So you asked him. You asked him, "Oh love, aren't you tired yet?" And he said no. He is some kind of man. I think actually I have changed my mind and agree with those above, having started to listen to the tape (thanks Robin, Dave) - I do think there was maybe an undercurrent of weariness in Leonard's voice. I did not feel it when we there in that electric atmosphere. Hell, how could anyone, of any age, do what he has done over the last three months and not be tired on some level?
Oh love, rest deeply anyhow.
Dontshake, I am dying to see your b/w photos of him at Ledbury!
Somewhere on here a photographer in Amsterdam took a wonderful picture of Leonard waving to the crowd, holding his hat to his chest, and catching a really beautiful expression in his eyes. Geert I think was the name of him or her. I'd love to see that one in b/w, too.
Here is Minute Prologue, followed by a part of Passing Thru, both London 1972 (live): recorded here off a vinyl album:
And here is a LC at the Isle of Wight 1970, also recorded off a vinyl album:
i will be at brighton sans camera...and so i should be. filming not really allowed, strictLy speaking...anywhere, but i presume it's acknowledged that the youtubers, bit torrenters etc raise the profile and help sell tickets.
Oh, why did I sell all my old LPs! Scorp you take me back (this time) to when I bought my first LC LPs in the early 80s. I've read people saying on here that on this Tour the musicians with Leonard have been great, but that they'd love to hear Leonard with that stripped down sound of old. There is something utterly stark and raw in the early albums that brought many (most?) of us to Leonard in the first place. Watching your cool vid of the Minute Prologue (yes, you catch it, how it is playing a record alone in your room - examining the album cover, watching the turntable revolve, admiring the acoustics of your speakers), I am haunted again by the line, "But I think that I can heal it." Wow, that one line once meant so much to me. It was the way he sang it. Yep, it was the way he sang it.
"Oh, we're sorely in need of matches." The Isle of Wight Tonight Will Be Fine is great. I love the way he hollers out parts of the song. At IOW he sounded wonderful. I used to regret not being a decade older, because I missed some great gigs.