Quality Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Lover, Lover, Lover – Brooklyn 2012

And may the spirit of this song
May it rise up pure and free
May it be a shield for you
A shield against the enemy

Leonard Cohen – Lover, Lover, Lover
Barclays, Brooklyn: Dec 20, 2012
Video by Wirebirds

Note: Originally posted Dec 23, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Oct 31, 2012 Leonard Cohen Austin Concert & Sound Check

follow_the_sound-scaled1000I have once again poached photos of the latest Leonard Cohen concert from the  Leonard Cohen blog, Notes From The Road,  These shots, however, are special for two reasons. First, I met Joey Carenza, whose duties as the Road Manager of the Leonard Cohen Tour, include, among many others, shooting photos for that blog and it turns out he is happy about this use of his shots, neatly transforming this activity from larceny to sharing. Second, I discovered that, prior to our meeting, Joey had serendipitously taken and posted a photo of the Oct 31, 2012 sound check (the image atop this post) 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.

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Credit Due Department: Photos posted Oct 31, 2012 at Notes From The Road by Joey Carenza. Originally posted Nov 2, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Celebrating Leonard Cohen’s First Live Performance Of The Guests In 27 Years – Madrid 2012: A Dossier On The Song

Note: This material was originally posted Oct 7, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, just after Leonard’s Oct 5, 2012 live performance of “The Guests,” his first in 27 years.

Concert Performances Of “The Guests”

Leonard Cohen’s performance of “The Guests” at the Oct 5, 2012 Madrid concert was the first time he had sung that song in concert  since the February 2, 1985 Wiesbaden show. Previously, “The Guests” had been a setlist fixture throughout his 1979 and 1980 tours; it was also played at the Jan 31, 1985 Mannheim concert.1

“The Guests” On Albums

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  1. Source: Is This What You Wanted by Jim Devlin []

“I can do two notes at a time” Leonard Cohen’s Tower Of Song With Fancy Keyboard Solo – NYC 2012

Now I bid you farewell, I don’t know when I’ll be back
They’re moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you’ll be hearing from me baby, long after I’m gone
I’ll be speaking to you sweetly from a window in the Tower of Song

Leonard Cohen Channels Jerry Lee Lewis At Madison Square Garden: “That’s Nothing”

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Madison Square Garden: Dec 18, 2012
Video: James Finch

Note: Originally posted Dec 20, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric