Video: Best Of 2010 Leonard Cohen Tour – The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Performance Of I’m Your Man At Hanging Rock

Leonard Cohen’s 2010 Hanging Rock show was both one of the great but overlooked Cohen concerts and a contender for the Leonard Cohen Performance With The Most Adverse Environment.

This rendition of “I’m Your Man” features the Webb Sisters bundled up against the cold to the point of nonrecognition (Sharon Robinson was absent because of illness) and an animated Leonard Cohen, who appears to be pounding down a few loose boards on the stage with his feet.

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Hanging Rock (Victoria, Australia): Nov 20, 2010
Video from brendanobrien69

Originally posted May 1, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Dedicates 2009 Concert To Belgian Artist Yasmine

“With your permission, I would like to dedicate this concert to the memory of Yasmine …”

Leonard Cohen dedicated the July 4, 2009 Antwerp Concert to Yasmine,1 a well known Belgian singer-songwriter and television personality, who had translated and covered many Leonard Cohen songs.

Yasmine took her own life on June 26, 2009, apparently in the wake of a recently ended marriage to Marianne Dupon, winner of the reality TV show De Mol (The Mole) between August 2003 and April 2009. On 9 March 2007 she had a daughter Ella-Louise. The couple divorced early in 2009. A few months later, Yasmine was found on 25 June 2009 near her sister’s home where she had hanged herself from a tree.2

Video: Leonard Cohen – Closing Antwerp, July 4, 2009

May the spirit of Jasmine rest peacefully

Leonard Cohen

This video of the closing of the Antwerp show features the entire crew singing “Whither Thou Goest” as well as Leonard Cohen’s closing comments, including his invocation of Yasmine’s memory.

Video by Ingrid Van Daele

Video: Yasmine – Dans me

Originally posted July 5, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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  1. Real name: Hilde Rens []
  2. Wikipedia – original sources provided on that site. []

Photos: Soundcheck & Venue For 2010 Leonard Cohen Concert In Moscow

An especially rigorous preparation has proven necessary for the Oct 7, 2010 Leonard Cohen concert at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace. J.S. Carenza III, who shot these photos, writes

After very strict security checks, the band has cleared the check points and is into the venue.

Note: Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen Tour: Avalanche & Suzanne – Hannover 2010

Gripping Black And White Video Of “Avalanche” And “Suzanne” From 2010 Hannover Concert

Those two songs alone would make this video significant. “Suzanne” is arguably the most representative work in Leonard Cohen’s repertoire, dating back to the beginning of his career as a singer-songwriter, and “Avalanche” is a favorite of many fans, especially those who have admired Cohen over the years, but was rarely played during the World Tour until the 2010 leg of the Tour.

The stark clarity of the black and white recording fits seamlessly with the tone, lyrical content, lighting,1 and the staging which revolves around on Cohen alone, accompanying himself on guitar.

From my perspective, the black and white videography significantly enhances the focus of and emotional impact on the viewer.

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne and Avalanche
Hannover; Sept 27, 2010
Video from anniesnake

Note: Originally posted July 27, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
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  1. The lighting for the Cohen Concerts is an often overlooked aspect of the presentation. In this context, it is particularly notable because the same dramatic effects that are most compelling for the live audience can prove insurmountable obstacles to still photographers and videographers. []