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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:09 am
by B4real
At last! Thanks so much Joy, for your informative report!
btw .....I took five years to post a report from the Brisbane concert 2009, so ...... :)
joyezekiel wrote:However, there didn’t seem to be quite the cohesion and rapport between the other band members that I saw throughout last year. I am thinking particularly of the playful exchanges between Mitch, Alex and Javier, and the flirty stuff with the girls.
Maybe it was different in New Zealand but I can tell you first hand the physical, implied and musical exchanges between all parties were varied and numerous in Australia at each and every one of the eight concerts I went to.

One particularly unique incident I forgot to mention happened at Newcastle (Bimbadgen Winery) prior to the start of Dance Me To The End Of Love. Just before he picked up his violin to play, Alex with a mischevious look on his face, blew Leonard a very long kiss! Leonard wryly acknowledged it :razz: I wish I had a video camera or I was quicker with my own camera but it was so unexpected and I was "in the moment" ;-)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 20

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:50 pm
by holydove
Joy, thank you for remembering all those details two months later (that's quite a feat!), & for sharing them with us.
joyezekiel wrote: unlike after the 2010 Las Vegas concerts when I was an emotional wreck thinking I would never see him again.
I remember it well. I don't think I've ever been such a wreck, before or since. I think I was something of an emotional wreck for all of 2009 & 2010 - it was such an intense whirlwind & I was essentially in a constant state of frenzy (as I know many of us were) - but especially for those LV 2010 concerts! I didn't know how I would survive & it would have been devastating if those concerts had really been the last.

Thank goodness they weren't. We are so fortunate that Leonard & the UHTC came back to us in 2012 & 2013, & showered us with even more precious gifts. Leonard & the band were more amazing than ever, during this recent tour, & I truly hope that we will be able to bask in the presence of Leonard Cohen & his beautiful transcendent music again, in the not-too-distant future.

I'm so glad you were able to be there in Auckland, Joy, & thank you again for conjuring your memories (even without notes!), & sharing them here.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:12 am
by sturgess66
Just uploaded to YouTube by Joao Miguel Figueiredo Silva

Leonard Cohen 's Last Concert | Vector Arena | Auckland | New Zealand | 21st December 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxquhaxf2Y

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:26 pm
by Maarten
sturgess66 wrote:Just uploaded to YouTube by Joao Miguel Figueiredo Silva

Leonard Cohen 's Last Concert | Vector Arena | Auckland | New Zealand | 21st December 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxquhaxf2Y
Hi
This is probably the recording that has surfaced not so long ago on Dime (recording by Raincoat1). I'll check when I get home...
Recordings from Dime are free to be distributed amongst fans and friends, but in loseless format (FLAC,...). One can always convert these files into mp3 etc... for personal use.

That being said: it's great to have the final concert as an audience recording! We can't thank Raincoat1 enough for his hard work in editing these recordings and making them available (and Raincoat1's partner for sitting through so many Cohen concerts and taping them for us! :-) )

Maarten

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:32 pm
by Maarten
Hi again

TXT file from Dime (uploaded Nov 11 2016):
Leonard Cohen
Vector Arena
Auckland
New Zealand
21st December 2013


Leonard's last show - "Tonight, and especially tonight"

Thought I would put this up for the first time on the anniversary, but today seems more appropriate. RIP Leonard and thank you.

(It's great to see all the tribute uploads this morning, sad of course the reason for them. Now would be a good time for all of us to get our collections of recordings up to date and complete, so please keep them coming.)


Audience recording ECM719 Sony mic > Sony PCM M10 24/48 > Audio Cleaning Lab, edits, fades, eq, tracking, volume >

TLH Flac 8 16bit, sbe ok.


Set One
01 Dance Me to the End of Love
02 The Future
03 Bird on the Wire
04 Everybody Knows
05 Who By Fire
06 The Darkness
07 Amen
08 Come Healing
09 Waiting for the Miracle
10 Lover, Lover, Lover
11 Anthem

Set Two
12 Tower of Song
13 Suzanne
14 Chelsea Hotel #2
15 The Partisan
16 Alexandra Leaving
17 I'm Your Man
18 A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
19 Hallelujah
20 Take This Waltz

Encores
21 So Long, Marianne
22 First we Take Manhattan
23 Famous Blue Raincoat
24 If It Be Your Will
25 Closing Time
26 I Tried to Leave You
27 Save the Last Dance for Me

Fades in and out inserted between tracks 20 and 21 to allow burn to CDR for those who wish.

Leonard Cohen - Vocals, guitar
Roscoe Beck - bass & vocal (Musical Director)
Alexandru Bublitchi – violin
Rafael Gayol - drums & percussion
Neil Larsen - keyboard, accordion, brass instruments
Javier Mas - acoustic guitar, oud & misc string instruments
Sharon Robinson – vocal
Mitch Watkins - guitar
Charlie and Hattie Webb, The Webb Sisters – vocal, guitar, harp


Convert to whatever format you choose of course, but please do not sell this recording (we know who you are), or upload to
any other torrent site. Thank you.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:01 pm
by Mabeanie1
Maarten wrote: We can't thank Raincoat1 enough for his hard work in editing these recordings and making them available (and Raincoat1's partner for sitting through so many Cohen concerts and taping them for us! :-) )

Maarten
I think I know what raincoat1 and his partner would say in reply. Something like "it was tough but someone had to do it ...."

Sadly raincoat's hope of lots of new concerts surfacing generally only produced reseeds. I am sure there must be lots of people out there who have recordings of shows that haven't been covered anywhere yet.

Wendy

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:26 pm
by mutti
If I want to listen to this would someone be so kind as to tell me how to do it? or is my only choice to go to you tube to listen? Is it possible to download it to my laptop so I can listen at my leisure. I am not sure how to do it.
Thanks
Leslie 8)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:07 pm
by majmunka
For Firefox there is an extension "Download Helper". Install it, then just open the YouTube link. The Download Helper icon will start rotating (right up). Click on it, choose a format and download the whole vid. :)
Eva

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:58 pm
by mutti
Thanks Mamjuka but I don't have Firefox so tried with Safari. I could upload but not download.
I'll see if I can do it on Firefox. Appreciate your suggestion.
Leslie

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Auckland, New Zealand – December 21, 2013

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:21 am
by Mabeanie1
PM or e-mail me Les if you don't solve it. I can't do much at the moment as I am away from home but I can ask T what software he uses to download from YouTube.

W