CONCERT REPORTS: Toronto (June 6, 7, 8, and 9)

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dick
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby dick » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:40 pm

PURE BLISS!

Enjoyed old and new fan friends before and after, and anticipating tonight with pleasure.

Dick and Linda
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby Steve Wilcox » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:39 am

Toronto Review -

From The National Post -

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blog ... une-6.aspx
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby Steve Wilcox » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:50 am

another review

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/ ... ntoNewHome


a little credit for Eastern Canada in the article -

Although the Toronto show is being dubbed Cohen's official return to the stage, the Montreal-native has been performing since May, warming up his vocals at smaller venues throughout Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby Darling » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:12 am

Steve Wilcox wrote:a little credit for Eastern Canada in the article
That's all I was asking for from Radio-Canada. :?
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby friscogrl » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:37 am

Dick could not have said it better PURE BLISS! It was perfect; Leonard , his band, Sharon and the Webb Sisters were in great form.
And it was great meeting Dick and Linda and the other Forum members before and after the concert. It was a fantastic evening!
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby mnkyface » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:02 am

playwithfire wrote:P.S they now have hoodies on sale for $80.00. They are light Grey and look really sharp!
More description please! :) Do the hoodies have the concert poster image, or something else? I'm so excited!

I am devouring everything about Toronto as I was originally going to the June 8 show but ended up selling my ticket. Even though I'll be see him instead in Lyon (July 9), I feel wistful reading about Toronto because I had a great orchestra seat! Bottom line is, like someone else here said, I'd love to follow him around the world. :lol:
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby stori » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:49 am

krewechief wrote:by request

If It Be Your Will
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/pbq032
Excellent recordings, krewechief! Any more??
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby stfa » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:03 am

I'm not sure about the "smaller venues" comment the Sony Centre isn't exactly huge and is about the same size as Hamilton Place, Centre in the Square and (I presume) some of the Down East Venues.......doesn't really matter anyway we all got to see him and the band......
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby blonde madonna » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:58 am

Dick wrote:Enjoyed old and new fan friends before and after
Sounds like you had us for dinner Dick. :D You were looking blissed out. It was great to meet you too friscogrl.

It is still a bit of a blur but the Toronto Star pretty covered it well. At the risk of saying what has already been said before, I was impressed with how well structured the whole concert was, with interludes of Leonard chatting the audience up, individual solos, the recital of 'A Thousand Kisses Deep', and the crowd favourites at regular intervals. The Webb sisters' harmonies were beautiful. Leonard breathes new life into each song - Hallelujah was a standout (with all the verses) no one can sing it the way he can. The sound was great. Leonard also appeared to really enjoy the audience interaction.

Will remember this for a long time (at least until Alzheimers gets me).

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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby blonde madonna » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:04 am

Oh mnkyface, it's a hoodie without a hood (what are they called?) and it is very plain with a small embroidered disc of the interlocking hearts with tour 2008 written around it sown onto the right chest. I would call the colour dark grey. They only had it in men's sizes.

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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby Samantha » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:47 am

Hi all *S*!

I'm heading down to see LC on Sunday evening! Can you say "excited to the max"??!! (Ohhhh and on one of theeeee hottest days of the year...yikes! Hoping for lots of a/c in the Sony Theatre!! *L*). I was just wondering.....any other tour merchandise available other than the hoodies??! Sounds like all the concert goers are having a wonderful time!!! Thanks for the updates!! Much appreciated *S*!!
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby playwithfire » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:34 am

Saturday night review Leonard seem to enjoy himself more tonight and there was some great interaction with the audience I had the front seat right in front of the man.

My review is simple In – Fucking -Credible!! Nuff said!!
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby KenKurzweil » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:04 pm

What more can be said? Friday night's concert was a truly glorious experience. Leonard was in finer form than I could have ever imagined. His voice was rich, confident and as eloquent as everas was his graciousness, humility and humor. The band and singers were impecible and the synergy between them all was so evident. They all seemed to be really enjoying each other, and bright smiles lit their faces each time they heard the reception that the very appreciative audience gave them.

Adding to the wonderful night was the chance to see some old forum friends and meet some new ones over good food and drink.

I took a number of pictures (no obnoxious flash though) and would love to share them with you.
If you are interested, I have set it up so that you can freely download these pictures and even get prints from Photoworks if you want. In order to download any of the pictures, you have to click on "more choices" on the top of the page, then choose "save album". You have to set up your own free account. Once you do this, you will have the choice of downloading any of the pictures.

http://www.photoworks.com/photo-sharing ... _pml&cb=PW

Ken
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby jglBB » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:35 pm

krewechief wrote:by request

If It Be Your Will
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/pbq032
Thank you so much. I was thinking that I would never ear this marvel again and "here it is" .
Thanks again.
jg
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Re: Toronto (June 6 to 9)

Postby krewechief » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:45 pm

here's a wonderfully enjoyable I'm Your Man from the saturday 7th show

http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/obr4fr

i just want to thank the audiences at the three shows i saw for being so attentive and hardly being annoying at all.

here's a direct download link for the complete Friday show available for a couple days if my bandwidth survives.

this will be torrented at dime later today so if you take it from here perhaps you can help seed over there...or just grab it from dime if you're able.

These are FLAC files, not mp3's.

Toronto 2008-06-06 disc 1
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/t4on60

Toronto 2008-06-06 disc 2
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/g05euu

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