Cohen Won Warsaw
Adam Ciesielski 11-10-2010,
last updated: 11-10-2010 24:29
Author: Robert Gardziński
Leonard Cohen, as always magnetyzujący
Never good enough. Warsaw enthusiastically applauded again as beloved in Poland, Leonard Cohen, who, after a two year break, he returned to Torwar.
Leonard Cohen jak zawsze magnetyzujący
Canada's bard, who on Monday sang in Katowice, then traveled to Moscow, where he appeared in the largest auditorium of the Kremlin. He is still on route world tour, which began in the spring of 2008 in Montreal and ends in mid-December with two final concerts in Las Vegas.
76-year-old singer does not know the hardships behind this gigantic project, or the circumstances of his taking (as we know, he must discharge his debts, because his former manager, "cleared" him millions of dollars in an account in 2005, when it once again meditating in the Zen Buddhist monastery) .
Several generations fans
Cohen, the former brisk pace, as always, impeccably elegant, enters the scene and the Warsaw greets the audience, gracefully dodging a soft hat. Well, now echoes the distinctive, deep baritone.
The first one goes, "Dance Me To The End Of Love", another hymn Cohen in honor of femininity, which the artist was singing 25 years ago at the Congress Hall, during his first visit to the Polish, and who later recalled in 2008 Torwar.
The audience, though not as large as two years ago, reacts very hot. In the hall several generations of fans. From those who still remember the concert of 1985, after the young people who have not yet been born yet. You can see many familiar faces - musicians, actors and politicians. Cohen thanked them from the scene for the arrival of former President Lech Walesa, with whom he came into the quarter-century ago during his first visit to the Polish.
Cohen, thank you for the first standing ovation, and continue singing just one song after another, swaying to the rhythm, sometimes accompanying himself on guitar.
They are thus "Bird On The Wire," 1969, "Chelsea Hotel", "Gypsy Wife." Climates and less from the circle of "Everybody Knows", "The Future" and "In My Secret Life," with several disks caused launched in 1988 and still goes on today co-authored by Artist Sharon Robinson - composer, arranger and vocalist. Sharon, acclaimed duets with Cohen last time, but no, unfortunately, now. Though, without her, endowed with angelic voices backing vocals from The Webb Sisters, as well as an instrumental sextet known to us already with a great Hammond player Neil Larsen, bassist Roscoe Beck and Latin guitar virtuoso Javier Mas, he sounds great, creating a colorful and diverse background for songs.
The Long Goodbye
Do not fall silent applause. Dramaturgy of the concert does not crash, even a half-hour break in the middle. He needs to get some rest. After his return to the stage the voltage did not fall, because after listening to "Tower Of Song", "I'm Your Man" and copied many times, "Hallelujah."
And then, "So Long, Marianne" in 1968, and "Suzanne", popular in Poland through his tireless translator and Maciej Zembatego.
Warsaw audiences for years with the top 30 loving artist no less than his Montreal family can not expect encores. They were so obviously. Amazing form! After another standing ovation Leonard Cohen disappears behind the scenes, ending with a magical evening. Warsaw again taken. But in keeping with the energy the song "First We Take Manhattan," the show goes on. Just around the corner Ljubljana and Bratislava, then Australia and the USA. The last tour? Impossible.