Bird On A Wire 1972

Leonard Cohen

Bird On A Wire

1972 Tour March/April
Documentary film by Tony Palmer filmed during the 1972 tour. Shot in Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen and Israel.

Released 1974 84:30 - DVD1 - MP4 1305M
The Music crept by us (poem)
Bird On The Wire
Avalanche
You Know Who I Am
Seems so Long Ago Nancy
Sister of Mercy
Famous Blue Raincoat
One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
The Partisan
Tonight Will Be Fine
Passing Through
How We Used To Approach
The Book of Changes: 1966 (Poem)
Suzanne
Chelsea Hotel
Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye
So Long Marianne

Remastered (VOSC - sub. Catalan) 2010 105:24 - MP4 1077M
Avalanche
Suzanne (*)
Tonight Will Be Fine
Passing Through
Sisters of Mercy
Who By Fire?
Story of Isaac
One Of Us Can’t Be Wrong
The Partisan
Sisters of Mercy
Chelsea Hotel
Seems so Long Ago Nancy
One Of Us Can’t Be Wrong
Famous Blue Raincoat
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
So Long, Marianne
Bird On A Wire
The poems, from The Energy of Slaves, include:
“Any system you contrive without us will be brought down”
“I perceived the outline of your breasts”
“The killers that run the other countries”
“Since I am now broken down, no leader of the borning world…..”

(*) Intro to Suzanne: "It’s a song that people loved, and fortunately the rights of it were stolen from me. So I felt that was perfectly justified because it would be wrong to write this song and get rich from it too. So I’m happy for that friend who put that piece of paper in front of me and said, ‘Sign this.’ So I said, ‘What is this?’ He said, ‘Oh, just a standard writer’s contract.’ So I signed it, and it was gone".

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