SONGS FROM A STOIC POET
Leonard Cohen played in Hall last night Prince Felipe de Zaragoza before about 3,000 people, who enjoyed a bouquet made up of some of the most memorable compositions by Canadian artist
Leonard Cohen, yesterday during his recital at the Principe Felipe de Zaragoza .. oliver duch
None of teenagers on the verge of fainting or fans camped in front of the Prince Philip Hall. And not because the artist did not deserve it, but simply because the audience is Leonard Cohen's people who come to his concerts with calm, willing to listen reverently paying attention instead of wasting and screaming frenzy.
And that, although most of the audience comfortably exceeded the Canadian average quarantine yesterday, young and not missing the Zaragoza José Antonio Roca, 26, who admitted being a follower of Cohen "for about 3 years since Benicàssim came to the festival, but I began to hear much before, especially my father. "
From behind came the devotion of Julian Zaragoza Chancellor-resident but his accent betrayed a clear choice-British origin, who at 52 years claimed that Cohen is "a myth and a great poet" whose voice was to serve last night to " relive his lost youth. And he added humor to see the Canadian singing for 3 hours at 75 "as quiet but with so much enthusiasm, gives us hope for the future."
Boards came to the pavilion and Ana Lola Aventín Masetti (Cohen stating that he remembers "a little bit Bogart"), 48 and 46 years. Yesterday was the birthday of Lola and the concert was part of the celebration, although humorous explained that "the poor Cohen is in need of money and have come to have a decent pension," referring to rumors that the artist undertook this tour after this phase your advocate leaving no savings. "Songs that I like about him? There are so many!" Exclaimed the Zaragoza, and decided to choose 'So Long, Marianne "and" Dance Me to the End of Love' which was precisely what opened the concert last night.
Cohen took the stage with British punctuality, surrounded by six musicians and three girls for the chorus (two of which showed his agility by giving an unusual cartwheel over the interpretation of 'The Future'). The Canadian opened her recital literally at the feet of Javier Zaragoza But it fell to his knees before the guitarist at the beginning of the song. Cohen repeated the gesture several times more throughout the concert, which undoubtedly pleased the family of Aragon, who came in full to the action and even took a group photograph at the entrance. When asked Alicia's mother But if he attended only by his son or even a hobby to Cohen, nor thought: "For both of us!" He said resolutely. With her six brothers not only the instrument, but also several nephews and even his godmother, itself coming from Tudela.
Javier Mas had his moments of brilliance with various stringed instruments (including the very Aragonese mandolin and lute), none as beautiful as the starter with one of several minutes 'Who By Fire', with several outbreaks illuminating only to him and cutting her silhouette on the bottom (it won an anonymous Olé hand!). Very ovation was when Cohen began by Mas - "from the beautiful city of Zaragoza, said the presentation of his musicians.
By then it had sounded 'There Ain't No Cure For Love'-on a background of intense red light, 'Bird on The wire', the critically acclaimed 'Everybody Knows' (with Cohen displaying the quality of its gravity),' In My Secret Life '-one of the few moments where the audience dared to speak, tapping with the palm shy end of the song,' Lover, Lover, Lover ',' Waiting For The Miracle 'and' Anthem '.
But there was here to stay, as the Canadian portfolio was more than a dozen songs ready, as has been common throughout the tour, which began in 2008 and immortalized in a double DVD recorded live during one of his concerts in London and edited last year.
At the end of this tour, Cohen plans to record a new album, although, as Javier Mas said yesterday, "now or talk about it. Are 18-month tour will extend far enough and just think of the concerts."
sturgess66 wrote: and then he turns to the stage and welcomes the son of ____? playing the verse and says "it's a great privilege." Who? Does anyone know?
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