CONCERT REPORT: Copenhagen (July 5)

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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby ForYourSmile » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:11 pm

I have my complaint, four hours standing up is a torture and something must say the Declaration of Human Rights on this. Before I was afraid about it but at the end I’m amazed. A good affair for the business but not for the fans.

We were dancing from 4 a.m. for the plane. The Cohenithes we keep the spirit forever young but not so much the body. For sure the situation was not comfortable at all from the proud rusty circle, because there were classes, it’s possible in the plain, but the plain had a light slope up towards the stage and it’s not the best situation. In addition the modern Vikings continue very tall for us, now they are a polite and charming people. Always we could be on tiptoe In spite of this the concert was so extraordinary and the sacrifice worthwhile, also for my dear support to which I want to be grateful for all the effort 8) :D :!: :!: , she enjoyed the gig and the previous meeting too.

We have tickets for Joan Baez's concert in el Palau de La Música, for me the most beautiful modernist building of Barcelona, for July 28, in the third row and centered, where Cohen sang in 1974. Can you imagine it with Cohen? And we were exiled in the castle’s field of Copenhagen in the far circle, without seats.

Well the ovation for Leonard Cohen was with the audience standing up, obviously. I was observing astonished that multitude, we had a blessed smile, how Catherine Tekakwitha, how illuminated in front of our god. We were balancing from a leg to the other one in tune with the music, probably to rest the afflicted feet, I remembered the dance of Breavman's the "Bunny Hoop". Not even a complaint, we were happy martyrs.

The Rosenborg Castle is a beautiful Renaissance building without too much military aspect if we manage to avoid the vision of the soldiers, some of them look as a lovely The Steadfast Tin Soldier of Hans Christian Andersen's, others exhibit modern clothes of combat, dressed to kill, they all show a terrible automatic rifle, I don’t know if an AK49, for sure a powerful and terrifying weapon of war. Boy, take care with this machine! Wow awful! Maybe Cohen saw them, or he reminded the traditional pacifist position of the Nordic countries, anyway in Anthem's introduction, an unusual song hopefully of Cohen, was an allegation for the peace. Maybe the report "The dreamer has found peace", posted by Jarkko speaks about it. (or is about The Traitor and the peaceful farewell than we was speaking above). The deficient recording that I took the laughs of my neighbor and my damned comprehension of the English prevents me to reproduce it. He spoke about seeing us how a great regiment a battalion, of peace opposite to a world of killers and disorder, in the other hand satirized with the time that he takes out of the stages. I will be grateful if someone can remember it, it seemed to me to be very interesting, funny (seeing the neighbor) and an unheard presentation. The song was wonderful. In its time I did not understand Anthem (in fact I tried to pass of the meaning of The Future album, at all), this day the Anthem lyrics were write in my T-shirt. It was seeing the DVD of the NYC event when Perla and Julie sang it I realized its beauty and deep meaning.

At the end Ronny ;-) said to me that it couldn't be better, yes, for Leonard, the band and the atmosphere of the people :D , but the comfort could be better. :(
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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby ForYourSmile » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:36 pm

The photos are not too bad, without flash and trying to jump over the heads.

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The Webb Sisters, Sharon Robinson at the back Neil Larsen keyboard.

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Roscoe Beck, Rafael Gayol and Leonard Cohen.

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Bob Metzger, Javier Mas and Dino Soldo.

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Where is Leonard?

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I jumped so high than he saw me, here is the exact moment, he is looking to me.

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Roscoe Beck and Leonard Cohen.

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Du dan danda du dan da.

Leonard Cohen - Farewell - Copenhagen 2008
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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby JudasPriest » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:49 pm

I'm hearing that a recording has surfaced of this show that is in excellent sound quality-better I'm told than the very good sounding Manchester I show. Could anyone point me in the right direction to a site where I can download it? I can't use torrent sites so that narrows it down a bit I'm afraid..any rapidshare or sendspace links would be just great. Can anyone help?? Dying for a really good recording of one of the shows to salivate to while on holidays...
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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby neo » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:30 pm

Recordings of the Copenhagen show at dime:

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=204248

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=204250

http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-deta ... ?id=204322


Edit: Sorry, I did misread your posting and just realised that you don't use torrent sites after I had posted the links. :(
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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby kasper_j » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:16 pm

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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby orlak » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:34 pm

I attended Leonard Cohen's first performance in Copenhagen, which without comparison is one of my prime concert experiences in my life. Everyone were spell bound by the magic in Leonard's poetry and music. The music and the chorus were performed on a professional level, that could only call upon everyone's admiration, which it indeed did.

I am fortuned to have tickets for 17 October for the return of The Master, I can't wait !
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Re: Copenhagen (July 5th)

Postby Päivi from Finland » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:21 am

The concert of Leonard Cohen in Copenhagen was perfect. The weather could not have been better and our artist was lovely. I have once been in Cohen's consert in Helsinki, Finland in 1993. Leonard would have been worthy of better acustics than it was then possible in the Helsinki ice hall. But in Copenhagen-evening his voice, even better than 15 years ago, was unbelievably nice!! In Finland we are very lucky to get to a concert of Leonard Cohen. There is something to wait, like in his song - "we are waiting for a miracle to come" to Finland in october! Lovely, humbly charismatic man!!
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