To long term fans of Leonard Cohen, this release is like an early Xmas present, the present that you have been dropping hints for since last Xmas. Only one track has previously been released from this legendary concert - 'Tonight Will Be Fine' on the 'Live Songs' album. So, anyone with doubts about the quality, check out that track and you will see it is good. Also, new recruits to the legion of Cohen fans, who, perhaps, have come to him via the 'Live in London' CD/DVD/concert, might also want to sound check that track as there is 40 years difference in his performance style. That is not to say don't buy this, but, it may take a few plays before the beauty of the songs and the strength of this early performance make this album as much an essential as the 2008 recording. All in all, this is an historic and wonderful performance from, perhaps, the greatest singer/songwriter ever. BTW, I was not at this concert, but did catch him at the Royal Albert Hall on the same tour and it was a very special event.