CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

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

Postby B4real » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:59 am

Thank you Frostbitez! I suspected that lassepeder's set list was correct. And thanks for the video links!

haha! Wendy,
I did notice that but just thought basecamp (Hans) must have really been preoccupied with trying to remember the songs on the set list :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby basecamp » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Lol! It was really late when I posted the setlist... ;-)
PS: meanwhile I discussed it with a few "survivors" and edited my post! Thanks all!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:31 pm

Interesting line up and sequence of songs,
We don't expect anything after ' i tried to leave you/save the last dance'
Must have been a wonderful surprise and i hope the surprises continue at the UK concerts and there is something 'special' at the last European concert in Amsterdam :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:04 pm

http://www.b.dk/koncerter/uforlignelige ... g-mere-til
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Incomparable Cohen Gave Everything - And More

By Michael Charles Gaunt
18 August 2013, 10:04

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Leonard Cohen-koncert i Kongens Have i Odense Foto: Johnny Wichmann

Leonard Cohen was in his usual generous mood when he Saturday night gave another phenomenal marathon concert on Danish soil - this time in Odense.

We need all the way sooner or later. Towards the final sleep. Most of us try not to think too much about it. But Leonard Cohen seems to constantly live with the awareness of our own transience and gradual decay. He has so far been made for many years now. But in recent years seems consciousness more present than ever. And understandably so. Next month he turns 79 years.

But it is as if the light at the end of the tunnel brings out the best in the old male. Last year's 'Old Ideas' enrolled immediately among his very best plates. And the last five or six years, he has - partly spurred by having lost all his money - toured nonstop around the world. Saturday night was the trip so come to the King's Garden in Odense. The concert was Cohen's second in Denmark since the release of 'Old Ideas' and was almost one song a repeat of the concert at Rosenborg Palace Square last year.

It made now certainly not the evening's show worse. For then as now plays Cohen and his star team of musicians who were demonstrably play its last show ever. Which is to say with graceful empathy and in three-hour sessions that comes around every corner of Cohen's extensive songbook. And as with last year's excellent concert succeeded in a short time evening's main character to create a very special intimate atmosphere that is completely unique in the music landscape.

An old man's dance of death

Perhaps it is due to the fact that the game is played fairly low. In Cohen's case, it is certainly something that the degree makes people's ears and listen intently to every word and musical stanza.

And then of course the songs that are cut with depth, humor and exquisite poetic sense. Hymns and ballads built on a foundation of gospel, R & B, blues, folk and lounge music. The sacred and the profane united in a wily old man dance.

'Bird On The Wire' was an early peak with the impeccably dressed Cohen's enormous empathy and the band retained virtuoso game that was crystal clear in a fine tuned sound production. Similarly, the trio of new soul searchers numbers like 'Amen', 'Darkness' and 'Come Healing' phenomenal in a strong first hour.

After a short break began, however, an even stronger second hour with Cohen alone behind the keyboard on 'Tower Of Song', which, as the years go by, appears more and more as the quintessential Cohen song. From here on back to early 60s gems like 'Suzanne' and 'Sisters Of Mercy' in lovingly played events within the incomparable choir singer Sharon Robinson singing tears in the corner of your eye with 'Alexandra Leaving'.

Sky-high level

And just to emphasize the high class ended Cohen second time with another three giants in the form of 'I'm Your Man', 'Hallelujah' and 'Take This Waltz'. He could as well have connected for me. But then the concert continued with over an hour of encores. Sky-high level throughout. Lots of good songs preserved. But it was also a bit like being served 30 full-fat dishes in a gourmet restaurant. At some point begin saturation to paste.

Generous hosts with good manners as Cohen and band can be ill afford to complain about. We were indeed spoiled this evening. And it should - God forbid - be Cohen's last performance, so it was definitely a worthy farewell salute.

But judging by his current form and joy of playing, luckily there is nothing to suggest that it goes that way any time soon.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:29 pm

http://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/75157

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Review / Live / Sunday 18-08-2013 at. 12:11
Leonard Cohen
King's Garden, Odense,
Saturday 17 August 2013
Reviewed by Morten Ebert Larsen

GAFFA - 5 stars
Readers - 6.00 stars on average (after 4 votes)

Ever since Leonard Cohen returned to the tour life in 2008 after a break of 15 years, it is every time has been found that now it was at least the last time that he had put his feet on Danish soil - and we have subsequently been gratifying surprised by the announcement of return visits for return visits. Master has been an unusually frequent visitor, and last night was Odense looked at his and the band's extensive tour schedule. The spring was used in the U.S., summer in Europe and in the latter part of 2013 visiting Canadian as Australia and New Zealand.

More than 11,000 spectators had redeemed the semi-expensive ticket for an evening in the company of one of music's greatest - and let me say it right away. It was a great, great night. The sound to a Leonard Cohen concert is anything but high and I had feared that it would end in a game audience chitchat, as it too often makes for concerts at home. Here I was fortunately very pleasantly surprised, and Cohen was shown the respect he deserves if any.

The session ended up being a marathon concert and started presumably with "Dance Me To The End Of Love". It seemed the leader and the band just to play in time and in "The Future" told Cohen that he did not know when a reunion could be possible, and therefore he and the band give everything they had. Of course, the words he says every night, yet it was impossible not to notice that there simply was given everything. Correct running we were with an under estimate "Bird On The Wire" where Cohen was so down on his knees and reinforced the last lines "I have tried in my way to be free" to the audience's great jubilation. This showed the otherwise somewhat anonymous Mitch Watkins first time with his quiet underlying electric guitar.

Scary accomplished

Of course it is Leonard Cohen, who is the star. Not forgetting too, however, his fiercely competent band, and those we got happily allowed to hear shine individually to a large extent. Sometimes it can be terrible to be a concert with many different instruments whose sound is not good. I'll happily greet and say it was in the king's garden, where you could hear the different sounds and nuances.

A large peak in the first division, which lasted just over an hour, was an almost criminally beautiful "Who By Fire", began with an out of this world-solo by Javier Mas on its Spanish 12-string guitar. Last year in January came Cohen's latest studio album "Old Ideas" and luckily setlist represented by four tracks from this album. Thus we include the magical hymn-like "Come Healing" where the slightly more than plain adorable Webb Sisters went into a song-interaction with the master that caused goosebumps. The first set ended with "Lover Lover Lover" where Cohen in the aftermath presented the band members with a comprehensive presentation. Very classy and speaks volumes about Canadian. There is respect for all parties, and even lydmændene were mentioned.

Master in darkness and safe choices

After a short break the second set kicked off. A set that lasted more than two hours. Here Cohen opened to show his skills on the keyboard in a wonderfully humorous "Tower Of Song". "I was born like this / I had no choice / I was born with the gift of a golden voice" he sang and received deafening cheers. Second set opened right scraped with a non full crew on the scene. It was powerful to experience "Suzanne" with Cohen on guitar, only flanked by choir and violinist Alexandru Bublitchi who played a major role throughout the evening. The darkness was here begun to fall, and the champion pulled the big "Chelsea Hotel # 2" with himself gasping hard in guitar strings. Wow.

Korsektionen consists of the already mentioned Webb Sisters, Charlie and Hattie, and not least the crazy velsyngende Sharon Robinson, who gave us "Alexandra Leaving", where you could hear a pin drop. Of course, we should also have "Hallelujah," "So Long, Marianne" and especially a playful "I'm Your Man". It is the guarantee that is played on, taking no chances. Since awaited return in 2008, Cohen played pretty much the same thing night after night, and of course all the classics endure yet another rehearing, but it could be interesting to hear some other man's countless great songs.

Cavalcade of encores was impressive. "First We Take Manhattan" took the common song on, but a serious nerve hit Cohen first with the subsequent "Famous Blue Raincoat". Quite simply one of the best songs. The Webb Sisters took control of a captivating version of "If It Be Your Will", where they also played acoustic guitar and harp. "Closing Time" thought I put the phrase, but Cohen had other ideas and came up with "I Tried To Leave You", which once again showed how the cabinet should stand. This gave each band member the opportunity to shine with a little solo.

Drifters-cover "Save The Last Dance For Me" was neither fish nor fowl, and the subsequent "Heart With No Companion" seemed a little out of place in the encore, where Cohen had been folded several times. In return we got the incredible "Anthem" with another round band presentations at the end of a concert that lasted over three hours and mostly was unsurpassed, but also had his few dead spots. Therefore we end up in a gigantic giant number five, but it was to a great extent an unforgettable night in the middle of Odense.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:59 pm

There is also a "6 Star" review in Jyllands - but requires a subscription to the paper to access -

http://www.jyllands-posten.dk/protected ... ard-cohen/
An Adventurous Evening With Leonard Cohen
BY PETER Schollert

The 78-year-old Canadian soloist was in formidable form to a more than three-hour concert in the middle of Odense.

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From Leif Bodnarchuk - Old Ideas Tour — Aug 17, Odense
Posted on August 18, 2013

http://leifb73.com/2013/08/18/old-ideas ... 17-odense/
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:41 pm

http://www.fyens.dk/article/2349500:Ode ... ngens-Have

(There are a lot of comments after the article)

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17 August 2013 21:29
Of: SANDER SCHMIDT ASTRUP , Fyens.dk

Charisma: Majesty Took King's Garden

[A nice slideshow - http://www.fyens.dk/article/2349500:Ode ... ngens-Have ]
12,000 so charismatic Leonard Cohen lavish on with hits in the King's Garden on Saturday night.
Photo: Birgitte Carol Heiberg

Charismatic Leonard Cohen show is strewn about with hits in the King's Garden

It was a Leonard Cohen in musical peak, on Saturday he took the King's Garden in Odense.

It was just eight when the karismariske Canadians took to the stage in the Royal Gardens, where about 11,000 to 12,000 were waiting to hear the deep voice that first sounded the hearing on plate back in 1967.

Map inside his appearance declared Leonard Cohen that he and the band had come to Odense to give everything they had.

And then there otherwise sparked hitmaskinen.

Hans Christian Andersen Festival had the best possible start.

Read the review of the concert with Leonard Cohen in Funen Banner-Herald Monday
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And a few more from same paper - available only to subscribers -
This article is locked to subscribers of Funen Publishing Corporation, and Funen County newspaper.
http://www.mitfyn.dk/article/101769

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Many admiring glances were sent in the direction of the stage, when 78-year-old Leonard Cohen last night gave a concert with his big band in the King's Garden in Odense. The aging singer appeared to be in top condition and promised 11000-12000 guests in the garden that he and the band would give everything they ever had. This led inherently lots of applause.

Cohen Took King's Garden
18 August 2013

Superstar Leonard Cohen kicked majestically Hans Christian Andersen Festival started with his appearance in the King's Garden last night
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http://www.mitfyn.dk/article/101848

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Organizer: Cohen Concert Set Odense On The Map

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Promoter for JVB Concerts, Tue Kempf, has been there from the beginning to get Leonard Cohen concert and stand in the king's garden. File photo

18 August 2013

One year working with the planning of Leonard Cohen's concert in the Royal Gardens culminated yesterday. Over 300 have been helped to arrange the concert on the legs
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http://www.mitfyn.dk/article/101970

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There was love in the air before the legendary Canadian went on. Several had turned the blankets out on the king Haves green grass. The humid pint sat by hand and each breathed it all with a cigarette. Kiss was also and probably even after Leonard Cohen joined the stage as the sun was going down over Odense and night announced its arrival.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:07 pm

Video -

Uploaded by MrMrspoulsen

I'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2V0gclsm0Q

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Uploaded by Lars Pedersen

Come Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1yMDsO5Jk

Darkness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5DOURgXTlY

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Uploaded by Lisbeth Skjernov

Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SulXRwMhvDs

I'm Your Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA9fy5slG38
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:35 pm

Video -

Uploaded by DKmarsini

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158crVeAE-I

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfqBuozPTs

Sisters of Mercy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNBACDHXdXU

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTmzDSUpWk

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Uploaded by bogeluno

The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PdeynsEkVc

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Uploaded by Mads Hansen

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt1WgvMsUsk

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Uploaded by Faranak Sohi

Hallelujah (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh7DW7Idct0

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Video uploaded by Pippi Langstrømpe

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMnvHmXnK3I
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby musicmania » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:39 pm

Loving the setlist from last night and Anthem returning is very welcome news. Odense was on my wishlist this year but I was unable to go. Darn dwindling finances!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby Frostbitez » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:17 am

a few more videos from a magical night in kings garden

I tried to leave you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBOcKaIgIOw

Heart with on companion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSrTZMs0ta4

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K1dT1B1RPM

Who by fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOMLJefWwGg
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby cohenadmirer » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:25 am

Frostbitez--excellent videos of great performances. Very much appreciated :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

Postby douglas07 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:43 am

Just to contribute some important comment: Kongens Have (& Odense again) has witnessed a smashing concert; thx all!!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Odense, Denmark, August 17, 2013

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

Postby oblivion » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:31 am

here comes the morinng boat ,
here comes the evening train, here comes marianne now......
it was a late arrival but
the next afternoon
we listen to two hours soundcheck!!
to songs i´ve never heard him singing

joan baez was singing this long time ago
but leonard was singing
i dreamed i saw jow hill last night...
and he went on singing a lot of bluesy songs
never heard before
odense was so different
from all the concerts i´ve been before
an elderly lady ( 80)with a shirt " the future" smoking a joint
all the people sitting on the ground for so many hours talking to each other
eating, drinking and enjoing the time before the concert
talking about how they start to knom him
never happened that way in indoor concerts...

and understanding the deeper meaning of his words
first time for me listening the crowd clapping after :
there is a crack in everything thats how the the light gets in
for the meaning
it was amazing..thanks to the danish people
and thanks to leonard
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