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The 80-year-old master gives a three-hour tour of his heart

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Leonard Cohen's return to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year absence remains one of the most impressive comebacks in music history. By the time he cut this new three-disc live album in September 2013, he had about 350 more shows under his belt. A great deal of the material here was covered on 2009's Live in London, but it's well worth the price to hear backup singer Sharon Robinson's exquisite take on "Alexandra Leaving," Cohen's hilariously self-referential "Going Home" and a finale where he covers "Save the Last Dance for Me." It's the only song in the three-hour set he didn't write, but he makes the Drifters classic sound like an outtake from I'm Your Man.

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