Leonard Cohen 'Live In London' Released Today

Today, Leonard Cohen released 'Live In London', a collection of 25 songs from his 2008 performance at London's O2 Arena, a concert that left 20 000 fans enchanted. Available on DVD or 2-CD set, 'Live In London' is Cohen's first concert collection since 2001's Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979, and takes us on a journey through Cohen's 40-year career. From "Suzanne" to "Dance Me To The End of Love" to "Hallelujah", 'Live in London' contains the songs that have earned Cohen the legendary reputation that he has today.

Having only been released earlier today, 'Live In London' has already been met with a passionate response. It is the Toronto Star's Pick of the Week and has received an impressive 3.5 out of 4 stars from Greg Quill, who calls Live In London "a timeless and priceless portrait of the artist as an older man, and better than ever".

The collection serves as "a reminder that Cohen is as gifted a performer as he is a songwriter", says Jason Adams at Entertainment Weekly, who gave the DVD an A-.

His 2008 world tour was a landmark in not only his career but music history. His first in 15 years, the tour sold 700, 000 tickets worldwide and received over 80 five-star reviews. It "has yielded one of the finest live albums to come our way in a long while", according to Adrien Bergrand of Pop Matters, who also calls 'Live in London' "spellbinding, seductive [and] pristine".