some personal impression on the oslo venue: all space was seated -even in the "staplasser" area- and when mr. Cohen entered the stage (which he and the band managed more smoothly than in the Copenhagen night) all the audience rose to their feet; a thrilling experience. The sound was brilliant (nearly cd-quality, you might say). I noticed in Copenhagen, where we had front row, that Mme Leanne Ungar - gifted to guitarist Mr Mezger -seemed to manage the monitoring sound, which explains something. Whilst in Copenhagen the band had kind of find into the night over the first two or so songs (an ironic "good job" by mr Cohen could be heard towards his co-musicians) the evenig in bislett-stadium went perfectly well what pure musical-craftmanship is concerned, allthough mr mas could hardly be stopped to play some extra-chorusses once in a while.
After some decades of reading/listening to mr cohen: whats so geat about his work? Every now&then we all experience: You have , i have, we all have it; -but mr Cohen has the talent to REMIND US THAT WE HAVE IT.
UH Tour: Oslo-Copenhagen-Cologne; Odense; OI-Tour:Ghent-Odense