Classic early performance captured
Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970

Two live albums in one year might seem excessive, but when the artist in question is Leonard Cohen it’s worth making an exception.

One of the most remarkable voices in musical history is captured here, early in his career and in the early hours of the morning, on the final day of that year’s festival. A rapt audience receives renditions of ‘So Long, Marlene’ and ‘Bird On The Wire’ alongside material from what would become 1971’s ‘Songs Of Love And Hate’.

If the thought of hearing this wonderful performance doesn’t seal the deal, and it really should, then the accompanying DVD documentary will.

8/10

Words by Gareth James
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