8000 People "very close to God" in Over a 3 Hour Concert
09 | 09 | 13.12H 2010
The Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon, received Friday evening more than 8,000 lovers of Canadian musician Leonard Cohen, who at 75 years and "very close to God," promises to different generations of viewers a concert more than three hours.
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The show is in charge of promoting Everything is new, whose boss, Alvaro Covões, to explain the reference to the almost divine nature of Cohen: "There are artists who are above the average man and one of them is Leonard Cohen. It's one of those pictures that are already very close to God, whatever one believes in God. "
The concert in Atlantic Pavilion is that the third Cohen gives in Lisbon since 2008 and follows the global launch, next Tuesday, the album "Songs from the Road," which, in a pack of CD and DVD gathers 12 classics of the artist, recorded in 2008 and 2009 on stage in Canada, United States, Britain, Israel, Germany and Sweden, among others.
For Alvaro Covões, charisma Cohen is due to its exceptional performance as a "poet and communicator," and also the attitude of "gentleman's gentleman" which shows on stage, to captivate audiences with its entire moments of conversation between songs.
"Anyone who likes music and poetry comes out of a concert of him with the feeling of seeing one of the nicest things in your life," says the promoter of Everything is new.
Leonard Norman Cohen was born on September 21, 1964, became a respected poet even before devoting himself to music and was acclaimed by audiences and critics soon on his debut record, with "Songs of Leonard Cohen" in 1967.
Over the following decades, has established itself as one of the great names in international pop music thanks to songs like "Bird on the Wire," "I'm your man," "Dance Me to the End of Love," "Hallelujah" "Suzanne" and "Take this waltz."
Their current tour began in 2008 and came to end a break of 15 years in his career as a live shows. That return has coincided with the celebration of its 40 years of connection to Columbia Records label, in partnership with whom released albums like "Songs of love and hate" (1971) "Various Positions" (1984), 'I'm Your Man (1988) and "Ten New Songs" (2011).
At the level of interpretation, the record of Leonard Cohen is characterized by its serious tone and its tone of voice.
In composition, in turn, is distinguished by the smoothness of their ballads and poetic density of his letters, in which sex, spirituality, religion and power are always addressed in the consciousness of how evasive may be the answer to questions such determinants for the human condition as such.
For Alvaro Covões, these are, after all, the "timeless themes". "Love, relationships between people and kindness are the things that matter to everyone," says the promoter. "That's why these songs traverse generations and persist."