 at the Isle of Wight.[2]


Cohen performed at the third annual Isle of Wight Festival early morning August 31, 1970 in front of an estimated crowd of at least 600,000. After Jimi Hendrix' set, he faced a fiery and frenzied audience. Cohen quickly took control of the situation and calmed the crowd. Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood on the sidestage in awe as Cohen performed.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, whose footage of the 1970 festival did not begin to see release until 1995, was able to capture Cohen’s performance. Columbia Records staff A&R producer Teo Macero supervised Cohen’s live recording.

Track listing[edit]

The Songs (audio CD and 2LP)[edit]

  1. Introduction
  2. Bird on the Wire
  3. Intro to So Long, Marianne
  4. So Long, Marianne
  5. Intro: "Let’s renew ourselves now..."
  6. You Know Who I Am
  7. Intro to Poems
  8. Lady Midnight
  9. They Locked Up a Man (poem) / A Person Who Eats Meat / Intro
  10. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
  11. The Stranger Song
  12. Tonight Will Be Fine
  13. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
  14. Diamonds In The Mine
  15. Suzanne
  16. Sing Another Song, Boys
  17. The Partisan
  18. Famous Blue Raincoat
  19. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

The Songs (DVD and BluRay)[edit]

  1. Intro: Diamonds In The Mine
  2. Famous Blue Raincoat
  3. “It’s A Large Nation”
  4. Bird On The Wire
  5. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
  6. The Stranger Song
  7. Tonight Will Be Fine
  8. “They’ve Surrounded The Island”
  9. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
  10. Sing Another Song Boys
  11. Judy Collins Introduces Suzanne
  12. Suzanne
  13. Joan Baez On The Isle Of Wight
  14. The Partisan
  15. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  16. Credits: So Long, Marianne
  17. Bonus Interviews: Bob Johnston, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson.


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