Sunday, 13 November 2016

Leonard Cohen - "Rock-Pop Special", ZDF Studios, Munich, West Germany - 31.10.1979 (ProShot DVD)

RIP Leonard. We Pay hommage with three posts today. He will be sorely missed. Thanks to the original uploader.

Original Info File:

PAL DVD5 with C&M. No artwork.


3sat 1993 rebroadcast) > VHS master > SuperHG VHS copy (=1st gen) > NV-FJ612 (playback) > DMR-E55 (capture in XP mode) > Mpeg Video Wizard DVD > TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 > .dvdf


Video: MPEG-2 | 9110kbps | 720 x 576 | 4:3 | 25fps | PAL
Audio: Dolby Digital AC3 | 48kHz | 224kb/s | stereo | CBR


TT: 44:28.44

1. (3sat introduction)
2. So Long, Marianne
3. The Window
4. Famous Blue Raincoat
5. Passin' Through
6. Memories
7. The Guests
8. Suzanne// (faded out)


The band is:

Leonard Cohen - vocals, acoustic guitar, blues harp

Sharon Robinson - vocals
Jennifer Warnes - vocals

Mitch Watkins - guitars
Roscoe Beck - bass
Raffi Hakopian - violin
John Bilezikjian - oud, mandolin
Paul Ostermeyer - wind
Bill Ginn - keyboards
Steve Meador - drums


Len Talk:

***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 two parts of the 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:
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 catastrophy, 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...

***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.


Last rev. 15May07

part 1

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