“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
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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

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Democracy – Berlin 2012

Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Berlin: Sept 5, 2012
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Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on

Note: Originally posted Sep 6, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs First We Take Manhattan, Featuring Javier Mas – Paris 2012

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Paris: Sept 29, 2012
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And I thank you for those items that you sent me
The monkey and the plywood violin
I practiced every night, now I’m ready
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

This video has a lot going for it: a strong performance, an enthusiastic audience, a beaming Sharon Robinson, a dandy stare-down between Leonard & Javier, and a cameo by The Monkey. What’s not to like?

Note: The best available video of each of the 40 songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour can be found at the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist.

Originally posted Oct 19, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video Delight: Leonard Cohen Performs I Tried To Leave You, Featuring Band Members In Spotlight – Paris 2012

Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Paris: Sept 29, 2012
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During Leonard’s final tours, I Tried To Leave You was the song that offered his band members the opportunity to show off their talents. While all the spotlight solos are a treat, the performances by Alex Bublitchi (beginning at 2:20), Sharon Robinson (beginning at 3:38), and – especially – Rafael Gayol (beginning at 6:12) are particularly noteworthy.

Note: The best available video of each of the 40 songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour can be found at the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist.

Originally posted Oct 19, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Exquisite Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Waiting For The Miracle – Paris 2012

Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle
Paris: Sept 30, 2012)
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Ah baby, let’s get married
We’ve been alone too long
Let’s be alone together
Let’s see if we’re that strong
Yeah let’s do something crazy,
Something absolutely wrong
While we’re waiting
For the miracle, for the miracle to come

Originally posted Oct 4, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric