Notable Video: The Comedy & Drama Of Leonard Cohen’s A Thousand Kisses Deep – Dublin 2013

Note: The above screenshot was taken after Leonard Cohen was interrupted while reciting the first line of his poem, A Thousand Kisses Deep, by a lady in the audience shouting “Leonard, I’m Your Woman,” to which the Canadian singer-songwriter responded, “Thank you” and then smiled beatifically. As I’ve previously pointed out, Leonard Cohen may be the most fervently gracious person on the planet.

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

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013
Video: albertnoonan

Note: Originally posted Sep 15, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Gleeful Performance Of First We Take Manhattan – Berlin 2012

Leonard Cohen Takes Berlin; Audience Colludes

The screenshot atop this post shows Leonard Cohen having just announced his intention to take Berlin; he seems happy about the outcome, eh? And, he follows the song with by jauntily skipping offstage. What’s not to like?

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Berlin: Sept 5, 2012
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Originally posted Sept 6, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Sharon Robinson Performs Alexandra Leaving – 2012 Leonard Cohen Montreal Concert

Leonard Cohen Featuring Sharon Robinson – Alexandra Leaving
Montreal: Nov 28, 2012
Video by leonardcohenvideo

Originally posted November 30, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Performs Please Don’t Pass Me By (A Disgrace) – London 1970

Leonard Cohen performed Please Don’t Pass Me By (A Disgrace) only three times, all during the 1970 Tour. The version featured on Leonard Cohen Live Songs (released 1973) was recorded at the May 10, 1970 Royal Albert Hall show. Thanks to Vagn Jensen, who suggested this song.

“I kind of re-introduced [The Partisan] into the world of popular music. I feel I wrote it, but I actually didn’t” Leonard Cohen Performs The Partisan – Montreal 2012

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[‘The Partisan’] was written during or after World War II by a Frenchman; it’s a resistance song. I kind of re-introduced it into the world of popular music. I feel I wrote it, but I actually didn’t. quotedown2

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The above quotation is from Leonard Cohen Work Finds A Place by Mary Campbell (AP – Kentucky New Era: June 29, 1985). DrHGuy Note: The Partisan, a song from the French Resistance written by Anna Marly and Emmanuel d’Astier in 1943. More information can be found at The Origins Of The Partisan.

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan
Montreal: Nov 28, 2012
Video by leonardcohenvideo

Leonard Cohen Performs To Love Somebody By The Bee Gees, Notes That “I know that some girls like my songs, but a lot more like the Bee Gees.”

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I know that some girls like my songs, but a lot more like the Bee Gees. Girls like singers. There are different roles that seduce people and singer is one of them.quotedown2

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Quotation from Cohen at 50: On His Songs, His Women And Children by Chris Cobb Ottawa Citizen: April 21, 1984. Originally posted November 16, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

A few years before making that observation about the Bee Gees, Leonard performed their hit, To Love Somebody, at the November 5, 1980 Eppelheim concert. The video is provided by messalina79. “To Love Somebody” is also part of The Other Leonard Cohen Album compilation, available for free download at the link.