BOOTLEGS - CONCERTS FROM THE 90'S




Above the Soul
(Los Angeles 1993)

  • Our 1990's page starts with three almost identical CDs recorded in Los Angeles, April 18, 1993, at the Complex. Eight of the tracks are probably digital copies of the CBC promo CSK 5249 (Columbia Records Radio Hour; see Collectors� Corner for further information).


    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't cure for love
    3. Coming back to you
    4. Dance me to the end of love
    5. Democracy
    6. Waiting for the miracle
    7. The future
    8. I'm your man
    9. Bird on a wire
    10. Everybody knows
    11. Avalanche
    12. Suzanne
    13. Tower of song
    14. I can't forget

    Total time: 79:06
    Publisher: Kiss The Stone, Cat # KTS 212. Italy 1993
    Technical quality: Excellent. Picture CD.





  • Los Angeles 1993
    (Los Angeles 1993)

  • Another compilation of the Complex gig on April 18, 1993.


    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't cure for love
    3. Coming back to you
    4. Dance me to the end of love
    5. Democracy
    6. Waiting for the miracle
    7. The future
    8. I'm your man
    9. Bird on a wire
    10. Everybody knows
    11. Avalanche
    12. Suzanne

    Total time: 68:22
    Publisher: Arriba, Cat # ARR 94.064
    Technical quality: Unknown, probably identical to the others.





  • First We Take L.A. Then We Take Berlin
    (Los Angeles 1993)

  • The third compilation of the Complex gig on April 18, 1993.


    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't cure for love
    3. Coming back to you
    4. Dance me to the end of love
    5. Democracy
    6. Waiting for the miracle
    7. The future
    8. I'm your man
    9. Bird on a wire
    10. Everybody knows
    11. Avalanche
    12. Suzanne
    13. Tower of song
    14. I can't forget

    Total time: 79:08
    Publisher: Venus Music, Cat # 10. Italy
    Technical quality: excellent. Picture CD.





  • Leonard Cohen Live At The Complex, Los Angeles
    (Los Angeles 1993)

  • The 1993 concert at the Complex has been bootlegged also in the new millenium. This is the vinyl version.


    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't no cure for love
    3. Dance me to the end of love
    4. Democracy

    5. I'm your man
    6. Coming back to you
    7. Waiting for the miracle
    8. The future


    Publisher: Dol, May 2015
    Technical quality: excellent.





  • Leonard Cohen Coming Back to You
    (Los Angeles 1993)

  • CD release of the same recording


    Track list: the same 8 tracks as on the previous album.

    Publisher: BRR Broadcasting Radio Records, Europe, September 2015. Cat # BRR6009.



    From the collection of Dominique Boile



  • Leonard Cohen Live in Los Angeles
    (Los Angeles 1993)

  • And more and more copies of the same FM broadcast...

    1. First we take manhattan
      2. Ain't no cure for love
      3. Coming back to you
      4. Dance me to the end of love
      5. Democracy
      6. Waiting for the miracle
      7. The future
      8. I'm your man
      9. Bird on a wire
      10. The sisters of mercy
      11. There is a war

    Also a vinyl version (limited edition of 500 copies):

    1. First we take manhattan
      2. Ain't no cure for love
      3. Dance me to the end of love
      4. Democracy

      5. I'm your man
      6. Coming back to you
      7. Waiting for the miracle
      8. The future

    Publisher: Egg Raid, February 2017
    Technical quality: excellent.

    From the collection of Dominique Boile



  • Explorer of the blue dimension
    (Los Angeles 1993, Montreux 1985, Toronto 1988)

  • A selection of live performances from three tours. Songs on Disc 1 were recorded at the Complex in Los Angeles on April 18, 1993. Songs 1-7 on Disc 2 in Montreux on July 7, 1985, and finally songs 8-12 in Toronto on November 9, 1988. Song 13 by Jennifer Warnes from her album The Hunter, and song 14 by Johnny Cash from his album American Recordings. DK 573.258-2.


    Disc 1:
    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't cure for love
    3. Coming back to you
    4. Dance me to the end of love
    5. Democracy
    6. Waiting for the miracle
    7. The future
    8. I'm your man
    9. Bird on a wire
    10. Everybody knows
    11. Avalanche
    12. Suzanne
    13. Tower of song
    14. I can't forget

    Disc 2:
    1. Bird on a wire
    2. The law
    3. Hey, that's no way to say goodbye
    4. The gypsy's wife
    5. A singer must die
    6. Chelsea Hotel # 2
    7. Famous blue raincoat
    8. Heart with no companion
    9. Take this waltz
    10. Joan of Arc
    11. Jazz police
    12. I tried to leave you
    13. Way down deep
    14. Bird on a wire

    Total time 79:09 and 78:49 min.
    Publisher: Dissident Karma Records, UK
    Technical quality: excellent. Picture CDs.







  • Angels at My Shoulder
    (Los Angeles & Austin 1993)


  • Songs 1-8 recorded at the Complex in Los Angeles on April 18, 1993. Songs 9-11 recorded in Austin on July 12, 1993 (for Austin City Limits).


    Disc 1:
    1. First we take Manhattan
    2. Ain't cure for love
    3. Coming back to you
    4. Dance me to the end of love
    5. Democracy
    6. Waiting for the miracle
    7. The future
    8. I'm your man
    9. Bird on a wire
    10. Sisters of mercy
    11. There is a war

    Total time 68 min.
    Publisher: Leftfield Media Production, UK, 2012. Cat # LFMCD521.
    Covers of the CD and vinyl LP on the left.

    Technical quality: excellent. Picture CD.



  • The Ladies' Man in Concert
    (Zurich 1993)

  • We know of no less than nine bootleg albums recorded in Zurich, Switzerland, on May 21, 1993, at Congresshalle - some single, some double CDs. All are copies of the FM broadcast from Congresshalle. The first 2 CD set is titled "The ladies' man in concert"


    First disc:
    1. Dance me to the end of love
    2. The future
    3. Ain't no cure for love
    4. Bird on the wire
    5. Everybody knows
    6. Anthem
    7. First we take Manhattan
    8. Avalanche
    9. Chelsea Hotel
    10. Tower of song
    11. Democracy

    Second disc:
    12. Waiting for the miracle
    13. I'm your man
    14. Joan of Arc
    15. Closing time
    16. Take this waltz
    17. Sisters of mercy
    18. Hallelujah
    19. I tried to leave you
    20. So long, Marianne

    Total time: 66:32 + 68:02
    Publisher: Flashback, Cat # Flash 07.93.0215/1. Luxembourg 1993.
    Technical quality: excellent





  • First We Take Manhattan
    (Zurich 1993)



  • Double CD, contains songs # 1-20. (Only 19 tracks listed on the back cover. #12 is the missing song but is on the CD. # 19 is incorrectly titled �I�ll close the book�)

    Total time: 67:46 + 68:44
    Publisher: NG, Cat # NG310693-2
    Technical quality: excellent



  • The Presence
    (Zurich 1993)



  • Double CD, contains songs # 1-20.

    Total time: 67:25 + 69:17
    Publisher: Kiss the Stone, Cat # KTS 35. Italy.
    Technical quality: excellent.





  • For the Love of Cain I & II
    (Zurich 1993)



  • Two separate CDs. Record one contains songs # 1-12 except # 6, Anthem. Record two contains songs # 13-20. Some tracks have been renamed:

    The Future -> It is Murder
    Avalanche -> Crumbs of love
    I tried to leave you -> Right before your eyes


    Total time: 71:12 + 59:26
    Publisher: Trade Service�s Rare Recording Collection, Cat # RRC 038
    Technical quality: good-



  • Blossoms of Heaven, Ashes of Hell
    (Zurich 1993)

  • Double CD, contains all songs # 1-20 (1 to 12 on the first CD and 13 to 20 on the 2nd CD) and some extra tracks (not recorded in Zurich!).

    21. Who by fire (Austin October 30, 1998 -- should be 1993!)
    22. Ballad of the runaway horse (Duet by Jennifer Warnes & Rob Wasserman from his album "Duets")
    23. Joan of Arc (duet with Jennifer Warnes from her album "Famous blue raincoat")
    24. The hypnotist - a rare fragment - this is in fact "Poem" from the "Rare on Air No. 1" album)

    Total time: 76:34 + 79:54
    Publisher: Milarepa Audiofile Recordings. Cat # 449 719-2. Italy 1998
    Technical quality: excellent. Picture CDs.



  • No Cure for Love
    (Zurich 1993)


  • Single CD, contains 11 tracks, # 1, 12, 3, 14, 4, 7, 16, 17, 8, 19 and 20.

    Total time: 74:35
    Publisher: CB, Cat # CB 53035
    Technical quality: excellent





  • Greatest Hits Live '93
    (Zurich 1993)



  • Single CD, contains 11 tracks # 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20.

    Total time: 70:00
    Publisher: Living Legend Records, Cat # LLRCD 229. 1993.
    Technical quality: excellent. Picture CD.





  • Leonard Cohen - Zurich 1993
    (Zurich 1993)



  • Single CD, contains 8 tracks # 13-20. Song 19 renamed: Right before your eyes (should be I tried to leave you)

    Total time: 59:28
    Publisher: Live Storm, Cat # LSCD 51619. Italy 1994.
    Technical quality: excellent





  • The Housewife, the Referee and the Undertaker
    (Zurich 1993)


  • Single CD, contains 11 tracks, # 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20.


    Total time: 68:22
    Publisher: Arriba, Cat # ARR 94.064
    Technical quality: Unknown, probably identical to the others.





  • The End of Love
    (Zurich 1993)





  • Double CD


    1. Dance me to the end of love
    2. The future
    3. Ain't cure for love
    4. Bird on the wire
    5. Everybody knows
    6. Anthem
    7. First we take Manhattan
    8. Avalanche
    9. Chelsea Hotel # 2
    10. Tower of song
    11. Democracy
    12. Waiting for the miracle
    13. I'm your man
    14. Joan of Arc
    15. Closing time
    16. Take this waltz
    17. Sisters of mercy
    18. Hallelujah
    19. I tried to leave you
    20. So long Marianne
    21. There is a war (Live in Boston 1993)
    22. The future (Live from Canadian TV 1993)

    Publisher: Chrome Dreams (2016)
    Technical quality: excellent



    Also two vinyl LPs released by Parachute in 2017.


  • Last revised on March 20, 2017
    Thanks to Dominique Boile for
    his contributions to this page





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