Hear Oct 30,1980 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Online

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This (audio only) video is from a well known bootleg, Leonard Cohen – Live 1980-10-30 Amsterdam, Concertgebouw” described as “Excellent-sounding recording of Leonard Cohen’s show at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on 30 October 1980. The sound is clean and clear, with a good balance between the music and the audience, though lacking a little in the bass.”

Set List
00:05 Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
04:18 Who By Fire
10:17 The Window
16:04 Passing Through
20:54 The Guests
27:03 There Is a War
32:05 Suzanne
36:42 The Stranger Song
45:27 Chelsea Hotel #2
49:07 The Partisan
52:40 Story of Isaac
56:37 The Gypsy’s Wife
01:02:14 The Music Crept By Us [poem]
01:05:41 Diamonds in the Mine
01:10:38 Famous Blue Raincoat
01:16:31 Lover Lover Lover
01:24:26 Memories
01:29:45 So Long Marianne
01:38:25 Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
01:43:33 Joan of Arc
01:50:01 Tries to Leave You
01:59:48 Do I have to Dance All Night

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Last Stage Performance – Save The Last Dance For Me (Auckland 2013)

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auk132This video captures the poignant scene as Leonard Cohen performs Save The Last Dance For Me, a song made famous by The Drifters in 1960 (see “Save The Last Dance For Me,” Doc Pomus, & Leonard Cohen), and summons the entire Unified Heart Touring Company crew to the stage to end the Dec 21, 2013 Auckland show, the final concert of the 2013 tour – and the last time Leonard Cohen performed in public.

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You can dance every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye, let him hold you tight
You can smile every smile for the man
Who held your hand ‘neath the pale moon light
But don’t forget who’s takin’ you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’ save the last dance for me

Leonard Cohen – Save The Last Dance For Me
Auckland: Dec 21, 2013
Video by Wirebirds aka Henry Tengelsen.

Warning Sign 18: You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If –

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You begin your review of I’m Your Man with “There are two kinds of people: Those who appreciate Leonard Cohen, and those who are wrong.”

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Warning Sign 18a: You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If – You immediately want to read any review that begins “There are two kinds of people: Those who appreciate Leonard Cohen, and those who are wrong.”

And you can read that review at My favorite 100 albums of all time: #56 (“I’m Your Man”) by Joe Brockmeier (Zonker: August 16, 2016)

Leonard Cohen Fan Diagnosis: Cohenphilic Personality Disorder

Since the publication of the official criteria for the prototypical Leonard Cohen Fan Diagnosis, 301.LC Cohenphilic Personality Disorder, the Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Fan Disorders Asylum and Sanitarium has received numerous messages asking if one or another behavior is a symptom characteristic of a Leonard Cohen fan. Consequently, Cohencentric is publishing, as a public service, signs which indicate that one is at high risk of being a full-fledged Leonard Cohen fan.

All published You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If … entries can be found at the You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If … Page

Best Videos Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour: Show Me The Place – Montreal

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shoShow me the place, where you want your slave to go
Show me the place, I’ve forgotten I don’t know
Show me the place where my head is bend and low
Show me the place, where you want your slave to go

Best 2012 Leonard Cohen Videos: Cohencentric.com features selections from the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist, which comprises the best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen World Tour.

Leonard Cohen – Show Me The Place
Montreal: Nov 29, 2012
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Webb Sisters’ Roles On Tom Petty Tour: Dream Fulfillers & Behavior Modulators

Petty saw them play with Cohen and said, “it’s been a dream of mine” to work with them and that taking them on the tour “really makes the boys behave”

Excerpt from Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Philips Arena By Megan Volpert (Atlanta INtown: April 28, 2017):

The gang also welcome two new backup singers, the Webb Sisters. Since 2008, English sibling duo Charley and Hattie had had the pleasure of working with dearly departed Leonard Cohen when he reemerged to tour again after a 15 year hiatus. Petty saw them play with Cohen and said, “it’s been a dream of mine” to work with them and that taking them on the tour “really makes the boys behave.” Their harp and guitar skills were not in evidence last night, but they did occasionally play tambourine in addition to contributing backing vocals for the entire set.

For video performances, see What Are The Webb Sisters Up To These Days?

Preview: French Edition Of Tony Palmer’s Leonard Cohen Documentary – Bird On A Wire

Dominique BOILE sends a preview of the French edition of Tony Palmer’s “Bird On A Wire” DVD, the official release of which is scheduled for May 4, 2017.

A sticker on the cover reads “Leonard Cohen’72 Un Poète au bord de l’abime” [“Leonard Cohen’72 A poet at the edge of the abyss”]. In addition to the original DVD, there is a superb 25 minute interview (in English, with French subtitles) by Tony Palmer, who explains the film’s origins, Leonard’s refusal to release the first version, how the original tapes were found again many decades later, etc. The cover is by Sandra Zemor and the back by Claude Gassian (Paris, Salle Pleyel, April 18, 1972).

Leonard Cohen Talks About His “Count Dracula” Verse Of Democracy


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I had a verse in my song, Democracy, which as you know has endless verses, but one of them was, ‘It ain’t coming to us European-style, concentration camp behind the smile, it ain’t coming from the East with its temporary feast as Count Dracula comes strolling down the aisle.’ I asked myself, a territory that has produced everybody from Dracula to Ivan the Terrible to Stalin, is this really the fertile ground for parliamentary democracy? I didn’t think so. It was clear to me that the real laboratory of democracy is America. It’s America where the races are really confronting each other, where the classes are confronting one another, where even people of a different sexual orientation are confronting one another. That’s where democracy started, and that’s where it’s really unfolding.quotedown2

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From A Purple Haze To A Purple Patch by Adam Sweeting (The Canberra Times: July 24, 1994)