24 March 1985
Teatro Orfeo, Milan, Italy
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01. [7:33.74] Bird on the Wire (1)
02. [5:04.61] The Law
03. [3:36.29] //Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
04. [4:27.12] Who by Fire
05. [4:39.70] Sisters of Mercy
06. [4:44.74] There Is a War
07. [5:10.14] Dance Me to the End of Love
08. [5:17.50] Night Comes on
09. [4:11.62] The Partisan (Anna Marly/Hy Zaret)
10. [1:19.47] Hallelujah//
11. [4:11.38] Avalanche
12. [4:20.72] Chelsea Hotel #2
13. [5:25.66] The Stranger Song
14. [5:04.59] Story of Isaac
15. [5:10.38] Famous Blue Raincoat
16. [5:33.23] Lover, Lover, Lover
17. [4:07.23] Tennessee Waltz (Pee Wee King/Redd Stewart/Leonard Cohen)
18. [5:22.57] Memories (Leonard Cohen/Phil Spector)
19. [4:43.22] Suzanne
20. [3:40.48] If It Be Your Will
21. [4:09.66] //Passin' Through (Richard Blakesley, arr. Leonard Cohen)
22. [5:36.30] So Long, Marianne
23. [7:11.15] Bird on the Wire (2)
11-13 Leonard Cohen solo.
The band is:
Leonard Cohen - vocals, acoustic guitar
Anjani Thomas - vocals, keyboards
Mitchell Watkins - guitars, keyboards, back-up vocals
Ron Getman - guitars, pedal steel, back-up vocals
John Crowder - bass, back-up vocals
Richard Crooks - drums
***before SISTERS OF MERCY:
Thank you very much, friends. This is first time we ever play in Italy and it's the last concert of a very long tour. And I don't know whether we'll see each other again, so we're gonna play everything we have .... these songs.
***before NIGHT COMES ON:
This is another new song called, 'The Night COmes on'.
***before THE PARTISAN:
Thank you very much, friends. We've just come back from playing a number of concerts in Poland and I want to dedicate this next song to the resistance that is alive and brave and courageous in Poland.
This is another new song; It's called, 'Hallelujah'. If I... you know it? Sing it? You don't know? We'll sing it anyway.
***before CHELSEA HOTEL #2:
Every time I give a concert I sing this song I dedicated to a young woman I met in an elevator of a hotel many years ago. After she'd died, I wrote this song for her, because... I started writing it for her in a bar at a Polynesian restaurant in Miami Beach. I guess I'll never see that bar again... I hope I never see it again. They served ... in coconut shells ... ... a napkin I wrote this song. It's for Janis Joplin in Chelsea Hotel.
***before THE TENNESSEE WALTZ:
This is a song that I learned when I was very young. I wrote a few extra words to it. A very old country & western song called, ".......".
On the slide guitar, Mr Ron Getman! On the bass, Mr John Crowder! On the drums, Mr Richard Crooks! On electric guitar, Mr Mitchell Watkins! On the keyboards, Anjani!
Okay. Thank you very much, friends.
Last rev. 30Jan09