Leonard Cohen: Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour review – musically mischievous blues

Last December’s Live in Dublin documented one magical night on Leonard Cohen’s last globe-trot, a world tour in perpetual stop-start motion.

The appeal of this latest Cohen live offering hinges on a brace of more rarely performed tracks – Joan of Arc as a too-sweet duet with Hattie Webb; the lyrically dense Field Commander Cohen - sweetened by two new songs and two new covers. You can hear the louche blues of Never Gave Nobody Trouble online; its partner, Got a Little Secret, is another musically mischievous blues whose words make reference to the disparity between great age and great feeling.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Kitty Empire, for The Observer on Sunday 10th May 2015 08.00 Europe/London

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