Videos Of Import: 2012 Leonard Cohen Madison Square Garden Concert: Chelsea Hotel, First We Take Manhattan, & Lover, Lover, Lover

First We Take Manhattan screen capture

The Videos

This trio of videos includes one of only two (at time of posting) online concert recordings of “Lover, Lover, Lover” and a similarly rare  video of the new arrangement of “Chelsea Hotel,” featuring Leonard Cohen accompanied only by his own guitar. (Note: the”Chelsea Hotel” video stalls after 30-40 seconds, freezing on a single frame thereafter. The audio, however, is complete and excellent, warranting the posting of this imperfect recording.)

Of course, choosing to publish an outstanding recording of a New York performance of “First We Take Manhattan” is a no-brainer.

Note: The best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour can be found at the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist.

Lover, Lover, Lover
Madison Square Garden, NY: Dec 18, 2012
Video: sturgess66

 

Chelsea Hotel
Madison Square Garden, NY: Dec 18, 2012
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First We Take Manhattan
Madison Square Garden, NY: Dec 18, 2012
Video: WorldStreams