CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, October 4, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby ladydi » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:56 am

musicmania wrote:What an amazing night. Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Leonard and co sublime as always and very special night. Will give a full report on everything when I return to Ireland Wednesday. Gonna do my review on my travels long hand tomorrow. Overwhelmed at present :)
Oh Gwen....I can't wait! Loved your short report on Facebook! Sooooo happy for you!!!!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby majmunka » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:18 am

The venue was cold but the show was hot as ever. I'm still so excited, I couldn't sleep properly. this was the first time I attempted to make videos but I forgot to set my camera into night mode :( Still I can't wait seeing if I managed to take something watchable but as for Gwen, today is a long travel day first to Krakow then to Budapest by the night train so I have to wait until Wednesday.

The members' gathering was small but the best I ever attended. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the concert. I love you, guys :) Thanks for the hot chocolate, Kaz. It will be nice to meet some of you in Katowice, I wish you all could be there.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby neo » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:23 am

ladydi wrote:
neo wrote:iPhone! Joey is a master! He has an incredible sense of colour/shadows/lines and other weird stuff! I think the phone/camera has morphed into part of his body and the photos simply flow....he has become one with his subject matter!
Thank you very much for revealing Joey's secret, ladydi. :D

And it's great to read that everybody had a great time in Katowice.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby majmunka » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:03 am

majmunka wrote:The venue was cold but the show was hot. It will be nice to meet some of you in Katowice, I wish you all could be there.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby tomsakic » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:03 pm

ladydi wrote:
Artur wrote:And he quoted a stanza of Never Got to Love You in his spoken outtro to Closing Time!
Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing a video. That's right....Albert was there!!!! I'm sure we'll be seeing something soon!
And Artur was there... so we can expect another outstanding flac recording, don't we;)?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby jarkko » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:35 pm

http://www.thenews.pl/culture/artykul14 ... oland.html

No end of love for Leonard Cohen in Poland

05.10.2010 10:45
Seventy six year-old Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen played greatest hits from a catalogue going back five decades in Katowice last night.

Dressed in a dark suit and hat, Cohen opened with Dance Me To The End of Love and followed with Everybody Knows, Waiting For The Miracle, Suzanne, Hallelujah and I’m your Man.

The singer also paid tribute to Janis Joplin on the 40th anniversary of her death.

For fans who missed last night’s concert, Cohen will be performing in Warsaw on Sunday. The gigs were originally scheduled for March but had to be postponed due to the singer’s back problems.

His homeland apart, Poland is a country where Cohen enjoys an enormous popularity, dating back to the 1980s and the excellent Polish versions of his greatest hits translated by Maciej Zembaty and Maciej Karpinski.

He made three visits to Poland - in 1985, 2007 and 2008. In 2007 he made a brief appearance in a Polish Radio Studio during a concert promoting a CD by Anjani Thomas and started by reading out his favourite poem by Czeslaw Milosz in an English translation.

Cohen was born in 1934 of Jewish parents of Lithuanian origin. (mk/pg)
...but I heard that the band & the crew found the venue freezing, let's hope they didn't catch cold. Now they are off to Russia- could be even colder.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby SuzanneT » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:57 pm

Hi all,
winter was in the hall SPODEK in Katowice terrible :roll: ! Rod there from all directions, just hope no one sick of it :oops:
But the concert was amazing! Leonard was in a huge fine, the band and the Webb Sisters, just a miracle :razz: :idea: :!: ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby martali » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:38 pm

Report of the Polish portal "Wiadomości 24.pl" (with some photos)
titled:
"Magiczny głos Leonarda Cohena zaczarował Spodek" that means "The magic voice of Leonard Cohen has charmed the Saucer"

http://www.wiadomosci24.pl/artykul/magi ... 62869.html

Article in today's "Dziennik Zachodni" ( with photos)
http://slask.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/600 ... ,id,t.html

Today's "Gazeta Wyborcza"
http://wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/Wiadomosci/ ... FOTO_.html
There are also some photos including this one. Obliviously there are at least two familiar faces (see left, second row) :D :D

edit 6th Oct.
just recognised two more familiar faces of Hanna & Artur - 3rd & 4th from left in the first row on the photo from "Wiadomosci24.pl" portal - I'm happy for you :D :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:44 pm

Nice video from Katowice -

Uploaded by "robluk1973" - Thanks!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNDBpUdSqZ8
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby kaz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:15 pm

Two songs from unforgettable night in Katowice:
Avalanche.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDeeGOXnWXc
Feels So Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnJctwTimmY
more I`ll upload soon.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby bridger15 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:39 pm

kaz wrote:Two songs from unforgattable night in Katowice:
Avalanche.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDeeGOXnWXc
Feels So Good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnJctwTimmY
more I`ll upload soon.
Hey Kaz, these are great! Avalanche is thrilling.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby bridger15 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:44 pm

@Marta,

Thanks for all the wonderful articles -I enjoyed the Google translations.
And thanks for the great photo with the ever so familiar and shining faces.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby stephencharlton » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:11 pm

Just back in UK today after fantastic concert in Katowice. 3 new songs were performed expertly. The Polish hospitality was great, well played Hotel Angelo where many Cohen fans stayed. The Spodek is immense ( alcohol free !), and in need of some investment, but that aside, i was so pleased to see the affection that the Poles have for Leonard. Every song loudly applauded, standing ovations, and a rush for the stage at the end ( you know who you are :D ). Even up in the 'gods' the sound was clear !
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby astranger » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:32 pm

I love the new lyrics he's putting in Avalanche, "I never knew how much I wanted you" the rest of that lyric is hard to decipher, "Lover in the ?" any takers as to what he's saying?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Katowice, Poland, Oct. 4, 2010

Postby remote1 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 pm

I think he says: "I never knew how much I wanted you / Oh love beyond belief"
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