Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
- Audio CD (May 12, 2015)
- Original Release Date: May 12, 2015
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony Legacy
- Run Time: 49 minutes
The ten songs of this hypnotic album are Cohen rarities recorded on hisrecent, celebrated “Old Ideas World Tour.” The songs on Can’t Forget have theimmediacy, spontaneity, and thrilling intimacy of the best studio recordingsmade in the white heat of live performance and Cohen’s legendary soundchecks,in which he brings the colors of his virtuoso band to full bloom in harmonywith his voice, never more seductive. Here is a full range of Leonard Cohen’swork: new songs including, from the realm of blues, the wickedly funny “Got aLittle Secret” and “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”; luxurious performances of suchCohen masterpieces as “I Can’t Forget,” “Light As a Breeze,” “Night Comes On,”and a sublime “Joan of Arc”. Cohen also treats us to a gripping version of theQuebecois love song “La Manic,” performed before a captivated audience inQuebec City, and a moving tribute cover of the late country master GeorgeJones’s “Choices.” These are songs and performances of the first order thatyou can’t forget. Can’t Forget gives listeners an extremely special glimpseinto Cohen’s intimate rehearsal process, widely known to be in-depth ‘concertsbefore the concert!,’ heard by fans for the first time with this new record.Cohen continues to work with vocalists, musicians, producers and engineers whoare the best in the business.