‘Can’t Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour’ is the all new album of recordings from Leonard Cohen, a hypnotic collection of ten Cohen rarities recorded on his recent, celebrated “Old Ideas World Tour.”
The songs on ‘Can’t Forget’ have the immediacy, spontaneity, and thrilling intimacy of the best studio recordings made in the white heat of live performance and Cohen’s legendary soundchecks, in which he brings the colours of his virtuoso band to full bloom in harmony with his voice, never more seductive.
Here is a full range of Leonard Cohen’s work: new songs including, from the realm of blues, the wickedly funny “Got a Little Secret” and “Never Gave Nobody Trouble;” luxurious performances of such Cohen 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 the Quebecois love song “La Manic,” performed before a captivated audience in Quebec City, and a moving tribute cover of the late country master George Jones' “Choices.” These are songs and performances of the first order that you can’t forget.
Cohen’s live concert tours were met with extraordinary and unanimous accolades as he performed around the world from 2008 through 2013. His mesmerizing performances totalled 470 shows in 31 countries, attended by four million fans. ‘Can’t Forget’ gives listeners an extremely special glimpse into Cohen’s intimate rehearsal process, widely known to be in-depth ‘concerts before the concert!,’ heard by fans for the first time with this new record. Cohen continues to work with vocalists, musicians, producers and engineers who are the best in the business.
Remarkably, this is Cohen’s third album release since 2014’s ‘Popular Problems,’ which garnered four 2015 Juno Award nominations.