CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by Bird off the Wire » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:34 pm

JudasPriest wrote:John Meagher, an Irish Independent music journalist, was on the radio this morning gushing with praise. He admitted worrying in advance there might be Len fatigue but ended up loving it. Hardly any filler, perfect sound and easily as good as his famed Kilmainham 08 appearances was the verdict- high praise indeed! I was in tweet contact with him after and he did say Lissadell were the only irish dates he has missed so wasn't in a position to compare those majestic shows to last night. Oh- he also observed there were banks of seats empty in the O2 last night apparently. Far from a sell out it seems unfortunately.
Not doubting above report but I did not see any empty seats last night but from what I saw the place didn't fill until after show started. Incidentally, the shoes itself was magic
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by sturgess66 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:54 pm

Here's a link to Leif Bodnarchuck's blog - Old Ideas Tour — Sep 11, Dublin
http://leifb73.com/2013/09/12/old-ideas ... 11-dublin/

EXCERPT:
As the crowd enter the arena, the set drapes are bathed in a tricolour of light, the green, white and gold of Ireland’s flag. Astute and savvy readers will know that to set a scene like this ‘up north’ would cause a bit of a stir, but we’re in the republic, and our lighting designer’s name is Ryan Patrick Murphy; I think the geographical and genealogical factors sum easily in this instance.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by rigray » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:46 am

It's true that there were some seats still available at the very back.

I always enjoy a Leonard Cohen concert and this was one of the best! There were so many highlights but to mention only 3 it would be Chelsea Hotel, If It Be Your Will and Famous Blue Raincoat. But everything was perfect, the lighting and sound and video. A superb band of musicians and singers accompanied Leonard and Leonard himself was in fine voice. A fantastic 3 hour show!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by musicmania » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:48 am

Amazing concert tonight. Will write all about it in my review in the next couple of days but just want to write a note about the new song I've Got A Secret which was performed tonight. When Leonard started singing I immediately recognised some of the lyrics but at the time couldn't place them. So I Googled them and then I understood why. They are some of the lyrics from the version of Feels So Good performed in Toronto last year (I'm not sure if this was performed anywhere else). There is a couple of videos of that performance on YouTube and it was the first verse and the verse which mentions a kitchen which were in the new song tonight. After only one listen tonight I can't say if any of the other verses are included but can say that the words feels so good were not there! The melody while having a jazz feeling was different to both versions of Feels So Good.
It was amazing hearing this tonight.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by Zimmer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:20 am

Amazing concert again tonight, we have ran out of superlatives.
Here's a couple of snaps of the great man, looking like he was enjoying himself as much as we did..

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by HelenOE » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:24 am

Those are wonderful pictures, and he does look like he's enjoying himself.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by sturgess66 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:24 am

Wow - thanks Gwen. I hope someone has video of the new song.
Beautiful pictures Zimmer!

Video - 9/11/2013

Uploaded by y rosskelly009

First We Take Manhattan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxBpFnCk3ZQ

Going Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y35_pIPmhSM

*****

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Dance Me To The End Of Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRmL8XYKvs8

Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwwmOWNrHoo

Suzanne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS2muprrMao

I'm Your Man (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHy8-M2TL4A
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by sturgess66 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:26 am

Set list for September 12 - as uploaded by musicmania/Gwen in the Setlists thread -
musicmania wrote:Dublin 02 Arena September 12th

Set 1
Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
Who By Fire
The Gipsy's Wife
The Darkness
Amen
Come Healing
Lover Lover Lover (+band intro)Jill
Anthem

Set 2
Tower of Song
Suzanne
Chelsea Hotel
I've Got A Secret
Waiting for the Miracle
The Partisan
In My Secret Life
Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)
I'm Your Man
A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
Hallelujah
Take this Waltz

Encores
So Long Marianne
Going Home
First We Take Manhattan

Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (Webb Sisters)
Closing Time

I Tried to Leave You
Save The Last Dance

Start approx 19:40 Finish approx 23:20ish
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by imaginary friend » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:21 am

Hi Gwen,

'Feels so Good' was also performed during the San Jose concert, November 2009.

Looking forward to your report on the Dublin concert!

xo
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by IrishAL » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:31 am

New Song

I've Got a little secret.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiYunX_mplg

enjoy

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by sandraa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:01 am

What a wonderful concert and it was lovely to see the Irish President enjoying another concert. I loved Leonard's obvious happiness at the response to I've got a little secret and it was wonderful to hear him finish with " Save the Last Dance for me " again. I'd heard him sing it in Brighton for the first time and it's such a beautiful version of a song which I'm much more used to hearing Country and Western singers cover.
Leonard expressed his joy at the audience uniting in song with him and it really did seem heartfelt. Does anyone remember the exact words?
Leonard is such a master of understatement as shown in his short reference to Ireland's history, it reminded me of his emphasis on Belfast being a peaceful city and the rapturous response it received.
Maybe I've been spoilt by the indoor concerts but they seem so much easier on the band that Sligo and Kilmainham were.
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by musicmania » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:02 am

imaginary friend wrote:Hi Gwen,

'Feels so Good' was also performed during the San Jose concert, November 2009.

Looking forward to your report on the Dublin concert!

xo
There were at least 2 versions of Feels So Good of which the "original" was performed many times in 2009/2010 but the 2nd one to my knowledge was only performed in Toronto last year although I stand to be corrected on that!
New Song

I've Got a little secret.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiYunX_mplg

enjoy

albert
Wow thank you Albert, was certainly not expecting this so quick, thank you so much!
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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by B4real » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:54 am

ah Albert, you are an international treasure :D

....and from your again excellent video, I have transcribed the words. I think they are correct but if anyone hears differently please say so.


I’ve Got A Little Secret

I’ve got a little secret
If you promise not to tell
I said, I’ve got a little secret
You got to promise not to tell
I made a date in heaven
But I’ll be keepin’ it in hell

I’d like to hold you baby
But my arms are old and weak
I’d like to hold you baby
But my arms are old and weak
I was listenin’ to your story
But I guess I fell asleep

I’ve got a little secret
If you promise not to tell
I said, I’ve got a little secret
Got to promise not to tell
I made a date in heaven
Oh, but I’ll be keepin’ it in hell

(Mitch’s guitar)

I’d like to love you baby
But it don’t feel right
I’d like to love you baby
It just don’t feel right
I’ve got this full length mirror
And it ain’t no pretty sight

I’d like to, like to love you baby
It just don’t feel right
I’d like to love you, love you baby
It just don’t feel right
I’ve got this full length mirror
It ain’t no pretty sight

(Neil’s organ)

It’s kind of chilly in your kitchen
And I think it’s gonna snow
It’s kind of chilly in your kitchen
And I believe it’s gonna snow
I need to leave you baby
Oh, but there’s no where else to go

You see, I’ve got a little secret
If you promise not to tell
I got, I got a little secret
You’ve got to promise not to tell
I made a date in heaven
Oh, but I’ll be keepin’ it in hell

EDIT: Zimmer,
Absolutely excellent photos of Leonard!!

EDITED again to correctly delete "don't" in the line in red which is now correct.
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Dublin, September 12th 2013

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Re: CONCERT REPORT: Dublin, September 11th and 12th 2013

Post by rike » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:12 am

The two pictures are truly priceless. Thanks, Zimmer.
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