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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:35 pm
by Wybe
by joyezekiel » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:18 am

surrender wrote:
(btw. how tall is Willy?)

Obviously the same height as Leonard!
Yes they are both not tall :)
Wybe

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:18 pm
by Goldin
Almost complete extra-non-ordinary August 1 band soundcheck:

1. Dance Me to the End of Love (partial)
2. The Future (patrial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOtBEWawe5s

2. The Future (partial)
3. Democracy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcbNIknIeag

4. Ain't No Cure for Love
5. Different Sides
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgLB9gKTNc

6. I Can't Forget (w/ À la claire fontaine (Chante, rossignol, chante) voiceover)
7. Waiting for the Miracle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOKDJB4eTYs

8. Anyhow (w/ introduction)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNcOTx3wolY

9. Anthem
10. Light As the Breeze
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGpfVMp9l7I

11. Save the Last Dance for Me
12. Choices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cHMPipl8H0

13. Show Me the Place
14. Happy Birthday (to Mitch Watkins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIES7uPbzJ8

A paparazzi video after the soundcheck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkEDY-eJcqk

(YouTube playlist with all these videos)

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:16 pm
by cohenadmirer
Goldin - thanks so much :D
Those in Pula certainly had a good deal
Beautiful place , beautiful weather , relatively inexpensive ticket prices and a rehearsal or 2 for free full of gems.

Oh well - i have to take responsibility for deciding not to go!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:33 pm
by Mabeanie1
Wybe wrote:A few days before the concert in Pula we had a extra surprise, meeting Leonard in the same Resort where we stayed.
Picture taken by Sharon.

Willy and Wybe
How wonderful for you both. And a lovely photo too!

Wendy

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:28 pm
by Doris
Goldin, thank you so much for sharing. A treasure more precious than all the gems in the world together. Thank you!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:20 pm
by Goldin
My pleasure!
I like to think we can hope for two alternative complete or nearly complete recordings of this soundcheck in the nearest future ;-)

Also, a friend of mine has recorded two songs from the August 2 solo soundcheck (and Maarten's MP3 of Banks of Marble is already online).
Looks like we can (You say that you must and you will) make a nice bootleg, in addition to (no doubt) excellent Raincoat1's recording of the concert itself (already announced on the Forum).

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:06 pm
by ilia

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:12 pm
by holydove
Goldin & ilia, thank you so much for the links to the soundcheck videos, & thank you to the videographers! What an amazing treasure, indeed!!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:19 pm
by Goldin
I'll give you everything I got:

Dance Me to the End of Love (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NYPqxB3Wac
The recording was stopped by request of a venue crew member (to whom I'm thankful for that!)

Take This Waltz (introduction part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRM3gTw8rKA

So Long, Marianne
Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j12pblnUYc
My only complete recording from this concert.

Venue before the concert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WJDFmRjufE

Venue during the intermission
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aywBbq6pcrg

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:02 pm
by joyezekiel
holydove wrote:Goldin & ilia, thank you so much for the links to the soundcheck videos, & thank you to the videographers! What an amazing treasure, indeed!!
My thanks too..... I always love to see the soundchecks.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:13 pm
by Goldin
Blues Jam (Don't Want to Break the Window) is now available for download at HOAG:
http://1heckofaguy.com/2013/08/12/hear- ... oundcheck/

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:41 am
by B4real
Thanks so much Roman and ilia, for those unique soundcheck videos!

And Roman, I thoroughly enjoyed the new Blues song. Leonard really gets into it at one stage! Excellent guitar work all the way through!
It does remind me of the first LC Blues song (Blues For The Jews/Billy Sunday).

Many thanks to DrH for it!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:18 pm
by sturgess66
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 51,00.html
Leonard Cohen's Surprise Kiddush

Jewish Canadian singer joins Israeli ambassador in Croatia for Shabbat eve celebration, lauds Israel culture week held in Istria peninsula

Itamar Eichner
Published: 8.09.13, 13:40 / Israel Culture

The Israeli Embassy in Croatia could not think of a more festive opening for its Israel Summer Magic events – a week of Israeli cultural events launched last weekend at the Istria peninsula.

Jewish Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, who happened to perform in Istria last Friday evening, joined the Israeli celebration after his concert, opening it with a festive Kiddush (blessing said over wine on Shabbat) together with Israeli Ambassador to Croatia Yossi Amrani.

The singer expressed his enthusiasm over the Israeli culture week, saying that was the way to create a bridge between people and cultures.

Cohen noted that he would have loved to participate in the events, but explained he had to fly to a concert in Scandinavia.

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:33 pm
by holydove
Goldin wrote:Blues Jam (Don't Want to Break the Window) is now available for download at HOAG:
http://1heckofaguy.com/2013/08/12/hear- ... oundcheck/
Thank you so much for posting the link, Goldin - that was a real treat!!

Many thanks also to Al for the improved version, & to DrH for making it available!

Re: CONCERT REPORT: Pula, Croatia, August 2, 2013

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:47 pm
by jarkko
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Eija's Photo Gallery is now open at http://cohen.1g.fi/kuvat/CONCERT+IN+PULA,+AUG+2,+2013/
170 photos from the venue, both sound checks, backstage happenings, and the concert.

Another gallery (the member meet up) is under construction!