CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, August 21 & 22

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CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, August 21 & 22

Postby MarieM » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:55 am

Let the reports begin.
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CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Maarten » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:38 am

Curfew was at 11.30pm so they had to finish on time. Leonard Cohen said they could only do 5 mins of First We Take... and while singing took his clock that's always on stage with him and showed it during the song. Roscoe Beck had to signal Leonard Cohen to stop singing in the end. Small report because it's from my iPod...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby bridger15 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:43 am

This is has to be one of the top wonderful Leonard Cohen magical moments!

During "First We Take Manhattan", at 2.31 the stadium screen shows LC bending down to retrieve his clock and parades with the face showing the time 11:30.

This clock is usually positioned at the bottom of his sound monitors and out of sight.

The audience reacts with laughter and then Sharon has to cover his lines for a while.

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

*First We Take Manhattan* (triap1)
http://youtu.be/KJlxE7hH3BA

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Susy » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:09 am

... wonderful and funny ... thanks to Arlene and Maarten :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Okudzhava » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:18 am

Cool moment, thanx for the vid.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby bridger15 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:51 am

Maarten: Thank you for uploading the setlist so quickly.
Is anyone keeping a grid by song, how many times performed and where?
Is it my imagination or are the number of songs from the new album declining?

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby mutti » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:05 am

Maarten thank you for posting so soon and putting up the setlist. I have been waiting for hours for someone who was there
to let us know about the concert. Its one I would have loved to have been at as I have such an affinity with Amsterdam.
Its where it all started for me...and thats another story for another time...
I did receive a text right after the concert from a friend 8) and now this video and news about the clock. Looking forward to hearing more..
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 am

Uploaded by ipadista - Thanks!

In My Secret Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcffKHf_iKE

Take This Waltz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPKR_32FQ30

Hallelujah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbTNXo2PEU&

First We Take Manhattan (includes Leonard's intro remarks about having to stop in 6 minutes "do not howl in despair" - screen shot at 3:46 of Leonard with the clock :D Sharon sings verse by herself "I don't like your fashion business mister" while Leonard hugs the clock :lol: )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJYzkYhsxi8

Save the Last Dance For Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqWAX5gOJe4
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby B4real » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 am

:lol: :lol: That was absolutely priceless!!! I didn't realise Leonard was a clock cuddler and watcher!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby drsing » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby TineDoes » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:26 am

Thank very very much you for posting the setlist and video's so quick.
" First we take Manhattan": yes absolutely priceless. This was an extremely funny, unprecidented and also moving ending to a Leonard Cohen concert. It was a wonderful wonderful evening with some of my very favorite songs such as "Coming back to You", "Alexandra Leaving", "Light as the Breese" and the very beautiful and touching "Night Comes On"!!!
The clouds though threatening all evening, did not burst, but just as Leonard Cohen and the band were leaving the stage the first drops fell of what was to be a very heafty shower. So just as well that the concert had to end at 23:30hrs sharp. However we did miss our 'Closing Time' and "Here's a man still working for your smile" ;-).
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:22 pm

Video uploaded by schnugsy - Thanks!

Light As The Breeze ("As the sun is going down we may now resume the solitude of darkness that this is the proper setting for, especially for this next song which needs a very deep colour to be sung. Here it is ...")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niE_Pl0fVAE

Everybody Knows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMQUqp4pKQo

Who By Fire (partial - does not include Javier at beginning)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdGmjoRDRdE

The Darkness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAhkDaIuoKk

I Can't Forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxg-LsMkNgw

Anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh-RvLxXmds
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Uploaded by sjef345 - Thanks

Save The Last Dance For Me (a "special guest" in the audience - at the beginning of video ;-) )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yqxiiYOUg8
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby tip of the lily » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:43 pm

Light as a breeze ... the night came on. I wanted that night to go on and on ....
Two of my favourite songs that I had not heard before in a concert. So happy to hear these songs.
Also a beautiful version of Coming back to you by the Webb ladies and Roscoe on the
contrabas and an absolutely outstanding version of Alexandra leaving sung completely by Sharon Robinson. What a voice!
I have always missed a violin in the shows and Alex is a wonderful musician. However, I missed also the solos of Dino and all the instruments he could play.
Two shows for me, the first in Ghent, the first in Amsterdam, that's it. Amen.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby susanne30072009 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:17 pm

bridger15 wrote:This is has to be one of the top wonderful Leonard Cohen magical moments!
During "First We Take Manhattan", at 2.31 the stadium screen shows LC bending down to retrieve his clock and parades with the face showing the time 11:30.
This clock is usually positioned at the bottom of his sound monitors and out of sight.
The audience reacts with laughter and then Sharon has to cover his lines for a while.
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!
*First We Take Manhattan* (triap1)
http://youtu.be/KJlxE7hH3BA
---Arlene

Wow! He gives really everything, that he's got; in every City, at every Stage. We can't hardly wait until Saturday to see and hear LC and the whole Band in such superb spirit in Kopenhagen )!
And at every single Concert, something is different. What a Tour. What a gift, what a privilege to see him again on the Stages around the World!
And he is really always good for Surprises, which that Clip clearly shows.
I'll bet, that he has some Surprises in his Pocket...other Songs, new ones, another Tour or whatever.
What a Personality, what a Man!
"We'll keep on goin' until the Wheelchair is rosting"....
Just absolutely outstanding!
He gives the crowd more than 3:40 full of beautiful Songs. He give so much into his Songs, surrounded with handpicked Musicians...
For me it is quite a Highlight in my Life!

And it seems that he has still having Fun on the Stages!
And as long he feels this Way, everything will be ok!

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