CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:33 am

Leonard's work resonates
Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:56 am

musicmania wrote I can't remember off the top of my head which concert but Different Sides was definitely performed at one of the Toronto concerts last year.

Different sides was premiered in the opening concert of the 2012 tour in ghent , but has rarely been played since . It was a nice surprise in st john .
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby musicmania » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:50 pm

cohenadmirer wrote:musicmania wrote I can't remember off the top of my head which concert but Different Sides was definitely performed at one of the Toronto concerts last year.

Different sides was premiered in the opening concert of the 2012 tour in ghent , but has rarely been played since . It was a nice surprise in st john .
My comment was in relation to the song being performed in the North American tour last year. Of course I remember it in Ghent ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:20 am

The set list - one of the pictures posted by Leif Bodnarchuk at his NO IDEAS blog for this show -
http://dragonhelm.wordpress.com/2013/04 ... r-station/

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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:47 am

video of' 'different sides'
Much more video to come from me but might take some time because i'm in rural new brunswick which is very beautiful but the internet connection is quite slow :(
http://youtu.be/GnqxNNu1t-0

Video of Tower of Song
Playful and funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWEJ0gp ... Jw&index=1
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby holydove » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:26 pm

David, thank you so much - I'm so glad you got a video of Different Sides - I look forward, very excitedly, to watching it (I wait till later so that I can download it to the bigger screen through the blueray)! Thank you also, in advance, for the rest of your videos - they are always so delightful! And thank you for the lovely concert report which you posted previously.

Hope to see you again somewhere in the near future. . .
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:57 pm

Videos

Famous Blue Raincoat
Starts the song then stops to acknowledge the lateness of the hour
Sweet and funny then a great late night version of an iconic song
http://youtu.be/fMXQrIH8Gqg

Save the last dance and closing remarks
http://youtu.be/LrB03xiu3fo

If it be your will

http://youtu.be/PH3PoekwXAA

Several more to come
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Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:15 am

More video

Closing Time

http://youtu.be/r8DGSc4J20Q

more to come
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby mutti » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:32 am

Thank you so much David for your videos!
Sounds like a great concert.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:37 am

Thanks for all the video David. Keep 'em coming! :D
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I finally got to see Leonard Cohen live (after all these years) at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick and my first thought was, “This is a show.

Let me explain what I mean because of course, any concert is a show of some kind. What I mean, and the reason for the “Old School” reference in my title, is that this show was not what we often see today.

There were no dancers. There were no Cirque du Soleil acrobatics on wires. No fire shot up from the floor of the stage and no dry ice swirled about.

The show was the music. It was a music show. It was Leonard and his band spread across a stage with no elaborate set. As far as lighting went, some gels were used for mood and there was a spotlight but it was largely simple. There was a singular lack of adornment. It was all about the music and the musicians making it.

The success of a show like that rises or falls on how well those musicians do their jobs, especially when you consider that the show lasts a minimum of three hours.

Well, it was superlative.

If I had any complaint about the show it was not with Leonard Cohen and the band but with the audience. For me, they were a little too reverent. If I could speak to them I would say, it is not “Sit Me to the End of Love,” it is “Dance me to the End of Love.” It is not “Take This Seat and Sit in It,” it is “Take This Waltz”. (The waltz is a dance.)

It was only later in the show that people finally began to loosen up. As wonderful as Leonard’s words are, he loves music too and his music is wonderfully suited for rhythmic movement and I wish people would have realized that and moved and danced to the beautiful music being made.

Some highlights

There were many highlights in the show but for me there were three. (I’d list off many more but this bit of writing would be endless if I did that.) In no particular order …

Sharon Robinson singing “Alexandra Leaving.” Since first hearing this song on “Ten New Songs,” it has been a personal favourite and I have to be honest, when I learned she would sing it and not Leonard I was a bit disappointed. Then I heard her.

I don’t know how many synonyms for good and great a person can crank out before they all become meaningless, so let me put it this way … A woman sitting beside me, whom I had never met and still have never met, wept through the whole song.

Then there was Javier Mas. Since this concert, all you have to say to me is “Javier Mas” and I know what you mean – so good it is almost painful because you become filled with jealousy that anyone can play like that … and you can’t. He plays the bandurria and it is eye-popping. And … wow! Does he ever help the Cohen song “Lover, Lover, Lover” kick ass!

Finally, of course, there is Leonard Cohen. There are many things to love about Mr. Cohen, written and recorded, and the focus is usually on his words. There are few who can match him when it comes to that. But seeing him live, what I enjoyed most about him was the music he makes and the clear love he has for music.

He struck me as a happy man, a joyful man making a joyful noise, and I think it is the music that makes him so happy.

Maybe that was the surprise the concert held for me. The words were there – I knew them all. Like others, I’ve read and heard them so many times they are woven into whatever fabric it is that makes me.

But the music … It draws from folk and blues and jazz and then something of Spain and the gypsy sound of Romany passes through and always, always guys like Hank Williams and George Jones are putting their two cents in. Over the years, Leonard Cohen has mastered words and meaning but he has also distilled a musical sound that is distinctly his own and it is beautiful — more so because it works with his lyrics so perfectly.

Did I like the concert? Duh … yeah!

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Lover, Lover, Lover — Tel Avi, September 2009, featuring Javier Maz on bandurria
Alexandra Leaving — Co-writer Sharon Robinson sings, Amsterdam – August 2012
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:12 pm

cohenadmirer wrote:Videos

Famous Blue Raincoat
Starts the song then stops to acknowledge the lateness of the hour
Sweet and funny then a great late night version of an iconic song
http://youtu.be/fMXQrIH8Gqg

Save the last dance and closing remarks
http://youtu.be/LrB03xiu3fo

If it be your will
http://youtu.be/PH3PoekwXAA

Several more to come
Thanks for all the video David!
And I note that a lot more have been uploaded and hope you don't mind if I gather them all together here -

Different Sides
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnqxNNu1t-0

Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWEJ0gp0YJE

Closing Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8DGSc4J20Q

Anyhow (including Leonard's smoking monologue)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGf7gdtmcO4

Lover, Lover, Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSkin_7iJXs

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syPfPoFsMl0

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILOLUdDV96M

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HID-vPHiJgc

A Thousand Kisses Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjmpF3SHmI
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Re: CONCERT REPORT - Saint John, New Brunswick - April 15, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:17 pm

sturgess66 wrote:
cohenadmirer wrote:Videos


Thanks for all the video David!
And I note that a lot more have been uploaded and hope you don't mind if I gather them all together here -
Thanks - a couple more to come
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Brighton 1979; Dublin , Manchester june 2008; glasgow, manchester Nov 2008; Liverpool july 2009 ; Barcelona Sept 2009 ;marseille, lille september2010: Ghent August 2012;Barcelona October 2012;Montreal x2 November 2012: 2013; Saint John NB April 2013; Brussels June 2013;Manchester August 2013; Leeds , Birmingham September 2013; Amsterdam September 2013
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