CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:17 pm

I'm betting that new material will be added as they settle in and get their sea legs.

In an article about Sligo (a very good article), Leonard said this -
"We've been all over the world, and you know, one is never sure that it's going to work again. You're never sure from concert to concert, actually, because there's some part of it you don't command."
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Although the favourites like Suzanne and Famous Blue Raincoat will certainly feature in the sets at Lissadell, Cohen has hinted that there might also be a move towards new material.
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=22373
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/HALLELUJA ... 0232331175

They had a most wonderful response from the audience in Zagreb and I'm sure they are all looking forward to changing up with some of that "new material." :D :D 8) And Dino was playing on a new instrument - an Eigenharp. :D :D 8) Anybody remember which song?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby Halfabee » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:44 pm

sturgess66 wrote:
Halfabee wrote:Here's my last video from the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTOP496pRbc (Tower of Song); the other two were already posted here.
I put a few photos from the show on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/8097270@N0 ... 592710334/
What a great evening - I can't wait to see him again in Ljubljana in a few months! :)
Halfabee - one of your pictures is of Javier and Dino - and Dino is playing his new Eigenharp (second from last picture). Do you know what song?
Well, I can't really remember, but looking at the setlist and time the photo was taken, I think it could be during The Partisan? Maybe someone else will be able to confirm or correct me :)
And thanks for your kind comments about my pics/vids!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby lemonche » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:55 pm

It was beautiful!
Second best concert in my life... just after my first Cohen show in Lucca. But this one was also perfect... I'm speechless. The setlist was nice, I was really surprised with The Partisan. I kinda wished to hear it. But I missed A Thousand kisses deep... that song reminds me on my first Cohen concert and trip to Lucca. I'm your man was beautiful too. Well... everything was. It was just a perfect day.
Thank you Mr. L. Cohen, and thanks to all of those wonderful musicians you have around you.
See you in Ljubljana!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby xwroxx » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:04 am

IrishAL wrote:Zagreb, Everybody knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGGxU760k40



enjoy

albert
thanks for the excellent reminder on the extraterrestrial experience from sunday evening!

is it only me, or has anybody else gotten an impression that the beginning of 'everybody knows' was rendered by LC in tom waits-ish style - almost barking :)? maybe a deliberate hommage to one of the artists he appreciates, according to an interview i read somewhere?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby zagi » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:42 am

xwroxx wrote:
IrishAL wrote:Zagreb, Everybody knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGGxU760k40



enjoy

albert
thanks for the excellent reminder on the extraterrestrial experience from sunday evening!

is it only me, or has anybody else gotten an impression that the beginning of 'everybody knows' was rendered by LC in tom waits-ish style - almost barking :)? maybe a deliberate hommage to one of the artists he appreciates, according to an interview i read somewhere?
Deliberate or not it did sound like TW has entered the room indeed! Do you dare imagine what these two would be capable of producing if they decide to create some music together... :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby dino towerofsongs » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:04 pm

i am still in a shock mood
i just get what i want ,and this is all
after concert and our meet up
first there is still no enough words to thanks Tom
it is certainly or definitive clear that without him
there will be no these extras
like Sharon,Webb Sisters,Roscoe
although they appereance in Meet up tribute changed my life imidiately
they definetely came because Sharon promise it to Tom-the fact that they after evening full show rehearsal sit in a taxi just because they promise they will come ,is really completing how such a persons they are
and how 4 of them are great ,nice persons,really even more beautiful than on stage
this change also my view of sunday concert
and the fact that Leonard did inscription about my Tower of songs cd,and his so unexpected reaction
i am still patiently,waiting for Tom to recover and tell me the whole story about that

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby cpl593h » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:40 pm

LHHUNTER wrote:I felt disappointed with the set list at the Zagreb show as Leonard choose not to give us anything fresh whether a taste of something from the forthcoming new album or some different songs from the back catalogue. I also thought the band looked very reserved and dare I say even bored at some points. I hope as the tour evolves they decide to try something new. ;-)
let's not forget that for the vast majority of people in the audience this is the one and only time they'll see LC and Band on this tour and as it's such a perfect set list it's best to keep it as it stands. of course it's rgeat for us who visit the tour on several ocassions to have a little variety - especially as this tour is now sooooo long! - but for most this is their one LC gig and they deserve the hear the music that has had the rest of us in raptures for so long.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby zagi » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:38 pm

cpl593h wrote:
LHHUNTER wrote:I felt disappointed with the set list at the Zagreb show as Leonard choose not to give us anything fresh whether a taste of something from the forthcoming new album or some different songs from the back catalogue. I also thought the band looked very reserved and dare I say even bored at some points. I hope as the tour evolves they decide to try something new. ;-)
let's not forget that for the vast majority of people in the audience this is the one and only time they'll see LC and Band on this tour and as it's such a perfect set list it's best to keep it as it stands. of course it's rgeat for us who visit the tour on several ocassions to have a little variety - especially as this tour is now sooooo long! - but for most this is their one LC gig and they deserve the hear the music that has had the rest of us in raptures for so long.
Thank you for these words. I was trying to come up with a perfect "excuse" for not getting any new songs in Zagreb show and what you said echoes some of my thoughts perfectly. It was amazing, brilliant show we've been waiting for for decades and my only regret is not getting closer to stage during standing ovations... but, that's just what feeds my show bug as Mary called it, hence I'm browsing Ljubljana show's ticket sites!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby IrishAL » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:55 pm

some more youtube from Zagreb.

so long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4z63EiI6Kc

First we take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDBFl7kOYVw

Who by fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fSrqLuSGE

Famous blue raincoat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tk-qKNyc54

I tried to leave you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_cyqZIlOU

Enjoy

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:11 pm

Thank you so much Albert. Your videos are simply excellent- including the audio, that is amazingly clear! You captured many subtleties that (rightly) blend in with the "whole" but I'm delighted to be able to watch them in your videos!

Javier's breathtakingly beautiful solo in "Who By Fire" - usually video of this is from a distance - but you captured a close-up. Same with Roscoe in "I Tried to Leave You." Roscoe's lead-in to the "items" section in First We Take Manhattan!" Love all the intimate details - that change from show to show!

"First We Take Manhattan" - the "back and forth" between Leonard and Javier about those "items" - is priceless. :lol: "Famous Blue Raincoat" - *sigh*. And I love watching video of "So Long Marianne" from European shows. The song is SO loved there - and Leonard and his band and singers seem to love to perform it there. Ahhh - so many things ... And Leonard himself. :D :D

What a show!! Bravo to Leonard Cohen and the Unified Heart Touring Company! There may have been nothing new in the set list at Zagreb, but, based on the video I have seen, Leonard and his wonderful band and musicians were superb. And from the sound of the response - I think you all know it. :D :D :D

Albert - I'm spoiled - but - patient and hoping for the "Bird" song. :lol: :lol: I hope you have it. From the clips I have seen so far - I think the performance was quite beautiful.




(Wish I had been there. :( :( :D )
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Anyone notice Dino's new state-of-the art "acoustic-enhancing" equipment? :lol: 8) 8)

In "I Tried To Leave You" - Dino's harmonica solo starting at 1:15 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_cyqZIlOU
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby jarkko » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:52 pm

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Photos from the concert and Meetup now here: http://cohen.1g.fi/kuvat/Zagreb%20Conce ... 5,%202010/
Thanks to Lea and Vesa for the pix!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby LEONKA » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:25 am

Jarkko, Maarten and all (sorry, not that I write all the names )

It belongs to you great thanks for the videos and photos from Zagreb. It's just beautiful. 8)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Zagreb, Croatia, July 25, 2010

Postby IrishAL » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:44 am

"Tower of song" sing lover lover lover at the LC Forum Meet up in Zagreb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0XJ-Bcz_cA
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