Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

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Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:14 am

That's a great achievement for Leonard :D - considering who else is on the list. 8)

Mind you, the video footage I saw of that 'Hallelujah' performance captured an ecstasy and crowd camaraderie that is hard to imagine being surpassed. ;-)

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Post by cohenadmirer » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:24 pm

That's absolutely amazing .
There's no point in revisiting old disappointments but brings back the mystery of why at least some of Leonard's set wasn't televised on the BBC when virtually all pyramid stage headliners are .
There is extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2014 across the BBC- tv and radio - from this thursday. :D
of course needless to say wish leonard was playing again - there or anywhere !
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Post by basecamp » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:00 pm

WOW! Great :-)))))


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Post by mutti » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:10 pm

Wow! Well deserved and happy to see this! What an honour…
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Post by musicmania » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Brilliant :D
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Post by FOXWOOD » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

The Daily Telegraph always give Leonard good reviews...

"What keeps the thousands coming back, myself included, is the sensation that seeing Cohen live is like going to see a finished masterpiece by an Old Master. His three-hour sets are the Sistine Chapel ceiling of live performance: their exquisite beauty renders you silent, sometimes tearful but always grateful to have been able to experience such radiance and majesty."

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Re: Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

Post by MaryB » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:00 pm

After going through the list, this is a fantastic achievement!
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Re: Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

Post by Vicomte » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:10 am

I don't want to burst anyone's bubble but do remember, this is one persons thoughts, not a team, or a jury's decision. The person is no doubt a Leonard Cohen fan and I am sure we all know how bias that can be.
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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Re: Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

Post by MaryB » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:53 am

OH NO! pop, pop, pop....
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Re: Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

Post by Vicomte » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:10 pm

Seems you relied on a few bubbles.......
I guess it all started for me sometime around Christmas 1967 and now, goodness me, it's.........2018 and over fifty years later.
No one ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.
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Post by fusional » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:55 am

I was there for that gig, absolutely incredible moment - 60 odd thousand people, most of whom didn't know his music too well, all enraptured.

And apparently he refused to be televised, it wasn't the BBC's decision. I think he even refused to have the cameras rolling.
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Re: Leonard is No. 1 at Glastonbury

Post by MaryB » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:59 am

Vicomte wrote:Seems you relied on a few bubbles.......
Must be because I agreed with you over & over & over......
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