Leonard Cohen 2010 Helsinki Concert: Photos & Feels So Good Video

Leonard Cohen - Helsinki 2010. Photo by Vesa

Fine Photos & Vivid Videos From Aug 8, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert

Some  Leonard Cohen concerts feature inspired performance, enthusiastic audiences, and unique aspects (e.g., one time renditions of a version of a song, a special message to a particular crowd, or a thought invoked by the specific venue) but fail to grab the attention of the review-reading, video-viewing, picture-perusing fans not in attendance at the show.

Other stops on the Leonard Cohen World Tour, however, produce a plethora of arresting  recordings and images. The August 8, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert falls into this abundance of blessings category, having already been the focus of three previous entries on this site.The quality of these photos and video from the Helsinki show displayed below mandate their posting.

Video: Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good

Feels so good, not to love you like I did
Feels so good, not to love you like I did
It’s like they tore away my blindfold and they said,
We’re gonna let this prisoner live
It’s like they tore away my blindfold and they said,
We’re gonna let this prisoner live

Helsinki: August 8, 2010
Video from HasseNyman

 

Leonard Cohen and Bob Metzger - Helsinki 2010. Photo by Maarten Massa

Leonard Cohen - Helsinki 2010. Photo by MM

Credit Due Department: The first and final photos are by Vesa Tapiola and the others are by Maarten Massa.

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Note: Originally posted Aug 18, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #6 “Bittersweet Comments”

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San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives Specimen #6

This is the sixth of six photos of Leonard Cohen obtained from the San Francisco Examiner Photo Archives by Maarten Massa, who contributed them for posting here. For details about this photo set, see San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #1: “Chaos Around Him”

Photo #6 (back)

The bottom line of the caption reads

Bittersweet comments

 

1975-03-04 San Francisco Examiner - Photo 6 (back)-900Note: Originally posted Aug 22, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #5

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San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives Specimen #5

This is the fifth of six photos of Leonard Cohen obtained from the San Francisco Examiner Photo Archives by Maarten Massa, who contributed them for posting here. For details about this photo set, see San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #1: “Chaos Around Him”

 

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Leonard Cohen, Montreal 1975: Photo by Jean Marie del Moral, Published in L’Humanité Dimanche

San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #4 Elwood Review 1970

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San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives Specimen #4

This is the fourth of six photos of Leonard Cohen obtained from the San Francisco Examiner Photo Archives by Maarten Massa, who contributed them for posting here. For details about this photo set, see San Francisco Examiner Leonard Cohen Photo Archives #1: “Chaos Around Him”

Photo #4 (back):

Leonard Cohen
Elwood Review
11/16/70

“Elwood Review” probably refers to an article by Phil Elwood, the San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues critic who died January 10, 2006 at 79. Among many other accomplishments, he wrote music reviews for the San Francisco Examiner from 1965 to 2002. I have been unable to track down the particular piece referenced on the photo. In November 1970, Leonard Cohen would have been between gigs, having played at the Isle of Wight August 31, 1970 and being scheduled for a handful of shows in Canada and the US in December 1970.

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