Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Performance - Leonard Cohen & Sonny Rollins belt out "Who By Fire"

Who, in these realms of love?

A real rare and wonderful meeting of music maetros here!

Yap, Lenny performs a rather radical version of his stone-cold classic "Who By Fire", with amazing accompaniment from saxophone supremo Sonny Rollins.

The original song first appeared on the mighty New Skin for the Old Ceremony LP from 1974.

"Who by Fire" is a lyric that explicitly relates to Cohen's Jewish roots, echoing the words of the Unetanneh Tokef prayer.

The song was originally sung as a duet with Janis Ian.

This special performance was on some long gone TV music show called Night Music.

Fascinating and beautiful stuff indeed!

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