CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

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CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:34 am

People are tweeting -
With the amazing Seth waiting on the legend Leonard Cohen in Ashrville! http://twitpic.com/nxwoy about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

Leonard Cohen set iscready for 8:00 sharp. http://twitpic.com/nxx4b about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck

http://twitter.com/sheltondrum
Leonard Cohen is a master of word and song. There is a poinancy to his words given the years the are behind them.7 minutes ago from Twitterrific

Mostly older people but a few people my age here, and a few younger.about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific

At the Leoard Cohen concert, balcony right in front of the stage, perfect seats. Waiting forbit to start. about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific
http://twitter.com/sharpstick
sheltondrum Right on time...Leonard Cohen comes RUNNING onto stage! http://twitpic.com/ny3hx about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
jamescollins Admiring how all of Leonard Cohen's roadies are wearing fedoras. about 2 hours ago from Tweetie
arratik http://twitpic.com/ny0nc - merch table. all the kids will be wearing leonard cohen shirts to school tomorrow, i just know it. about 1 hour ago from TwitPic
sheltondrum Right on time...Leonard Cohen comes RUNNING onto stage! http://twitpic.com/ny3hx about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck
theshoptart I swear Leonard Cohen is singing just to me. Swear. #asheville 39 minutes ago from txt
jamescollins Leonard Cohen: "This will probably be the last time we pass this way." Aud.: <sad moan> LC: "But we're going to give you everything we got." 3 minutes ago from Tweetie
bkm_avl leonard cohen is amazing!!! 7 minutes ago from mobile web
sheltondrum Leonard Cohen is great...as I suspected, but female back-up singers are AWESOME! Just introduced the band. Best poetic intros ever! 1 minute ago from TweetDeck
arratik leonard cohen was phenomenal. now hanging @ the vault w/some long lost peeps. wedge ipa ftw. #fb about 3 hours ago from mobile web
timpaniroll Leonard Cohen is cooler at seventy-five than I ever have a chance of being. That was easily one of the ten best concerts I've ever been to. about 3 hours ago from web
jharrison22001 Mind-blown after hearing Leonard Cohen perform. Set had all the right touches-- especially the fedoras. Gallery is up: http://bit.ly/1bkCNk about 3 hours ago from web
Jerem_Morrow Leonard Cohen was so good. Just utterly lovely, suave and generally badass. Drinks after w/ a gaggle o' fine folks. I am very rich tonight. about 2 hours ago from txt
LindaEveDiamond was blown away by the Leonard Cohen concert and posted a blog about the experience and the poetry... http://tinyurl.com/diamondblog about 2 hours ago from web
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:50 am

From Asheville Citizen-Times - a whole lot of thumbnail prints here -
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs. ... 009&Ref=PH
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:49 am

Was anybody here at this concert last night - and, if so, did Leonard do "that other blues song?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby Maarten » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:56 am

Hi,
Can someone please post the setlist for this concert in the Setlists Thread?

Thanks!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby nomadic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:39 am

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:59 am

Wonderful dsotm07. You got another video of "that" song!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8iAKuvnHBQ

And terrific pictures too.

Question - do you recall where in the set list "That Other Blues Song" fits?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sue7 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:12 am

Linda,
DId you hear the new/different verse in the middle of the song?
It's not clear enough for me to get the whole thing:
I think it begins:

I miss you baby....
........
I've been waiting in the distance but the distance is (I think it's is and not "isn't") close enough.

Also, the beginning is different , with more organ and no guitar solo, and there's an organ solo in the middle. It has a really different feel from the Chicago performance, don't you think?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby nomadic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:13 am

aaah, really can't remember, but if I have to guess, I would say after Suzanne....
it was 09:53 PM! any detectives here? ;-)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby LisaLCFan » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:28 am

Awesome! I love this new song! Did you all notice Leonard's big smile at the end (and on the video from Chicago)? Wonderful!

Here are the lyrics for the new verse:

I miss you, baby
Just nothin' like it was
It's just a little stroll now
On the other side of love
I see you waving in the distance, aahhh,
Aahh, but you're close enough
I see you waving in the distance
But the distance is close enough.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:59 am

nomadic wrote:aaah, really can't remember, but if I have to guess, I would say after Suzanne....
it was 09:53 PM! any detectives here? ;-)
In Chicago - he apparently did it in place of "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye." Maybe the same in Asheville?

And thanks for the new lyrics Lisa! YouTube is a bummer for me right now - keeps starting and stopping.

And I did notice - new arrangements already Sue? :lol: :lol: :lol: They will probably be working away at it - and where she stops - nobody knows!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby nomadic » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:16 am

sturgess66 wrote:
nomadic wrote:aaah, really can't remember, but if I have to guess, I would say after Suzanne....
it was 09:53 PM! any detectives here? ;-)
In Chicago - he apparently did it in place of "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye." Maybe the same in Asheville?
Considering the time, it makes sense...
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby jslenon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:39 am

The new blues piece sounded far more together, less tentative, than the Utube vid from Rosemont.

All told, other than the poor ventilation in the venue, there was nothing to complain about. The sound was mixed extremely well, every note played or sung was clearly audible and present as intended by the musicians and vocalists.

Getting to hear a new piece in concert is always fun, sort of like Unbroken Chain in 1995; hope it bodes well.

I'd like to see an accurate set list.
We both agreed, driving home from Asheville that this was one of the best concerts we've ever been privileged to attend.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby Evie B » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:30 pm

Well done dsotm07, that is a great capture. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

This is such a special thing, like being present at a birth, listening to the new words being unveiled and to the musicians developing their backing. It is just awesome, like watching a rose slowly opening into its full beauty.

Also, the delight of the audience is evident, the gentle laughs of amusement at his humour then the rapt silence as the words unfold. He acknowldges their appreciation with his enormous smile at the end of the song. How wonderful it must have been to be there.

It is amusing that the song doesn't have a title yet it seems, Leonard is doing a Jarkko - keeping us in suspenders! My guess would be "Feels So Good".

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby jslenon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:22 pm

I believe that Gypsy Wife was played in the first set at Asheville. Anyone else think so?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Asheville, NC - November 1

Postby sturgess66 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:19 am

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