“You came to me this morning, and you handled me like meat. You’d have to be a man to know how good that feels, how sweet” Leonard Cohen Recites A Thousand Kisses Deep – Brooklyn 2012

Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep
Brooklyn: Dec 20, 2012
Video by aelkoni aka Avi Elkoni

Note: The best available video of each of the 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 Dec 23, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I remember her there, sitting in front of a mirror, saying ‘Leonard, why don’t you try this?’ I said, ‘Listen, I don’t need that stuff.'” Leonard Cohen Performs Chelsea Hotel #2 – Copenhagen 1985

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Copenhagen: February 9, 1985
Video from messalina79

Chelsea Hotel #2 is one of the six songs from the February 9, 1985 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark that were broadcast on Danish TV.1 Backing Cohen are Anjani Thomas (vocals and Keyboards), John Crowder (bass), Ron Getman, & Mitch Watkins (guitar), Richard Crooks (drums).

While the visual elements of this video are suboptimal, the audio is quite good. Leonard’s introduction is especially interesting.

Originally posted Jan 6, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen Perform Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End Of Love”

In Honor Of Leonard Cohen

Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen, who are best known for singing with Leonard Cohen, cover one of his classics, “Dance Me To The End Of Love,” in tribute to him at the Leonard Cohen Event 2004 held at the Knitting Factory, NYC, June 11, 2004.

Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
NYC: June 11, 2004.
Video from rlamtk

Originally posted Feb 14, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“I used to be a swan in the Baltic Sea… I came back as a human to sing to you.” Leonard Cohen Talks To Audience, Sings Dance Me To The End Of Love – Copenhagen 1985

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Copenhagen: February 9, 1985
Video from messalina79

Dance Me To The End Of Love is one of the six songs from the February 9, 1985 concert in Copenhagen, Denmark that were broadcast on Danish TV.1  Backing Cohen are Anjani Thomas (vocals and Keyboards), John Crowder (bass), Ron Getman, & Mitch Watkins (guitar), Richard Crooks (drums).

While the visual elements of this video are suboptimal, the audio is quite good. The arrangement differs from that used in the 2008-2013 tours. A bit of banter precedes the performance of the song.

 Originally posted Jan 6, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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“You’ve touched her perfect body with your mind” Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne – San Jose 2012

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
San Jose: Nov 7, 2012
Video by

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind
And you think you maybe you’ll find her
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind

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

Quality Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Waiting For The Miracle, Featuring Dino Soldo – Adelaide 2010

Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle
Adelaide: Nov 18, 2010
Video by alanm5049

Baby, I’ve been waiting,
I’ve been waiting night and day
I didn’t see the time,
I waited half my life away
There were lots of invitations
And I know you sent me some
But I was waiting
For the miracle, for the miracle to come

Originally posted Nov 22, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Roger Ebert Talks About How Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man Saved His Life

 

I was so sad to hear about Leonard Cohen’s death, but I am sure the Angels are singing “Hallelujah!” Roger and I were big fans of his poetic lyrics and his guttural voice. But one of our favorite songs, “I’m Your Man,” actually saved Roger’s life. As Roger says in the scene below from Steve James’s “Life Itself,” if he hadn’t been playing that song for the doctors and nurses on the day he was to be released from the hospital, we would have been driving home on Lake Shore Drive when he had his first catastrophic medical incident. So we always said, “Thank you Leonard Cohen.” Today, I say “Thank you Leonard Cohen for the grace you brought to this planet. May you rest in bliss.”

From The Song That Saved Roger: Memories of Leonard Cohen by Chaz Ebert (Chaz’s Journal: November 11, 2016). Photo by Sound OpinionsFlickr: Roger Ebert, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

“Thanks For All The Lights, Friends” Leonard Cohen 2009 San Jose Concert Brightened By Thin Green Glow Sticks

Fans Greet “Suzanne” With Green Lights

When Leonard Cohen broke into “Suzanne,” fans broke out green glow sticks in celebration and were rewarded for their efforts by Cohen voicing his appreciation from the stage at 1:27. (The waving lights response was organized by Leslie Py Wener.)

Thanks for all the lights, friends

Note: This is part of the Leonard Cohen Grand Tour Souvenirs series; also see 50,000 Green Glow Sticks – Tel Aviv 2009

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne
San Jose: Nov 13, 2009
Video from arlenedick15

Originally posted Nov 14, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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