“6,000 people, from the orchestra all the way up to the third balcony, on their feet — clapping, singing, dancing, smiling, loving. An indescribable moment in New York.” Photos & More: 2013 Leonard Cohen Radio City Music Hall Concert

Carlos-Ignacio-Cruz

NYC Celebrates April 6, 2013 Leonard Cohen Show

I could deliver a full report of a joyous, raucous night — of Leonard cracking himself up during the Parthenon of tobacco routine, of Sharon Robinson never having sounded more beautiful in Alexandra Leaving, of the evolving and deepening arrangements of the songs from Old Ideas, of superb, soaring solos from Neil Larsen and Mitch Watkins. But what best captured this beautiful evening was when, as we were standing, clapping, singing along during Closing Time, Louise said, “Turn around” — and when I did I saw 6,000 people, from the orchestra all the way up to the third balcony, on their feet — clapping, singing, dancing, smiling, loving. An indescribable moment in New York.

Mace Rosenstein via email
1:05 AM, April 7, 2013

Varya Pavlova-Lisokot

Setlist: Leonard Cohen Concert
Radio City Music Hall, New York

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Leonard Cohen: Radio City Music Hall April 6, 2013

jemal countessCredit Due Department: Photo atop this post: Carlos Ignacio Cruz. Back and white photo of audience: Varya Pavlova-Lisokot.  Photo of stage setlist: Mandy MacLeod. Final photo of Leonard Cohen: Jemal Countess. Others as credited. Originally posted April 7, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“You think that’s all I can do… don’t you? How about this?” Leonard Cohen Performs Tower Of Song: Melbourne 2013

“Thanks For Not Going Home, Too. I Appreciate That.”

Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Melbourne: Nov 20, 2013
Video by alanm5049

Originally posted Nov 23, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Delightful Video: 2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Soundcheck Version Of Dance Me To The End Of Love

Nuances Of Note

None of these items, one could argue, is important; that is, I would counter, why they are fun.

  • Hattie Webb’s hat
  • Leonard Cohen sans suit but equipped with fedora
  • Leonard Cohen absolutely focused, singing about dancing to a “burning violin” while kneeling at the feet of Alex Bublitchi, undeterred by the violinist attending to his instrument or the crew member hustling across the stage
  • A possible kneeling version of the Bercy Back-Flap at 2:00, followed by an OK signal at 2:20
  • The toothpick expertly wielded by Rafael Bernardo Gayol
  • A whispered remark to Mr Cohen at 3:42 evoking broad smiles
  • The song ending, atypically for a soundcheck, with applause to which the Canadian singer-songwriter responds with a bow, another smile, and a wave

Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Lucca Soundcheck: July 9, 2013
Video by 30gallina72

Originally posted July 12, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Leonard Cohen Engages With St John’s Audience – April 20, 2013


Philip Hiscock., the photographer responsible for these shots, writes about the physical and sociological perspective from which these photos were taken:

I wasn’t placed really well for pictures, but it wasn’t too bad: on the main floor in Row X, so about 25 rows back. Or perhaps 30, after the “VIP” section. It was a well-behaved crowd so I wasn’t about to stand up a lot and take pictures.

So, there are no closeups. On the other hand, I think these images more than compensate by effectively providing a sense of the connection between Leonard Cohen and the audience as well as the excitement of that event.

Note: Originally posted Apr 25, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

High Quality Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Hallelujah – Hamilton 2013

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah (clips)
Hamilton: April 9, 2013
Video by Toronto Kirtan Community

Linda Sturgess spotted this video of clips from Leonard Cohen’s performance of Hallelujah at the April 9, 2013 Hamilton concert. Originally posted April 25, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric