Photos: A Solitary Leonard Cohen Gazes Out To Sea, Then Meets Admirers – Bournemouth 2008

Leonard Cohen Alone With His Thoughts1

The poignancy of these shots of Leonard Cohen alone on the Bournemouth coast on the day after his November 11, 2008 concert there compelled this posting. The shots were submitted by James Worrall, who explains the circumstances and forthrightly indicates who should be credited with the photos in this email:

…  my daughter took them [the photos]. I met him [Leonard Cohen]  in the car park the day after the concert in Bournemouth, he was just heading out for a stroll down to the beach and I had been to get some change for the car park when I bumped into him and he came over to the car to meet my daughter and her boyfriend, who we’re made up. My daughter’s name is Claire Worrall and she’s a bigger fan than me and she said she would be more than happy to take all the credit for those shots.

James, Claire, & Friend Greet Bournemouth Visitor

Note: Originally posted Jun 16, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

  1. Yes, I realize there is a certain irony, if not inconsistency, in posting descriptions of these photos of Leonard Cohen that focus on him being “solitary” and “alone” when the photos were made possible only because he met camera-equipped admirers. I’ve come to terms with it. []

Video: Leonard Cohen Recites, Webbs Sing If It Be Your Will – Oslo 2010


The Poems Of Leonard Cohen In Concert

Leonard Cohen’s recitations of :If It Be Your Will” have consistently been some of the most moving moments of the Leonard Cohen World Tour concerts. Cohen’s narration of “If It Be Your Will” is part of his introduction to the Webb Sisters’ presentation of the song, and the contrast in timbre and meter enhance the performances of both Cohen and the Webbs.

Leonard Cohen & Webb Sisters – If It Be Your Will
Oslo: Aug 6, 2010
Video from itriedtoleaveyou

Note: Originally posted Aug 24, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos & “Who By Fire” Video: 2010 Leonard Cohen Dortmund Concert

dort1This videos posted here include a five minute solo played by Javier Mas as the introduction to “Who By Fire,” almost all of which appears to be different from his previous renditions. It is also gorgeous. The photos are by Marjan Doets, Netherlands.and C.Carle/R.Strugala.

Javier Mas – Who By Fire Intro
Dortmund: Sept 29, 2010
Video from golittlesong, aka Henning


Leonard Cohen – Who By Fire
Dortmund: Sept 29, 2010
Video from golittlesong, aka Henning 



Note: Originally posted Oct 4, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Dec 11, 2010: Leonard Cohen Las Vegas Concert Is The End Of The World Tour

Leonard Cohen’s final bow at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada, 12:15 AM December 12, 2010 officially ends the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour.


Credit Due Department: Photo atop this post by J.S. Carenza III

Note: Originally posted Dec 12, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Stellar Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson & Webb Sisters By Paolo Brillo – Florence 2010

Leonard Cohen - Florence 2010. Photo by Paolo Brillo.In addition to sterling performances, the September 1,  2010 Leonard Cohen Florence concert also proved a source of excellent photos, including these from Paolo Brillo. Especially striking are the shots below of the Webb Sisters and Sharon Robinson.

Webb Sisters - Florence 2010. Photo by Paolo Brillo.Sharon Robinson - Florence 2010. Photo byThese and other photos of the concert taken by Paolo Brillo are available at his Highway 61 Photostream. By going to the Leonard Cohen Set within that photostream, one can view exclusively those shots taken by that photographer at various Leonard Cohen shows.

Note: Originally posted Sep 15, 2010 10at, a predecessor of Cohencentric