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CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:40 pm
by BlizzardofIce
http://www.ba.no/puls/musikk/konsert/st ... 209915.ece

The local newspaper are running a live update with the setlist and twitter-feed.
Notice Sisters of mercy in the first set, never seen that before, but I might be wrong?
First pictures are uploaded.

http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/303 ... ng-keongen
rough weather in Bergen.

Looking forward to Halden tomorrow!

http://www.ba.no/puls/musikk/konsert/st ... 208128.ece

translation:
Q: Do you remember when you played Bergen in 1988 (...?!) ?
A: I think it was 1865, right after the civil war, cohen says, smiling behind his sunglasses.

Re: Concert report, Bergen, 28.August

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:46 pm
by Goldin
BlizzardofIce wrote:http://www.ba.no/puls/musikk/konsert/st ... 209915.ece

The local newspaper are running a live update with the setlist and twitter-feed.
That is a thing! Respect to ba.no. Thanks to BlizzardofIce.

Re: Concert report, Bergen, 28.August

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:45 pm
by BlizzardofIce

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:06 am
by holydove
My google translation of Leonard's attire in this article: ". . .with sunglasses, hat and black dress." Hmmm. . .that might be a very interesting sight. . . :lol:

Thank you, blizzardofice, for the links to those lovely & humorous (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not) articles & fantastic photos!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:42 am
by lizzytysh
Ha. Leonard's got some catching up to do with that cone!

SETLISTS OF THE EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:50 am
by Geoffrey
BlizzardofIce wrote:BERGEN - 28. August

30. I tried to leave you
(31. Save the last dance) not sure about this one, will edit


Set 2 and encores same as Aalborg, set 1 a few changes.
from a computer in a bergen hotel reception area
no, there was no #31.
i tried to leave you was the last song. he then said
goodnight my friends, i hope to see you all again down the road, until then goodnight.
excellent show. part #1 7.30 + 9.00. part #2 9.20 + 10.35. encore #1 10.35. encore #2 10.46. encore #3 11.00. finished 11.10.
unexpected highlight of show was sharon robinsons solo singing of alexander leaving. beautiful version. leonard translated the text from some greek guy and sharon put it to music, he said. she got electrifying applause and endless whistling for that song. hope it was recorded.
this computer has an unusual keyboard, so excuse bad writing. will be home thursday nite. g

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:24 am
by bridger15
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... 3D10068215
(google translate)
Concert Review: Leonard's Happy doomsday

Published 28/08/12 - 11:31 p.m., changed 28/08/12 - 23:54 (AP)

Leonard Cohen sings as if it were his last. And have fun at the same time.
CONCERT: Leonard Cohen
LOCATION: Koengen, Bergen
CURRENT ALBUM: "Old Ideas"
AUDIENCE: Approximately 11,000

In the best song from this year's Leonard Cohen album, "Going Home," describes the narrator, God, Cohen as a channel for itself, but also as "a bastard living in a suit."

The suit-clad bastard runs anyway onto the stage floor exactly at second order announced concert. Cheeky cracked - but mostly it's about time.

He does not have much of it left . However, he has a deep, immense respect and appreciation for their time. For its nine band members, three female choir and four technicians who spend time with him.

The elegant Canadian introduces them several times, both to show their gratitude and respect - but also as a catalyst for applause (even when the local lightman be greeted with a smile, as John fancypants). Moreover, he holds air hat reverently before him under any guitar, violin and organ solos.

But in particular, he is grateful for the public's time - consistently referred to as "friends" - and that even the trees on Bergenhus fortress moves in time with the music.

Possibly it is rehearsed politeness, but it felt and feels sincere.

From his traditionally opens with klezmerske "Dance Me To The End of Love" to his round as traditionally with "I Tried to Leave You," "he keeps his eyes in every verse, as if to ensure that higher powers follow with, and kneeling afterward with his head bowed to the audience, as if to assure them that every word is true.

The concert comes in multiple sets, sets that alone would work as full concerts. Not everything is as required. The songs where female choir will reign alone is beautiful, but removes the pitch dark bottom that only Canadians grave voice master, to Brumle without rumble.

And with over thirty songs, the less interesting features of recent times accepted. Also, not band version of synthpophiten "First We Take Manhattan" especially efficient. But the great moments, like a soft "Sisters of Mercy", a truly inspired "Hallelujah" and an always intense "Anthem" performed as if he restores and revives the text there and then.

But back to the future: A concert in over three and a half hours with no dead spots, would have been a miracle. Bruce Springsteen can not. Leonard Cohen manage it either. But he is the closest to getting the miracle to be fair.

TOR MARTIN BØE
there is a photo link in the article - captions say Bergen
http://www.vg.no/bildespesial/spesial.php?id=9212
but the translated link - captions say London
http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... Fid%3D9212

---Arlene

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:21 pm
by Anne R

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:37 pm
by sturgess66
Some video – from the screen –
Uploaded by MusicfromTromso – Thanks!

Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AldpOmsTTHI

Alexandra Leaving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UjINFebDPM

Famous Blue Raincoat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWMhap7el2Y

I’m Your Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWHx9Jpwds

First We Take Manhattan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoTORtn8goY

Closing Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFT47V4n3Y

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:14 pm
by Boro
It was a great night. I found Leonard Cohen very relaxed and in a great good shape...and very happy.

Thanks LC for this evening and for everything

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:42 am
by Geoffrey
From Bergensavisen 28 August 2012
Three tourists enjoying a break from wandering the streets of Bergen.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:58 am
by Geoffrey
From Bergensavisen 28 August 2012
Leonard makes Sharon take a photo of him with a lady from the next table.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:09 am
by Geoffrey
From Bergensavisen 28 August 2012
Leonard forgets that he is on a non-fat diet and buys another one.
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Re: Concert report, Bergen, 28.August

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:12 am
by Geoffrey
Front page of Bergensavisen 29 August 2012
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bergen, August 28

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:19 am
by Geoffrey
Front page of Bergens Tidende's 'Kultur & folk' supplement 29 August 2012
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