CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby MaryB » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:12 pm

Gwen,

I relished every word of your most enjoyable review and it was not too long! Thank you!

Warmest regards,
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby annmarie » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:13 pm

musicmania wrote:I don't normally record at the actual concerts but 2 videos I've wanted to make are A Thousand Kisses Deep and Leonard's closing comments. Both these were extra special last night so was happy to get them.

A Thousand Kisses Deep:

http://youtu.be/dOI8bEFThw8

Closing Comments:

http://youtu.be/L0bA1Nk-CpY
Extra special, I agree Gwen!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Video -

Uploaded by renataxxl (Sept 12)

Lover, Lover, Lover (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPRhtehR3M

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Uploaded by Paul Hanley (Sept 12)

Amen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXYi4Qnz8I4

Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FogU5CGJysQ
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:37 pm

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment ... 75791.html

" any concerns that Cohen is getting complacent in his old age – he turns 79 later this month – are quashed within moments because it soon becomes abundantly clear that he is in the form of his life."
John Meagher – 13 September 2013
Leonard Cohen - The 02, Dublin

You know what they say about familiarity breeding contempt? Since his much lauded comeback tour of 2008, Leonard Cohen has returned to these shores time and time again. It is noticeable that on this occasion there isn't nearly the sort of excitement he generated on previous visits and the banks of empty seats in the arena suggest the veteran Canadian is no longer the hottest ticket in town.

But any concerns that Cohen is getting complacent in his old age – he turns 79 later this month – are quashed within moments because it soon becomes abundantly clear that he is in the form of his life.

For three-and-a-half hours he offers reminder after reminder of his supreme talents as a songwriter. He dips into that extensive, career-spanning back catalogue and virtually every song is a success. His wonderful vocals and consummate showmanship are apparent from the off, but much of the magic is fashioned by his great band – virtually all of whom have been with him on the journey over the past five years.

At times tonight his delivery of some songs is even more captivating than what he managed at those fabled Royal Hospital Kilmainham shows in '08 and the sustained quality comfortably eclipses that of his last appearance in this venue three years ago.

Highlights? So many. How about the plaintive, haunting rendition of 'Suzanne' or the arresting, spoken worded delivery of 'A Thousand Kisses Deep'? How about the theatrics of the portentous 'Everybody Knows' or the brilliantly playful take on 'I'm Your Man'?

'Chelsea Hotel', 'Famous Blue Raincoat', 'So Long Marianne', 'The Future' – one iconic song follows another. His band have grown in confidence too and are now not merely interested in faithfully reproducing those old recordings but instead offering new and inventive ways to bring them alive.

Once again, Cohen's generosity of spirit is plain for all to see as he allows each of those musicians with him to have their moment.

Backing singers Charley and Hattie Webb offer a beautifully pure interpretation of 'If It Be Your Will', while in the night's single most memorable performance, Sharon Robinson reminds us of her own rare talent with a sublime version of 'Alexandra Leaving' – a song she co-wrote with Cohen a dozen years ago.

Cohen hints that he may not be back in Ireland for some time – one never knows with this singer – but if this is to be his Irish swansong, what a way to go out.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby IrishAL » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:23 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby Cheshire gal » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:14 am

Take a look at Darkness just downloaded by Irishal. Very funny at 5.25 when Leonard sings 'you were young and it was summer' he flinches and smiles. Great video. Thanks for that Al.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby HelenOE » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:34 am

He seems to be in such a good mood that even when singing grim lines like "the present's not that pleasant" or "I've got no taste for anything at all" he can't keep the smile off his face. And I don't mind the mismatch one bit; he paid for every one of those smiles many times over.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:42 am

Cheshire gal wrote:Take a look at Darkness just downloaded by Irishal. Very funny at 5.25 when Leonard sings 'you were young and it was summer' he flinches and smiles. Great video. Thanks for that Al.
Thanks for that little observation :lol: - and I also love when he sings "winning you was easy" :)

And many, many, many ------------> :D - thanks to Albert - for these, and all his videos!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby alb123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:32 am

B4real wrote: I’ve Got A Little Secret

(Neil’s organ)

It’s kind of chilly in your kitchen
And I think it’s gonna snow
It’s kind of chilly in your kitchen
And I believe it’s gonna snow
I don’t need to leave you baby
Oh, but there’s no where else to go


EDIT: Zimmer,
Absolutely excellent photos of Leonard!!
I have been listening to this song over and over and I'm quite certain that I hear Leonard sing, at the end of this stanza:

I need to leave you baby - Oh, but there's nowhere else to go...

You have transcribed "I don't need"...I am quite certain Leonard does not say "don't". Actually, it makes a lot more sense saying "I need to leave you baby, but there's nowhere else to go..."

Have another listen.
Either way...Great job transcribing this catchy tune!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby B4real » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:56 am

alb123 wrote: I have been listening to this song over and over and I'm quite certain that I hear Leonard sing, at the end of this stanza:

I need to leave you baby - Oh, but there's nowhere else to go...

You have transcribed "I don't need"...I am quite certain Leonard does not say "don't". Actually, it makes a lot more sense saying "I need to leave you baby, but there's nowhere else to go..."

Have another listen.
Either way...Great job transcribing this catchy tune!

-Chris
Thank you Chris,
And you are absolutely correct!! That's what I hear as well! I "don't" know why I typed "don't" :razz: Must have been having a negative day ;-)
I'll fix it up in my post now. Thanks for your help.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby musicmania » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:47 am

Thanks for the wonderful videos Albert :D And thank you Bev for transcribing the words to I've Got A Secret :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby B4real » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:12 am

Thanks Gwen,
I took pleasure in doing it! ..... and I also took much pleasure in your words .... as Mary says it's not too long .... it's never too long!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby jdhayes » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:24 pm

Thanks Albert for all the videos. Any chance you captured Tower of Song on Wednesday night? I would love to see the antics on the keyboards again, especially when LC used his elbows to demonstrate what else he could do on the keyboards. I nominate you for Trapattoni's job!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby mutti » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:52 pm

Thanks for the wonderful videos Albert And thank you Bev for transcribing the words to I've Got A Secret

I totally agree with Gwen - Albert your video's are superb and thanks for taking the time and effort to create them.
Bev thank you too. I did have a laugh with an LC friend when you wrote
(Neil's organ)
right after
"it ain't no pretty sight
"... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry if this offends anyone but its brilliant.
Cheers Bev
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Postby anny » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:03 pm

thank you Leslie and Bev, but IT IS briliant........... had to laugh too !!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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