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by Ziyad
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Big Chill (August 3)
Replies: 51
Views: 48820

Re: Big Chill (Aug 3)

Hi Diane

I think that was me who called back to Leonard, assuming the recording was near the front - I was 3rd row in the middle!
by Ziyad
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: CONCERT REPORT: Big Chill (August 3)
Replies: 51
Views: 48820

Re: Big Chill (Aug 3)

Thanks all for the posts, piccys and videos. I went with my family and my 2 daughters (10 and 12) who have been to about 10 gigs in their life - but incredibly Leonard is the nearest they've ever been to the front (we were 2nd/3rd row) and they loved it. We were in the gods at the O2 and for them, t...
by Ziyad
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: All the SETLISTS (Summer 2008 Tour)
Replies: 90
Views: 101365

Re: All the SETLISTS (Summer 2008 Tour)

Re The Big Chill, I should point out that one other difference to Glastonbury was that there were no encores at Glasto but at The Big Chill, Leonard went off after Closing Time for a mini-encore, though the band stayed onstage
by Ziyad
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: What is the most appropriate present to give Leonard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5666

What is the most appropriate present to give Leonard?

A different thread about giving flowers to Leonard at a gig got me thinking what would be the best thing to give Leonard. I'll put my hand up and say I was rather boring in throwing him a single red rose during Everybody Knows (not even long stemmed I'm afraid) at Manchester. I read that someone els...
by Ziyad
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: Flowers for Leonard?
Replies: 21
Views: 6830

Re: Flowers for Leonard?

On the 3rd night at Manchester I was lucky to have front row middle seats and with a group of 4 others, we each had a single (not long) stemmed red rose - I had meant to get a bouquet from the station on my way to Manchester but I forgot. At any rate I threw the rose after he sang the line from Ever...
by Ziyad
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: The Summer Tour 2008
Topic: All the SETLISTS (Summer 2008 Tour)
Replies: 90
Views: 101365

Re: All the SETLISTS (and nothing else!)

The Big Chill - August 3rd Virtually the same set as Glastonbury with one song removed (Democracy) and with First We Take Manhattan and Anthem transposed (to better effect): 1) Dance Me To The End Of Love (Various Positions) 2) The Future (The Future) 3) Ain't No Cure For Love (I'm Your Man) 4) Bird...
by Ziyad
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: What song would you want to be added to the set list?
Replies: 48
Views: 14150

Re: What song would you want to be added to the set list?

Good question commonweal - my choices for songs to remove would be: - Ain't No Cure For Love - lovely but light - The Gypsy's Wife - unlike commonweal I've never rated Recent Songs highly, it's Albums 1 - 4 lite for me - Closing Time - chosen for the title of the song and hence it's place near the e...
by Ziyad
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: What song would you want to be added to the set list?
Replies: 48
Views: 14150

What song would you want to be added to the set list?

For me, it would have to be one of the following:

Please Don't Pass Me By
Seems So Long Ado, Nancy
Death Of A Ladies Man
Chelsea Hotel
You Know Who I Am
Last Year's Man
Joan of Arc
Diamonds InThe Mine
Famous Blue RAincoat

Probably Please Don't Pass Me By or Last Year's Man
by Ziyad
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Re: Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour

Urpal - agree about Boogie Street and also That Don't Make It Junk (Manchester 1st night) - for me it's great to hear some newish songs that LC hasn't performed before when he last toured 15 years ago. Also very interesting point you raise re The sublime Webb sisters version of If It Be Your Will. I...
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: cohen vs. dylan
Replies: 29
Views: 7059

Re: cohen vs. dylan

Very good point John! The timings could well work in that Dylan was out of action between Blonde and Blonde (66) and John Wesley Harding (68) and Songs of was released in 1967. Also, Leonard was 'discovered' by John Hammond, who had also signed Dylan and could well have introduced Dylan to LC's musi...
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3469

Reappraised LC songs in light of the current tour

For me the song that has gone up in my personal Lenny hit parade has to be 'Anthem'. It truly is one of his best songs (with about 20 others!) and for some reason I can't get the line "there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" out of my head. It has been one of the highlights of ...
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: cohen vs. dylan
Replies: 29
Views: 7059

Re: cohen vs. dylan

I once sat next to Meat Loaf's wife (Mrs Loaf??) on a transatlantic flight and when we got talking, it came out that she lived in Woodstock, NY during the 60's when Bob Dylan was recording The Basement Tapes with The Band, and at the time of his infamous motorcycle accident. While chatting she told ...
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: The Fall Tour in Europe 2008
Topic: SPECIAL TICKETS FOR MEMBERS TO SEVERAL UK SHOWS
Replies: 62
Views: 19194

Re: SPECIAL TICKETS FOR MEMBERS TO SEVERAL UK SHOWS

Thank you for this service. It's great to get 2 seats for the middle front stalls section at the O2 - on the web, all such tickets are part of a corporate hospitality package for £335
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Random Lenny Thoughts after Manchester & Glastonbury
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Random Lenny Thoughts after Manchester & Glastonbury

Thanks Joney & Imaginary Friend I think IF's daughter is right, in that Kelley Lynch has done Leonard a massive favour because he really does seem to be enjoying this tour and he seems to have conquered his nerves (check the excellent interview in Canada with him in Hamilton was it which I've seen e...
by Ziyad
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Random Lenny Thoughts after Manchester & Glastonbury
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Random Lenny Thoughts after Manchester & Glastonbury

I originally posted this on the Glastonbury thread, at a time when the thread went quiet, so I thought I'd create a thread in case people are interested. Apologies to anyone who has already read it. Prologue – Where do I start, having seen Lenny’s first and third nights at Manchester and his Glasto...

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