CONCERT REPORTS: Montreux, Switzerland, July 4 & 5, 2013

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CONCERT REPORTS: Montreux, Switzerland, July 4 & 5, 2013

Postby jarkko » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:42 pm

No reports yet!? While waiting, and to keep this going, here are the setlists, copied from the Setlist thread (thanks to Swisschris and krsb99):

FIRST CONCERT (July 4, 2013)

First set
1. Dance me to the end of love
2. The future
3. Bird on the wire
4. Everybody knows
5. Who by fire
6. The darkness
7. Amen
8. Come healing
9. Lover, lover, lover
10. Anthem

Second set:
11. Tower of song
12. Suzanne
13. Sisters of mercy
14. Heart with no companion
15. The partisan
16. Alexandra leaving (Sharon Robinson)
17. I'm your man
18. Hallelujah
19. Take this waltz

First encores
20. So long, Marianne
21. Going home
22. First we take Manhattan

Second encores
23. Famous blue raincoat
24. It it be your will (The Webb Sisters)
25. Closing time

Third encores
27. I tried to leave you

SECOND CONCERT (July 5, 2013)

First Set

1 Dance Me to the End of Love
2 The Future
3 Bird on the Wire
4 Everybody Knows
5 Who By Fire
6 The Darkness
7 Amen
8 Come Healing
9 Lover, Lover, Lover
10 Anthem


Second Set

11Tower of Song
12 Suzanne
13 Sisters of Mercy
14 Heart With No Companion
15 Waiting for the Miracle
16 The Partisan
17 Alexandra Leaving
18 I'm Your Man
19 Hallelujah
20 Take This Waltz

Encores
21 So Long Marianne
22 Going Home
23 First we Take Manhattan
24 Famous Blue Raincoat
25 If It Be Your Will
26 Closing time
27 I tried to leave you
28 Save the Last Dance For Me
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:48 am

I don't know if any forum members attended these shows - and if they did - hopefully they will post concert recaps of their experiences.

One thing for sure - Leonard Cohen and the UHTC were there for two nights. Following *virtually* I've seen a lot of stuff "out there" and it seems a shame not to have at least some of it documented here in a concert report thread. Here's some stuff I found - I'm sharing. If I see more I will try to add - and I hope others will do the same.

Montreux Jazz Festival takes place in Montreux, Switzerland - located on the shores of Lake Geneva. There are a number of different venues.
Leonard Cohen's shows took place in the Stravinski Auditorium, one of the two larger auditoriums at the Convention Center.
Maximum seating capacity is 3500.
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As reported by Leif Bodnarchuk in his OLD IDEAS pre-show blog - Montreux provided most of the lighting and sets for the shows -
http://dragonhelm.wordpress.com/2013/07 ... al-set-up/

Leif's blogs for the two shows -
http://dragonhelm.wordpress.com/2013/07 ... al-show-1/
http://dragonhelm.wordpress.com/2013/07 ... al-ii-day/

Instagram images -

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There is very little video so far - here are a couple -
Uploaded by M CH

First We Take Manhattan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzb7etCK9Po
Tower of Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5VjaeASj4

From Twitter -
MontreuxJazzFestival ‏@MontreuxJazz 4 Jul
La foule attend déjà Leonard Cohen ! #MJF13 pic.twitter.com/caTlTiZksA
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Leonard Cohen and Sugarman Rodriguez featured in Montreux Jazz Chronicle
MontreuxJazzFestival ‏@MontreuxJazz 5 Jul
The Montreux Jazz Chronicle is back ! #MJCHRONICLE13 http://instagram.com/p/bY8pwjgSlA/
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A picture from Montreux Facebook page -
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A comment from Leonard's Facebook page -
Bruno Bucher - Leonard Cohen concert in Montreux was for me the best concert in Montreux for ever and maybe the best concert in my life. Thanks to Leonard and the whole staff for this awesome experience!
Instagram -

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:41 am

Uploaded by AFP -
Leonard Cohen performs at Montreux Jazz festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8lzTNPHD7I
Published on Jul 6, 2013 - Singing legend Leonard Cohen, 78, enchanted the Montreux Jazz Festival on Friday night. Duration: 00:35
The video was also included in an article in Emirates24/7 -
http://www.emirates247.com/videos/leona ... 7-1.513404
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:42 am

http://www.pensezbibi.com/categories/bi ... best-14807

A sort of GooglE translation -
Leonard Cohen, you're the Best!
July 5, 2013 BiBi

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Yesterday BiBi followed Leonard Cohen in his first concert in MONTREUX (Switzerland) for the opening of the Festival. Tonight, Friday, July 5, 2013, he will give it again.

This will be four times that I've attended a Leonard Cohen concert. The first time was in a distant Festival of Humanity. I managed to get a badge and sneak behind the scenes, with some 50,000 people in front of me. It was the time of the first three albums and I was born to Pop music!
The second last time it was at Vienna Jazz Festival, three years ago. He expanded his stage performance with singers and musicians who were not less than impeccable.

Yesterday at Montreux, he offered the same service, alternating the most famous pieces of his albums (especially the first) and last songs of the last album. I remembered a great "Closing 'Time" and a vibrant "Suzanne." Three encores to finish, in front of a packed house with the perfect sound.

Leonard Cohen, more than 70 years, is still impressive with a voice more and more raucous than ever, an ally lightness with unprecedented depth.

Long Live Leonardo!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby MaryB » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:59 am

Thank you Linda! We have something :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby mary emma » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:15 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby krsb99 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:59 am

Mythical Montreux!

I have lived off and on in the region for almost twenty years, but I have rarely gone to see a show at the Jazz Fest. Why? It's so expensive. It's steeped in corporate VIPness and elitism. It's just far enough from Geneva to bit a little complicated logistically...so it needs to be special, and Leonard at Montreux is special! Very special... so I wouldn't have missed it for anything. Feel privileged to attend, lucky that my work scheduled allowed for me to take some time off and thankful to Jarkko for his help in getting us pre-sale tix

Two quotes from Leonard sum up everything pretty well:

From the first night:

Standing room zone was packed choc-a-bloc, and quite far back from the stage. I was lucky enough to be in the first row of standing, leaning on some very expensive seats.I had a great view. But I bet others were not so lucky.

Leonard started the second set with " Thank you so much for standing back there, we really appreciate it. It's hot and you are standing close to each other. You must look at it as an opportunity to make friends."

Which I did....


And from the second night, just before the encore:

"I want to warn you that sometimes we play longer than Bruce Springsteen, so if anybody has a pressing engagement we will not be offended if you have to leave before the encores are over"

This made me laugh, as not only is it true...but as I saw Bruce on Wednesday night in Geneva, it was also timely. And of course...no one left!

The two shows have sort of blended together in my mind now, but of the two I preferred the second - for the energy, for the length, for the sound (I was in a seat so had a nice central position)
It was fun, seeing Leonard in a Festival environment (though not the type to have many artists on the same stage, rather having many artists at the same time...and the festival attractions nearby)
Being at a show, on the lakeside of beautiful Lac Leman, on a beautiful summer's eve is beyond description
It was great to hear "lover lover lover" as I don't think I have heard that before live (although, my memories of Massey Hall Toronto 1988 are a little blurry)
The venue was top class, but I thought the seating plan totally stank.
Sound was perfect, clean..but not too loud.
Light show was sublime.
Video rediffusion in the room was nicely done.
Security was cool. They seem to ignore most people filming, politely warned those taking pix with flash.


Everyone seemed to leave the shows, like me...with a big smile.


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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby MaryB » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:01 pm

krsb99,

As your third post, I have to say it is wonderful and valued (as is your second post of the complete setlist)!

There are so many tidbits from the performance. You gave us an excellent idea of the general feel of the concerts with the added bonus of your personal feelings and recollections.

This is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Appreciative regards,
Mary
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby krsb99 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:31 pm

Cheers Mary,

One photo I forgot to add.
Here is the view of the lake from in front of the venue!

http://instagram.com/p/bakqVjrhT6/

Such a beautiful setting for a beautiful series of concerts.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby alexpradervand » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:30 pm

Two great nights in a row. Second night was better.

Glad to hear the Drifters cover and some of the Old Ideas songs.

Thank for the presale. Really appreciated.

Some links to pictures

First night from the balcony :
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGFF247

Second night, from the first row standing
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjGF7uJB
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:14 am

Video uploaded by katmcl

Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov58GnVREvo
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby MaryB » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:11 am

Thank you alexpradervand for these gorgeous photos! krsb99 - such a lovely view - thank you.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby mary emma » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:26 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR8QOpq1XmU

Uploaded by MamselElza, thank you!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:41 pm

There are 12 good pictures at Charts In France site -
http://www.chartsinfrance.net/Leonard-C ... s-357.html

Leonard Cohen au Montreux Jazz Festival : photos

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: MONTREUX (July 4 & 5,2013)

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:23 pm

Video uploaded by HumanitarianEclectic

Famous Blue Raincoat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwViCOPkHEs

Suzanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B47P4TtnDDo

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