Yesterday (Jan 7, 2013), Dangerous Minds posted Leonard Cohen sings ‘Suzanne’ with heartbreaking beauty in Montreal, 2012:
Leonard Cohen sings an indescribably beautiful version of “Suzanne” in Montreal in November of last year. This man is truly a living tower of song, jutting into our consciousness like huge loving fingers of light.
Thinking back on my musical epiphanies of 2012, Leonard Cohen’s performance in Austin was possessed of enormous soul that made me weep tears of gratitude.
This video is pretty extraordinary in its intimacy. Thanks to Mad Lenny Fan.
Since that post, blog posts and Twitter messages along the lines of the following have been broadcast:
Oh, this is sublime – Leonard Cohen performs “Suzanne” in Montreal1
While it’s not clear why it took almost a month this video to gain traction, it is heartening to see Leonard Cohen’s (and Mandy MacLeod’s) work acknowledged. And, these online references to it do constitute a dandy excuse to post an encore presentation of this up close & personal recording – and an excellent reason to offer our own commendations to Mandy MacLeod.
Suzanne – Leonard Cohen