Striking Video: Leonard Cohen Performs The Gypsy’s Wife – Granada 2009

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Featuring Javier Mas

And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?
Too early for the rainbow, too early for the dove
These are the final days, this is the darkness, this is the flood
And there is no man or woman who can’t be touched
But you who come between them will be judged
And where, where is my Gypsy wife tonight?

While the Granada concert has been criticized for poor acoustics and impaired view from any seats beyond the first few rows of the venue (a bull ring), and for the talking and shouting that persisted throughout the performance, it did produce this outstanding video of The Gypsy’s Wife.

Worthy of special note is the distinctly atypical sounding of the gong by Rafael Gayol at the end of the song.

Leonard Cohen – The Gypsy’s Wife
Granada: Sept 13, 2009
Video by tsipouren

Note: Originally posted Sept 20, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Here’s The Pitch From Dino Soldo & Javier Mas Snubs Leonard Cohen – Langesund 2009

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This video of Leonard Cohen performing So Long, Marianne offers two bits of stage business:

1. At the beginning of the video, Dino Soldo (on the far right) impersonates a baseball pitcher, adjusting his cap, focusing on the plate with a menacing stare, winding up, and then starting a pitching motion that transforms into finger snapping as Leonard Cohen comes onto the playing field.

2. At 1:30, Leonard Cohen moves next to Javier Mas to engage with him as a routine part of the song’s choreography. Javier, focused on his own performance, ignores his advances until Leonard gives up the effort, exchanging a “what are you gonna do” look with Dino.

Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne
Wrightegaarden, Langesund (Norway): July 16, 2009
Video by A.C Moe

Credit Due Department: I am indebted to Linda Sturgess for pointing out Dino’s pitching sequence and to Esther Park, who described the (lack of) interaction between Leonard Cohen and Javier Mas.

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Ain’t No Cure For Love – Chicago Rosemont 2009 + Photos


Leonard Cohen – Ain’t No Cure For Love
Rosemont, Oct 29, 2009
Video from albertnoonan

For more about the Leonard Cohen World Tour show at the Chicago Rosemont Theatre, see

Photos by Lisa Sweet.  Originally posted Nov 1, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric