CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, August 21 & 22

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby tina » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:20 am

Thank you all for the uploads, the reports and the photos!
What a great evening! Can't wait to see him again!

Thanks to all!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Goldin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Nessus Jr wrote:When I read about the Olympic Stadium I couldn't resist to google the 1928 Amsterdam poster
and make a new version.
Marco, confess, did you think about Leonard Cohen the Diskobolus too?

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby tomsakic » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:38 pm

sturgess66 wrote:Uploaded by gosiorka - Thanks!

Aug 21


I Can't Forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CM-FKDY77g
Great performance and recording!

What is he reciting - it is not Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Goldin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:58 pm

tomsakic wrote:What is he reciting - it is not Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold?
It's again (first time it was in Moscow, pre-Darkness recitation) - "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus
This time - not a complete poem, just first two stanzas:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Words "winced nor" are missed, I suppose.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Goldin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:02 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby tomsakic » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:19 pm

Thanks, Roman. Is there a recording of Moscow (I still hope for it!).

I Can't Forget has a completely new meaning on this tour, methinks. It is the song about tour, meeting old friends (fans), and the winter of life - but a lot goes on forever (the songs, the work, the companionship). It is his paean.

Watching at the Amsterdam setlist, I think it would be better if I Can't Forget is continued immediately by Waiting for the Miracle::))
Maarten wrote:Amsterdam, Tue August 21
...
Darkness
Amen
Come healing
I can't forget
[[Different Sides]]
Waiting For The Miracle
Light As The Breeze
...
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby tomsakic » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:29 pm

Ah yes, Leonard's recitation is mentioned on that Wikipedia page - I don't recall who added the info, you or me ::)) There's link to forum report and YouTube clip as well.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Goldin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:56 pm

tomsakic wrote:Ah yes, Leonard's recitation is mentioned on that Wikipedia page - I don't recall who added the info, you or me ::)) There's link to forum report and YouTube clip as well.
Surely, you ;-)
But talking about wikipedia - I'm going to keep this list updated. Were there any recitations in 2012, besides those during I Can't Forget (Dover Beach; Chante rossignol; Invictus)?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby surrender » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:11 pm

Both concerts were fabulous. Mr. Cohen was very relaxed and he enjoyed very responsive
audience, esp. the second night.

LC: ..."it's closing time"....
Audience: "NO,NO, NO!" (just as Amy Winehouse in Rehab)

I couldn't find it recorded, maybe our Sir. Albert?!?
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby mutti » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:01 pm

what can you say.....words aren't enough....sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!

My friend Bonni who was raised in Canada and has lived in Amsterdam since she was 18 sent this to me last night.
She has never seen Leonard before and is not a member of the forum. She attended the first night in Amsterdam.
It touched me so much I had to share it with all of you.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby IrishAL » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:51 pm

surrender wrote:Both concerts were fabulous. Mr. Cohen was very relaxed and he enjoyed very responsive
audience, esp. the second night.

LC: ..."it's closing time"....
Audience: "NO,NO, NO!" (just as Amy Winehouse in Rehab)

I couldn't find it recorded, maybe our Sir. Albert?!?
here it is ..

Closing time followed by Save the last dance for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cIl1SL2i4Q

Enjoy.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby IrishAL » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:54 pm

So Long Marianne, (first night Amsterdam).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm7fr8gppjQ

Leonard Picks up a Long stemmed .....something ?

enjoy

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Wybe » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:58 pm

Thank you Albert, a beautiful recording.

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Prospera » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:49 pm

Thank you Albert for that song; I saw the stemp and he treated it so gracefully.\
I sang along with Marianne in the front row.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Wybe » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:24 pm

A review in a Dutch music-paper, with nice pictures for the people who don't understand the Dutch language.

http://oor.nl/#reviews/concerts/2078/go ... nard_cohen
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