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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:06 am
by iveta
You spend a lot of time kneeling
To read the traces of a life
And when I think I get the feeling
It's time to move to the next line


beautiful poem
on someone who is so touching and passionate and serious but far too dynamic and real to ever get pathetic

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:22 am
by Maarten
Hi,
Can someone tell me if "Hey That's No Way" was played in Bratislava? It's not on the setlist posted here in the first post of this thread, but Wimmer says it's played but also adds "Setlist is correct" :shock:
Mmmm...

In the "setlists" thread, someone posted the setlist with "Hey that's" included, in between "Sisters Of Mercy" and "The Partisan", but he (or she) forgot to mention the full encores...

Please let me know!
Maarten

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:25 am
by iveta
Yes, it was played, definitely.
I'll check the setlist to find out when...
i

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:30 am
by iveta
It was played after Sisters of Mercy...
The setlist photo by juriusz helped....


First part.

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. Lover, Lover, Lover
9. Waiting for the Miracle
10. Anthem

Second part:

11. Tower of Song
12. Suzanne
13. Sisters of Mercy
14. Hey, thats no way..
15. The Partisan
16. Boogie Street
17. Hallelujah
18. I'm Your Man
19. Take This Waltz

First encore:

20. So Long, Marianne
21. First We Take Manhattan

Second encore
22. Famous Blue Raincoat
23. If It Be Your Will
24. Closing Time

Third encore:

25. I Tried To Leave You
24. Whither Thou Goest

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:46 am
by Maarten
Thanks! I thought so...
Full list of setlists here:
http://www.maartenmassa.be/LCdocs/LC_se ... 8-2009.pdf

Maarten

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:58 am
by IrishAL
Some Youtube links:

Lover Lover lover,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlWWfhm5jk
This is the first time that I have heard this live.

Bird on the wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWR0oX6oolY

Closing time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOih0rWaxU

More to come..

enjoy

Albert

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:34 pm
by silvinka
IrishMar wrote:The first eight rows on the floor were reserved for vip guests. We all know that Leonard starts his concerts on time but it was a shame that the organisors didn't announce this, it might have avoided lots of visual interruptions during the first song as latecomers took their seats.
:neutral: The first 8 rows were for VIP... :neutral: I saw there some politics, actors, and ''imortant'' people.... :neutral: It was really shame that they couldn't come in time, I set in 10 row and I wish I was closer, VIP guests were boring like cold fishes, without emotions, I guess more than half of them didn't know where they are... :cry: What a shame :roll:

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:33 pm
by sturgess66
IrishAL wrote:Some Youtube links:

Lover Lover lover,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlWWfhm5jk
This is the first time that I have heard this live.

Bird on the wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWR0oX6oolY

Closing time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOih0rWaxU

More to come..

enjoy

Albert
Thank you Sir Albert! Loved all three of these. Terrific performances by Leonard - and loved Bob Metzger and Dino Soldo in 'Bird On A Wire." And we even got a bit of skipping in Closing Time.

btw - in case anyone is interested - there is a wonderful skipping incident from the Vienne show in a video posted by "cuuliem" - Anthem Part II - at about 4:17.
Remarkable takeoff - and great skipping and a bit of weaving. :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPxYXrLWDg

Looking forward to more video from Sir Albert. :D

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:56 pm
by jozef
iveta wrote:beautiful poem
on someone who is so touching and passionate and serious but far too dynamic and real to ever get pathetic
Thanks. You are right. That's why I hate if people talk about him in pathetic way. I doubt they really understand. A vlastne mozem pisat aj po slovensky. Pred nami vychadzala pani Ena Vacvalova s muzom, nikoho ineho znameho som nevidel.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:14 pm
by silvinka
Thanks. You are right. That's why I hate if people talk about him in pathetic way. I doubt they really understand. A vlastne mozem pisat aj po slovensky. Pred nami vychadzala pani Ena Vacvalova s muzom, nikoho ineho znameho som nevidel.[/quote]

(((Mladý Rozin, Lasica, Vášariová, pár športovcov, Valentová, Zajac, Weiss a pár politikov ktorých meno si neviem spomenúť, keď mi to príde dopíšem, mne sa nepáčilo že neprišli načas a tiež po prestávke chýbala 3/4 VIP časti a keď prichádzali tak veľmi ležérne a podľa mňa neúctivo, môj pohľad, možno má niekto iný... V tej chíli sa mi podarilo odfotiť Sharon Robinson a v jej pohľade bolo sklamanie, tú fotku som sem radšej nedávala, na konci to bolo iné, vyzerala byť dojatá...)))

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:38 pm
by bluebell
Thanks Marie for answering my question.
It was good to meet you and Albert, I'm enjoying watching the videos on You Tube as they appear, still hoping for one of Anthem.

The concert was excellent, a different sort of feel to other concerts that i've been too, far less singing along, though the audience made up for it at the end with lots of enthusiastic applause.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:58 am
by iveta
Marie thank you very much for the poetry...loved the ending - a sublime self-irony maybe? I suppose Maarten could put it into the setlist....

Oh Albert who can pay for this....
Oh that bird on a wire that was something so close to the bone...
It´s not discomfort it´s pain...but what a beautiful one :)
I keep watching all night long, you have made my day, even my week...
Thank you so much.

I completely agree with everything mentioned above on Slovak audience
(by Silvinka, Bluebell or anyone else)

Ever since I learned that the organizer is buying the first rows for his VIP posh friends I had been quite worried...it´s a little bit cruel and unnatural to limit the contact between the artist and his fans...and VIPs here means what Silvika said, the richest, but definitely not the most enthusiastic ones.
The Incheba owner is not a nice guy indeed, he put the Unified Hearts into unfairly hard condition, but they have managed so gracefully )

Then it´s the little bit of problem with English here - some people here like LC for his pleasant melodies but do not really understand much, can´t sing along or laugh at his jokes...

I´m not sure about this, but was there some lack of laughter?
When singing There ain't no entertainment
and the judgements are severe.
I remember LC saying critics instead of judgements and nobody laughed....Correct me if I´m wrong or if that´s just the other version of the song...
But I hold a strong opinion that whoever thinks Leonard Cohen isn´t funny hasn´t got the joke yet :)

Far in the cheap back left gallery, few of us were trying to produce some sounds of at least Marrianne, but we didn´t manage to create the singing along effect...sorry

To Silvinka and Jozef
Guys who complain about other guys being pathetic are usually the most pathetic themeslves....
Leonard never does. Neither do you :) I´m so glad to meet you here
the VIPs - they are truly pathetic
(si myslia že sú najlepší, suchári)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:55 pm
by jozef
Definitely the level understanding the English is not high enough to sing Leonard's lyrics which are not easy to remember either (say my favorite Take This Waltz). Also the quantity of great songs is overwhelming. Maybe if they make a video projection of his lyrics for a slow shorter song (I'd choose Who By Fire) then people would sing along, I'm pretty sure about it. When the end was coming there was a sense of urgency in the hall and if Mr. Cohen made few signs the building would be rocking, I think the energy was there.
The other side is that his songs are kind of intimate and it's not so easy (for humble people or for those who know their singing is a bit awful) to transform into a mass choir. He is no Britney Spears or Depeche Mode to go non-stop at same level. Neither his fans are. That's why I suggest he should tell few words prior to every subtle song.

Pan Lasica je jeden z mojich malych bohov, nijako ma neprekvapuje, ze tam bol. Mimochodom ma dve pesnicky, ktore sa tykaju podobnej temy ako Waiting For Miracle.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:11 pm
by SuzanneT
Miracles sometimes repeated .. miracle was for me a concert LC in Prague last year and this year the miracle repeated in Bratislava and Prague. Would repeat again .. somewhere, sometime ...
These verses I wrote in a review of a concert in Prague, let them offer you ...
(just bad English, please forgive :oops: )

There is no beginning
There is no end
Now there is just what it takes ..
his music
his words
He

Tips his hat
with humility greets
with the same humility before his audience
bow
and offers own soul
own heart
Himself

Suddenly I feel that I am in the temple
and above me spans from his words and tone
indescribable beauty of the temple dome
I am in the middle of Mass
Mass serving man
who believe every word perhaps
His voice makes my heart beat to the optimum
and I well
and I am painfully
and I have to cry and to laugh
and I .... happy
... at least for brief moments happy
and forget
the world outside
of human wickedness
for sadness
the losses
was about nothing
only music and words to me absorb
a voice resonating in every pore of my skin
I want to marry me shake
and feel it tomorrow
after tomorrow
per year
forever

Thank you, Mister Cohen, I love You 8) ...You're the most beautiful "gift" I received for my recent birthday ;-)
Your SuzanneT

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Bratislava August 28

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:17 am
by sturgess66
IrishAL wrote:Some Youtube links:

Lover Lover lover,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTlWWfhm5jk
This is the first time that I have heard this live.

Bird on the wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWR0oX6oolY

Closing time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkOih0rWaxU

More to come..

enjoy

Albert
There is a treasure trove more of wonderful video from Al from this show - on YouTube:

Dance Me To The End Of Love (I think Albert even captured some "Very Important People" - arriving late :lol: )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nepqOGplnLM

In My Secret Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-EjIMC95E

Hallelujah - When Leonard turns to face Neil he is still holding up his left hand (3:07) - beautiful smile from Roscoe Beck. I love "subtle and impeccable" Neil's wild and crazy solo in Hallelujah!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_idVk1RCSI

So Long Marianne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrhY2CXi02c

First We Take Manhattan - great performance - and skipping at the end. :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2bfTA5Xac

Famous Blue Raincoat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcvn91u3N_c

Anthem - Wonderful!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zgunyx0N84

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye - beautiful mouth organ/harmonica solo by Dino.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyoz-s2f7Yw

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5oB9xOp-9o

I still have not quite finished watching everything - but I'm getting there. :D

Thanks Albert Noonan - great video!!