Leonard Cohen – “Suzanne” (From Live In Dublin) (Stereogum Premiere)

Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin concert film is coming soon on DVD and Blu-ray, and he’s previewing it today with some striking audio from the performance. Recorded at 02 Arena in September 2013, the Cohen classic “Suzanne” is rendered here with nimble guitar work, soothing backup vocals, and a gorgeous swell of strings, all topped off by Cohen’s deadpan baritone. It’s an exquisite performance, and you can hear it below.

Live In Dublin’s tracklist:

Set 1
“Dance Me To The End Of Love”
“The Future”
“Bird On The Wire”
“Everybody Knows”
“Who By Fire”
“The Gypsy’s Wife”
“Darkness”
“Amen”
“Come Healing”
“Lover Lover Lover”
“Anthem”

Set 2
“Tower Of Song”
“Suzanne”
“Chelsea Hotel #2″
“Waiting For The Miracle”
“The Partisan”
“In My Secret Life”
“Alexandra Leaving” (Sharon Robinson)
“I’m Your Man”
“Recitation w/ N.L.”
“Hallelujah”
“Take This Waltz”

Encore
“So Long, Marianne”
“Going Home”
“First We Take Manhattan”
“Famous Blue Raincoat”
“If It Be Your Will” (Webb Sisters)
“Closing Time”
“I Tried To Leave You”
“Save The Last Dance For Me”

DVD Bonus songs
“Show Me The Place” – Halifax, NS, Canada (April 13, 2013 @ Halifax Metro Centre)
“Anyhow” – St. John’s, NL, Canada (April 20, 2013 @ Mile One Centre)
“Different Sides” – St. John, NB, Canada (April 15, 2013 @ Harbour Station)

Live In Dublin is out 12/2 on Columbia/Legacy.