CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, Germany, June 28, 2013

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CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, Germany, June 28, 2013

Postby SeventhSon » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:38 am

Hello folks,

Yet another great gig by Leonard and the band. I will write more soon, but just wanted to announce that there has been a new, quite unique addition to the setlist: George Jones "Choices". Leonard dedicated it to him since he has died recently.

It was a very nice song and a good performance. I hope that it stays in the setlist. :)

Has he ever performed it before?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby mutti » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:00 am

Thanks for your concert report. Looking forward to hearing more when you can.
Yes Leonard played Choices in Winnipeg and I was there to hear it as was Joy E.
Great he is playing it again so more can hear it.
Cheers
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:03 am

Wow. Fingers crossed for more Choices in Brussels on Sunday .....

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby joyezekiel » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:52 am

mutti wrote:Thanks for your concert report. Looking forward to hearing more when you can.
Yes Leonard played Choices in Winnipeg and I was there to hear it as was Joy E.
Great he is playing it again so more can hear it.
Cheers
Leslie 8)
That was so exciting, wasn't it Leslie? I don't think it was caught on video in Winnipeg, so maybe this time.....

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby hadley » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:18 am

Choices - wow, I love that song! Please someone post up a video before I resort to begging!!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby mary emma » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:58 pm

And here it is on Youtube (uploaded by Sweetmelody2011) Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io9zr7qcPJc
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:38 pm

Thanks for posting "Choices" Mary Emma - good song!

Also uploaded by Sweetmelody2011 -

Alexandra Leaving (and partial of I'm Your Man)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpnWC09oTuM

Hallelujah/Take This Waltz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaJ6z7ZUXns
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby mary emma » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:59 pm

So Long, Marianne uploaded by Mahdi Mond, thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-hsqE-1GK8
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CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby irishgreg » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:00 pm

About the fifth time I've seen Leonard & the band and thought they were in really great form! Super performance and definitely no staleness there!

Great version of George Jones "Choices", violin is a superb addition. Famous Blue Raincoat was fantastic, Partisan and Lover Lover Lover are also sounding exceptionally good. The new album tracks are also really well done. Also, Leonard seems more at ease (maybe it is the last of his big tours). The band is really comfortable together and to those going to the forthcoming concerts, ENJOY! You have a great night in store.

Thought the crowd took their time to get going but as everyone knows Leonard does a three hour plus performance so I think the crowds pace themselves a bit, not us Leonard fans, we're on it from the off. But the crowd reaction is no reflection on the band, they are really in superb form!

Well done Leonard, another great performance, don't leave us, keep going for many years yet!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby scocoh » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:14 pm

mary emma wrote:And here it is on Youtube (uploaded by Sweetmelody2011) Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io9zr7qcPJc
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Wow :D Alex is incredible-- so versatile.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby HugoD » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:41 pm

I totally agree, it was a very good performance . Was lucky enough to have a couple of centre frow row seats :D and. together with my daughter (15) totally enjoyed the show. It was my third show since 2010 and Leonard and his band haven't lost any of there magic on stage. For my daughter is was her first concert and I pretty sure she is infected to :lol: .
One thing did annoy me however and that was the noise of the airsystem (?) in the Arena. During intimite songs like "Alexandra Leaving"or "If it be your will" the was a constant high pitch from the ( i think) airventing system in the roof of the Arena which totally interferred with the songs and annoyed me after a while. . And once you notice that you can't "think" it away :?
Never had that experience in other venues.
But let's stay positive, it was very much worth the 500km drive to Mannheim and am already looking forward to his concert in Holland where I will get my other daughter infected ;-)
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MEETUP MANNHEIM

Postby harald » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:08 pm

MEETUP MANNHEIM

Though it was a rather small meetup, it should not pass unnoticed:

The Mannheim meetup took place in a small Italian restaurant, smokers-friendly outside.
Participants were only the creme della creme (plus me): Conny, Caren, Regina, Hans + Harald / Frauke and Henrik passed by and stayed
Being non announced and rather badly organized (by ourselves) the meetup turned out to be a very pleasant start - red wine in the sun in the best company - for a wonderful concert. Bye, bye was: See you on the next concert.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby PeGu » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:19 pm

I've come across the first critical review of the concert. I tend to disagree with the critic in one or two minor points, but overall, it's worth having a look at. I hope there will be more reviews to come with slightly more substance with respect to the actual music (this one, however, is a quick first post, the critic did not have a lot of time to write it, and I have the feeling, it was the young man with the Russian cap sitting next us in block 105 ;) ).

http://www.regioactive.de/review/2013/0 ... tPc3d.html

(It's in German, should I provide a transation?)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby HelenOE » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:34 pm

if it's not too much trouble... :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Mannheim, June 28

Postby PeGu » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:24 pm

:)
(Got to be going right now, but will translate asap. Sorry for the delay. :oops: )

BTW: I posted some of my experiences at Mannheim in the "stale"-thread: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=33576#p333051 (didn't want to crosspost, hope the link here's ok).

EDIT 2. July: Translation's not forgotten, nearly there.
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