CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby ScottM » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:55 am

What an outstanding concert. Leonard was truly in top form after promising that "we will give you everything we`ve got). He was true to his word. I see much has already been written about this fantastic evening. From my perspective, of the 7 shows I have had the privilege of attending, this was on par with any and in many areas was, without doubt, the best. It is possible that my judgement was influenced by the fact that we had front row seats (many thanks Jarkko) but the atmosphere was brilliant.
Every song was delivered superbly and it is hard to try to pick out the best but, for me,the highlights were, probably the best version of "Bird on the Wire" I have heard on this tour, Lover, Lover, Lover (which I had intentionally avoided watching on any previous video clips in the hope he would play it and would sound fresh to me- we were not dissapointed ) and without doubt "The Partisan" - absolutely incredible with Leonard bestriding the stage with his guitar, like a true rock god. This surely was not a man approaching 75 years of age!, with thousands of fans all giving a standing ovation which lasted for several minutes (truly emotional with Leonard visibly touched and looking very happy).
The Madrid audience participated fully with incredible enthusiasm. During the encores about 200 or so came to the front of the stage. Joining in with Leonard´s encouragement, (Paricularly during "So Long Marianne" where he turned the microphone towards the audience) the crowd was jumping. Chelsea Hotel was really appreciated by everyone around us. Although we had hundreds of people now standing in front of our first row seats it actually added to the experience. people were dancing laughing and crying (not only the ladies). The band looked excited with Sharon and the Webb sisters laughing in surprise at the reception. Don´t be ladies it was amazing. We can not wait for Barcelona now. If it is any where near as good as Madrid we are all in for something special. Wow! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby elsita » Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:25 pm

thank you for your chronicle scott, as a persistant LC concerts' participant, it is good to know your positive evaluation of the concert held in my city ... I really think it was great, longer than normal, with a more smiley LC, and acompannied by a very pro and motivated band

I am very glad to know that we "madrileños", and every other elsewhere's, managed to give LC a nearly perfect atmosphere for his performance. I would like Barcelona to improve it, it is his birthday and he deserves it, but it will be difficult, the standard has gone higher.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby hazey » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:27 pm

thank you all for your videos and reports.

I now wish I could attend the concert and celebrations in Barcelona. Unfortunately,that will be impossible for me. Still, I will be in Bilbao to compensate for that. One more time before it's over..
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Madrid, September 12. Hallelujah

Postby Juan Luis Corcobado » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdaVxR6uYpA (Hallelujah)


I'm sorry that the technical quality is not the best possible. :-(

I still have more videos (7 -8) that upload to YouTube in the coming hours. Thanks for the welcome and I'm sorry, again, for my English.
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Madrid, September 12. Ain 't No Cure For Love & I 'm Your Ma

Postby Juan Luis Corcobado » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:21 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby david. » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:58 pm

first of all a huge thank you to jarkko and everyone else from the forum for the pre-sale and all the info: because of you i got some of the best tickets in the (overwhelmingly big) venue, and the best thing was i didn't even know how good they were until i got there!

amazing concert! it wasn't the happiest of nights for me due to personal circumstances and a few painful absences who couldn't make it in the end but what a great show nevertheless. the only negative thing was mr. Cohen hinting at how this was probably the last chance we would have to see him on stage in out city, but i guess it was to be expected, unfortunately.

oh and hello elsita! i think me and my mother were sitting by you and your wife! i didn't even know you posted here! it was nice meeting you :D


here are a few songs i taped with my crappy camera, i think they actually turned out pretty good, considering:


The Partisan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEK-Ej_2ruw (definitely the highlight for me!)

Famous Blue Raincoat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDO1G3R-e8

and part of First We Take Manhattan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRQgG4Tj4tc
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Madrid, September 12. Everybody Knows

Postby Juan Luis Corcobado » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:01 am

Everybody Knows:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4TUlpBFNHc


Tomorrow, September 16, I will complete the upload to YouTube of my collection of videos from the wonderful show in Madrid, with:

If It Be Your Will
Closing Time
I Tried To Leave You
Whither Thou Goest.


Regards.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby MaryB » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:19 am

Juan Luis,

Again, thank you for these wonderful videos.

Best regards,
Mary
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby elsita » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:02 am

david. wrote:
oh and hello elsita! i think me and my mother were sitting by you and your wife! i didn't even know you posted here! it was nice meeting you :D
hi david, you were both excellent partners at the show, I felt very comfortable too :)

sorry about your personal circumstances, cohen will help you with his music :)

best regards to you and your charming mother too, she was a great companion for the show ... really
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby blue_bird » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:41 am

Juan Luis obrigado pelos excelentes vídeos que aqui colocaste...pena que a digressão se aproxime do fim...

Um abraço desde Lisboa :D
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My video collection of Leonard´s concert in Madrid

Postby Juan Luis Corcobado » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:24 pm

Dear Friends:

It´s a pleasure to me offer you finally the whole video collection of Leonard´s concert that I´ve recorded the 12th September in Madrid.

It was an unforgettable night and it´s a great satisfaction for me the fact of making you participate in it.

Best wishes from Cáceres (Spain).


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Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixLIRSHRlnY

Ain 't No Cure For Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUYhX_XS04

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4TUlpBFNHc

Lover Lover Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot5QuOgt6nQ

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdaRQMmgdJY

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u_jBzZFxME

The Gypsy's Wife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L63UrpYfqtQ

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdaVxR6uYpA

I 'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYV1lK91HkI

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7a4uoTebLU

If It Be Your Will (new)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkbL3gL7Lb0

Chelsea Hotel # 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KVUT7aaqG4

Closing Time (new)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAat3hu4xoU

I Tried To Leave You (new)
Please, pay attention to the big Leonard´s smile in the minute 6.35 :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I08SOfhgvt4

Whither Thou Goest (new)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtJCNXnAxyY


All the videos together in one site:
http://www.corcobado.net/lcmadrid/videos.html
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby remote1 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:29 am

Many thanks for all the hard work! Haven't had a chance to watch them yet but downloaded 8 of them directly onto mp3 to listen to on the way to work and back. Very nice!

It seems that many of the Madrid songs have a little twist to them, a little something new. I found in particular that First We Take Manhattan sounded almost oriental, especially when he sings: "the birthmark on my skin". I was wondering what other people thought of the Madrid version. I loved it.

Also, The Gypsy's Wife is perhaps the most beautiful version I've heard. I had to check out the video, though, because it sounded like someone was playing the cello instead of Dino Soldo's usual solo piece. I was completely stunned to see that this particular sound was actually coming from an "instrument of wind". Has this instrument been used in the other concerts before?

Anyway, thanks again Juan Luis Corcobado. Looking forward to hearing the last ones and watching all of them! 8)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby elsita » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:11 am

I think the band changed their usual playing in Madrid, or maybe they change it all the time, I only have three performances to compare. And yes, when LC sings I tried to leave you he says "at least a hundred thousand times", hahaha, it was a long concert indeed, although we could have stayed the whole night long enjoying his songs :) and their enthusiasm interpreting them.

Thank you Juan Luis, great work, as great as your well deserved devotion to LC.

Really lovely night, one night to remember, for ever ...
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Re: My video collection of Leonard´s concert in Madrid

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:43 am

Juan Luis Corcobado wrote:Dear Friends:

It´s a pleasure to me offer you finally the whole video collection of Leonard´s concert that I´ve recorded the 12th September in Madrid.

It was an unforgettable night and it´s a great satisfaction for me the fact of making you participate in it.

Best wishes from Cáceres (Spain).


=====================================


I Tried To Leave You (new)
Please, pay attention to the big Leonard´s smile in the minute 6.35 :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I08SOfhgvt4

All the videos together in one site:
http://www.corcobado.net/lcmadrid/videos.html
Thank you so much Juan Luis for all the wonderful video.

Regarding "I Tried To Leave You" - and regarding big smiles - look at Roscoe after he finishes his solo at 6:57!!! Hell yeah!!! :lol: :lol: The improvising from all throughout this song is wonderful! At 6:09 Rafael actually stops and switches the drumstick in his right hand into his left hand - leaving that right hand free to blow someone a lucky kiss I think! :lol: :lol: And then goes back to supreme concentration ending with a successful toss and catch. That is when Leonard breaks out into that big, beautiful smile - and Rafael is beaming. Then - a wonderful capture of Leonard's face and expressions at the end (6:55) Juan Luis!!!

Wish I had been there - but this is the next best thing. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Madrid, September 12

Postby yoeri » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:04 am

remote1 wrote:Many thanks for all the hard work! Haven't had a chance to watch them yet but downloaded 8 of them directly onto mp3 to listen to on the way to work and back. Very nice!

It seems that many of the Madrid songs have a little twist to them, a little something new. I found in particular that First We Take Manhattan sounded almost oriental, especially when he sings: "the birthmark on my skin". I was wondering what other people thought of the Madrid version. I loved it.

Also, The Gypsy's Wife is perhaps the most beautiful version I've heard. I had to check out the video, though, because it sounded like someone was playing the cello instead of Dino Soldo's usual solo piece. I was completely stunned to see that this particular sound was actually coming from an "instrument of wind". Has this instrument been used in the other concerts before?

Anyway, thanks again Juan Luis Corcobado. Looking forward to hearing the last ones and watching all of them! 8)
I can only compare to Athens, but yes, I also thought some of the songs were better versions. And with First we take manhattan, well the public went wild and it must have transferred to leonard and the other people of the band.
Madrid was also the first concert after a few days rest for leonard and the band and you could feel they were there strong and with full enthousiasm.

Unforgettable.

And thanks very much Juan Luis for your work!!!
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