CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, Ireland, July 31 & August 1, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by ladydi » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:59 am

What an amazing audio/video!!! Thanks SOOOO much messalina79! It truly captures the spontaneity of Saturday night and the crowd involvement in "Marianne"!! The other song that amazed me was "Famous Blue Raincoat"....never, never, have I heard an audience sing along to it!!! Usually it's reverential silence. That's why I LOVE the Irish!!! :D

Thanks Gwen for bringing this to the forefront! Fun memories of 2 weeks ago!!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by MaryB » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:12 am

miacomet wrote: Thanks MaryB for the glow sticks, had great fun with them!.
Miacomet,
Thanks for bringing this up, but I have to give credit where credit is due. Those glow sticks are Leslie's/mutti's idea. I brought them from the States because I had forgotten to bring my portion to the San Jose concert - mea culpa. She made the final decision on whether to use them or not (thankfully it was a positive) and orchestrated the end result :D

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Mary
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by MaryB » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:23 am

Mabeanie1 wrote:
sturgess66 wrote: "A friend who is a very powerful healer told me that Leonard Cohen's voice has a particular effect on people's energy so I came to find out if that was true," she said. "It's true. It actually relaxes your energy enough so that if you could have that sound in the healing session, that would heal people."

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by jdhayes » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:21 pm

Give me a choice between LC.s music and Chinese medicine, I'd go for the music any day!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Manslady » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:08 pm

Sunday Miscellany on RTE Radio 15 August 2010 featured 'Land, Sea and Song with Leonard Cohen' by James Moran.

You can' Listen Back' to the full programme (which I think will include songs played between the readings) or listen to the podcast of the programme (which does not include songs). On the podcast, James Moran's piece starts just after the 12 minute mark.

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sundaymiscellany/
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by Diane » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:23 am

IrishAL wrote:Leonard Cohen reciting W. B. Yeats.
What a combination !!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5vYpWCbHsE
Thanks for taping the Yeats recital, Irish Al:-) Also for your vid of Chelsea Hotel, which is the only other one I have watched so far but will watch more of your vids from Sligo. Priceless, and top quality - thanks! Glad the concerts went so well. I love it that LC loves Ireland and the Irish.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by FanForLife » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:53 am

jdhayes wrote:Would anyone have Saturday night's version of So long Marianne and Bird on a Wire? I thought they were slightly better than Sunday night's. Here's hoping! Thanks for all the videos uploaded so far.
Just uploaded these, apologies for the fact that marianne is incomplete

Bird on a Wire - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFX8-0Vjv-4

So Long Marianne - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010 (incomplete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKgeplGXIs
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by jdhayes » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:18 am

Many thanks for the videos, FanforLife and Messalina.. Having been to 10 concerts and having watched several versions on YouTube I can only conclude that Saturday night's So Long Marianne was the best ever followed closely by the rainy night in Kilmainham. Has anyone seen a better version?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:01 pm

FanForLife wrote:
jdhayes wrote:Would anyone have Saturday night's version of So long Marianne and Bird on a Wire? I thought they were slightly better than Sunday night's. Here's hoping! Thanks for all the videos uploaded so far.
Just uploaded these, apologies for the fact that marianne is incomplete

Bird on a Wire - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFX8-0Vjv-4

So Long Marianne - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010 (incomplete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKgeplGXIs

Thank you so much for Bird on the Wire. Was one of my concert highlights and now to have the chance to relive it.

jdhayes, I agree there was something extra special about So Long Marianne on the Saturday night that I've never seen anywhwere else. I've watched Melissas video numerous times since and still get goosebumps when I watch it. Pure magic or in the words of Leonard SUBLIME!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by sturgess66 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:01 pm

FanForLife wrote:
jdhayes wrote:Would anyone have Saturday night's version of So long Marianne and Bird on a Wire? I thought they were slightly better than Sunday night's. Here's hoping! Thanks for all the videos uploaded so far.
Just uploaded these, apologies for the fact that marianne is incomplete

Bird on a Wire - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFX8-0Vjv-4

So Long Marianne - Lissadell - Saturday 31.07.2010 (incomplete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKgeplGXIs
Thanks fanLCfan /FanForLife - especially for "Bird on the Wire" - always one of my favorites - *sigh*

A beautiful performance by Leonard and the UHTC - and beautiful enchancements by Bob Metzger and Dino Soldo.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by burningviolin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Did anyone shoot video of I'm your Man from Sligo on the 31st? I remember a standing ovation after it?! Thanks
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:51 pm

burningviolin wrote:Did anyone shoot video of I'm your Man from Sligo on the 31st? I remember a standing ovation after it?! Thanks
Good point! Even my friend was cheering after this and she isn't the type to be cheering and clapping wildly! That is more my style ;-) I've checked youtube and there is definately nothing there as yet....
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by burningviolin » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:54 pm

musicmania wrote:
burningviolin wrote:Did anyone shoot video of I'm your Man from Sligo on the 31st? I remember a standing ovation after it?! Thanks
Good point! Even my friend was cheering after this and she isn't the type to be cheering and clapping wildly! That is more my style ;-) I've checked youtube and there is definately nothing there as yet....

Everyone was caught up in the moment hence no video?! :? lol.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by FanForLife » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:06 pm

burningviolin wrote:Did anyone shoot video of I'm your Man from Sligo on the 31st? I remember a standing ovation after it?! Thanks
I have it but its really not worth posting. The sound is OK but I am all over the place with the video. Shots of the top of the canopy, the back of the guy in front's head, my shoes - just about everything except what is on the stage. I'd really rather not post it - it would annoy me to have it up there.

I wonder if Albert has it - that would be a far better option !
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2010 - sligo (second best) and oakland and portland and las vegas
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Sligo, July 31 & August 1, 2010

Post by musicmania » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:13 pm

FanForLife wrote:
burningviolin wrote:Did anyone shoot video of I'm your Man from Sligo on the 31st? I remember a standing ovation after it?! Thanks
I have it but its really not worth posting. The sound is OK but I am all over the place with the video. Shots of the top of the canopy, the back of the guy in front's head, my shoes - just about everything except what is on the stage. I'd really rather not post it - it would annoy me to have it up there.

I wonder if Albert has it - that would be a far better option !

I'm not an expert but there should be a way of posting it with sound only and changing the imagery. Albert or Melissa, can either of ye help with our dilema???? :?
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