Behind The Scenes Photos: Montreal Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Rehearsals

More photos at Julespicturepalace. Thanks to Harold Lepidus, who alerted me to these shots.

Hear Sigrid’s Cover Of Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows From Opening Credits Of The Justice League Soundtrack

Sigrid’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows establishes the bleak situation facing the superheros of Justice League:

The film opens with cellphone footage of some kids peppering Superman with questions. “What’s the best thing about planet Earth?” one asks. Superman cracks a smile, and thinks about it — and the movie cuts to black. The early passages bask in that bleak uncertainty. With the Man of Steel seemingly no more, society has begun to dissolve. Norwegian singer Sigrid’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” plays on the soundtrack (“Everybody knows that the war is over/Everybody knows the good guys lost” — yes, yes, it’s yet another droning cover of a classic pop song used to add weight to Hollywood piffle, but this one actually works).

From Spoiler: Justice League Is Fleet and Fun, Even With the Emo Gloom by Bilge Ebiri (Dallas Observer: November 15, 2017)

“I said goodbye to something that I didn’t want to lose.” Leonard Cohen – Remembering The 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

Dominique BOILE writes

Nov 13, 2017 was the two year anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks that left 130 dead, including 90 at Bataclan, the famous concert hall, during the Eagles of Death Metal concert. In commemoration, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by the former President of the Republic, François Hollande, paid tribute to the victims. On video number 4, we can see a pianist performing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for an audience including the two Presidents.

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Lover, Lover, Lover, A Song Born Of Conflict – Paris 1976

‘Lover, Lover, Lover’ was born over there; the whole world has its eyes riveted on this tragic and complex conflict. Then again, I am faithful to certain ideas, inevitably. I hope that those of which I am in favour will gain.1quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

These words by Leonard Cohen reference the 1973 Yom Kippur War but they are relevant to the Nov 13, 2015 Paris terror attacks as well.

Leonard Cohen – Lover Lover Lover
Backup Singers: Laura Branigan & Cheryl Barnes
Le Grand Echiquier on French TV: May 27, 19762

The titular quote is from the original questionnaire (in English) for Le Dernier Empereur by J.D. Beauvallet and Pierre Siankowski (Les Inrocks: Oct 19, 2016) forwarded to me on Oct 16, 2016 by Leonard Cohen. Photo of Leonard Cohen at his final Paris Concert – June 18, 2013 by Mhln

  1. “I’m Just A Minor Poet” By Gilles Medioni. L’Express, France, October 4, 2001. Found at Leonard Cohen French Web Site. []
  2. Le Grand Echiquier was a live tribute program presented by Jacques Chancel and dedicated to Charles Aznavour, featuring Bird on The Wire, Lover Lover Lover, and Suzanne. Source: Diamonds in the Mine []

Video: Adam Cohen Performs Leonard Cohen’s So Long Marianne – With His Father In The Audience

From the YouTube description:

It’s been a little over a year since legendary singer and poet Leonard Cohen passed away. We thought now would be a good time to share this really special performance of Adam Cohen performing his father’s classic song So Long Marianne.

I can’t be sure but this may be from the same performance shown in the Adam Cohen – Like A Man EPK (see screen capture from that video below)

Thanks to Marie M, whose post at Speaking Cohen alerted me to this charming video