Live in London (Leonard Cohen album)

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Live in London
Live album by Leonard Cohen
Released March 31, 2009
Recorded July 17, 2008
Genre Rock, folk, pop
Length 151:28
Label Columbia
Producer Steven Berkowitz, Edward Sanders
Leonard Cohen chronology
Dear Heather
(2004)
Live in London
(2009)
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Billboard favorable link
Entertainment Weekly A- link
The Independent 5/5 stars link
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars link
PopMatters 8/10 link
Robert Christgau A link
The Sunday Times 4/5 stars link
Slant 4/5 stars link
Uncut 4/5 stars link

Live in London is a live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Released March 31, 2009, it is his eighteenth album, and his first live release since Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 in 2001. It is Cohen's first full concert show release as well as his first released DVD. The album was recorded July 17, 2008 at London's O2 Arena,[1] and was released in both DVD and as a two-CD set.[2] The album was long listed for the Polaris Music Prize.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

All songs written and composed by Leonard Cohen except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dance Me to the End of Love" (from Various Positions (1984))   6:20
2. "The Future" (from The Future (1992))   7:20
3. "Ain't No Cure for Love" (from I'm Your Man (1988))   6:16
4. "Bird on the Wire" (from Songs from a Room (1969))   6:14
5. "Everybody Knows" (from I'm Your Man (1988)) L. Cohen, S. Robinson 5:52
6. "In My Secret Life" (from Ten New Songs (2001)) L. Cohen, S. Robinson 5:02
7. "Who by Fire" (from New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974))   6:35
8. "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967))   3:47
9. "Anthem" (from The Future (1992))   7:20
10. "Introduction"     1:29
11. "Tower of Song" (from I'm Your Man (1988))   7:07
12. "Suzanne" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967))   3:46
13. "The Gypsy's Wife" (from Recent Songs (1979))   6:42

Disc 2[edit]

All songs written and composed by Leonard Cohen except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Boogie Street" (feat. Sharon Robinson; from Ten New Songs (2001)) L. Cohen, S. Robinson 6:57
2. "Hallelujah" (from Various Positions (1984), with changes on Cohen Live (1994))   7:20
3. "Democracy" (from The Future (1992))   7:08
4. "I'm Your Man" (from I'm Your Man (1988))   5:41
5. "Recitation" (with Neil Larsen) L. Cohen, N. Larsen 3:53
6. "Take This Waltz" (from I'm Your Man (1988)) L. Cohen, F. García Lorca 8:37
7. "So Long, Marianne" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967))   5:24
8. "First We Take Manhattan" (from I'm Your Man (1988))   6:15
9. "Sisters of Mercy" (from Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967))   4:56
10. "If It Be Your Will" (feat. The Webb Sisters; from Various Positions (1984))   5:22
11. "Closing Time" (from The Future (1992))   6:15
12. "I Tried to Leave You" (from New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974))   8:33
13. "Whither Thou Goest"   Guy Singer 1:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 26
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 9
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[6] 4
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[7] 17
Canadian Albums Chart[8] 7
Danish Albums Chart[9] 4
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 7
Finnish Albums Chart[11] 7
French Albums Chart[12] 15
German Albums Chart[13] 13
Greek Albums Chart[14] 3
Irish Albums Chart[15] 3
New Zealand Albums Chart[16] 4
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 8
Polish Albums Chart[18] 7
Portuguese Albums Chart[19] 8
Spanish Albums Chart[20] 7
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[22] 23
UK Albums Chart[23] 19
US Billboard 200[24] 76


Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[25]
DVD
4× Platinum 60,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[26]
DVD
3× Platinum 30,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[27]
Album
Platinum 80,000^
Germany (BVMI)[28]
DVD
Gold 25,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[29]
Album
Gold 3,000x
Ireland (IRMA)[30]
Album
Gold 7,500x

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ AEG Live Confirms Leonard Cohen`s North American Tour - First U.S. Dates in 15 Years, reuters.com, February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  2. ^ Columbia Records to release new album by Canadian legend Leonard Cohen, news.jamradio.org, February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/files/2009%20Long%20List%20media%20release.pdf
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  22. ^ "Leonard Cohen – Live in London – Swisscharts.com". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
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  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
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