“Sincerely, L Cohen” Leonard Cohen Performs Famous Blue Raincoat, Featuring Dino Soldo – Katowice 2010

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
Katowice: Oct 4, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening

Leonard Cohen 2010 Katowice Concert Through The Lens Of Joseph Carenza III

Photos of the Oct 4, 2010 Leonard Cohen Katowice show by J.S. Carenza III

That’s intermission and it’s a race back to the greenroom. One thing that failed to be mentioned in any of the advance work, this venue doesn’t have heating. Seriously. What do they do in the winter? In Poland! Second set in twenty.

 

Just off stage left, producer Ed Sanders is bunkered down in video village calling the shots for the screens.

“It feels so good, not to love you like I did / It’s like they tore away my blindfold and they said, we’re gonna let this prisoner live” Leonard Cohen Performs Feels So Good – Katowice 2010

Leonard Cohen – Feels So Good
Katowice: Oct 4, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

Photos: The Passion That Was The 2010 Leonard Cohen Katowice Concert

Leonard Cohen And The Rose Of Katowice

If there were a competition among Leonard Cohen concerts for Most Compellingly Romantic Photograph, this shot of the 76 year old Canadian singer-songwriter,holding a long stem rose while performing in Katowice Poland would surely be the prohibitive favorite. This iconic photo and those below were taken by Gwen Langford, webmaster of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey.

Note: While some of these photos have been published previously, I’ve posted the collection as a whole because it offers provides a valuable perspective on this amazing show.

“At many moments during the concert I felt my eyes well up at the beauty of it all.”

Gwen Langford

Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Ah friends, I hear you have a reputation for a great drinking nation, And I would love to sing with you and drink with you all night long, but…” Leonard Cohen Ends 2010 Moscow Concert With Closing Time & Final Blessings

The video includes Leonard Cohen’s words of farewell following the song:

Ah friends, I hear you have a reputation for a great drinking nation,
And I would love to sing with you and drink with you all night long, but…

They’re stacking up the chairs and they’re wiping down the bar
And I never got to tell you, just how beautiful you are
They ought to hand the night a ticket for speeding it’s a crime
I have so much to tell you,
But now its closing time… Its closing time…

Well friends, if… you can make your way out the Kremlin, I hope that you drive safely home and I hope that you can avoid a winter cold, and may you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot … may the blessings find you in your solitude.Goodnight friends, thank you for the warm reception that you’ve given us this evening.

Note: Sharon Robinson missed this show because of illness.

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Moscow: Oct 7, 2010
Video from ITeachEFL

Photo of Leonard’s final bow at the 2010 Moscow show by J.S. Carenza III

Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric