Leonard Cohen’s New Album: Live in London

NPR Music has Exclusive First Listen: Leonard Cohen Hear His New Album, ‘Live in London,’ In Its Entirety.

Now 72 years old, Leonard Cohen has spent much of the past decade in solitude, exploring his own spirituality and his place in an ever-changing world. But in July of 2008, he took the stage at London’s 02 Arena and gave a stunning performance, as part of his first tour in 15 years. The concert included some of his most influential and best loved songs, including “Hallelujah,” “Bird On A Wire” and “Dance Me To The End Of Love.”

The historic performance was recorded and will be released as a two-CD set on March 31. Until then NPR Music will stream the entire album online, as an Exclusive First Listen, beginning at 11:59 p.m. March 23.

Leonard Cohen makes a great comment about a previous concert in London, “I was 60 years old, just a kid with a crazy dream”.

Listen to these two CD’s, they are absolutely great and I have the NPR Media Player spinning with them.

Update March 31, 2009.
The CD’s are released and NPR has closed this stream.