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5.0 out of 5 stars What more do you need?, 10 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Leonard Cohen The Concert DVD (DVD)
As a huge Leonard Cohen fan who went to 3 of his 2008 concerts, I just had to take a risk and buy this. The DVD is a full length concert from his "I'm Your Man" tour 20 years ago. Judging from the print quality on the packaging and the DVD itself, it seems like an unofficial release. Usually this would mean a bad review, but when you pop the disc into your DVD player and press play, it's Cohen, his female backing singers, a band and his amazing catalogue of songs. So despite the fact that Cohen seems to be playing in front of a foreign audience who can't speak English and despite the slightly grainy picture from the 80's, this is more than enough to pull this product firmly into 5 star territory. I mean, what more do you need other than the man himself on a stage, singing his songs.

The whole show is very much a visual version of his 1994 Live Album, but with a few extra obscure treats like 'Coming Back To You'. My favourite Cohen album is "Songs of Love and Hate" and so to see him play `Avalanche' live is very special. Moreover, the DVD will also remind you of his more recent shows from last year as he opens with "Dance Me To End Of Love" and follows it up with "Ain't No Cure."

For a man with no gimmicks and for a DVD release that is anything but slick, this is an absolutely essential purchase ... which just goes to show how much of a true living legend Leonard Cohen is.
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