CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby holydove » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:53 pm

joyezekiel wrote:
holydove wrote:Arlene, thank you sooo much for capturing & posting the absolutely gorgeous, momentous, breathtaking debut of Joan of Arc!! That's all I can say, as I am speechless & helpless & breathless. . .& almost bodiless. . . after watching that. . .
.... and may I add "hopeful" to that, Rachel!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Cheshire gal » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:36 pm

Arlene,

Thank you for sharing Joan of Arc with us. It is wonderful to hear this 'new' version.
First 'The Guests' and now this.... :D
'...and here's a man still working for your little smile' -Leonard Cohen
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Doris » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:13 pm

holydove wrote:Arlene, thank you sooo much for capturing & posting the absolutely gorgeous, momentous, breathtaking debut of Joan of Arc!! That's all I can say, as I am speechless & helpless & breathless. . .& almost bodiless. . . after watching that. . .
I can' find other/better words...

Thank you Arlene and Leonard Cohen and Hattie Webb and Alex Bublitchi and all the others. It is so great and beautiful.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Hartmut » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:44 pm

bridger15 wrote:JOAN OF ARC tour debut
http://youtu.be/z9L7uS7RcXQ
Thank you, Arlene!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby SeventhSon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:08 pm

What a stunning performance of Joan of Arc. Thank you for the video Arlene. It's just soooo beautiful. I hope that Leonard comes back to Europe with the song in the setlist. :)
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby BEATRIZ SALLES » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:11 pm

Well, in the end it has been "nailed" for you, Arlene! :)
Let's hope it will stay on the setlist!
I'm very happy you were there to live it and to capture it for all of us.
How was the audience reaction when they realised he was starting Joan of Arc?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby cohenadmirer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:00 am

bridger15 wrote:DEBUT: JOAN OF ARC

LC and the band wore Poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day/Armistice Day

---Arlene

Wow .Thankyou
I hope you know how precious this video is !
Hoping it's not a one off - hoping in particular for montreal
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Nanila » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:17 am

Thank you so much, Arlene!
One of my favorite songs!
And let's hope he will also sing it in New York!!!

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby danf » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:28 am

We had great seats, directly above the sound/light boards. Thank you Jarkko! Last time in Portland we were up in the C section and I vowed never again.

I had no idea that I was seeing the first Joan of Arc on this tour! I loved the songs off Old Ideas, and loved the whole evening. Daughter and wife felt that they were too "slick," but that is just their opinion.

Due to my daughter not feeling good and due to same daughter having to get up at 6am, we left after "Save the Last Dance for Me." It killed me to do it but I felt that I had to. I assume that there was one more encore.

Is there a setlist somewhere?
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Misterhooligan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:08 am

Save the Last Dance for Me was the final song that they played. I was actually able to grab a setlist and I was shocked at how many songs that were on there that they didn't play: Sisters of Mercy, The Guests, Chelsea Hotel, Different Sides, Gypsy Wife, The Partisan, Famous Blue Raincoat, Closing Time, Tried to Leave You, Crazy to Love You, Night Comes On, I Can't Forget, Coming Back to You, Light as the Breeze.

It was the shortest set that I have seen him play (27 songs), but it was still amazing. I LOVED their new(ish) version of Heart with No Companion.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby Misterhooligan » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:14 am

Leonard Cohen’s setlist from his Nov. 11, 2012 concert at the Rose Garden:


“Dance Me to the End of Love”

“The Future”

“Bird on the Wire”

“Everybody Knows”

“Who By Fire”

“Darkness”

“Ain’t No Cure for Love”

“Amen”

“Come Healing”

“In My Secret Life”

“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

“Anthem”


Intermission


“Tower of Song”

“Suzanne”

“Joan of Arc”

“Waiting for the Miracle”

“Anyhow”

“Heart With No Companion”

“Democracy”

“If It Be Your Will”

“Alexandra Leaving”

“I’m Your Man”

“Hallelujah”

“Take This Waltz”


“So Long Marianne”

“Going Home”

”First We Take Manhattan”

“Save the Last Dance for Me”
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:41 pm

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby bridger15 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:18 pm

Here are a few more of my videos from the wonderful Portlland concert.
My seat was off to the side of stage right. Some of the entries on stage were visible. There are a few shadow peeks in my videos.

GOING HOME
http://youtu.be/hVaf6ZrMCxY

1000 Kisses Deep
http://youtu.be/KqauUtN-lEY

ALEXANDRA LEAVING
At the beginning, Sharon Robinson can be seen off stage in the shadow waiting to make her entrance
http://youtu.be/9ar8h9jLiLs

SAVE THE LAST DANCE
At the end, LC can be seen skipping off the stage and going down the stairs
http://youtu.be/8JJLjNuNVGk

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby danf » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:58 pm

The set WAS shorter, by a song or two, than other sets. But I put that down to the fact that the crew had to load out, truck all this stuff to Vancouver BC, go through customs, and then load in and set up for the next night up there.

Part of me feels greedy, but I also would have left, due to family needs. It was wonderful, though, as usual. And it is ironic and decades ago, he played Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland (the I'm Your Man tour) and it was barely half full. He commented on the "few, the discerning" concertgoers, and then did a great show.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Portland, OR - November 11, 2012

Postby quetzalcoatl80 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:04 am

Thank you again Arlene for this sharing.
Why not now "the Window", "the Traitor", "Ballad of the absent Mare"...We can dream?

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