by osmachar » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 am
This is great!
Where do you get all this stuff? (and in good quality as well)
I desperately wish I could tell you I found a hidden cache of illicit Leonard Cohen recordings which I spirited out of an obscure Eastern European city in an episode replete with derring do and panache. The mundane truth is that there are batches of bootlegs of live performances which can be purchased and sometimes downloaded free - sans panache. My contribution is limited to putting a selection of these songs together in a (relatively) user-friendly package.
That said, some of the songs do have a specific provenance and have been the subjects of posts on my Heck Of A Guy blog in the past:
The new songs from the World Tour (Feels So Good, The Darkness, and Lullaby) are MP3s I extracted from videos of live shows. The MP3s of all the performances of those new songs are available on my blog at these links:
Puppets and Book of Longing are from a KCRW interview with Leonard Cohen and Anjani: http://1heckofaguy.com/2009/01/05/two-v ... f-longing/
Do I Have To Dance All Night (the 1976 version) is ripped from my own copy of the 45 rpm single released in 1976 and marketed only in Europe: http://1heckofaguy.com/2006/07/06/the-b ... ver-heard/
The other songs are taken from various bootlegs or downloads of live performances.