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New live unauthorised CD

Post by rainbow123 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:36 pm

I just came across a new live CD on amazon. This is a recording of a concert in Iceland. Would anyone have any news of this release?
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Re: New CD

Post by Goldin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:35 pm

Welcome to the Forum!

The recording of the only LC concert in Iceland (24 June 1988) is a well-known bootleg (and the one truly aclaimed by the Cohenites!) 8)
You may easily find the complete audio recording on YouTube.
9 songs were broadcasted at TV; fragments of this broadcast are included into a documentary "Leonard Cohen á Íslandi": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snx0ewhGUkI
24 June 1988 - Leonard Cohen a Islandi - Reykjavik, Iceland
TV programme featuring concert and interview footage: Joan Of Arc, Dance me to the end of Love, Hallelujah, The Stranger song, Bird on the wire, So Long Marianne, Take This Waltz. The film includes original drawings illustrating the songs Joan Of Arc and Hallelujah.
I doubt that this Amazon item is an official release; rather, it's a non-sanctioned unofficial bootleg, similar to those mentioned here: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/bootleg2.html, or here: http://www.cohen.ugu.pl/bootlegs/cd+trudno.htm (this list even contains the Icelandic concert).
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Re: New CD

Post by Goldin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:02 pm

I've found a post somewhere with links to 3 Amazon stores:

Amazon USA
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087FGZ3KJ/?tag=imwan-20

Amazon Canada
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B087FGZ3KJ/?tag=imwanca-20

Amazon UK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087FGZ3KJ/?tag=imwan-21

Well. 1st and 2nd links lead to nowhere already. The British one is still working:
Reykjavik 1988 (2cd)
Price: £12.14

Audio CD (5 Jun. 2020)
Number of Discs: 2
Label: Leftfield Media
ASIN: B087FGZ3KJ
:?

Funny enough, these Leftfield bootlegers used (for a rare performance from the Icelandic capital, all in caps in the description) a photo from... Venice! It's blurred there, but you can recognize it at once...
Reykjavik 1988.jpg

P.S. That's a photo by a Venetian photographer Graziano Arici.
That's a link to search results for "Leonard Cohen" on his website: https://grazianoarici.momapix.com/searc ... 332C34227D (pages 1-2: 1992; pages 2-4: 2009).
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Re: New CD

Post by WiTS » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:58 am

Thanks Goldin for those info.

I compared this to the previous 3CD eidition. It seems this new 2CD version has cutted down a bit audience applause and a 36min interview.

3CD version
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Re: New CD

Post by rainbow123 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:20 am

Thanks so much for all the information. I was actually getting tempted to order this straightaway. But I now know this is already available online.

I have all of LC's officially released live material but could anyone let me know if there is a place where I can get links to all full concerts that are available online. I believe that a lot has been unofficially released as CDs and some are available on YouTube or other platforms.

I am sure this has been discussed in the forum. Sorry for such a naive question but would be grateful for any advice. I am a big fan of live concert recordings.
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Re: New CD

Post by Goldin » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:05 pm

I've answered via email.
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Re: New live unauthorised CD

Post by rainbow123 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:39 am

Thanks so much

Meanwhile the C D has disappeared from Amazon :)
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