“Could you imagine such greatness of soul in the temple of hockey in Montreal before … Leonard Cohen won the hearts of 12,562 spectators?” Review of 2012 Montreal Show

1454968999_1fc3a014f4_b[Google English Translation] From Leonard Cohen en spectacle à Montréal : de la grande classe by Jean-François Cyr, a review of the Nov 28, 2012 Leonard Cohen Montreal Concert (Le Huffington Post Québec: Nov 29, 2012)

Credit Due Department: Photo by Eric Bégin Note: Originally posted November 30, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Leonard Cohen can command more attention by simply removing his fedora than most performers earn in an entire evening”

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Leonard Cohen (Nov 16 at the Saddledome): Granted, there was no critical consensus about the old master’s return to Calgary. But for many – including yours truly – this was a highlight of the year, a mesmerizing celebration of song performed with grace, polish and gratitude. At 78, Cohen can command more attention by simply removing his fedora than most performers earn in an entire evening. But his powerful stage presence aside, it was the songs, the voice and the confidence that made this special, achieving a level of intimacy that I’ve never seen before at the Saddledomequotedown2


From Calgary Concerts to remember (and to forget) in 2012 – Leonard Cohen by Eric Volmers. Calgary Herald: Dec 24, 2012. Note: Originally posted December 26, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

French Translation: A Broken Hallelujah – Rock and roll, rédemption et vie de Leonard Cohen By Liel Leibovitz

51dcqtccyzl-_sx387_bo1204203200_The French translation of A Broken Hallelujah by Liel Leibovitz will be published March 3, 2017.  This information is from the French Amazon site

Publisher : Allia (March 3, 2017)
Language: French
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 979-1030404982
ASIN: B01MY3QF7O

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Dominique BOILE, who alerted me to this translation.

“Framing the film with a pair of brilliant Cohen songs almost renders the remainder of Natural Born Killers irrelevant”

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Framing the film with a pair of brilliant Cohen songs almost renders the remainder of Natural Born Killers irrelevant. In about ten minutes’ worth of music, Cohen has already said everything that the film intends to say, and manages to do so with an eloquence that really can’t be matched by all the fancy editing and film tricks in the world.quotedown2

 

From Exit Music (For a Film): Leonard Cohen, “The Future” | Popdose: A consideration of Cohen’s “The Future” and “Waiting fo the Miracle” in the soundtrack of Natural Born Killer. Note: Originally posted October 16, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric