Best Of The 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: Feels So Good – Chicago Rosemont 2009

rosmstateFeels 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

Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Chicago Rosemont Theatre – October 29, 2009

“Feels So Good” was the first new song performed during a 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour concert. While the lyrics and arrangements of this song changed several times as it was played in Asheville, Durham, Kansas City, Las Vegas, San Jose, Auckland, Salzburg, Katowice, Sligo, … there remains something special about that Chicago performance.
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I suppose the fact that I met Leonard Cohen and first heard Feels So Good at the soundcheck before the show that night1 could theoretically have influenced my judgement on this matter.

Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Rosemont Theatre, Chicago: Oct 29, 2009
Video from albertnoonan

 

Photos by Lisa Sweet. Originally posted July 3, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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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

Best Videos Of 2009 Leonard Cohen World Tour: Feels So Good – Las Vegas

lv-feelsFeels so good just to wake up in the morning by myself.
Cup of coffee in the kitchen, fire up a little danger to my health.
I got the same old broken heart but it feels like it belongs to someone else.
I’ve got the same old broken heart but now it feels like it belongs to someone else

Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Las Vegas: Nov 12, 2009
Video by albertnoonan

Note: Originally posted Nov 13, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Must-see Video: First Performance Of “Feels So Good” By Leonard Cohen – Chicago 2009

thatot2herbluessongFeels so good baby, just to wake up in the morning by myself.
Cup of coffee in the kitchen, fire up a little danger to my health.
It’s like the same old broken heart, but it feels like it belongs to someone else.

Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Rosemont Theatre, Chicago: Oct 29, 2009
Video by albertnoonan

Note: Originally posted Oct 30, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric