A delightful broadcast recording from Leonard Cohen's 1979 tour.
On 13th October 1979, Leonard Cohen began his most extensive tour
to date in support of his sixth studio album, ‘Recent Songs’, with a
concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. Entitled 'The Smokey Life Tour', this
48-concert European leg of what would eventually become a world tour
(ultimately encompassing too Australia, the USA, and in November 1980,
Israel) progressed through Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Holland,
Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, England and Ireland. This concert, from
Bonn's prestigious 2,000 capacity Beethovenhalle, was recorded towards
the end of the European extravaganza on 3rd December, and, as is evident,
the cast were performing superbly by this juncture.