performance long in the can, finally being released. See video clip, below.
By Fred Mills
With the recent news of a fall tour of the U.S. from Leonard
Cohen (most cities have tickets going on sale August. 3) fresh in mind, word
also arrives that the bard’s celebrated performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight
Festival will finally see the light of day.
According to MusicTap, it will be a 2-disc CD/DVD set “with
the complete audio of the concert on the CD, and the complete visual experience
on DVD that also includes newly shot interviews with Kris Kristofferson, Joan
Baez, and Judy Collins.”
The projected title is My
Sad and Famous Songs: Leonard Cohen Live at the Isle of
Wight – 1970 and it’s slated for a September 29 release on
Legacy. Fans who’ve seen the previously released Isle of Wight 1970 documentary film, of course, know this will be a must-see, as the clip of Cohen from that film, below, illustrates.