Live in Dublin (Leonard Cohen album)

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Live in Dublin
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Live album by Leonard Cohen
ReleasedDecember 2, 2014
RecordedSeptember 12, 2013
VenueThe O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
GenreFolk rock
Length179:16
LabelColumbia
Leonard Cohen chronology
Popular Problems
(2014)
Live in Dublin
(2014)
Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
(2015)

Live in Dublin is a live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

Background[edit]

The album was released on 2 December 2014 and was recorded in September 2013 at Dublin's The O2 Arena.[1] After only releasing two live albums in the first 24 years of his recording career, Live in Dublin was Cohen's fourth live LP since 2009. The album is very similar to the album Live in London but contains renditions of several songs from his more recent albums, such as "Amen", "The Darkness", "Alexandra Leaving", and "Come Healing." The album received uniformly positive reviews upon its release, with aggregator Metacritic calculating a score of 83 out of 100 based on six reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim".[2] While acknowledging that much of the material overlapped with the 2009 release Live in London, Rolling Stone called the new album "well worth the price".[3] In another positive review for Exclaim!, Mackenzie Herd wrote that Cohen "still manages to mesmerize audiences around the world with perpetually relevant and insightful work, leaving packed and satisfied stadiums in his wake like he does here."[4]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Exclaim!8/10[4]
Pitchfork8/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Dance Me to the End of Love"5:56
2."The Future"6:46
3."Bird on the Wire"7:09
4."Everybody Knows"5:35
5."Who By Fire"8:44
6."The Gypsy's Wife"6:12
7."The Darkness"5:51
8."Amen"8:02
9."Come Healing"3:58
10."Lover Lover Lover"6:49
11."Anthem"8:07
Total length:73:09
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Tower of Song"6:30
2."Suzanne"4:25
3."Chelsea Hotel No. 2"3:23
4."Waiting for the Miracle"8:01
5."The Partisan"5:26
6."In My Secret Life"5:04
7."Alexandra Leaving"7:57
8."I'm Your Man"5:58
9."Recitation"3:20
10."Hallelujah"7:25
11."Take This Waltz"5:59
Total length:62:54
Disc 3
No.TitleLength
1."So Long, Marianne"5:33
2."Going Home"4:06
3."First We Take Manhattan"6:40
4."Famous Blue Raincoat"4:34
5."If It Be Your Will"4:53
6."Closing Time"5:34
7."I Tried to Leave You"7:44
8."Save the Last Dance for Me"4:09
Total length:43:13

DVD bonus features[edit]

Disc 4: DVD Bonus
No.TitleLength
1."Show Me The Place" (04/13/13, Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia) 
2."Anyhow" (04/20/13, Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland) 
3."Different Sides" (04/15/13, Harbour Station, Saint John, New Brunswick) 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 33
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 78
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 44
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 118
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 53
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[13] 33
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 79
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (14 October 2014). "Leonard Cohen Announces Live in Dublin Album/Film". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b http://www.metacritic.com/music/live-in-dublin/leonard-cohen
  3. ^ a b https://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/leonard-cohen-live-in-dublin-20141230
  4. ^ a b Herd, Mackenzie (December 2, 2014). "Leonard Cohen – Live in Dublin". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-in-dublin-mw0002768185
  6. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20051-live-in-dublin/
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2016. 37. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

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