Concert To Remember
Leonard Cohen In The Arena: Three Hours As In A Dream
Author: Marinko Krmpotić
Posted: 4th August 2013th at 12:24
It was a concert to remember, perhaps because it was the last chance for a true touch with the most beautiful ballads ever written is the man who wrote and performed so memorable and running
"We don't know when we'll see each other again, but I know that tonight we will make every effort to give you everything we've got"
, announced at the beginning of his concert held in the crowded Arena by the legendary Canadian rock chansonniere Leonard Cohen and he fully fulfilled his promise during the concert, which began at 21:16 pm and ending at 32 minutes into the new day. Which means that aged Canadian - born on 21 September 1934 will soon turn 79 years old! Taking just one break of 15 minutes on stage it was a fantastic three hours!
And those three hours with great Cohen, coordinated backing band and an excellent audience in Pula (inbox from all parts of Croatian) went like a dream and the vast majority of visitors will stay in your memory as an unforgettable experience during which you could not only enjoy the truly brilliant izvredbama dozen accompanying musicians and Cohen, but find yourself face to face with the rich and beautiful rock past.
In fact, their debut album was released before Cohen for 45 years, and in the four and a half decades has created a rich and varied body of work whose parts have become part of the general (rock) culture, a significant part of the golden heritage could be heard on the Pula concert is - although it was realized within the framework of the tour presenting Cohen's latest album "Old Ideas" - in fact, offered a classic Greatest Hits form.
Specifically, the presentation of the new album was primarily devoted the final part of the first part of the show when we heard the beautiful "Darkness," "Amen," and "Come Healing", and everything else - except the theme of "Going Home" performed the first encore, was remembering the past and the songs grew up with generations. The concert is open to the beautiful love anthem "Dance Me to the End of Love" that immediately followed the performance hit "Future" Cohen recalled how the great love and can write great lyrics critical of contemporary reality. What followed was then one of the highlights of the first part, fantastic "Bird on a Wire" in which performance can hardly be indifferent to the extraordinary Cohen's vocals accompanied by great soul escorted Sharon Robinson and sisters Web and brilliant blues solos Bob Metzger. "Everybody Knows" is another of life and social injustices forced the audience to follow the rhythm, and the first part of the concert with the impressive performance of three songs from the new album finally brought the dance and singable "Lover, Lover, Lover," which seems to have foreshadowed more better continue the concert.
The second part begins brilliantly performed "Tower of Songs," perhaps the best song written from the nineties until now and that many people remember great duet with Bono from U2. But that was just the beginning of a beautiful unforgettable second part which continued its best-known ballad "Susan" and after her was the most emotional moment of the evening when Cohen unaccompanied by others, with only an acoustic guitar, played "Chelsea Hotel," a song about the true short love meeting him and Janis Joplin. On the way back in the sixties reminded then another and "Sisters of Mercy", "Gipsy Wife" and "Partisan" that Cohen would then rest a little while Sharon Robison brilliant performed the ballad "Alexandra Leaving" earning a round of applause, which was a real introduction to Another Cohen EVERGREN, the topic of "Hallelujah," followed by a seven-minute performance of "Take This Waltz" during which he presented to the whole band and the 23:15 concluded the official part of the concert.
If there were those who thought they would soon thereafter be the end, Cohen and his team were quickly reassure. At first encore they performed the famous "So Long, Marianne" and "Goin Home" and the end of "First We Take Manhattan" and had their mood audience - which is a big part of the front of the stage has moved to "Take This Waltz" - not given to go and in the second encore followed "Famous Blue Raincoat" incredibly beautiful "If It Be Your Will" performed by nurses Web and opulent and boastful, "Closing Time," which, as its name implies, it should be the end of Pula's beautiful evening. However, the scans were so strong and the mood so well that after two or three minutes again all returned to the stage, and the hoopla was created when Cohen first verse of the song "I'll Try To Live You" provoked laughter and applause that would then after more than three hours socializing haunting Pula night end, was taken to glossy finishes famous Drifters hit "Save the Last Dance For Me."
Everything was perfect
In a word, Leonard Cohen and the accompanying team of musicians and great back vocals held in Pula memorable concert. Everything was perfect - a beautiful summer night, the magnificent Arena, the mood performers and the audience who felt the rhythm and the concert was in the post, for example, a humming and playful "Partisan" in an instant completely shut up and listen to the divine voice of Sharon Robinson when performing "Alexandra Leaving, "and later on in the show but furioznog in complete silence to listen really angelic performance of" If It Be Your Will. " Definitely, Cohen in Pula was a concert to remember for a lifetime, especially if Cohen stops concert performances, which is certainly possible given his age. That is why a concert in the Arena was perhaps the last chance for a true touch with some of the best rock ballads ever written is the man who wrote and performed so memorable and running. kraj teksta