Wight 1970

Leonard Cohen

At The Isle of Wight 31 Aug 1970 4 a.m.

Audio, official CD released 2009

1. Introduction 3:06
2. Bird on the Wire 4:15
3. Intro to So Long, Marianne 0:16
4. So Long, Marianne 7:07
5. Intro "Let's renew ourselves now..." 0:51
6. You Know Who I Am 3:58
7. Intro to Poems 0:29
8. Lady Midnight 3:58
9. They Locked Up a Man (Poem), A Person Who Eats Meat (Poem) 2:00
10. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong 4:54
11. The Stranger Song 6:37
12. Tonight Will Be Fine 6:17
13. Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye 3:34
14. Diamonds in the Mine 5:23y15. Suzanne 4:18
16. Sing Another Song, Boys 6:13
17. The Partisan 4:47
18. Famous Blue Raincoat 5:20
19. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy 4:19

Audio, old source: 1 - 6 soundboard, 7 pro-shot video, 8 Songs of Love and Hate

01 Intro 0:51
02 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong 5:01
03 The Stranger Song 6:42
04 Tonight Will Be Fine 6:03
05 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye 4:18
06 Diamonds in the Mine 5:10
07 Suzanne 2:25
08 Sing Another Song, Boys 6:12


Video, official DVD released 2009 79:35

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 following 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.

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

Video, AVI 717M 64:45

Leonard Cohen Files

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