CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, August 21 & 22

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Cheshire gal » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:27 pm

Thank you Al for preserving these wonderful moments for us. Your videos are superb. :D
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

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by Prospera » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:49 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.
Prospera, probably you stood next to Albert and me, Albert was the only-one not singing, but he was making the beautiful video's.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby leonardmtl » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Albert - for those of us across the pond, many, many thnaks - it is just wonderful to see, hear and feel the continuing connection between Leonard and the audience - resonating back and forth - I was so touched by the audience singing with Leonard as they poured their collective hearts out! "laugh again, cry again" - Just beautiful!

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby bridger15 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:19 pm

IrishAL wrote:
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.

albert
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby surrender » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:01 am

Albert, I can't thank you enough for capturing of these precious moments.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Byron » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:20 pm

The clocks cost 30 USD and 39 cents. Seems only available in US and Canada.

Oh well...... :(

It would be nice to have one. 8)
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sharon.e » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:55 pm

Albert,
The joy that comes with watching your vids. Pure delight.
Thanks much - it really is as close as one can feel to actually being there.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby mutti » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Albert thank you so much for taking the time to make these videos for us! You are a multi talented man.
Its so nice to be transported right to the concert for those of us not there. The clarity of your work is wonderful.
I have not watched them all as I am savoring each one and waiting for the right time to watch.
I was not going to watch any until October but decided that was not possible.
Thanks again for all your dedication to this.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Geert » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:52 pm

At last, back home again after a wonderful Tuesday night....

Thank you Albert for the videos...! They bring me back to that evening.... thnx!

My friend and I sat on the cheap places on the tribune so the pictures I took are not the best you've seen:

Our high view on the stage:
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Some more "close ups":
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greeting

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bowing

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kneeling

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dancing

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honoring

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listening
(to sharon robinson - alexandra leaving)

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flowering

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back in europe

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the guests

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rainy ending
with famous translucent raincoats!

Thank you Leonard!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby Mazal » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks everyone for posting all your wonderful video's & pictures! I'm totally in awe again of LC... especially now that I had 5th row seats (first night in Amsterdam) and 1st ! row seats (2nd night). The end was amazing, yelling No, No, No [read guitar technician's blog: they were thinking Yes, Yes, Yes ;-) ] together with everyone else.
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby IrishAL » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:09 pm

Amsterdam..Bird on the Wire.

This is the song that got Marie, hooked on Leonard's music.


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

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby alb123 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:30 am

Has anyone else noticed the professional recording that is occurring during the song "Amen". You can clearly see it in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzaKZCVl6I

I'd like to believe this is to mean that Leonard will be releasing another DVD / Blu-Ray of select live performances. More Songs From the Road?? :D

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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:50 am

Aug 22
Video uploaded by Arno Vermeulen - Thanks!

So Long Marianne & First We Take Manhattan (captures the very enthusiastic response & singing from the audience)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sbh9qeP7Pw
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:15 am

IrishAL wrote:Amsterdam..Bird on the Wire.
This is the song that got Marie, hooked on Leonard's music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifLeHExxHCE
albert
And who could blame her ... :D
Thanks for the "Bird" video Albert!

AND - nice pictures Geert - thanks!
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Re: CONCERT REPORTS: Amsterdam, Aug 21 & 22

Postby B4real » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:39 am

IrishAL wrote:Amsterdam..Bird on the Wire.
This is the song that got Marie, hooked on Leonard's music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifLeHExxHCE
albert
And the same for me too 8) I still have the words I wrote down on a scrap of paper when I first heard it in the early 70's. Thanks for all your wonderful videos Albert. :D

....and to everyone else who has posted videos, photos and links, you don't know how much I appreciate them. Australia is such a long way from everything and all that you do here on the forum brings it all so much closer for me. I don't really know if he will make it downunder this time, and if he does I feel it will not be for a very long time so I'm truly grateful for all that you do.

Geert, I love the raincoat photo!
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