“I love to speak with Leonard” Leonard Cohen Performs Going Home – Montreal 2012

Leonard Cohen – Going Home
Montreal: Nov 28, 2012
Video by Dirk Schlimm

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

Originally posted Nov 29, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Thank you, music lovers” Leonard Cohen Performs Tower Of Song – Denver 2012

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Denver: Nov 3, 2012
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Note: There is a short visual interruption near the first when an audience member is seated in front of the camera but this resolves quickly and the remainder of the video is clear of such distractions. “Thank you, music lovers” is Mr Cohen’s acknowledgement for the applause following his keyboard solo. The end of the song features a sweetly extended “Do Dum Dum Dum, De Do Dum Dum” refrain sung by the backup singers while Leonard pleads “Don’t stop.”

Superb Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Rotterdam 2013

Leonard Cohen – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
Rotterdam: Sept 18, 2013
Video: albertnoonan

Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

Best 2013 Leonard Cohen Videos: The best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2013 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour can be found at the Best Of 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist

Originally posted Sep 29, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I didn’t come to Helsinki to fool you” Leonard Cohen Performs Hallelujah, Featuring Neil Larsen – Helsinki 2012

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Helsinki: Sept 2, 2012
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Originally posted Sep 3, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Hey That`s No Way To Say Goodbye, Featuring Alex Bublitchi – Paris 2012

Leonard Cohen – Hey That`s No Way To Say Goodbye
Paris; Sept 29, 2012
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I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But now it’s come to distances and both of us must try
Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

Originally posted Oct 9, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“A Pilgrim Of Perfection… Roscoe Beck” Leonard Cohen Introduces Band, Completes Saga Of Rafael Gayol – Las Vegas 2010

Leonard Cohen – Anthem Segue Into Introductions
Las Vegas: Dec 11, 2010
Video by albertnoonan

By the last concert of the 2008-2010 Tour, Leonard’s always generous introductions had expanded into graciously rendered CVs. Especially noteworthy is the final rendition of The Saga Of Rafael Gayol.

Also see The Commander Of Commendations: Leonard Cohen’s Extraordinary Band & Crew Introductions

Originally posted Dec 14, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“And if you want another kind of love, I’ll wear an old man’s mask for you” Leonard Cohen Performs I’m Your Man – Istanbul 2012

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Featuring Alex Bublitchi

Istanbul: Sept 19, 2012
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Originally posted Sep 21, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric