His hands, his hat and his grace. Leonard Cohen’s style is still there, haunting and lascivious, flowing slowly to support each word and to regale, to savor more than to sing … ‘I do not know when we meet again, but we will give everything we have tonight!’ he whispered in a very charming French … before introducing the strongest of all his songs: Dance Me To The End Of Love … The average duration of the service? More than three hours. Scotiabank Place was no exception to the rule, the singing was continuing when this went to press. A show full of life, grace, humor, and stanzas matured over the years. [Google Translation]
From Le poète qui suspendait le temps (“The poet who suspended time”), Maud Cucchi’s review of the Dec 7, 2012 Leonard Cohen Ottawa concert, LeDroit: Dec 8, 2012.
Note: Originally posted December 14, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric