DrHGuy is leaving town and blog for a bit. This will be the final post at Heck Of A Guy until his return at a date to be announced.
New Video: Leonard Cohen’s Gorgeous Hallelujah at Reykjavik 1988
Leonard Cohen's performance of Hallelujah at the June 24, 1988 Reykjavik, Iceland concert. is a particularly moving version that has not been easily accessible. This video features a high-quality audio recording of that rendition and a montage of pertinent photos.
Leonard Cohen Online Directory
One reference page with links to the best and most useful Leonard Cohen online resources: discography, concordance, articles, press coverage, humor, ...
Latest Addition: Newzcard - Leonard Cohen: A large number of Leonard Cohen photos from early to most recent performances as well as appearances at such events as the premiere of the I'm Your Man documentary.
Nick Cave Calls Cohen Comedy Video “Beautiful!!!”
Video: Special Version Of “So Long, Marianne” – 1993
Now online: Video of Cohen's Divergent & Devastating Version Of "So Long, Marianne" - Oslo 1993
The Marianne Variations describes 5 versions of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne” that vary from the original & offers a video example of each
Leonard Cohen’s Elegy For Janis Joplin – Chelsea Hotel #1
This video features the first version of the song Leonard Cohen would later revise into "Chelsea Hotel #2" along with images of Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin - whose liaison with Cohen at the Chelsea Hotel led to the creation of the song, the Hotel itself, and other associated people & places.
Viewed over 200,000 times
Video: Is This What You Wanted by Leonard Cohen
Audio from a high quality broadcast of the June 5, 1976 Olympia Theatre, Paris Leonard Cohen concert with photos taken at that concert & other Leonard Cohen images from that era.
View Video Of Elvis’s Rolls Royce Performed By Was (Not Was) & Leonard Cohen
Don Was: "I Really Love It!”
Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchell? Yes, They Were
Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen had a fling in the 1960s that, for unspecified reasons, was short-lived, with Cohen instigating the parting.
It was then and is now a complex connection. In 1988, Cohen said, I'm still very friendly with Joni - I had dinner with her before the tour, and I have the same admiration for her as you do. But I think it was Noel Harrison who came up to me in the LA Troubadour and said "How do you like living with Beethoven?"
The full story is at Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell: Just One Of Those Things
2013 Best Of Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist Online
Leonard Cohen Timeline
The events of Leonard Cohen's life and career are marked on a timeline accompanied by audio and video recordings of Cohen's songs and poems as well as links to more information.
Do I Have To Dance All Night Surpasses 70,000 Views
"Do I Have To Dance All Night" was performed many times in concerts but was never released in the US.
As part of my crusade to popularize this song, I've cobbled together 2 videos - one for the semi-funky 1976 version with Laura Branigan and one for the 1980 more gypsy, less disco version - that kinda sorta fit the music.
As of Dec 19, 2012, the video of the 1976 version of Do I Have To Dance All Night has been viewed 70,152 times.
The 1980 version has been viewed 16,458 times.
See both versions at
Both videos include links to keys to the sources of the clips and the identities of the backup singers and others who are featured.
The complete story of "Do I Have To Dance All Night" is available at The Best Leonard Cohen Song You've Never Heard (Probably)
The Other Leonard Cohen Album Is #24 On Uncut’s Greatest Bootlegs
Leonard Cohen Album
This Heck Of A Guy compilation includes unreleased Leonard Cohen performances over a 30+ year period.
Track List: Vol 1
1. Feels So Good (The Other Blues Song)
2. Book Of Longing
3. The Darkness
6. Do I Have to Dance All Night (1976)
7. Blues By The Jews
Track List: Vol 2
1. Red River Valley
2. Never Got To Love You (Duet with Anjani)
3. Can't Help Falling In Love
4. Ride Around
5. The Union Makes Us Strong
6. We Shall Not Be Moved
7. To Love Somebody
8. The Hypnotist (Poem)
9. Chelsea Hotel #1
10. There's No Reason Why You Should Remember Me
11. Streets Of Laredo
12. Do I Have To Dance All Night (1980)
More information and MP3 downloads are available at Now Available - The Other Leonard Cohen Album
Leonard Cohen Album
Now, Another Other Leonard Cohen Album, the second collection of unreleased Leonard Cohen songs joins the popular The Other Leonard Cohen Album to offer fans of the iconic singer-songwriter a total of 3 CDs of musical treats. Another Other Leonard Cohen Album includes the following tracks plus liner notes by Sylvie Simmons.
1. Je Veux Vivre Tout Seul
2. Kevin Barry
3. Die Gedanken Sind Frei
4. Store Room
5. As Time Goes By
6. Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-on
7. Blessed is the Memory
8. Silent Night
9. Dead Song
10. Another Saturday Night
11. Ballad of the Absent Mare
13. The Butcher
14. Un As Der Rebbe Singt
15. Song to the Machines
16. If It Be Your Will
17. Thirsty for the Kiss
18. A Thousand Kisses Deep
19. I Tried To Leave You
20. Whither Thou Goest
21. Mr Cohen Must Be Going
More information and MP3 downloads are available at Presenting Another Other Leonard Cohen Album