Page 1 of 2

CONCERT REPORT: Halden, August 29

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:33 am
by BlizzardofIce
In the traffic jam on the way out now.
Great night.
A few things:
Some changes in set list; Marianne in the first set, banjo in second. No going home. Sisters of mercy in first set. No last dance.
Higlights for me:
-beautiful bird on wire
-warm dedication to Marianne Ihlen before the song.
-night comes on and coming back to you from various positions.
-In I'm your man Leonard picked up flowers from the crowd and gave them to the ladies in the band, while singing.

Almost 4 hours,including brake. Start 08:00, ended 23:45

Re: Concert report Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:50 am
by Okudzhava
Sounds like a fun night. Cheers.

Re: Concert report Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:02 am
by sturgess66

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:56 am
by NEW_IDEAS
Sounds good! No rain? :) Looking forward to the show in Gothenburg tomorrow! I like it alot when he change the setlist around, and with so many songs to choose from, I hope he does it more often! I hoping for: In my secret life, Sisters of Mercy and That don´t make it junk in Gothenburg....!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:09 am
by MaryB
No 'Save the Last Dance For Me'???? Nooooooooooooooo!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:40 am
by BlizzardofIce
Looks like save the last dance is out. Not played the last two shows.

Night Comes on, from my phone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNNvVOReleY

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:33 am
by Anne R

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:12 pm
by Wirebird
Leonard Cohen covers the entire frontpage of the paper issue of Halden Arbeiderblad (local Norwegian newspaper) with this picture from the concert:
"Leonard Cohen can now add Fredriksten fortress to the list of his major conquests, right after Manhattan and Berlin." The concert report is written by the well known Norwegian music journalist Tom Skjeklesæther, rolling 6 on the dice for Mr. Cohen.

Another article can be found in Fredrikstad Blad, another local newspaper:
http://www.f-b.no/kultur/cohen-er-mannen-1.7513982

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:46 pm
by casaperon
I hope it was a wonderful concert as always, but no different sides in setlist!. I hope Leonard will sing it in Madrid. For me, It's a masterpiece of old ideas album! :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:55 pm
by Muscovite
I'd agree with dropping "Save the Last Dance". Simply no space for covers except "The Partisan". "I Tried to Leave You" is the perfect end to the concert.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:36 pm
by cohenadmirer
Wirebird wrote:Leonard Cohen covers the entire frontpage of the paper issue of Halden Arbeiderblad (local Norwegian newspaper) with this picture from the concert:
"Leonard Cohen can now add Fredriksten fortress to the list of his major conquests, right after Manhattan and Berlin." The concert report is written by the well known Norwegian music journalist Tom Skjeklesæther, rolling 6 on the dice for Mr. Cohen.

Another article can be found in Fredrikstad Blad, another local newspaper:
http://www.f-b.no/kultur/cohen-er-mannen-1.7513982
Google translate comes up with some odd phrases in english , such as calling the band intruductions 'pompous'!
I trust this isn't what the reviewer intended !

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:45 am
by gabri

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:32 am
by Anne R

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:31 pm
by sturgess66
More nice video from wirebird - Thanks!

So Long Marianne
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGCKKYui5Ik

Night Comes On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JAdyB9M4uc

Democracy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTgA5totgA

Alexandra Leaving (beautiful - :D - & includes into by Leonard about Sharon writing the song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c--xTsMDKZE

Take This Waltz (lovely solo by Hattie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNih0tzxZRk

I Tried to Leave You
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGSZZ8Vqym0

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Halden 29. August

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:02 pm
by TipperaryAnn
Muscovite wrote:I'd agree with dropping "Save the Last Dance". Simply no space for covers except "The Partisan". "I Tried to Leave You" is the perfect end to the concert.
Am I the only one who finds "I Tried to Leave You" tedious ? :shock:
The joke has long since worn thin. It was written about leaving a woman, for heaven's sake, not an audience.
As an introduction to the band it could have a place earlier in the setlist, as could "If it be your will " sung by the Webb sisters.
But encores, the last many will hear of LC, EVER, should I think be undiluted Leonard!

Personally, I would MUCH prefer to hear "Save the last Dance" or "lullaby" as an encore in Dublin!