Leonard Cohen Performs Democracy On Later With Jools Holland – 1993
This performance of “Democracy” by Leonard Cohen with backup singers Julie Christensen and Perla Batalla took place May 12, 1993, when it was taped for an episode of the “Later With Jools Holland” BBC program, which was broadcast May 14, 1993. It’s not only an interesting counterpoint to the spoken word version of “Democracy” featured in yesterday’s Leonard Cohen Video Of The Day but is also a great production of an arrangement that is significantly different from those performed in recent years.
The impressive views of Leonard Cohen and his musicians (see listing at end of post) afforded by the TV camera are a much appreciated bonus.
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Later With Jools Holland (BBC): May 14, 1993
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The 1993 Leonard Cohen Tour Musicians
Leonard Cohen – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Perla Batalla – vocals
Julie Christensen – vocals
Bob Metzger – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Bob Furgo – keyboards, violin
Paul Ostermayer – keyboards, saxophone, flute
Bill Ginn – keyboards
Jorge Calderon – bass
Steve Meador – drums