Angels at my shoulder Previously unreleased broadcast from Cohen's 'Future World Tour' The majority of the music featured on this CD was broadcast from Leonard Cohen's most recent 'hometown', Los Angeles, at the Complex on 18th April 1993. As Leonard remarked: Los Angeles is a terrific place to live; because uh, well it's, it's right on the edge of destruction. The ground itself is trembling, The landscape is about to blow apart. The social fabric is about to tear, and many novelists have documented the fragmentation of the psyche. So it's a place right at the edge of things where everything is about to fall apart, and it's a very nourishing place for that reason. This superb concert marked the beginning of an extensive series of European, North American and Canadian concerts, dubbed The Future World Tour , which culminated on 30th July at the Royal Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia. This CD includes three additional songs broadcast towards the end of the tour on 12th July from Austin City Limits, in Austin, Texas (subsequent to 1993, Cohen would no tour again for 15 years until he began a massive highly acclaimed world tour in 2008). The band on the tour were Bob Metzger (guitar and steel pedal guitar), Jorge Calderon (bass), Bill Ginn (keyboards), Paul Ostermayer (keyboards, saxophone), Bob Furgo (violin, keyboards), Steve Meado (drums), with backing vocalists Julie Christensen & Perla Batalla (aka 'my Angels'). This set is weighted firmly towards more recent material with just two numbers drawn from Leaonard's 60's catalogue, 'Sisters of Mercy' (from Songs of Leonard Cohen' 1967) and 'Bird On The Wire (Songs From A Room' 1969); the 70's is represented exclusively by 'There Is A War' (from New Skin For The Old Ceremony' 1974). 1984's Various Positions is recalled by versions of 'Coming Back to You' and 'Dance Me to the End of Love'. Three numbers are taken from the 'The Future (1992), the album the tour was ostensibly promoting 'Democracy', 'Waiting for the Miracle ' and the title track. The remaining three songs performed live here are all drawn from The Future's predecessor, I'm Your Man (1988) the title track, the groundbreaking 'Then We Take Manhatten' and the aching balled 'Ain't No Cure For Love.'