CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

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CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:32 am

DEBUT: JOAN OF ARC

LC and the band wore Poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day/Armistice Day

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Thank you Leonard from Portland!

Postby Qbert19 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 am

I have been to many performances in my life. Many great legends. Your concert this evening in Portland moved me greatly, more than any other live musical performance I have attended. I want to thank you for coming to Portland and express my sincerest wish that if you do a another North American Tour you will include Portland, Oregon on your list of stops again!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Doris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:25 pm

Wow! Arlene, please say, that you have recorded it...
And all I´ve said
was just instead of
Coming back to you.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:55 pm

Yes Doris, I did get a video of it, but my seat was far away.
I only added this concert recently and took what I could get with no heads in front of me. :D

JOAN OF ARC tour debut

http://youtu.be/z9L7uS7RcXQ

Exquisite duet with Hattie Webb left me in tears

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby AlanM » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:07 pm

Arlene, thank you so much for posting this video.

Hattie Webb you are brilliant. You certainly matched Jennifer Warnes and Julie Christensen in this performance.

I had shivers running up and down my spine watching this and listening to Leonard and Hattie.

Please do it again, especially in Australia.

Many thanks,

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby oblivion » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:49 pm

...the same shivering happened to me....i just read some minutes before in Sylvie Simmons book
something about that he wrote JOAN OF ARC probably for Nico in new york in 67 and i was thinking:
i wish so much he would perform this one once again...and i couldn´t believe my eyes and ears
he did it last night and i really adore hattie in this song.... the violine.....leonard...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby B4real » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:14 pm

Arlene, I just have to say the biggest thank you for filming and posting that spectacular and so welcomed video of Joan Of Arc.
Absolutely superbly done by LC and all concerned! I especially enjoyed Alex's violin - just perfect perfection for this song :D
AlanM wrote:Please do it again, especially in Australia.
..... and Alan,
extra good things come to those who wait, and wait, and wait and ..... :)

...... and Ute,
I haven't received my book yet so I don't know what's actually written there but here's what Leonard said about the song just before he performed it in Paris 1974:

"Now a song about a woman that has haunted me for a long time. This song was written for a German girl (Nico) I used to know. She's a great singer, I love her songs. I recently read an interview where she was asked about me and my work. And she said 'I was completely unnecessary'. Anyhow.... I hope she's not here. This song came through her."
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:40 pm

This is the venue - the Rose Garden. Leonard Cohen and UHTC last played here December 8, 2010. The Rose Garden is a multi-purpose arena opened in 1995 that hosts sports events and concerts - it was specially constructed to include curtains and a one-of-a-kind acoustic cloud that transforms the large arena into a theatrical setting for intimate shows of 3,000 to 6,500 guests - the Rose Quarter Theater of the Clouds.

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And - from Joey/Camp Cohen/Notes From The Road -
http://leonardcohen.tumblr.com/post/355 ... istice-day

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Armistice Day Lapel Flowers Ready
And off to stage they go


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Portland

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Now It Is Time For The Encores
The Rose Garden Arena — Portland, OR
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby holydove » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:44 pm

Arlene, thank you sooo much for capturing & posting the absolutely gorgeous, momentous, breathtaking debut of Joan of Arc!! That's all I can say, as I am speechless & helpless & breathless. . .& almost bodiless. . . after watching that. . .
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:46 pm

Video uploaded by Jeff Hollett - Thanks!

If It Be Your Will
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h8xGxBo_0A

Who By Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCJvcyUtmmk

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21YGQXLZgbc
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:09 pm

This was pre-concert publicity but nonetheless, some nice words about Leonard -
From Willamette Weekend - Things to Do -
http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-2944 ... ekend.html
Sunday, November 11

Leonard Cohen
[MUSIC] They say, “Work like you don’t need the money.” Four years into an improbable, late-career reincarnation as a road warrior, Leonard Cohen must be doing it not just due to fiscal victimization at the hands of his former business manager but out of love. Once again, audiences can marvel not only at Cohen’s peerlessly poetic catalog, but also at how damn classy he is, not to mention amazingly spry, jogging on and off stage and dropping to his knees repeatedly (and, seemingly, effortlessly) throughout. Tonight’s show is sure to be sublime. JEFF ROSENBERG. Rose Garden, 1401 N Wheeler Ave., 235-8771. 8 pm Sunday, Nov. 11. $39.50-$250. All ages.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:21 pm

holydove wrote:Arlene, thank you sooo much for capturing & posting the absolutely gorgeous, momentous, breathtaking debut of Joan of Arc!! That's all I can say, as I am speechless & helpless & breathless. . .& almost bodiless. . . after watching that. . .
.... and may I add "hopeful" to that, Rachel!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby friscogrl » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:52 pm

Joan of Arc, Oh My God! How lucky you all were to be able to experience it's debut.
I also thought Hattie Webb's performance was exquisite. Her voice was rich and pure,
Absolutely lovely. Hopefully they will do this again tonight for those of you going to
Vancouver!

M

Thanks for posting this Arlene!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 pm

Here is one more of my videos from the incredible Portland show.

AMEN
http://youtu.be/-BHkfBbZ86A

---Arlene
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby sharon.e » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:38 pm

bridger15 wrote:Yes Doris, I did get a video of it, but my seat was far away.
I only added this concert recently and took what I could get with no heads in front of me. :D

JOAN OF ARC tour debut

http://youtu.be/z9L7uS7RcXQ

Exquisite duet with Hattie Webb left me in tears

---Arlene
Arlene, this is truly an exquisite gem.
How symbolic to debut it on Armistice Day.
Thank you!
--Sharon

P.S
If you didn't say you were far away, I'd never be able to tell. Another perfect vid of yours.
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