• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2009
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 41
  3. Negative: 4 out of 41

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  1. JackL.
    Jan 20, 2010
    10
    In the waste land of contemporary performances Cohen's farewell tour reminds that music is art and can elevate us.
  2. Pierre-MichelF.
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    Fantastic album and great "entry door" to the world of this awesome musicia for those who didn't know him. I can tell because I was one of them! Thank you mister Cohen, I bow in respect.
  3. Ardo
    Oct 30, 2009
    10
    I would just like to say that John B, much like most prog fans, is a shallow-minded imbecile. "The Incident" is Porcupine Tree's worst album in a long time. This, on the other hand, is a heartfelt and moving performance by one of the greatest singer-songwriters in history.
  4. AdamC.
    Aug 8, 2009
    10
    A CD that will enrich your life!
  5. NathanL.
    Aug 6, 2009
    10
    Cohen's lyrics possess a depth that no other songwriter seems to be able to convey. His deeply personal, poetic offering is amazing. This is definitely the best album I've bought this year. Cohen's aged voice sounds sublime leading the waltz. I highly recommend to all long-time fans or people unfamiliar with the genius' work.
  6. Zeezou
    May 30, 2009
    10
    Excellent and everything a fan could ask for.
  7. MartinK
    Apr 14, 2009
    10
    Have been gifted to experience this concert and the magic of LC in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley/Australia. Proof that even at 74 a man can preserve the enthusiasm and joy of a little boy combined with a mastery of music and the wisdom of the ages. It doesn't need this CD to keep the memory but if anything comes close - this is...
  8. AdrianK
    Apr 9, 2009
    10
    There are no words to describe the experience of witnessing Mr Leonard Cohen. Fortunately, there is the music.
  9. PaulM
    Apr 7, 2009
    10
    A towering inspiration!
  10. FrankH
    Apr 4, 2009
    10
    Just saw LC in Dallas last night.. AMAZING SHOW.. very similar set played as the London concert.. Mr Cohen's voice has aged like fine wine with a hint of aged tobacco.. This CD is excellent and kudos to the band as well!
  11. arielk
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    Oh, leonard leonard.... i'm pleased come to the holy land once again for the last time... i have born at the wrong decade!!!! please back to your roots!
  12. RodP
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    A fabulous live album and a stunning example of why Leonard Cohen is one of the most gifted poets, song writers and unique performers of our time.
  13. LouisW
    Apr 3, 2009
    10
    I was there on the night. The gig was legendary and the CD/DVD captures the event as it was - sublime. The level of musicianship by the band is also outstanding.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Perhaps fate forced Leonard Cohen's hand to stage the tour documented in part on Live in London, but it seems that fate knows just what it's doing, and this album eloquently demonstrates how much Cohen still has to offer, and how clearly his music still speaks to him (and us).
  2. Live in London is a reminder that Cohen is as gifted a performer as he is a songwriter.
  3. The wry humour on display even extends to the setlist, with 'I Tried To Leave You' being the first song of the encore. It's little touches like that which make Live In London both the perfect souvenir for those who were there on the night and also a handy introduction to one of the true living legends of the music industry.