Video from Leonard's earlier shows - 1985, 1988 etc.

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Video from Leonard's earlier shows - 1985, 1988 etc.

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:09 pm

"messalina79' on YouTube (somewhat_nifty) has uploaded some video from a show in Copenhagen in 1985 of "The Cheap Family" a/k/a "Leonard Cohen and the Celebates." :lol: :lol:

Thanks messalina79/somewhat_nifty!!!

A fun performance of "Memories"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNvDjWdyeJ8

-and-

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

The videos are dark - but - that didn't stop me from enjoying them. :D

Leonard seems to be in a great, happy-go-lucky mood, and chatty, and in fine voice, and there is some terrific contributions from his guitar player on both videos.

Also - DrHGuy has some words about all this at his blog today - 1HeckOfAGuy -
http://1heckofaguy.com/
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby somewhat_nifty » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:03 pm

hehe, they are dark - and that's after I did some work on them! I also wonder how many muppets had to die to make Anjani's jumper :lol: Leonard looks like he's enjoying himself though, which is always good to see.
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:11 am

somewhat_nifty (messalina79) has put another video on YouTube from this 1985 Copenhagen. :D :D
A great performance of Leonard's classic that builds to a powerful finale. Brilliant. Live in Copenhagen 1985. A mysterious 'Amjani' is credited at the piano ;)
Bird On The Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5TDLKM

I love these performances from this show. And - as burningviolin mentions in her comment - we have a bit of "shouty" Leonard in this one.

Thanks SN!
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby Inna » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:49 am

somewhat_nifty continues to throw rare gems our way. This time it is "Passing Through" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpVlfayYRU

Thank you messalina79.
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:23 am

Inna wrote:somewhat_nifty continues to throw rare gems our way. This time it is "Passing Through" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpVlfayYRU

Thank you messalina79.
Slide guitar and Anjani in a Muppet jumper. :lol:

It looks like he may have used this song as his closing number. Well - maybe one of the closing numbers. :lol:

Thanks somewhat_nifty!
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby sturgess66 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:10 am

More wonderful video uploaded by "messalina79" a/k/a "somewhat_nifty" here at the forum. :D

The Partisan - Warsaw, 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMVBbjYAEM

And she uploaded a wonderful "Hallelujah" a couple of weeks ago -

"A great performance of Hallelujah live in Montreux, 1985"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KLK_8Tg6Y

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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby B4real » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:10 am

Thank you so much,

I absolutely loved this rather swinging version of the "broken" Hallelujah :D
Would have loved to see the visual but never mind - a wonderful rendition :)
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Re: Video from Leonard's show in Copenhagen in 1985

Postby ladydi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:12 am

somewhat_nifty wrote:hehe, they are dark - and that's after I did some work on them! I also wonder how many muppets had to die to make Anjani's jumper :lol: Leonard looks like he's enjoying himself though, which is always good to see.
How did I miss this thread! :roll: LOL...I love the video! Was positive that was Anjani (in the Muppet dress!) and loved Leonard's comments at the end. The "cheap people" and "Leonard Cohen and the celibates"....priceless! Oh yeah, also love Memories!
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LC-Video on YouTube-Early Shows 1974, 1975, 1979, etc.

Postby sturgess66 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:34 am

More good video uploaded to YouTube by "messalina79" a/k/a somewhat_nifty.

These have been posted various places by MarieM and DrHGuy recently - but thought I would just add these links to this thread - along with the others she has uploaded -

The Butcher (Live - 1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbM6wN7cqWY

Diamonds In The Mine (Live 1979)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwCgQw3gDM

Love Calls You By Your Name (Live 1974)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-KzznRbCwg
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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:38 am

And a couple more uploaded by messalina79 -

To Love Somebody (Leonard covers the Bee Gees) 1980 :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaioEARz_0

Take This Longing - 1979
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp2yz2CTcm0
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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby MaryB » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:22 am

Not only do I love LC's songs, but I love his choice of covers. It's not even recognizable as a Bee Gee's song - it is soooooo Leonard :D

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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby B4real » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:43 am

Ruth thanks for making these audio vids available - I don't know where you find them :roll:
and Linda thanks for making us aware of them.

This version of "To Love Somebody" is far superior to the one on Rare Live Songs :D

The musical arrangement of "Take This Longing" is wonderful and different :D

Thanks so much - keep 'em comin' !!
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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby sturgess66 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:24 pm

This was just uploaded to YouTube yesterday - by "Robotorb"

Leonard Cohen - The Hypnotist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vllv6nycjEs

YouTube description -
A rare fragment - this is in fact Poem from the Rare on Air No. 1 album.
Also taken from the bootleg "Blossoms Of Heaven, Ashes Of Hell" live in Zurich 21.5.1993.
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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby sturgess66 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:30 pm

Another video (audio) uploaded to YouTube by messalina79 -

Leonard Cohen - Blessed Is The Memory (live 1976)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWbRKoKA8SU
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Re: Video from Leonard's shows in 1985 (Copenhagen, etc.)

Postby somewhat_nifty » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:59 pm

I'm listening to 'To Love Somebody' so much right now - Leonard and the Bee Gees are not an obvious combination to say the least, but he imbues it with such longing and pathos... 'you don't know what it's like' ... *sigh*!
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