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CONCERT REPORT: Wroclaw, September 29

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:52 pm
by jeremek

We welcome you to Poland, Master Leonard !
Great emotions :oops:


Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:13 am
by martali
Wroclaw, Hala Stulecia. Monday 29th of September 2008

First set
1. Dance me to the end of love
2. The Future
3. Ain't no cure for love
4. Bird on the wire
5. Everybody knows
6. In my secret life
7. Who by fire
8. Hey, that's no way to say good bye
9. Anthem

Second set
10. Tower of Song (with wonderful du, du, dam, dam)
11. Suzanne
12. The Gypsy Wife
13. The Partisan
14. Boogie Street
15. Hallelujah
16. Democracy
17. I'm Your Man
18. Take This Waltz

19. So long, Marianne
20. Heart with no companion
21. First we take Manhattan
22. Famous Blue Raincoat
23. If It Be Your Will
24. Closing Time
25. I tried to leave you
26. Whither thou goest

Pure magical night. There are no words to thank you Leonard only stay with hearts and arms opened wide.

And the Band is extraordinary all together and every one of them in person.

The miracle has come true tonight in Wroclaw.


Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:44 am
by slownight
Well, was it?!

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:48 pm
by richardrj
Heart With No Companion! You lucky lucky Poles. I love that song.

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:38 pm
by jeremek
Welcome! How well he will look - one can see it, that I wasn't there(my list of concerts - below). Is somebody courteous probably helping me. Somebody enclosed the poster for my call. Thank You, Stranger :oops:
My impatience was so great that I had to open newtopic. I count on Poles, that they will write how it was! I count on everyone who there was! pls, write :D
I will speak the day after tomorrooooowwwwww

Re: Setlist

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:29 pm
by Estraven
martali wrote: Pure magical night.
I do agree.

I just came back from Wroclaw. Hard is for me to tell something more except "magical". But I try.

First. It was something more than I used to know. A little bit different Cohen. More music flowing than ever. Old songs as new. Newer songs as recent songs.

Second. We (my girl and me) had an impression of Leonard waiting for an audience to recognize him. In the beggining. After a break it changed. He became as free. But it was just an impression...

I remember Poznan concert in 1985. This one was like another world. Different time, different atmosphere but much, much better music. Concert was also much longer.

Audience did recognize him I think. And I did. More than once with happy tears in my eyes.

Thank You, Leonard, thanks to all The Band. You gave us The Night. In my humble opinion no one could ask for more.

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:13 pm
by mirka

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:39 am
by ladydi
Hi Mirka and thank you SO much for sharing the You Tube video of Anthem! Whoever shot the footage did a very good job and as always, Leonard is awesome and touches ones heart to the core. I still have chills after watching it! I am looking forward to seeing him in Copenhagen in exactly 18 days! Thanks again.


Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:15 pm
by Mirek
"Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
Oh in the Tower of Song"

What could I say... it was definitely worth waiting 23 years. My hair is grey but I still admire The Master.
The concert was just brilliant. I was mesmerized by both the music and The Voice. Leonard seemed to be more and more energetic as the time went by. That was really amazing - he seems to acquire the energy directly from the hearts of his listeners and followers. Is this Magic? Probably yes. At that night Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw was the real Tower of Song.

Let me wholeheartedly thank you, Leonard, for sharing your music with us. Thanks also to all the amazing musicians, especially lovely Webb sisters (white girls dancing.. :)). Their voices are absolutely marvellous and they are soooo charming and pretty. Anyone can fall in love instantly. (hope my wife won't read this :oops:).
Javier Mas is really a master of string instruments. We also loved Dino Soldo who seemed to have very good time during his solos. The arrangement of all the songs was also very good.

As for the audience - I was slightly disappointed. The applause was OK, but I expected a bit more, at least people singing some of the most popular choruses (like "Hallelujah", "So long Marianne" or "Closing Time").

Once again - thanks Master Cohen for the magic evening. I really hope you won't let us wait another 23 years for the next concert here. Remember - we're "thy people" and you're "our love...".


Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:54 pm
by Apolinary
Thank You for fantastic review. In Amsterdam people were singing, sometimes I felt that they were singing too loud. Well, there are different models of enjoying music. They loved Him, I'm sure. Nobody who doesn't love Leonard could afford the tickets :D

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:36 pm
by martali

"In My Secret Life" from Hala Stulecia Wroclaw on YouTube


Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:31 pm
by mnkyface
martali wrote:Hello,

"In My Secret Life" from Hala Stulecia Wroclaw on YouTube

God I love this song. It was the first LC song I ever heard. I am so glad he is including it in every set on this tour. I love the little changes he makes to it when singing live:

"I do what I'm told"
"I buy the greatest hits"

I'm curious- and slightly obsessed with this concept--- Did he sing "i didn't come all this way to Wroclaw to fool ya" during Hallelujah? He inserted city names in that verse in other venues so I am wondering... (and no one has uploaded any Hallelujah clips from Fall portion of tour yet!)

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:52 am
by Hanna

Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:44 pm
by Gregor
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Re: Wroclaw, Sept.29 - 2008

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:40 pm
by Hanna
Here is my ticket:
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