Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: 2010 Helsinki Concert Video & Photos

The 2010 Helsinki Concert Photos

Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers from the August 10, 2010 Helsinki concert are among the best taken during the entire 2008-2010 tour. In addition to the shots displayed in this post, many other photos from the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen in Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2.

Video: Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You + Thank You To Jarkko

That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.

Unique to the Helsinki show, however, were Leonard Cohen’s words of appreciation, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” for the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Helsinki: Aug 10, 2010
Video from itriedtoleaveyou

Note: Originally posted July 5, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Tribute To Jarkko Arjatsalo – Helsinki 2012

jatribNote: Originally posted Sept 4, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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Webmaster Thanked For “Spectacular Effort”

At the September 2, 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour concert in Helsinki, Finland, Leonard Cohen publicly thanked Jarkko Arjatsalo, creator  of LeonardCohenFiles

For more about Jarkko Arjatsalo, see Thus Spoke Jarkko: The Jarkko Arjatsalo Q&A

Leonard Cohen – Tribute to Jarkko Arjatsalo
Helsinki: Sept 2, 2010
Video by Maarten Massa on Allan Showalter Channel

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs I Tried To Leave You & Thanks Jarkko Arjatsalo – Helsinki 2010

itried2Note: Originally posted Aug 14, 2010  at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Expresses Gratitude To Jarkko & LeonardCohenFiles

That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.

Unique to the Helsinki Concert, however, was Cohen’s acknowledgment, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” of the significance of the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”

Jarkko Arjatsalo - Helsinki Concert Screenshot

Jarkko Arjatsalo – Helsinki 2910 (screenshot)

One gracious man publicly thanking another.

Way cool.

For more about Jarkko Arjatsalo, see Thus Spoke Jarkko: The Jarkko Arjatsalo Q&A

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Helsinki: Aug 10, 2010
Video from itriedtoleaveyou

Thus Spoke Jarkko: The Jarkko Arjatsalo Q&A

jawithlcNote: The rapidly approaching 20th anniversary of the LeonardCohenFiles (Sept 3, 2015) makes this an auspicious time to republish the Q&A with webmaster Jarkko Arjatsalo that was originally posted June 18, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Meet Jarkko Arjatsalo – Webmaster of LeonardCohenFiles & LeonardCohenForum and De Facto Chief Curator, Head Archivist, Documentary Photographer, Fan Club President, Social Chairman, High Priest, Ringmaster, and Grand Vizier of the Cohenite Empire

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Introduction: The Leonard Cohen Files

For those readers unfamiliar with LeonardCohenFiles and its creator, Jarkko Arjatsalo, I’ve included the following introduction.

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