“If the crowd had applauded every time Leonard Cohen’s poetic eloquence was displayed, it would’ve meant a nonstop ovation.” 2012 Boston Concerts

Review

Several times during Leonard Cohen’s epic and enveloping show at the Citi Wang Theatre Saturday night, the legendary singer-songwriter would sing one of his famous, devastatingly precise couplets and the audience would break into applause. If the crowd had applauded every time Cohen’s poetic eloquence was displayed, it would’ve meant a nonstop ovation for almost the entirety of the 3-hour-plus performance. That might’ve been distracting but it would’ve been understandable given how deep his gift for expression runs and how impeccably it was brought to life by the man and his superb band.

From Leonard Cohen Makes It Memorable, Sarah Rodman’s review of the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. Boston Globe: Dec 17, 2012.

Photos

The above backstage photos were taken by Joey Carenza.

Live Music Blog offers 47 photos taken by Stephen Atkinson at the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. The entire gallery can be accessed at Photos: Leonard Cohen @ Wang Theatre, Boston, MA 12/15/12.

The Wang Theatre Marquee photo atop this post was taken by Avi Elkoni

Originally posted Dec 17, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Full Stage Views August 21, 2012 Leonard Cohen World Tour Concert In Amsterdam


Geert van der Wijk took advantage of being exiled to the nosebleed seats of Olympisch Stadion by snapping these tremendous photographs showing full stage views of Leonard Cohen and his musicians in action. While close-ups are to be savored, the wider perspective offered here seems more resonant with the experience of the actual show. I also suspect that the last shot, featuring patrons in rain gear, is especially resonant with the experience of the actual show. The penultimate photo is both atmospheric and practical in providing information about the European leg of the 2012 Tour. These photos originate from Geert van der Wijk’s Flickr account, which also includes, in Geert’s words, “some (even better) pictures of the summer 2008 tour.”

Note: Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Sony Australia Awards Leonard Cohen’s Triple Platinum Live In London & Platinum Songs From The Road – Sydney 2010

Although it’s difficult to believe given the facial expressions in the above photo, Sony is presenting an award to Leonard Cohen. As J.S. Carenza III, who shot this photo, informs us,

Reps from Sony Australia are in the house to give LC a nice award. Down under Live In London has gone triple platinum and Songs From The Road just went platinum.

Originally posted Nov 9, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen, DrHGuy, Duchess Enjoy Intimate Moment At Bass Concert Hall: Austin Oct 31, 2012

One of the treats at the Oct 31, 2012 Leonard Cohen Austin show was running into Road Manager, Joey Carenza, whose duties include, among many others, maintaining the Leonard Cohen Tumblr, Notes From The Road, from which I have filched many a photo.  Happily, Joey approved of this larceny, making our first face to face meeting an enjoyable event rather  than, say,  an occasion for fisticuffs.

And it turns out that, prior to our meeting, Joey had serendipitously taken and posted this shot of the Oct 31, 2012 soundcheck that captured not only Leonard Cohen but also Duchess and me (the two tiny figures on the viewer’s lower right)  as the entire audience.

From left to right: Canadian singer-songwriter-poet-novelist-icon Leonard Cohen, Duchess Of Durham aka Penny Showalter, DrHGuy aka Allan Showalter.

Way cool, eh?

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Photo taken Oct 31, 2012 by Joey Carenza (Original Caption: “Follow The Sound”). This entry originally posted Nov 1, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

When Sharon Robinson Returned To Leonard Cohen Tour – Auckland Oct 28, 2010

Yep, there’s Sharon Robinson (third angel from the right) back from sick leave after missing several shows and returning home to recuperate from an illness. This photo from the Oct 28, 2010 Leonard Cohen Auckland Concert was taken by Joey Carenza

Originally posted Oct 28, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Dominique Issermann was the best woman [Leonard Cohen] would ever encounter” From Matters Of Vital Interest By Eric Lerner

Leonard Cohen with Dominique Issermann
in New York City, 2014

Quotation from Matters Of Vital Interest by Eric Lerner (October 16, 2018). Photo & caption by Eric Lerner. A review of Matters Of Vital Interest by Eric Lerner can be found at The Leonard Cohen Tell All Koan.