Up Close Video: Leonard Cohen Performs La Manic – Montreal 2012

Si tu savais comme on s’ennuie à la Manic
Tu m’écrirais bien plus souvent à la Manicouagan
Parfois je pense à toi si fort
Je récrée ton âme et ton corps
Je te regarde et m’émerveille
Je me prolonge en toi
Comme le fleuve dans la mer
Et la fleur dans l’abeille

More about Leonard Cohen’s cover of this song, including the complete lyrics in French with English translation, can be accessed at About Those Songs On Leonard Cohen’s Can’t Forget Album: La Manic

While a small portion of the beginning of the song is missing from this video, its striking closeup views more than compensate.

Leonard Cohen – La Manic
Montreal: Nov 29, 2012
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Note: Originally posted Dec 10, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Invokes “La Manic” In 2006 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Speech

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Leonard Cohen’s brief acceptance speech at the 2006 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction is typically gracious, includes the requisite self-effacing joke, and even offers a rendition of his trademarked phrase, “If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.” The high point, however, is his invocation of Georges Dor’s La Manic to close his talk.

Cohen first performed his cover of La Manic at the Nov 29, 2012 Montreal concert.

The video also contains an accolade-laden introduction by former CBC Host, Governor General, and author Adrienne Clarkson and Cohen wiping away tears of gratitude as well as a glimpse of Anjani Thomas (seated by Cohen)

Leonard Cohen Accepting Induction into CSHF 2006, Part II
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Note: Originally posted November 8, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s 1st Performance Of Georges Dor’s “La Manic” – Montreal Nov 29, 2012

lamaLeonard Cohen’s first public performance of La Manic by Georges Dor took place during his second 2012 Montreal show. Information about the origins of this song, the lyrics with an English translation, a video of La Manic performed by Georges Dor, Leonard Cohen’s invocation of La Manic In his 2006 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction speech, and links to a thoughtful and helpful analysis of the song can be found at About Those Songs On Leonard Cohen’s Can’t Forget Album: La Manic.

Leonard Cohen’s Introduction To La Manic: Montreal 2012

Je vais chanter une chanson que je n’ai pas écrite. Une chanson que j’ai aimée dès que je l’ai entendue il y a très longtemps. Je travaille aussi à une traduction mais ce n’est pas encore terminée. Voici l’original par le grand écrivain et chanteur, defenseur de la langue, Georges Dor

[English translation] I’ll sing a song that I have not written. A song that I’ve loved when I first heard it a long time ago. I am also working on a translation but it is not over yet.. Here is the original by the great writer and singer, defender of the language, Georges Dor1

Leonard Cohen – La Manic
Montreal: Nov 29, 2012
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Note: Video originally posted Nov 30, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

  1. From a LeonardCohenForum note by Beatriz Salles []

Picto Video Of “La Manic” By Georges Dor, Graced By Leonard Cohen’s Mesmerizing Rendition

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Oana Maria Cajal writes

Pour finir l’année en beauté, Amour et Paix for 2016!
Picto video of the hauntingly beautiful “La Manic” by Georges Dor, graced by Leonard Cohen’s mesmerizing rendition.

[To finish the year in style, Love and Peace for 2016!
Picto video of the hauntingly beautiful “Manic” by Georges Dor, graced by Leonard Cohen’s mesmerizing rendition.]

Leonardo Da Vinci strongly believed that everything is connected. Georges Dor is of Romanian origin. Stefan and I are also Romanian. “Dor” means in Romanian, “longing.”

The evening of 29 October,  2012, Leonard Cohen, the troubadour of supreme longing, sang La Manic for the first time in Montreal, his hometown, the place we also call now our home. Stefan and I were present in the audience at Centre Bell.

“La Manic,” the video, is our love letter to Leonard Cohen and George Dor, to the anonymous construction worker from Manic, longing for his lover and to you Allan, our deeply superficial friend, relentlessly turning over the infinite mystery of the conjuring Cohenesque universe. Thank you for this.

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More Cohencentric posts featuring work by this artist can be found at Oana Maria Cajal. She also maintains a website at www.oanacajal.ca and a Twitter account at http:[email protected]

Best Videos Of 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour: La Manic – Brussels

manicSi tu savais comme on s’ennuie à la Manic
Tu m’écrirais bien plus souvent à la Manicouagan
Parfois je pense à toi si fort
Je récrée ton âme et ton corps
Je te regarde et m’émerveille
Je me prolonge en toi
Comme le fleuve dans la mer
Et la fleur dans l’abeille

Best 2013 Leonard Cohen Videos: Cohencentric.com is featuring selections from the current Best Of 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist, which comprises the best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2013 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour

Leonard Cohen – La Manic
Brussels: June 30, 2013
Video by albertnoonan

Best Videos Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour: La Manic – Quebec City

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Si tu savais comme on s’ennuie à la Manic
Tu m’écrirais bien plus souvent à la Manicouagan
Parfois je pense à toi si fort
Je récrée ton âme et ton corps
Je te regarde et m’émerveille
Je me prolonge en toi
Comme le fleuve dans la mer
Et la fleur dans l’abeille

Best 2012 Leonard Cohen Videos: Cohencentric.com features selections from the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist, which comprises the best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen World Tour.

Leonard Cohen – La Manic
Quebec City: Dec 2, 2012
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