CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:31 pm

Here's a link to Leif Bodnarchuk's blog - Old Ideas Tour — Sep 20, Amsterdam
http://leifb73.com/2013/09/21/old-ideas ... amsterdam/

EXCERPT:
At dinner, a table had been set up and arrayed with gifts in the form of T-shirts sent to us by grateful LC forum members, and on behalf of all of us, I’d like to say thank you. Continuing in the spirit of gifts and celebration, it was quite the sight and sound, to view the audience singing Happy Birthday to Leonard just before the second set began.
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More good video -

Uploaded by schnugsy

Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h9thk4cUUU
The Future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZrWVHNl64
Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkW0XgQygDs
Everybody Knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VZkWrO3PZw
Amen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bOPNUB0Ic
Lover, Lover, Lover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6oU7NaIdA
Come Healing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ72NsRNpgw
Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV8zTPpPoVM
Tower of Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Su613gKA8c
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Su613gKA8c
Chelsea Hotel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DmgzQ7kfKY
The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBCXi6DVGIc
In My Secret Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9FPTnOliVg
I'm Your Man / Hallelujah/Take This Waltz (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haN7y1S_EI4
So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiMcwNO4qjA
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby adriaan1411 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Last night was a memorable one. Itwas an excellent concert and emotional since the thought of this possibly being the final time to see Leonard live, never left my mind. I have posted some photo's on Facebook. I am especially proud of one photo, taken during 'First we take Manhattan." Someone threw, right on cua, a toy monkey on stage. I have captured Leonard, holding the monkey, while singing!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Maarten » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:12 pm

Hi
My Amsterdam photos are online in a FaceBook album too:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 96a30bdd9a

Superb ending to a superb European tour!
Maarten

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby joyezekiel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:09 am

This concert had a real "Las Vegas" feel about it...... Leonard was on great form and the band were obviously having a blast.... lots of smiles and laughter. Fabulous audience too. It may not have been as technically perfect as other concerts (thinking of Memphis here), but I enjoyed every precious minute of last night. You're right, Maarten, this was an amazing end to the European tour and I feel privileged to have witnessed it. Thanks to all the photographers and videoers. I've only peeked at one or two so far, but I know these are going to become firm favourites! Thanks also to everyone involved in organising such a successful and fun meet up!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby arteest103 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:03 am

What a joy to watch all the videos! Many thanks to those who made them. Does anyone know if there's a vid of the audience singing 'Happy Birthday'?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Franks » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:12 pm

During the last two songs there were a few crew members on stage taking pictures with their smartphones. Has anyone seen these posted somewhere or know how to get in touch with any of the crew members (Jarkko?). I would love to see some photos from the stage point of view.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby zahov » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:31 pm

Here are my pictures from the show. Probably some of the best taken. They cover the whole concert. So happy to be there.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1137 ... 8321630657


All the best.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby mnkyface » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:45 pm

Great pictures, Theodore. Thank you for posting.
sturgess66 wrote:Good video - :D
Uploaded by its211me2 -
Closing Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeleXx7pf5g
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:46 pm

Video -

Uploaded by Idris Koopman -

Tower of Song (this is a short clip - but - it's worth a watch - or two :lol: :D )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehhnPsCwLaM

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsXT74ZdPOw

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Uploaded by Jeffrey Hietbrink

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc0uFLFrc0I
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0855LaNgE

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Uploaded by sjefke77 -

The Partisan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VZWZN-QzDo

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Uploaded by Linda Sijnave -

Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2SpJZRFpfA
Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rEJaKS9vEc
Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV0SU02itBM
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcrFjgWZsN4
I Tried To Leave You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-LDLC-b9YY

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Uploaded by Sanne Joenje -

Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N68txCzcQbg
Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6E8BJGt1xE
Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uXtJGrXOUU

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Uploaded by Willem van der Hut -

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7m6QQt0qMo
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby IrishAL » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:42 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:52 pm

..so many good videos from multiple sources.
Someone with the know how could produce multi angle/multi camera versions of some songs
:?:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Mazal » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:57 pm

Franks wrote:During the last two songs there were a few crew members on stage taking pictures with their smartphones. Has anyone seen these posted somewhere or know how to get in touch with any of the crew members (Jarkko?). I would love to see some photos from the stage point of view.
Leif Bodnarchuk posted two pics in his blog - Old Ideas Tour — Sep 20, Amsterdam:

http://leifb73.com/2013/09/21/old-ideas ... amsterdam/
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby Inge » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:12 am

It was the best concert ever. Leonard was at his best. His voice was strong and beautiful, he moved his body like a young man ( is he getting younger, or what? how does he do that? ), he really looked as he was enjoying himself. He was better than ever.

Everytime I've been to a concert of Leonard Cohen I am exhausted. But happy exhausted. It's like his voice draws me up on to the stage so I can listen to his words carefully and focused, with nobody else around me. And that is pretty amazing in a venue with many thousands of people.

I'm happy that I had the privilege to be at this wonderful concert. The atmosphere was great and the audience was very enthusiastic. I'm always feeling so happy when I'm at a concert of Leonard. Maybe it's that feeling of love and friendship all around. Leonard loves to perform and it shows. His fans love Leonard and they show that. A Leonard Cohen concert is just a very happy and friendly and peaceful experience. And I love that. It makes me feel good and happy.

And Iris, thank you. It was very nice to meet you too.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:37 am

Video -

Uploaded by Sylvia Apfelbaum -

Alexandra Leaving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMEeh55T__Y

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwt4A0dOo-o
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 20, 2

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:45 pm

http://www.8weekly.nl/artikel/10940/leo ... w.facebook

GOOGLE TRANSLATION:
Review: Leonard Cohen
"The taste of significance '


by Emiel Kolenbrander
September 22, 2013

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On Friday, the eve of his 79th birthday, Leonard Cohen was at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. It was a magical evening, and in nearly four hours Cohen and his tour band offered the highlights of his life work.

After the opener "Dance Me to the End of Love" Cohen immediately stopped and took time to thank his audience. For their attention and interest in recent decades. For their willingness to purchase tickets. Quite a financial burden. For the effort that many have taken to climbing. Unto the high places of the hall. And for coming anyway, because Cohen knows that in modern society a lot of people would like but it's not easy just to make yourself. A night off It is typical of Cohen, he is a cultured gentleman who knows his audience appreciates pleasantries.

Happy birthday

Many people who have come tonight listening for half a century to Cohen's music, his songs have become the soundtrack of their lives. They all cherish a blind, almost religious adoration for the Canadian star. Each number is followed by a hard and fanatical applause and people regularly walk along the seats forward to throw. Flowers and stuffed animals on stage Just after the break, the show resumes when Cohen takes the stage and the audience spontaneously sings en masse an early 'Happy Birthday' to him. It is a beautiful moment and Cohen takes the trouble to have been extended to thank everyone again.

The gig at the Ziggo Dome is also the last European show in his world tour in 2013, in the autumn he tours only by Australia and New Zealand. The tour was named with Old Ideas, to last year's album. A wonderful album that Friday night a handful of songs played. Cohen selected a large backing band of renowned musicians for the tour, including the Spanish guitarist Javier Mas, bassist Roscoe Beck and The Webb Sisters as backing singers. Each band member gets during the evening plenty of room to solo and in those moments, the master himself admired watching.

It's amazing how much energy and enthusiasm Cohen has on stage, that would be the envy of the average 78-year-old. With passionate passages he invariably falls to his knees to his feet, only to jump up a little later. A few times Cohen leaves the stage (before the break and for the encores) and he does it with a triumphant dance, hopping and waving a hand in the air.

Poetic evening

Highlights of the evening 'The Partisan' (which Cohen himself takes the French chorus cost), and the final block of 'I'm Your Man', 'Hallelujah' and 'Take This Waltz'. During this last song almost everyone leaves his seat in order to come. Close as possible to the stage Everyone seems suddenly flowers or a stuffed animal to have brought. When the evening was over here it was all been grand and memorable, but Cohen is still three times. He still plays the beautiful "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "So Long, Marianne" which is sung by all. Hard The evening ends with really 'Save the Last Dance for Me "by The Drifters and a new, playful song called' I've Got a Little Secret '.

"The taste of significance is what we call poetry," Cohen said in an interview. Poetry you recognize him according to the feeling that something important, something worthwhile going on. Friday was one of those nights where everyone had the feeling that something important happened. A magical, poetic evening which everyone could say they had been in there but nice anyway.

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