First song to be performed?

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First song to be performed?

Postby daveeliver » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:59 pm

Hi,
As you all know, Bird on the Wire used to be the opening song at most concerts, displaced latterly by Dance me to the End of Love. Both songs that for different reasons mean a lot to me.
I am sure they are important to Leonard but listening to him discuss with Mark Lawson his nervousness at the start of concerts I wonder if the purpose of opening with the same song at most concerts was to put him "in the right place".
If so what will be the first song or what should be the first song at the first concert.
If I was a successful gambler I would run a book, but I fear it would be another way to lose money....

Myself I'd love it to be Bird on the Wire
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:19 pm

"The Guests" would be appropriate for the occasion and Leonard's demeanour.


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Re: First song to be performed

Postby Undertow » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:29 am

I think it should be either Suzanne or Avalanche.

Suzanne because its the first song on his first album. Avalanche because its just a brilliant song and starts off Songs of Love & Hate.
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:48 am

I would also love to hear "Suzanne" first, for the reasons you've given, Undertow.


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Re: First song to be performed

Postby kaczor47 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:58 am

Minute Prologue
followed by Suzanne
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:46 am

Oh, I love that, Kaczor... The Minute Prologue leading the way... to whatever the first song might be.


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Re: First song to be performed

Postby Mark J » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:21 am

"I'm a fool but I think that I can heal it with this song"

Wrong and right, respectively.

Can't wait! Montreal has been my home for 5 years now, and I'm hoping Mr. Cohen will include his home town.

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Re: First song to be performed

Postby linmag » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:35 pm

How about 'I Tried to Leave You'? He always used to start the encore of his latter concerts with this one, after he had tried to leave the stage, and I can see it appealing to his sense of humour.
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:28 am

Haha. You're right, Linmag. That would fit, too. Maybe he'll use that, again, for encores, this time around.


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Re: First song to be performed

Postby Honor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:34 am

I can see him singing Back on Boogie Street, as it's a song he recorded since he last toured... but I like the suggestion of Minute Prologue. Incidentally, my uncle's the chaplain at an all boys' college in Melbourne, and I believe he once opened assembly by singing that song unaccompanied. Brave man! Though I believe it went down well.

Yes, Minute Prologue would fit the times, suit the occasion and please my eager ear, as well. And I'd like to be reassured that he still believes he can "heal it with this song".

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Re: First song to be performed

Postby linmag » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:15 pm

I think you're right, Honor. Leonard isn't one for looking back. He's much more likely to open with new material, and Back on Boogie Street fits the bill perfectly.
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:21 pm

Yep. Good points, both of you. It'll be interesting to see how it all ends up.


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Re: First song to be performed

Postby Alessandro Vanzaghi » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:27 pm

Hi,

sorry for my bad english - I'm an italian fan.

In my opinion , Leonard may start his concerts with Closing time.

I love "The future" album and I hope that Leonard will sings the incredibile "Be for real", with his beautiful voice.

Bye, Alessandro
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Re: First song to be performed

Postby BerlinBerlin » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:58 am

Waiting for the miracle!
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Re: First song to be performed?

Postby flyingiguana » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:24 pm

I think it'll be boogie street...

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