Video: Webb Sisters’ Gorgeous Performance Of If It Be Your Will – 2013 Leonard Cohen Brussels Concert

Also notable, in addition to the talents of the Sisters Webb, is the obnoxiously inappropriate, disruptive shouting from the audience during Leonard Cohen’s introduction to the song. Note that Cohen never falters, hesitates or flinches during the disturbance. One gets the idea that this isn’t Leonard’s first rodeo.

Leonard Cohen – If It Be Your Will
Brussels: June 30, 2013
Video by cohenadmirer1

Originally posted July 3, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Animations: Webb Sisters Pre-acrobatic Ecdysis & Cartwheels

Above: The Webb Sisters remove (and neatly hang) their jackets, and then,
Below: The Webb Sisters perform cartwheels (aka “white girls dancing”)

View more animated gifs at Leonard Cohen Animations.
Originally posted June 26, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen September 25, 2010 Lille Concert – Videos, Photos, Review

On With The Show

Leonard Cohen’s concert in Lille, France generated outstanding photos, videos, and reviews. (Update: more videos & photos from this show are online at 2010 Leonard Cohen Lille Concert Redux – New Photos, Videos Plus “When Leonard Met Ruth”)

A Songwriter Of Supreme Elegance

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Video: The Webb Sisters & Brother, Drummer Brad Webb, Perform, Answer Questions (2014)

As per the YouTube blurb, “The Webb Sisters and their brother, drummer Brad Webb (currently playing with Jamie Cullum) talk to Phil Cartwright, answering your questions.”

They also perform several song segments, eat biscuits, & drink tea. There’s even a Heck Of A Guy (1HeckOfAGuy.com was a predecessor of Cohencentric) shout-out near the end.

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

First We Take Manhattan, Then We Go Vegas – The 2009 Leonard Cohen Girls! Girls! Girls! Las Vegas Revue

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Leonard Cohen World Tour – Playing The Odds In Las Vegas

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed

From “Everybody Knows”
By Leonard Cohen1

A mid-level manager at a regional advertising agency, whose child has now been returned to him safe and sound, has revealed the special marketing campaign submitted for the 2009 Leonard Cohen Las Vegas concert.

Webb Sisters Sublime In Latex

The theme, touted in the marketing memos as “classic, classy cabaret,” is apparent in the alterations made in the portion of the show featuring “The Sublime Webb Sisters” – who will be presented at the Las Vegas gig as “The Sublime Webb Mistresses.” The tentative script for Leonard’s introduction of them begins, “Confuse them with the Sisters Of Mercy at your own risk … ”

Their customized for Vegas version of “If It Be Your Will” – renamed for the occasion “That’s ‘If It Be Our Will,’ Biatch” – will be the first performance of that song to feature handcuffs, a variety of leather implements, battery cables, and a volunteer from the audience.2

Leonard Cohen Las Vegas Concert TV Ad

Even more thematically indicative, however, is this rough cut of the TV ad being produced to promote the World Tour Las Vegas concert.

Leonard Cohen – Las Vegas Concert Ad

 

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

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  1. The most Las-Vegasy of Leonard Cohen’s songs []
  2. Hattie’s harp is apparently still part of the act but, according to a stagehand who has witnessed one of the secret rehearsals, “It isn’t the harp getting plucked, if you know what I mean.” []

Gwen Langford’s Photo Gallery: 2013 Leonard Cohen Radio City Music Hall Concerts

Gwen Langford, web master of Gwen’s Leonard Cohen Journey, graciously allowed me to filch photos from her own 2013 Radio City Music Hall Leonard Cohen concert albums. Worthy of special note are lovely photos of Charley & Hattie Webb, the shot of Mitch Watkins that not only shows him at work but also displays his 2013 upgrade to a red velvet chair, three impressive images of Alex Bublitchi, and the sequence of photos depicting Leonard Cohen’s elbow keyboard run.

Originally posted April 13, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric