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.