CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

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CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby bridger15 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:46 pm

http://www.lukor.com/musica/noticias/po ... 081303.htm
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Leonard Cohen today in Vigo act in concert with all sold

It is expected that some 25,000 people attending the concert of Cohen, who arrives with his own chef to keep your vegetarian diet

VIGO, 13 (EUROPA PRESS)

The Canadian artist Leonard Cohen will give a concert today at 13 Vigo, a city that will cook and her catering team, because it is a man of "healthy" to be "careful" and maintains a vegetarian diet based on algae, fruit, vegetables, nuts and mayonnaise produced handmade.

According to the developer noted, the organization prepares a restaurant with capacity for 40 people, so that "can eat and dine in the same facility."

As for white wine on the preferences that Cohen had asked, Morón stated that they failed to meet its "commitment to the artist," as he put wines from the south of Galicia, such as the type albariño.

In addition, the promoter said the concert will be a "big show" of an artist "extremely sophisticated and intellectual," and recalled that the Canadian - the singer is also a poet and novelist - and has published 11 books, along his musical career, which began in the 60s of last century, has sold 15 million records.

For his part, Deputy Mayor Santiago Dominguez Olveira stressed that the show will be Leonard Cohen concert in Vigo as the "most important" for the festival of the city, due to the artist.

TICKETS SOLD OUT
Tickets for the recital - sold at a price of 18 euros, compared to 200 that have been paid in previous recitals of this artist - are exhausted, but because the scenario will be the auditorium of the park Castrelos the People who wish may attend the free concert to see. Así, la organización prevé reunir a unas 25.000 personas. Thus, the organization expected to collect about 25,000 people.

Olveira Dominguez also stressed that the concert has attracted great interest among the population Vigo and also explained that he had received "many requests" not just local authorities but also Galician.

He also explained that there will be a significant deployment of security measures and to forecast the major conurbations of the public, the deputy mayor called on citizens who try to reach the area Castrelos of "phased" and that the doors will open at 20.30.

For its part, the mayor of Culture, Xesús López, stressed the long history of musical Cohen, whose themes revolve around the axis "of love, sex and religion" and predicted that today would be "an unforgettable evening" .
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vigo, August 13

Postby jarkko » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:06 pm

(This info comes from Arlene)

http://www.publico.es/agencias/efe/2442 ... nard/cohen

Google translation:
Thousands of spectators attended the Leonard Cohen concert in Vigo

El cantante y poeta canadiense Leonard Cohen deleitó a miles de personas en un concierto ofrecido en Vigo, que se prolongó durante más de tres horas y que concluyó con música de inspiración celta e incesantes peticiones para que continuara con su repertorio. The Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen delighted thousands of people at a concert in Vigo, which lasted over three hours and ended with Celtic-inspired music and incessant requests to continue with his repertoire.

Cohen, de 74 años, que efectúa una gira por varios países, atrajo a unos 3.000 espectadores con billete ya otros 20.000, según cálculos de la organización, que acudieron gratuitamente al anfiteatro en el que actuó junto a su banda.
Cohen, 74, who made a tour of several countries, attracted about 3,000 spectators with tickets and 20,000 others, according to calculations by the organization, which came free in the amphitheater that served alongside his banda.

La banda que acompañó a Cohen estaba integrada por ocho músicos, entre ellos el guitarrista Javier Mas, que puso acento ibérico a algunas de sus canciones como "Everybody knows" (todos conocen).
The band accompanied Cohen was composed of eight musicians, including guitarist Javier Mas, who put emphasis ibérico some of his songs as "Everybody knows (everybody knows).

El público de Vigo coreo con el cantante de origen judío canciones como "Hallelujah" (aleluya) o "I'm your man" (soy tu hombre), y acogieron con entusiasmo en la despedida no sólo algunos de sus temas más conocidos, sino también una composición interpretada por las hermanas Charley y Hattie Webb con arpa celta y guitarra.
The public Vigo Korean singer with Jewish songs like "Hallelujah" (hallelujah) or "I'm your man" (I'm your man), and warmly welcomed not only in saying some of her best known, but a composition played by the sisters Hattie and Charley Webb with Celtic harp and guitar.

Ambas integran el coro junto a Sharon Robinson, una de las letristas de Cohen que también interpretó composiciones propias.
Both make up the chorus with Sharon Robinson, one of the lyricists for Cohen also played his own compositions.

Entre los invitados destacaron el ministro de Fomento, Jose Blanco, acompañado del alcalde de Vigo, Abel Caballero, y del delegado del Gobierno en Galicia, Anton Louro.
Among those invited the Minister of Development, Jose Blanco, accompanied by the mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, and the government delegate in Galicia, Anton Louro.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vigo, August 13

Postby Maarten » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:04 am

Hi,
Does anyone know the exact setlist for Vigo please? If so, would you be so kind to post it in the "Setlists" thread on top of the "Summer Tour in Europe 2009" section?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vigo, August 13

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:17 pm

Aha! I think this thread needs a sticky! :lol: I was just about to start a new one for Vigo - but found this down below.

Some video on YouTube by "danifcfc" -

"Famous Blue Raincoat"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwpMw5BSFZM
Beautiful saxophone throughout by Dino :D :D :D
BUT - Dino tweeted this morning:
I put in a QUEEN reference in "famous blue" at 2:35. Do you know what song? http://bit.ly/Zi1e4
Avi/brightnow tweeted back and identified it (um - yeah - wonderful song).

"Hallelujah"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dylaxw9h5xU
Wonderful solo by Neil Larsen!

"Suzanne"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCMof13jufs

"Ain't No Cure for Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afmVuTMeFWQ
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Vigo, August 13

Postby bridger15 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:02 pm

sturgess66 wrote: Vigo...Some video on YouTube...
Great finds, Linda. Thanks for posting the links. Can you find one with "Whither Thour Goest" and perhaps, his Blessings?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby tomsakic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:59 pm

danifcfc wrote:Hi Marteen,

I have seen someone posted the links i have uploaded on youtube on the concert in Vigo. I have to say i am sorry about the poor quality, however i have some nice pictures, if someone it would be interested i would not have problem in post them.

Re your query about the setlist, since nobody has posted it, i will try to help. The setlist was the following though i have a doubt about the eighth song, i think it was "Heart with no companion" though i am not completely sure, please anyone could confirm this?.
The show started at 10:01 pm and it finished at 1:10 am (there was no poem):

• Dance Me To The End Of Love
• The Future
• Ain't No Cure For Love
• Bird On The Wire
• Everybody Knows
• In My Secret Life
• Who By Fire
• ¿¿Heart With No Companion??
• Waiting For The Miracle
• Anthem
Second Set
• Tower Of Song
• Suzanne
• Sisters Of Mercy
• The Partisan
• Boogie Street
• Hallelujah
• I'm Your Man
• Take This Waltz
First Encores
• So Long, Marianne
• First We Take Manhattan
Second Encores
• Famous Blue Raincoat
• If It Be Your Will
• Closing Time
Final Encores
• I Tried To Leave You
• Whither Thou Goest (tutti a cappella)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby tomsakic » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:03 am

The Partisan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spEC5fmnW30
Manhattan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8DqHgWle0
So Long, Marianne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1CZcvKqpA
Who By Fire (partial): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF4lOOYv79k
Everybody Knows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mrAWbvNj8k
"Leonard Cohen gets one of many standing ovations in Vigo, 13 Aug 2009": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWQbp-x0X9o
Introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR2IPlVnxik
I Tried to Leave You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlum6GVK5w

Also, http://www.youtube.com/Todayisthetimefor has many snippets (no complete songs unfortunately).
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby jarkko » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:01 am

Our friend Tono filmed the whole Vigo concert. It's available on his website (in two parts):
http://www.cafebaramarina.com/castrelos ... certo.html
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby bridger15 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:47 am

jarkko wrote:Our friend Tono filmed the whole Vigo concert. It's available on his website (in two parts):
http://www.cafebaramarina.com/castrelos ... certo.html
Great sound!
I had trouble viewing the videos. This is a Google Translation of the text below the videos.
Leonard Cohen makes the audience Castrelos in intimate poetry reading
No poet is presented as a "sham" as defined once humbly. No. Leonard Cohen jumped on stage at the auditorium on time Castrelos what it is: a prophet through his deep voice reciting some of his wisdom, borrowing the word as a greater expression of their music. A unique combination magnetized to the recipient or, as happened yesterday at more than 20,000 people who do not want to lose the most important concert of the year in Vigo, which lasted three hours.

Quiet punctuality

Despite being one of the greats, the longevity gallant, who is about to turn 75 years old, was swift. With an extreme punctuality, at 2200 hours, Leonard Cohen, came on stage wearing the traditional gray suit and Borsalino hats, faithful traveling companion. Among ovation of applause the audience gave him gathered in Castelos barely peeked quiet "Thank you" from the mouth of Canada.

Along Came Polly: "Dance Me to the End of Love", the song chosen by the artist to open, kneeling, his particular poetic recital. In this issue followed "The Future", "Is not no cure for love" and "Bird on the wire, among which inserted a brief nod to the audience, who acknowledged their presence by promising to give" all things have " . At 35 minutes of concert an outstanding guitar solo that preceded the song "Who by fire" goosebumps of those present and put the flamenco touch to the show. In total there were 25 songs that Cohen whispered in his direct and form part of their latest album "Live in London" (2009). Wrapped up by six musicians and three singers who were carrying the same sober style that characterizes the poet, he reserved for the end of the mandatory direct "Hallelujah," "I'm Your Man" and "Take this Waltz". But his verses torn with shades of irony does not end there. In last night's friendly, Cohen left room for the expected encore, in which the artist has delegated all the prominence to songs like "So Long Marianne" or "First we take Manhattan". And the culmination of his spongy sound, made their appearance, "I tried to leave you" and "Whither Thou Goest.

Yesterday's was the third stop on the Spanish tour of "The Quiet", name given to the musician in 1996 after being ordained a Zen Buddhist monk. The Leonese were the first to enjoy their live on 31 July but failed to fill Canada's bullring. Eleven days later it was the turn of the nearly 3,000 who attended the exhibition Mallorca Palma Arena. However, it was in Vigo where the writer Leonard Cohen also met a wider audience. Test espectación aroused his arrival in the city was the speed with which sold out to see her straight from the henhouse. Four days were enough to sell the 1,700 stocks that were on sale for the modest price of 18 euros. And we must emphasize "reasonable" because the entries in other cities can reach 500. This exorbitant price relates to Cohen's return to the stage, retired after ten years of music. It was his representative, Kelley Lynch, who forced his return to the scene last year after five million dollars diverted from the accounts, prompting the artist to ruin. The result of the 2008 tour is his new album, "Live in London", recorded live in London.

Revived his career in his Spanish tour seven people are still unperturbed. True poetry in which it excels the melody emanating from the thin fragility. A refined purr creates an intimate aura full of magnetism, that it gets to hypnotize anyone who listens.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby MaryB » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:52 pm

bridger15 wrote: This is a Google Translation of the text below the videos.

the audience gave him gathered in Castelos barely peeked quiet "Thank you" from the mouth of Canada.

Along Came Polly: "Dance Me to the End of Love",

Test espectación aroused his arrival in the city was the speed with which sold out to see her straight from the henhouse.

Revived his career in his Spanish tour seven people are still unperturbed.
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gotta love these google translations.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby sturgess66 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:20 pm

"CanicularesDies" has uploaded a short video clip of the sound check from Vigo - Thanks!

"Leonard Cohen - Vigo 2009 - Rehearsal"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IArSfeOPpRI
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Festival Castrelos, Vigo, August 13

Postby mnkyface » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:23 pm

"Along came Polly???"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: That's the best ever! Yes, I must say I feel quite unperturbed when listening to Leonard. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mouth of Canada is pretty accurate.

Thanks Mary!!

(some of these google translations are not unlike a reading of Beautiful Losers)
MaryB wrote:
bridger15 wrote: This is a Google Translation of the text below the videos.

the audience gave him gathered in Castelos barely peeked quiet "Thank you" from the mouth of Canada.

Along Came Polly: "Dance Me to the End of Love",

Test espectación aroused his arrival in the city was the speed with which sold out to see her straight from the henhouse.

Revived his career in his Spanish tour seven people are still unperturbed.
??????????????????????????????????????????
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gotta love these google translations.
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