CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby MaryB on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:29 am

Anyone else spot Fred under Chris Bynum's left arm in the photo on page one? :D :D :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby Vlastik on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:56 am

Ha, ha, Mary, I checked it - he is there! I hope to see him and friends in Vegas :D :D :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby MaryB on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:51 pm

Yes Vlasta, Fred has become a permanent fixture and it's so much fun to look for him like the 'Where's Waldo' character :D :lol:

I suddenly realized why I have so greatly enjoyed reading, in addition to Dean's, all the posts about these concerts from Australia. It is the audience reaction!!!! The Aussie audiences are like the Irish audiences - so full of enthusiasm with their outward reaction to the phenomena that is occurring onstage. I loved reading about all of them and then seeing how it was always followed up LC's positive reaction (loved all the photos of LC with his 'melt-the-heart' ear-to-ear grin :D :D :D ) to all the various outpourings of audience love.'

There seems to be a common thread running through the best (as experienced and reported) concerts through this whole tour. When the audience is exhuberant, LC and the UHTC give us so much more than 'what they've got' - more smiles, more playfullness, more songs, songs that haven't been performed live in decades, and so on....... These are the concerts that are fun not only for the audience, but also for the UHTC.

I have been at both types of concerts, and the exhuberant ones by far outweigh the 'reverential' sssh kind of ones. Not because it is better for the audience, but because of what I've seen happening onstage.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby wakeupmartin on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:42 pm

I have been at both types of concerts, and the exhuberant ones by far outweigh the 'reverential' sssh kind of ones. Not because it is better for the audience, but because of what I've seen happening onstage.

Hi Mary,
I think I like both types. I do like the reverential (especially when stadium becomes temple and Leonard high-priest), but I also love the ones where audience are dancing, singing and shouting too. Though usually there's a bit of both to varying degrees (from what I've seen on YouTube and DVDs). I've only been to two London concerts, which were mostly of the 'reverential' type.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby MaryB on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:23 am

Hi wakeupmartin,

Neither extreme appeals to me. When I talk about the 'best' concerts, these were the ones where the exhuberance was there, but there was that proverbial 'you could hear a pin drop' at all the right moments also. The performers were treated with the utmost respect and given the proper credit. No brutish behavior please.

Given the choice, would a performer prefer a standing ovation after every song, or polite applause after every song with only a couple of standing ovations thrown in.'

Every concert has been excellent, but the concerts that had that impromtu factor - with songs debuting for the first time, others being dusted off (Sligo again comes to mind where even the band members were surprised when LC sang 'A Singer Must Die' (and correct me if I'm wrong, it hadn't even been tried at any of the soundchecks)) and performed, etc.,etc..... These were definitely not where the audience 'held back' their show of appreciation. And yet, I defer to people who prefer these 'quieter' concerts. It comes back to a matter of personal taste.

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby wakeupmartin on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:54 pm

Neither extreme appeals to me. When I talk about the 'best' concerts, these were the ones where the exhuberance was there, but there was that proverbial 'you could hear a pin drop' at all the right moments also. The performers were treated with the utmost respect and given the proper credit. No brutish behavior please.

I agree, I think you're right there Mary. :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby MaryB on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:10 am

Hi wakeupmartin,

I think we were saying the same thing at the core but in our own individual ways 8) :D :lol:

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Re: Video Montage of Photos from the Perth Concert.

Postby Greg Ross on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:56 pm

A montage of photos I took at the fabulous Leonard Cohen concert in Perth, on Wednesday 24th November 2010. The accompnaying music is by Monsieur Camembert, featuring the vocals of Elana Stone. This is a trial video clip using the wonderful Pinnacles Movie Maker programme Ann just bought me as a gift - she watched me struggle (as everybody does with the infuriating, terrible Windows Movie Maker), which crashes every half hour or so. Anyhow, I will no doubt make a far better clip of all these, once I get to know the programme, meanwhile, if like me, you're a Cohen fan, sit back and look at the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3I7Mmym0Gc
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Re: Video Montage of Photos from the Perth Concert.

Postby dce on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:41 am

Greg Ross wrote:A montage of photos I took at the fabulous Leonard Cohen concert in Perth, on Wednesday 24th November 2010. The accompnaying music is by Monsieur Camembert, featuring the vocals of Elana Stone. This is a trial video clip using the wonderful Pinnacles Movie Maker programme Ann just bought me as a gift - she watched me struggle (as everybody does with the infuriating, terrible Windows Movie Maker), which crashes every half hour or so. Anyhow, I will no doubt make a far better clip of all these, once I get to know the programme, meanwhile, if like me, you're a Cohen fan, sit back and look at the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3I7Mmym0Gc


Greg,

This is a great way to present your impressive collection of photos from the Perth concert. Well done, this captures everything from the Leonard's visit ... well, almost everything: I noticed a suspicious absense of Middle-Eastern gizmos and paraphernalia :-) Oh and the Duxton Hotel breakfast buffet ... I guess you'll need to go back and have breakfast there *again*, just so you can get a representative picture :-)

Nice work!


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby Womanfromaroom on Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:51 pm

Hello everyone,

just to let you know (on the day of Leonard's first "final" Vegas concert no less!) that Greg has now done a second version of the video presentation of this Perth LC concert photographs; until Greg posts something here again himself, let me be so frank as to share the link with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfWFAuXh ... r_embedded
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby Greg Ross on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:08 am

Salutations people

Further to Ann's very kind post - I'm still learning how to use the new movie / slide show programme (a wonderful gift from Ann). Time is the enemy - I need to sit quietly with the programme for a couple of days, indeed, I haven't worked out how to make the photos appear in high resolution, especially in full page mode (I promise the photos are in focus - they can be blown up to A1 without definition loss), anyhow, this is my thrid attempt (I've deleted the other two), I hope it brings joy to all - those who were there and all Cohenites around the globe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E65UhyckQ5Q

The music is from a Boo... shhhh! recording of the Cologne concert, 1st July 2009.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby dce on Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:15 am

Greg Ross wrote:Salutations people

this is my thrid attempt (I've deleted the other two), I hope it brings joy to all - those who were there and all Cohenites around the globe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E65UhyckQ5Q

The music is from a Boo... shhhh! recording of the Cologne concert, 1st July 2009.


Wonderful work Greg!

If we ever get a Boo... shhhh! recording released of the Perth show, I reckon this would make a great accompaniment to your photos from the night. I'm still living in hope that something like that will emerge -- Perth was such a fantastic show, it would be a shame to think that there isn't some form of recording of it out there ...

Heck, I'd even pay to see a DVD of this particular concert!


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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby MaryB on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:29 pm

Greg - this is wonderful, thank you! I'd say you've mastered your new contraption.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby Eleanor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:07 pm

What a wonderful concert but we did miss Sharon. :(
It all seems like a dream now and I wonder if Leonard Cohen will come this way again. :?:

Is there some way I can get a recording of the Cup of Darkness? I hadn't heard it before and I went weak at the knees when he sang it. :oops:
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Perth, Australia, November 24, 2010

Postby bridger15 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:05 pm

Eleanor wrote:Is there some way I can get a recording of the Cup of Darkness? I hadn't heard it before and I went weak at the knees when he sang it. :oops:


There are five tracks from one soundcheck and four concerts available to download from http://www.1heckofaguy.com
and an excellent comprehensive post about this new song.

http://1heckofaguy.com/2009/11/24/three ... -darkness/

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