The 2013 “Everybody Knows” Video Pro-Am: Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin DVD Video Vs Audience Recordings

Everybody Knows from Leonard Cohen’s Live In Dublin DVD (Dec 2, 2014) provides an opportunity to compare the professionally shot and edited video of this performance produced for the official concert DVD with the recordings of the same song at other 2013 tour venues made by amateur videographers in the audience. It’s worth keeping in mind that the latter group operates under rather rigorous conditions: shooting from a single location determined by ones luck and cash on hand (a seat inevitably located just behind the winner of the Tallest Leonard Cohen Fan In Existence and next to the Cohenites Singalong Ensemble), and filming while eluding the concert hall’s camera police.

While each of the audience videos are flawed in some manner and I am clearly at risk for observer error, I would argue that these imperfect offerings are indeed how the light gets in. But, hey, judge for yourself.

The Professional Video

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013
Video from LeonardCohenVEVO

The Audience Videos

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Brussels: June 30, 2013
Video by albertnoonan

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Amsterdam: Sept 20, 2013
Video by schnugsy

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Bercy: June 18, 2013
Video by Aurélie F

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Rome: July 7, 2013
Video by 30gallina72

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Rome: July 7, 2013
Video by Wirebirds

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Vienna: July 27, 2013
Video by glauxath

Note: Originally posted November 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“[Leonard Cohen] Live in Dublin is the sound of a true old master reminding an adoring audience of his inimitable prowess, all the while retaining a sense of mischief and, more importantly, humility.” Line Of Best Fit

livedubThe full review (8 of 10 stars) can be found at Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin by Luke Cartledge (The Line Of Best Fit: Dec 3, 2014)

Note: Originally posted December 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Leonard Cohen is a time traveler of class” Innocent Words reviews Live In Dublin

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In an age where the music industry is desperately searching high and low for the next great rock band or slutty auto-tune diva, Leonard Cohen is a time traveler of class with his soothing baritone vocals and vivid songwritingquotedown2

 

“Soon-to-be classic release”

Read the full review at Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin by Troy Michael. Innocent Words: December 1, 2014.

Note: Originally posted Dec 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Concerts by veteran musicians, even ones as respected as Leonard Cohen, don’t get any classier than this.” American Songwriter Review Of Live In Dublin

songwriter5 of 5 Stars

Read the full review at Leonard Cohen: Live In Dublin by Hal Horowitz American Songwriter: December 1, 2014

Note: Originally posted December 2, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Renowned for Sound on Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin: “An education in music history and appreciation”

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Not only is the music stunning and timeless, but Cohen is mesmerising. This record is an education in music history and appreciation, and I believe the next best thing to seeing Leonard Cohen live. Rarely is a live recording so completely pristine and captivating, but anything less wouldn’t have done justice to this incredible body of work from one of the most influential songwriters in history.

The full review (4 of 5 stars) can be found at Album Review: Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin By Kirsten Maree (Renowned for Sound: December 9, 2014)

Note: Originally posted December 13, 2014at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric