Leonard Cohen
2009-02-05 (Thursday, February 5, 2009) 8:15pm AEDT
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
lossless audience recording (FLAC)
plus videos & photos

Leonard Cohen's first concert in Melbourne (not counting his
A Day On The Green appearance ten days previously) in 24 years.


--- DISC 1 (1:10:58)
Set 1
01. Dance Me To The End Of Love
02. The Future
03. Ain't No Cure For Love
04. Bird On The Wire
05. Everybody Knows
06. In My Secret Life
07. Who By Fire
08. Chelsea Hotel #2
09. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
10. Sisters Of Mercy
11. Anthem

--- DISC 2 (0:57:47)
Set 2
12. Tower Of Song
13. Suzanne
14. The Gypsy's Wife
15. The Partisan
16. Boogie Street
17. Hallelujah
18. I'm Your Man
19. A Thousand Kisses Deep [recitation]
20. Take This Waltz

--- DISC 3 (0:44:42)
Encore 1
21. So Long, Marianne
22. First We Take Manhattan
Encore 2
23. Famous Blue Raincoat
24. If It Be Your Will
25. Democracy
Encore 3
26. I Tried To Leave You
27. Whither Thou Goest

Total running time: 2:53:27

The band:
Leonard Cohen (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard)
Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud)
Dino Soldo (keyboard, saxophone, wind instruments, dobro, background vocals)
Bob Metzger (guitar, steel guitar, background vocals)
Rafael Bernardo Gayol (drums, percussion)
Neil Larsen (keyboards, Hammond B3, accordion)
Roscoe Beck (bass, double bass, background vocals)
Sharon Robinson (vocals, shaker)
Charley Webb (vocals, guitar)
Hattie Webb (vocals, harp)

> Church Audio STC-11 cardoid mics
> Church Audio ST-9100 preamp (gain approximately 3 o'clock)
> Edirol R-09 (Line In / WAV, 48000 Hz, 24 bit / Input Level: 22 /
AGC: Off / Ext Mic Type: Stereo / Low Cut: Off / Mic Gain: High)
> 4GB SanDisk SDHC Card
> USB > PC hard drive
> dBpowerAMP Music Converter
> WAV, 44100 Hz, 16 bit, stereo
> Adobe Audition 1.5 (amplified volume 6dB)
> Acoustica Audio Mixer 2.42 (manually lowered most crowd noise)
> Adobe Audition (Hard Limiting: Limit Max Amplitude to -10dB /
Boost Input by 0dB / Lookahead Time: 7ms / Release Time: 40ms;
further amplified overall volume 9dB)
> Nero WaveEditor (fades, tracksplits)
> Trader's Little Helper 2.2.2 (SBEs fixed)
> FLAC (Level 8)
> torrented on Dime 2009-02-13

Recorded/encoded/shared by crimpies (crimpies@gmail.com).
Recorded from eighth row center on the floor.
Mics on glasses above frontal lobes, pointing towards speakers.
The recording came out quieter than expected, so the volume was
subsequently boosted in post. There is some hiss noticeable during
some passages as a result, but this could almost pass for ambience.
Selling this would be uncool, doubt you could anyway. Enjoy!