Label: Columbia - 88697 57067 2,Legacy - 88697 57067 2,Columbia Music Video - 88697 57067 2 • Format: DVD DVD-Video, NTSC CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock
The album was recorded in at the Isle of Wight. Cohen reluctantly agreed to tour Europe after his second album, Songs from a Roombecame a hit in Englandreaching 2 on the charts. He was backed by a small country-influenced band called The Army that included guitarist Ron Cornelius and fiddle player Charlie Daniels.
The group had been assembled by Cohen's new producer Bob Johnstonwho also assumed keyboard duties. Cohen was scheduled to perform on the last day of the festival and had the unenviable task of following Jimi Hendrix.
As can be seen Sickasfuck - Tei Shi - Saudade (File) the footage The Stranger Song - Leonard Cohen - Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 (DVD by award-winning director Murray Lernerthe vibes at the festival were not good, with many fans upset that a wall had been erected to keep non-paying fans outside the concert grounds.
A shaggy-haired Cohen appeared in the early morning of August 31, in front of an estimated crowd of at leastIt was very late when Cohen, chin stubbled and now wearing a khaki safari jacket and jeans, finally took the stage. In the liner notes to album, film director Murray Lerner confesses to Sylvie Simmons: "As I watched him walk out there I thought this is going to be a disaster.
Because the mood was still very mixed. There was definitely a sense of bad feeling, though there was also a sense of people being tired and not so aggressive as earlier. But Cohen was essentially acoustic, just as Kristofferson was, and I thought the crowd would be expecting a bigger high in terms of the Album) of the music.
I worried that what happened to Kristofferson would happen to him. Leonard didn't much like the circus, he told them sedately, but he had enjoyed the part when a man would ask everyone in the audience to light a match.
He then asked the audience to do the same so he could see where they were. Almost from the moment he began speaking, the mood of the crowd changed, and when he began singing - starting with " Bird on the Wire " - many of them became transfixed. A lone sorrowful voice did what some of the best rockers in the world had tried for three days and failed. Cohen also speaks about the origins of some of the songs, revealing to the crowd that he'd written "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" in a peeling room in the Chelsea Hotel when he was "coming off amphetamine and pursuing a blond lady that I met in a Nazi poster.
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