“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

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Belgium Ad For 2012 Amsterdam Concert – With Wrong Date

belgium_ads-0001-scaled1000Dominique BOILE offers this Belgium poster promoting Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour Amsterdam Concerts on August 20 & 21, 2012 . As pointed out in a comment in the original posting by Peter Torbijn from The Netherlands, the actual concert dates are actually August 21 and 22. Note: Originally posted August 21, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen – Smooched 2012 Madrid Concert Poster

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Photo Caption: The morning after his show in Madrid. I saw a kiss planted on this image of the Great man. I had to photograph it.

Photo by THUMA2

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Note: Originally posted October 18, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Leonard Cohen made [Scotiabank Place] feel intimate and warm, and hearts feel ready to burst”

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Leonard Cohen 2012 venue: Scotiabank Place

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I had reservations about seeing Cohen inside an arena as large as Scotiabank Place but in the end, it didn’t matter. Cohen made the place feel intimate and warm, and hearts feel ready to burst. He’s still one of the best.quotedown2

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From Leonard Cohen Entrances At Scotiabank Place, Denis Armstrong’s review of the Dec 7, 2012 Leonard Cohen Ottawa concert (Ottawa Sun: Dec 7, 2012). Note: Originally posted December 8, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Credit Due Department: Photo atop post by Flickr user C.P.Storm, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons. Second photo by Janothird~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). Own work assumed (based on copyright claims), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia Commons