Joys Of The Leonard Cohen Soundcheck #5: Hearing Leonard Cohen Sing A Song He Last Performed In Concert 41 Years Ago
Attending a Leonard Cohen soundcheck1 is enlightening, instructive, and inspiring, but most of all, it’s fun. The Joys Of The Leonard Cohen Soundcheck series is a collection of individual instances that manifest this principle.
Leonard Cohen Performs Banks Of Marble 1972
Leonard Cohen has performed Banks Of Marble at only a single concert: Frankfurt April 6, 1972.
A discussion of that performance and the origins of this song, which was written by Les Rice and popularized by Pete Seeger, as well as recordings of Leonard Cohen and Pete Seeger singing Banks Of Marble can be found at The Leonard Cohen & Pete Seeger Versions Of Les Rice’s “Banks of Marble.”
Listen: Leonard Cohen – Banks Of Marble 2013
Leonard Cohen – Banks Of Marble
Pula Soundcheck: Aug 2, 2013
Recording by Maarten Massa
Download: Leonard Cohen – Banks Of Marble 2013
The MP3 file at the link includes the metadata: name of song, performer, date & location, and cover art. Download Banks Of Marble – 2013
Credit Due Department: Maarten Massa not only recorded the song but also broke into his vacation to forward it here. The photo atop this post, which also serves as cover art for the MP3, is by Hans Kloss
- The technical definition of soundcheck from Wikipedia follows: A soundcheck is the preparation that takes place before a concert, speech, or similar performance, when the performer and the sound crew run through a small portion of the upcoming show on the venue’s sound system to make sure that the sound in the venue’s “Front Of House” and stage monitor sound systems is clear and at the right volume and tonal frequencies. [↩]