CONCERT REPORT: Fredericton, NB (May 11)

Canada and Europe (May 11 - August 3, 2008). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: Fredericton Set List

Postby Chema » Mon May 12, 2008 10:52 am

Thanks for the review. Great show, but I'm some disappointing for the setlist. I hope that the setlist will change with more new songs.

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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby Diane » Mon May 12, 2008 11:00 am

Wonderful. Thanks everyone!
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby swisschris » Mon May 12, 2008 11:06 am

Thanks so much to Steve for the wonderful review and to "rabbit" for putting the link!!!!!!!!!!!
I honestly didn't imagine Leonard to play for two and a half hours. Now I'm even more excited and can't wait for the concerts in Lyon and Lörrach.

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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby tomsakic » Mon May 12, 2008 11:08 am

This video and PHOTOS are on "Leonard Cohen" fan pages at FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leonard-Cohen-/8639229388

(Photos were added by Charles Saindon)

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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby drsing » Mon May 12, 2008 11:10 am

Mikeaus wrote:Thank you Steve for the great review. We in Australia can only look on with sheer envy.
:lol: :lol: And many thanks from Europe, we'll wait a few more weeks till he arrives overhere :!:
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Mon May 12, 2008 11:17 am

This has whetted my appetite for Manchester, England. Having not seen Leonard for 15 years I really didn't care what he played. We all have favourites, but with such a repertoire spanning over 40 years, how does one choose? I guess that asthe tour progresses some songs will fall away and others will be added. Just a note on the thumbs down for new arrangements of Bird On A Wire and Marianne: I remember hearing Dylans first jazz tinged re-arrangement of Trying To Get To Heaven and thinking it mis-judged and completetely off the wall.... howvever, by the fourth or fifth time of listening (Dylan tours too much!) I completely "got it"... indeed, that's how I sing it in my imagination now! England loves you Mr. Cohen.... I'll be singing to you sweetly from a balcony at Manchester Opera House. :D
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby Steve Wilcox » Mon May 12, 2008 11:22 am

The reason "So Long Marianne" has been singled out from the pack is that they completely changed the rhytmic feel of the song. The song is built around the guitar strumming a 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 'tri-ple-et' pattern. They removed this and played it in straight 4/4 time with a calypso-like beat. Honestly I found it confusing and frankly I found it difficult to sing along. It will interesting to see if they change it back during the tour. Changing the rhythm also means changing the vocal phrasing - but hey, they tried something new.
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Mon May 12, 2008 11:55 am

How marvellous... they subverted the singalong! I guess it's horses for courses, but I would love that! :lol:
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Re: Fredericton Set List

Postby Alessandro Vanzaghi » Mon May 12, 2008 12:23 pm

In my opinion it's a great setlist, but I hope that in Italy I will heard these songs too:

1) That's No Way to Say Goodbye
2)Memories
3)I Can't Forget
4)Be for real
5)That Don't Make It Junk
6) Go No More A-Roving



I'ill wait fore the concert in Lucca!

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Re: Fredericton Set List

Postby Paul Zagreb » Mon May 12, 2008 12:49 pm

thanks for the wonderful reports. I guess he could play for another 2.5 hours and not please everyone .. but it sounds wonderful and, all in all, HIS favorite songs turn out to be OUR favourite songs too!!! Can't wait now!!
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby Ken » Mon May 12, 2008 1:18 pm

Rabbit wrote:For everybody who couldn't be there, here's your first taste.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSM5rv50XY
Holy crap, it's true, his voice is really very strong! It sounds just like in the late 80s/90s!!!
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby loulou » Mon May 12, 2008 1:19 pm

thanks ever so much for the reporting........
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby patsned » Mon May 12, 2008 1:21 pm

This is all really amazing. Can't wait till he reaches Dublin. This is a girly thing but please tell me what was the merchandise like, what was available etc. :oops:
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Re: Opening Night - Fredericton

Postby jondi » Mon May 12, 2008 1:26 pm

Roll on 17th June in Manchester, thanks Steve for making my excitement even less bearable, 3 year olds anticipating Christmas are show more sang froid!
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Re: Fredericton Set List

Postby jondi » Mon May 12, 2008 1:27 pm

Interesting to see if the list changes show on show

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