CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby B4real » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:09 am

Thanks for that information, oblivion and it sounds like you had a terrific time!

A familiar song for me. I have it on one of my Irish CD's. It's called "Joe Hill". And as you mentioned, also sung by Joan Baez. More info about the subject of the song from the quote/link as follows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hill
Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström was a Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
A praise poem by Alfred Hayes became the lyrics of the best-known song about Joe Hill, written in 1936 by Earl Robinson. This was sung so beautifully by Joan Baez at Woodstock in 1969: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX7M9psH0rM
and a later version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR6SMAJQW8Y

Joe Hill

words by Alfred Hayes
music by Earl Robinson

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,
Alive as you and me.
Says I “But Joe, you’re ten years dead”
“I never died” said he,
“I never died” said he.

“In Salt Lake, Joe,” says I to him,
him standing by my bed,
“They framed you on a murder charge,”
Says Joe, “But I ain’t dead,”
Says Joe, “But I ain’t dead.”

“The Copper Bosses killed you Joe,
they shot you Joe” says I.
“Takes more than guns to kill a man”
Says Joe “I didn’t die”
Says Joe “I didn’t die”

And standing there as big as life
and smiling with his eyes.
Says Joe “What they can never kill
went on to organize,
went on to organize”

From San Diego up to Maine,
in every mine and mill,
where working-men defend their rights,
it’s there you find Joe Hill,
it’s there you find Joe Hill!

I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night,
alive as you and me.
Says I “But Joe, you’re ten years dead”
“I never died” said he,
“I never died” said he.


http://scanlyze.wordpress.com/2007/02/0 ... ast-night/

and an Australian conection: http://unionsong.com/u017.html
Joe Hill, a great organizer and poet, was executed in 1915 on a murder charge universally considered to be a frame-up.
"The Preacher and the Slave", one of his most famous songs, is also in this collection. Small packets of Hill's ashes were sent to Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) branches around the world. The packet that came to Sydney was confiscated by police who burnt it in Central Police Station!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby holydove » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:48 am

Thank you from me too, oblivion! How exciting that you were there to hear Leonard singing Joe Hill & all the other songs - for 2 hours - incredible!! I'm so excited just hearing about it! Sounds like it was a great atmosphere too. I hope someone got some video of that very special soundcheck!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby mutti » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:44 am

How exciting to hear Ute...I haven't heard Joe Hill for so long...I saw the movie as well in the early 70's. What a treat had by all in Odense.
I look forward to hearing what some of the other songs were.
Thanks... 8)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:10 am

I think that at every Joan Baez concert i've been to she has sung ' The ballad of joe hill'
Would be great to hear a leonard version.
Quite a treat for those hearing the/odense soundcheck even if he only did a few lines
Maybe in the non touring days ahead he might record a collection of ' covers', as well as of 'new originals' :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby annmarie » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:56 pm

cohenadmirer wrote:I think that at every Joan Baez concert i've been to she has sung ' The ballad of joe hill'
Would be great to hear a leonard version.
Quite a treat for those hearing the/odense soundcheck even if he only did a few lines
Maybe in the non touring days ahead he might record a collection of ' covers', as well as of 'new originals' :D
I'd really love to hear his version of Joe Hill too. Kind of hard to imagine :?:
I always associate the song with the late great Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2OivplOBq8
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby B4real » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:51 am

Thanks so much Henry, for all your wonderful videos :D
A bonus for me is that you have also captured much of Alex along with Leonard!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby mnkyface » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:53 pm

Great videos Henry! (and thanks for posting, Linda!)

Did anyone else notice Hattie's hand signals in In My Secret Life?? Starts around 0:30. What is she doing?

So nice to see Heart with no Companion too. When I finished watching it I realized I had been grinning at my computer like a lunatic for the whole song. :roll: :lol:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Video uploaded by Bjarne Eriksen

Leonard Cohen in Odense - Bird On The WIre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhUqKI99gRU
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby Gitte » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:02 am

The Odense Concert was really something very special. A beautiful evening, I think even one of the best of their concert I have been to. Leonard Cohen was in such a good shape, he looked very happy and he was so generous. He gave 4 encores!! 30 songs, the longest concert of all his Europe Tour. THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. COHEN! YOU ARE ENCREDIBLE.
The audience was so warm, very thankful to Leonard and his band, full of love and so kind to each other. Leonard did spread out his love and his mind to 10.000 people.

So beautiful in Kongens Have, romantic and a perfect venue for Leonard Cohen’s fantastic voice and his wonderful band.

I’m so happy I still have 2 concert left in September.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:30 am

Video uploaded by vibeke ekelund -

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hClIQt2I34

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