CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby LisaLCFan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:16 pm

Thanks, Joy, for the beautiful concert report. It is so wonderful that many people, including those of us who have been privileged to have seen Leonard a few times before, are finding some of these new concerts to be "the best" we've seen! I did not think that Leonard and the band could top what I experienced in 08-10, and yet, they've done it. We are so fortunate!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby Tchocolatl » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:15 pm

Joy, the magic of that night is so powerful that it made its ways in your post, where it is palpable as well. Thank you! :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby Joe Way » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:07 pm

Thank you so much Joy, Tchoco and everyone else-we live vicariously through these reports! From Austin to Chicago, I agree that this has been the best that Leonard and the band has sounded and the whole production of lighting and stage decor increases in beauty.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby Steve Wilcox » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:22 pm

There is only one thing I would like to add to the other favourable posts on the Quebec concert. It's in regards to the Webb Sister's performance of "If It Be Your Will".

This was my 7th Cohen show since 2008. Suffice it to say music performed live, in real time, is subject to small human imperfections. Even the best musicians know this is inevitable - a slightly misplucked string, an extra key snagged during an organ riff, a cymbal crash that was just a bit light.

Except the Quebec City performance of "If It Be Your Will". Ever guitar note, every pluck of the harp, each vocal phase, every inflection in the voices - was - absolutely - perfect. Not a fret buzz, not a muted harp string, not a hesitation in a voice. I hope this was recorded for a future BluRay.
An Unbelievable Performance after which I briefly believed there may not be a crack in everything afterall. ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:40 am

Steve Wilcox wrote:An Unbelievable Performance after which I briefly believed there may not be a crack in everything afterall. ;-)
Love it! And I know exactly what you mean - Mark and I just kept sighing in amazement all evening :D

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:11 am

Here are three great photos from Sunday evening, kindly sent to me by Steve (birminghamfan):
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:43 am

joyezekiel wrote:Here are three great photos from Sunday evening, kindly sent to me by Steve (birminghamfan):
Thanks Joy. Please tell Steve his photos are great, pass along my thanks and please give him my regards.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby Wirebird » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:00 am

85: Oslo 88: Oslo (2x) 93: Oslo 08: Gothenburg 09: Langesund; Bratislava; Prague 10: Malmø; Oslo; Oakland (2x); Las Vegas (2x)
12: Ghent (2x); Halden; Gothenburg; Helsinki; London; Verona; Paris (2x); Lisboa; Montreal (2x); Quebec; NYC; Brooklyn
13: Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville, London (2x), Antwerp, Mannheim, Brussels, Rome, Pula, Stockholm, Odense, Oslo, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wellington (2x), Auckland.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby joyezekiel » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:07 am

Oh Henry! Thank you - you got all the "best" ones (if I dare say that) from that wonderful evening! Bravo!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:29 am

Wonderful, Henry. Thanks! :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby Cheshire gal » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:29 am

Fabulous videos Wirebird. Thank you. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby birminghamfan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:24 am

Arlene - thank you ! I hope all is well for you - and hope to meet up again in the USA next year
' somewhere down the road ' as Leonard would say ! In the meantime - take care
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby birminghamfan » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 am

Some more pictures from Quebec City..
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Québec City, Québec - December 2, 2012

Postby casterbridgecohen » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:27 am

For those of you still following this thread you may be interested in reading an article I wrote that was based on the Leonard Cohen Concert experience and the interaction between Leonard and his fans in general and the concerts in Quebec City and Montreal in particular.

I was writing about the three concerts in Quebec last year as well as my observations at the many concerts I had attended over the last five years.

My article was reproduced in two (or was it three?) music publications and I was both appreciative and a little humbled by the favourable comments it received and
I have now belatedly had the opportunity to make the corrections that were pointed out to me as well as one or two small edits trying to improve on some laboured prose!

If you want to relive those memorable concerts and feelings you can find the article on my website here together with a small selection of the over 5000 images I have taken of Leonard et al in concert in recent years.

http://notesfromanomad.net/2012/12/13/1 ... ec-9-2012/

Like any writer I am always grateful to receive feedback and corrections either here or on my web site!

I apologise for the length but it appears it was well received and struck a chord with most Cohen aficionados.

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