Germany 1979

Leonard Cohen

Munich, Live in Germany (ZDF Studios, Unterföhring), 31 October 1979

Source: television broadcast, DVD video - 56:29 minutes

01-02 Rock-Pop aired 10 Nov 1979
03-09 Rock-Pop Special aired 2 Dec 1979

01 Bird On The Wire 5:38
02 The Guests 7:16
03 So Long, Marianne 6:41
04 The Window 5:51
05 Famous Blue Raincoat 6:15
06 Passin' Through 6:46
07 Memories 5:05
08 The Guests (2) 7:11
09 Suzanne 5:37

 

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"LenTalk:

***before THE GUESTS (1): [off mike]: Play a while everybody.
***after THE GUESTS (1): Sharon Robinson! Jennifer Warnes! Paul Ostermeyer! Bill Ginn! Raffi Hakopian! Steve Meador! Roscoe Beck! Mitch Watkins! John Bilezikjian!
***before THE WINDOW: This is another song. It's from my new album. It's called 'The Window'. It's a kind of a prayer to, you know, bring the two parts of soul together. It's called 'The Window'.
***after THE WINDOW: My great violinist, Raffi Hakopian from Armenia!
***before MEMORIES: This is a song that I wrote a couple of years ago with the great genius of darkest Hollywood, Phil Spector. And it's a song based on my extremely boring and pathetic life at Westmount High School in Montreal. It's called, 'Memories'.
***after MEMORIES: Sharon Robinson! Jennifer Warnes! Paul Ostermeyer! Bill Ginn! Raffi Hakopian! Steve Meador! Roscoe Beck! Mitch Watkins! John Bilezikjian! Let's do another song...
***before THE GUESTS (2): This is a new song and I'm very surprised that this song has gained any kind of popularity, because it is a kind of a difficult song. I think most of its popularity is due to the fact that Raffi Hakopian plays on it. And John Bilezikjian. But... It's a song about how a new soul comes into the world looking for the feast, feeling completely separated from everything, feeling isolated and in exile. And how the Great Author of this dismal catastrophe, this vale of tears, pulls each of these souls into the feast and into the banquet. And no one knows where the night is going. No one knows why the wine is flowing. And, oh love, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you...
***before SUZANNE: It's not a matter of my wanting or not wanting to play, but I think that the television programme is over and it's time for all of us to go home...
[Director cuts in:] Leonard, do us a favour - one more.
Yeah. One more? Sure! It's pleasure. We have time? Yes. Okay."

Band 1979