Photos From Both Sides Of The Curtain: 2012 Leonard Cohen Seattle Show

The first two photos of Leonard Cohen and his musicians onstage at the Nov 9, 2012 Seattle concert were taken from the balcony seats by Mary Witter while the others are backstage shots by Joey Carenza.

Photos by Mary Witter

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Note: Originally posted Nov 12, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne, Featuring Alex Bublitchi – Kingston 2012

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And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
Kingston: Dec 13, 2012
Video by JP Rayne

Credit Due Department: Thanks go to Laurence of Paris, who alerted me to this video

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Lover, Lover, Lover Featuring Javier Mas – Kingston 2012

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And may the spirit of this song,
may it rise up pure and free.
May it be a shield for you,
a shield against the enemy.

This is another entry in our ongoing informal series, When Bad Seats Happen To Good Videographers. This video appears to have been taken over Charley Webb’s shoulder, but the result is a uniquely enjoyable perspective on the performance.

Leonard Cohen – Lover Lover Lover
Kingston: Dec 13, 2012
Video by JP Rayne

Credit Due Department: Thanks go to Laurence of Paris, who alerted me to this video

Leonard Cohen: “I didn’t sing for 15 years, and now you can’t get rid of me” – Toronto 2012

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I didn’t sing for 15 years, and now you can’t get rid of me. We might not see each other ever again, but, tonight, we’ll give you everything we’ve got.quotedown2

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Leonard Cohen at Dec 4, 2012 Toronto Concert, quoted in Leonard Cohen: Paying rent in the tower of song sounds divine, Brad Wheeler’s review of that show (Globe And Mail: Dec 5, 2012)
 
Note: Originally posted Dec 5, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

2012 Leonard Cohen Toronto Show: “There was a standing ovation when he took the stage. A standing ovation at the end of the first set. A standing ovation after Hallelujah. A standing ovation after his finale, Closing Time.”

Mixing healthy doses of self-deprecation, graciousness, and a mischievous charm, it was abundantly clear why so many have said he has mastered the art of seduction.

Standing ovations abounded. There was a standing ovation when he took the stage. A standing ovation at the end of the first set. A standing ovation after Hallelujah. A standing ovation after his finale, Closing Time.

Cohen was equally gracious. At one point, he said he was as thankful for those who had climbed into the rafters of the ACC, as he was for those who had “emptied their pockets” to sit down by the stage.

“Thank you,” he said. “Not just for tonight, but for all the years you’ve given me.”

Closing lines from Concert Review: Leonard Cohen seduced the Air Canada Centre by Scott Deveau (Dec 5, 2012). The complete review and three large photos by Darren Calabrese, including the sample shown below, can be found at the link.

Signs Of Leonard Cohen On The Streets Of Paris: 2012 Olympia Theatre Concert

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A well positioned display announces the upcoming Leonard Cohen concerts at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on September 28, 29, & 30, 2012. This outstanding photo is by Nina & Beatriz Salles

Note: Originally posted April 11, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric