AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
USA 1988 & 1993


Compiled by Rudi Schmid

Additional details by Johannes Ibdal



AUSTIN CITY LIMITS,
31 October 1988


(Live, "first major performance on American television", copyright 1989, total time 57:38, including teaser, opening and closing credits)

Track listing:

1. First we take Manhattan
2. Tower of song
3. Everybody knows
4. Ain't no cure for love
5. The partisan
6. Joan of Arc
7. Jazz police
8. If it be your will
9. Take this waltz

Musicians:

Leonard Cohen--lead vocals, keyboards
Bob Metzger--guitar, pedal steel guitar
Bob Furgo--keyboards, violin
Steve Meador--drums
Steve Zirkel--bass, trumpet, keyboards
John Bilezikjian--oud
Tom McMorran--keyboards
Julie Christensen--backup vocals
Perla Batalla--backup vocals



AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (II)
12 July 1993


(Live, copyright 1994, total time about 45 min, including teaser, opening and closing credits)

Track listing:

1. The Future *)
2. Bird On A Wire
3. First We Take Manhatten
(BREAK)
4. Democracy **)
5. Sisters Of Mercy ***)
6. There Is A War ****)

*) InThe Future, as in other telecasts, "Give me crack and anal sex" changed to "Give me speed and careless sex"> **) Introduction by Cohen explaining how "democracy is coming to the USA"
***) Introduction by Cohen, with dedication of "Sisters" to Governor Ann Richards of Texas, who was in the audience, and the Prime Minister of Canada.
****) Introduction by Cohen relating this song to the 1960s, "a million years ago"

Musicians:

Leonard Cohen--lead vocals (plus acoustic guitar on "Sisters" and "War")
Julie Christensen--backup vocals
Perla Batalla--backup vocals
Bob Metzger--steel, electric, and acoustic guitars
Bill Ginn--keyboards
Robert Furgo--violin, keyboards
Steve Meador--drums, percussion
Paul Ostermayer--sax, flute, keyboards
Jorge Calderon--bass





[PREV PAGE] [NEXT PAGE] [INDEX PAGE] [SUB INDEX PAGE]