Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby bridger15 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:59 pm

Can't See Him, But Can Hear Him - "Come Healing"
I love this new song from Leonard Cohen's latest album "Old Ideas" and wanted to capture it when I was on my last six concert adventure. However, it was not to be. Each venue presented an obstacle, either my seat location or strict no video security. The challenge in Seattle was my seat location, albeit first row but off to the side.

Leonard Cohen kneels when singing his "penitential hymn" and the camerman blocked him from my view. I started to video this song hoping the camerman would alter his position, but he didn't. I finally gave up part way through the song, put my camera away and just sat and listened to this delicate intense hymn.

I was very impressed with the Webb Sisters' brilliant harmonies. For the second verse, the two sopranos varied their harmony to match Leonard Cohen's lower register bass and the effect was superb. Very rich and gripping.

Even though my video is only a partial, it is still a beautiful memory of how comforting Leonard Cohen's song of healing is at this particular time in my life.

I hear it as the Mi Shebeirach, a Jewish prayer for healing which asks God who blessed our ancestors to bless and heal our loved ones.

Come Heaing (partial)
http://youtu.be/l7rnzghEOi4

---Arlene
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby Joe Way » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:10 pm

Thank you, Arlene. That is a beautiful song and we hope that you are healing as well. We're very glad to see that you are planning on some concerts this spring. I've been in the Orpheum in Memphis and from what I remember it is a beautiful venue. Anne & I were just in Memphis last spring, I really like that city-wish we could join you.

Joe
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:06 pm

A video uploaded by gapa6789 - Thanks!

Dance Me To The End Of Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB246z651mc
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Re: Concert Report: Seattle, WA - November 9 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:16 am

Three videos just uploaded to YouTube by harrykP9 -
One is identified as being from this show - @ Key Arena 11-09-12 - and I am guessing the other two are as well

A Thousand Kisses Deep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Y0KJWxVzc

Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgwwgUSSd0I

Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10dqBv3ndSc

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