Video: Masterpiece Performance of Bird On The Wire By Leonard Cohen – Lisbon 2010

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Featuring Bob Metzger & Dino Soldo

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

2010 Leonard Cohen Lisbon Show

The September 10, 2010 Lisbon concert proved to be an extraordinary demonstration of musical skills and showmanship, a phenomenon Asdeguia, a correspondent who was in attendance at that show, convincingly attributes to the intense complicity between the band and the audience.

A standout in this collection of high-quality performances is “Bird On The Wire,” perhaps the song from the Leonard Cohen World Tour repertoire most sensitive to musicological nuances (for example, timing, tone, phrasing, …) and least forgiving of flaws.

The presentation of “Bird On The Wire” at Lisbon is a lapidary masterpiece.1

Leonard Cohen – Bird On The Wire
Lisbon:  September 10, 2010
Video from Actresspt

Note: Originally posted Sept 14, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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  1. Update: Remarkably, this video has garnered only 743 views since it was uploaded Sept 13, 2010. The title of this post should be “Underappreciated Masterpiece Performance of Bird On The Wire By Leonard Cohen.” []

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