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Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:27 pm
by TGuy
Dear Friends,

As the World Tour is nearing its final stages, I have been contemplating a fitting tribute.

After the concert in Israel I felt compelled to compile the most complete video record of that occasion that I could manage (my incomplete offering posted in the Collectors and Traders Corner viewtopic.php?f=12&t=20360&hilit=israel+dvd#p209090).

Following on that DVD I have embarked on what I would like to call the Ultimate World Tour DVD Project - a compilation concert made up of the "best" audience videos of all the songs in the tour.

The resulting DVD will of-course be uploaded and shared.

As a first step I have compiled the following setlist for the DVD, based on Maarten's diligent setlist document (http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/LC_Wo ... tlists.pdf) (concert debut dates are indicated):

First Set
1.Dance Me To The End Of Love
2.The Future
3.Ain't No Cure For Love
4.Bird On The Wire
5.Everybody Knows
6.In My Secret Life
7.Who By Fire
8.Heart With No Companion
9.The Darkness (November 5 2009)
10.Born In Chains (July 27 2010)
11.Chelsea Hotel #2 (November 3 2008)
12.Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye (May 31 2008)
13.Lover, Lover, Lover (August 15 2009)
14.Waiting For The Miracle (June 2 2008)
15.The Flood (Poem) (August 28 2009)
16.Anthem

Second Set
1.Tower Of Song
2.Avalanche (June 23 2008)
3.Suzanne
4.Sisters of Mercy (June 18 2008)
5.A Singer Must Die (July 31 2010)
6.The Gypsy’s Wife
7.Feels So Good (October 29 2009)
8.The Partisan (September 21 2008)
9.Boogie Street
10.Hallelujah
11.Democracy
12.I'm Your Man
13.A Thousand Kisses Deep (Poem) (May 16 2008)
14.Take This Waltz

Encores
1.So Long, Marianne
2.First We Take Manhattan
3.That Don't Make It Junk (May 13 2008)
4.Famous Blue Raincoat (June 18 2008)
5.If It Be Your Will (May 27 2008)
6.Lullaby (April 1 2009)
7.Closing Time
8.I Tried to Leave You (May 12 2008)
9.Whither Thou Goest (June 4 2008)

Friends, if any of you wish to lend a hand in this project -

1. please comment on the suggested setlist - anything missing? a song you feel is out of place?
2. your suggestions for the "best" video of any song is most welcome.

If I may, please consider that to my mind the "best" video is not necessarily that which just has the best video and sound - but that which captures a performance, a moment, which you can feel is special in some way. Since it is difficult to convey this in words - here is an example - about a minute into the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBI0Syczmkg

All good things

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:40 pm
by neo
That's a very nice project TGuy! But, oh, who has an overview of those many good videos at YouTube... (some serious research has to be done... and I hope many people will contribute)
This is a very recent one that I enjoyed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9PVRKXCD9s Very nicely filmed... not sure if there is another ultimate performance otu there...

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:50 pm
by neo

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:38 am
by sue7
This is a wonderful idea, TGuy. (I downloaded your Tel Aviv video compilation and found it to be really a great experience to watch. Even though some of the video and audio was not of the best quality, one really got the feeling of being at the concert. I am so happy to have it. )
One question I have is that there are some songs that have been played in the middle of the set at some times, and then as the last encore at some concerts: I'm thinking of Heart With No Companion; Lover, Lover, Lover... perhaps there are others too? Does that change the song enough that you'd want to include them as encores as well?

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:00 am
by TGuy
Neo, thanks for your kind words and contributions. Obviously there is some work ahead ...

I hope to make an effort to choose well, but certainly realize that there are no ultimate performances :)

sue7, thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the Tel Aviv DVD.

I tried to list the songs you pointed out where they were as part of the set (where they were played more often) rather than as an encore.

Heart with no Companion is a dilemma as early on it was played as part of the first set and later on as a regular encore - I rather like it in the first set as it adds a little more of an upbeat tone that other songs lend to the second set and the encores.

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:08 am
by neo

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:34 am
by FOXWOOD
Dear TGuy,
A great idea.

May I propose Famous Blue Raincoat Lissadell - 31st July 2010 . There may be better videos but I doubt that you will get a better crowd!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbnCnYL0EHU

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:14 pm
by neo

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:45 pm
by neo
Leonard Cohen Recites W.B.Yeats, Lissadell House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5vYpWCbHsE

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:49 pm
by neo
Sligo, A Singer Must Die, Leonard Cohen, Lissadell House , July 31st 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edW2dbjT9Vw

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:30 pm
by neo
Leonard Cohen Finale in Israel - Priestly Blessing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4imJ7wWB9FU

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:35 am
by neo
mnkyface discovered a very nice video from Benicassim (July 20)

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=11567&start=15#p246142

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:05 pm
by Gordana
It isn't the best sound, it isn't the best video, but it is the best audience feed back.
San Jose November 13, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tioLvJ3DmUg&NR=1

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:07 am
by jas82
Closing Time from Weybridge 12 July 2009, wrapped in scarf, where Leonard almost gets lost near the end ... 5.15 turns to Rosco and says 'where are we?' Really joyful performance on a rainy evening.

http://www.youtube.com/user/albertnoona ... yAi6Vu8mhs

Re: Tribute Project - Ultimate World Tour DVD

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:53 pm
by cohensongs
in advance a very big thank you for this DVd