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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:20 am
by tina
Thank you all for the uploads, the reports and the photos!
What a great evening! Can't wait to see him again!

Thanks to all!

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm
by Goldin
Nessus Jr wrote:When I read about the Olympic Stadium I couldn't resist to google the 1928 Amsterdam poster
and make a new version.
Marco, confess, did you think about Leonard Cohen the Diskobolus too?

Image

(photo by Maarten)

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:38 pm
by tomsakic
sturgess66 wrote:Uploaded by gosiorka - Thanks!

Aug 21


I Can't Forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CM-FKDY77g
Great performance and recording!

What is he reciting - it is not Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:58 pm
by Goldin
tomsakic wrote:What is he reciting - it is not Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?
It's again (first time it was in Moscow, pre-Darkness recitation) - "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus
This time - not a complete poem, just first two stanzas:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Words "winced nor" are missed, I suppose.

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:02 pm
by Goldin

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:19 pm
by tomsakic
Thanks, Roman. Is there a recording of Moscow (I still hope for it!).

I Can't Forget has a completely new meaning on this tour, methinks. It is the song about tour, meeting old friends (fans), and the winter of life - but a lot goes on forever (the songs, the work, the companionship). It is his paean.

Watching at the Amsterdam setlist, I think it would be better if I Can't Forget is continued immediately by Waiting for the Miracle::))
Maarten wrote:Amsterdam, Tue August 21
...
Darkness
Amen
Come healing
I can't forget
[[Different Sides]]
Waiting For The Miracle
Light As The Breeze
...

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:29 pm
by tomsakic
Ah yes, Leonard's recitation is mentioned on that Wikipedia page - I don't recall who added the info, you or me ::)) There's link to forum report and YouTube clip as well.

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:56 pm
by Goldin
tomsakic wrote:Ah yes, Leonard's recitation is mentioned on that Wikipedia page - I don't recall who added the info, you or me ::)) There's link to forum report and YouTube clip as well.
Surely, you ;-)
But talking about wikipedia - I'm going to keep this list updated. Were there any recitations in 2012, besides those during I Can't Forget (Dover Beach; Chante rossignol; Invictus)?

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:11 pm
by surrender
Both concerts were fabulous. Mr. Cohen was very relaxed and he enjoyed very responsive
audience, esp. the second night.

LC: ..."it's closing time"....
Audience: "NO,NO, NO!" (just as Amy Winehouse in Rehab)

I couldn't find it recorded, maybe our Sir. Albert?!?

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:01 pm
by mutti
what can you say.....words aren't enough....sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My friend Bonni who was raised in Canada and has lived in Amsterdam since she was 18 sent this to me last night.
She has never seen Leonard before and is not a member of the forum. She attended the first night in Amsterdam.
It touched me so much I had to share it with all of you.
Leslie PY 8)

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:51 pm
by IrishAL
surrender wrote:Both concerts were fabulous. Mr. Cohen was very relaxed and he enjoyed very responsive
audience, esp. the second night.

LC: ..."it's closing time"....
Audience: "NO,NO, NO!" (just as Amy Winehouse in Rehab)

I couldn't find it recorded, maybe our Sir. Albert?!?
here it is ..

Closing time followed by Save the last dance for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cIl1SL2i4Q

Enjoy.

albert

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:54 pm
by IrishAL
So Long Marianne, (first night Amsterdam).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm7fr8gppjQ

Leonard Picks up a Long stemmed .....something ?

enjoy

Albert

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:58 pm
by Wybe
Thank you Albert, a beautiful recording.

Wybe

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:49 pm
by Prospera
Thank you Albert for that song; I saw the stemp and he treated it so gracefully.\
I sang along with Marianne in the front row.

Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:24 pm
by Wybe
A review in a Dutch music-paper, with nice pictures for the people who don't understand the Dutch language.

http://oor.nl/#reviews/concerts/2078/go ... nard_cohen