Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby tomsakic » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:31 pm

My memory failed me, but I hope that Maarten will soon be back from Venice so he will have the correct setlist (particularly for the soundcheck).
I made this was using the Leon setlist from the previous post - Venice got Heart With No Companion, but no poem and Wither Thou Goest (on the Leon setlist also in the brackets) was dropped.
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Wither Thou Goest was dropped in Venice, but the farewell speech included Vulcan salute and a blessing in Hebrew.

Soundcheck, 6pm.
Tower of Song
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future (one of the best versions I ever heard)
Ain't No Cure for Love?
Who By Fire
"The Darkness" (according to Leonard's words to Jarkko: "untitled work in progress"; according to Bob Metzger: "the blues")

New song was stopped as they had only 30 minutes for the soundcheck, and the song became impossible to hear as the tower started to bell 7pm (the Catholic tradition). It was type of song which Dylan could make, with much shorter lines for Cohen's standards, and going in rounds like improvisation, supported by traditionally based blues arrangements. As such it reminds me on Leonard's unreleased 1979 blues-song Billy Sunday. I can't recall the words, except that it has the hints of The Future (which is the darkness), and that he has won the darkness, etc. Lines were "there's nothing but the darkness", "I have no future baby, I know my days are due", "I don't need your love and tender", ""winning you was easy, but the darkness was the prize" and similar variations, plus many good solos from Javier Mas. Line "got no future" was repeated few times in bluesy style.


The show, 2145 (15-minutes delay)
Dance me to the End of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure for Love
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life (got ovation on the first bars)
Who by Fire (very long intro)
Heart With no Companion
Waiting For The Miracle
Anthem with band introduction

(intermission)

Tower of Song
Suzanne
Sisters of Mercy
The Partisan
Boogie Street (Sharon Robinson)
Hallelujah
I'm Your Man
Take This Waltz

(encores)
So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan
Famous Blue Raincoat
If it Be Your Will (Webb Sisters and Neil Larsen)
Closing Time
I Tried to Leave You
(blessing in Yiddish)
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby Maarten » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:16 am

Tom,
I think all setlists are correct. I'm 100% sure of the actual concert setlist and 99.9% sure about the soundcheck.

Maarten

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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby jarkko » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:57 am

ISTANBUL, AUGUST 5
(Note that "One of Us.." and "1000 Kisses" were NOT performed).

(Received from Kadir who got it from his Turkish friend):
UPDATE: CORRECTION RECEIVED ON AUG 8:
No "Chealsea Hotel" but instead: "Don't make it junk"
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby yaniv297 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:37 pm

"One of Us"? After boogie nights? Could it mean that... could possibly... is there a chance that... please?
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby Chubi » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:52 pm

Istanbul 6th August

First Set
• Dance Me To The End Of Love
• The Future
• Ain't No Cure For Love
• Bird On The Wire
• Everybody Knows
• In My Secret Life
• Who By Fire
• Chelsea Hotel #2
• Waiting For The Miracle
• Anthem
Second Set
• Tower Of Song
• Suzanne
• Sisters Of Mercy
• The Partisan
• Boogie Street
• Hallelujah
• I'm Your Man
• Take This Waltz
First Encores
• So Long, Marianne
• First We Take Manhattan
Second Encores
• Famous Blue Raincoat
• If It Be Your Will
• Closing Time
Final Encores
• I Tried To Leave You
• Whither Thou Goest (tutti a cappella)
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby tomsakic » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:59 am

Wow, "One of Us" and "A Thousa" are dangerously approaching to the final and actual set lists! :D

In the end, I will be forced to go to another show this Fall;)
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby The Fedora » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:48 pm

I wonder when Lover Lover Lover will be included..
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby yaniv297 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:22 am

yaniv297 wrote:"One of Us"? After boogie nights? Could it mean that... could possibly... is there a chance that... please?
I obviously meant Boogie Street. And anyway, it seems One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong is still far away... well, at least Chelsea Hotel is back.
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby Maarten » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:09 am

Document with all setlists updated upto Istanbul, August 6
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/LC_se ... 8-2009.pdf

The World Tour 2008-2009 will have had 188 concerts over a period of time of 552 days (May 11 2008 - November 13 2009), that means about 1 concert every 3 days (and I haven't taken the breaks in between the legs in consideration).

After typing the sentence above, I did some proper statistics... (can't help it, sorry...). So here's the full stats:
Leonard Cohen World Tour 2008-2009 stats.JPG
If you leave out the breaks between the legs, there was about 1 concert every 2 days...

I feel nerdish again...
Doh!


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2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
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Palma, 11th August. Setlist.

Postby boirina » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:20 am

First part:
- Dance Me To The End Of Love
- The Future
- Ain't No Cure For Love
- Bird On The Wire
- Everybody Knows
- In My Secret Life
- Who By Fire
- Heart With No Companion
- Waiting For The Miracle
- Anthem

Second part:
- Tower Of Song
- Suzanne
- Sisters of Mercy
- Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
- The Partisan
- Boogie Street (Sharon Robinson)
- Hallelujah
- I'm Your Man
- Take This Waltz

Encores:
- So Long, Marianne
- First We Take Manhattan
- Famous Blue Raincoat
- If It Be Your Will (recited by Leonard first, then sung by the Webb sisters)
- Closing Time
- I Tried To Leave You
- Whither Thou Goest

NOTE: I've just got home from the concert, it's 1:20 am and I'm starving. I'll go get some food and then I'll write my report. ;)
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby jorcx » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:07 pm

CAP ROIG (GIRONA) - Saturday 15th August 2009

First part:
- Dance Me To The End Of Love
- The Future
- Ain't No Cure For Love
- Bird On The Wire
- Everybody Knows
- In My Secret Life
- Who By Fire
- Lover Lover Lover !!! (absolutely great, I was petrified to hear such a nice version, immaculate, and with more or less similar energy and arrangements as in 1979's Field Commander Cohen)
- Waiting For The Miracle
- Anthem (it was introduced by the recitation of the short poem "The Proof", from the Book Of Longing)

Second part:
- Tower Of Song
- Suzanne
- Sisters of Mercy
- Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
- The Partisan
- Boogie Street (Sharon Robinson)
- Hallelujah
- I'm Your Man
- Take This Waltz

Encores:
- So Long, Marianne (it included the unusual verses "I forgot your eyes...")
- First We Take Manhattan
- Famous Blue Raincoat
- If It Be Your Will (recited by Leonard first, then sung by the Webb sisters)
- Closing Time
- I Tried To Leave You
- Whither Thou Goest
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby bigdee » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:39 am

Here's a link to a clip of LLL taken during the soundcheck at Weybridge. The clip is short (there's also a second clip that's even shorter) but it certainly gives us a chance to hear what LLL sounds like in 2009. Sounds great!!! Hopefully someone recorded the full song at the concert last night and will post that up on youtube.

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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby danifcfc » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:58 pm

Hi Marteen,

I have seen someone posted the links i have uploaded on youtube on the concert in Vigo. I have to say i am sorry about the poor quality, however i have some nice pictures, if someone it would be interested i would not have problem in post them.

Re your query about the setlist, since nobody has posted it, i will try to help. The setlist was the following though i have a doubt about the eighth song, i think it was "Heart with no companion" though i am not completely sure, please anyone could confirm this?.
The show started at 10:01 pm and it finished at 1:10 am (there was no poem):

• Dance Me To The End Of Love
• The Future
• Ain't No Cure For Love
• Bird On The Wire
• Everybody Knows
• In My Secret Life
• Who By Fire
• ¿¿Heart With No Companion??
• Waiting For The Miracle
• Anthem
Second Set
• Tower Of Song
• Suzanne
• Sisters Of Mercy
• The Partisan
• Boogie Street
• Hallelujah
• I'm Your Man
• Take This Waltz
First Encores
• So Long, Marianne
• First We Take Manhattan
Second Encores
• Famous Blue Raincoat
• If It Be Your Will
• Closing Time
Final Encores
• I Tried To Leave You
• Whither Thou Goest (tutti a cappella)
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby lmc » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:17 pm

Set List for Colmar Foire Aux Vins 16.08.09

First set:
- Dance Me To The End Of Love
- The Future
- Ain't No Cure For Love
- Bird On The Wire
- Everybody Knows
- In My Secret Life
- Who By Fire
- Lover Lover Lover
- Anthem

Second part:
- Tower Of Song
- Suzanne
- Sisters of Mercy
- Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
- The Partisan
- Boogie Street - Hallelujah
- I'm Your Man
- Take This Waltz

Encores:
- So Long, Marianne
- First We Take Manhattan
- Famous Blue Raincoat
- If It Be Your Will
- Closing Time
- I Tried To Leave You
- Whither Thou Goest
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2009: Nantes / Paris / Lisbon / Colmar / Nimes / Barcelona
2010: Gent x 3 / Lisboa / Strasbourg / Tours / Lille
2012: Ghent 12th, 14th, 15th / Paris x 3 / Madrid / Lisboa
2013: Paris / Bruxelles / Rotterdam / Amsterdam
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Re: Setlists of the Summer Tour in Europe 2009

Postby Maarten » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:30 pm

Lmc,
Thanks for posting the setlist for Colmar, I was there too and it was great! Could you please post the setlist for Nimes here aswell? I'd be very grateful for it... I see you're also going to be in Barcelona: are you coming to the meetups, Jorcx' concert etc...?

All the best,
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2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland

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