Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Sublime Leonard Cohen Concert

This week I took a trip up to Vancouver for my second Leonard Cohen concert. Even though I went in 2009 as well, the concert was really wonderful and different enough from the first to make it totally worthwhile. The performers are all impeccable (and each play an impressive array of instruments), and really, who will give you artistry the way Leonard Cohen will? He ad-libs and changes lyrics on the fly, making each performance clever, unique, and moving at just the right moments. His timing, as usual, is flawless.

Standouts for me during the ~3.5 hour evening included A Thousand Kisses Deep, Aint No Cure for Love, Dance Me to the End of Love, and Bird on a Wire. I particularly liked If It Be Your Will (done as a duet by the Webb sisters) as well, and there just happens to be a video of it for you to enjoy (not taken by me):

We got to here one of his new songs too: 'The Darkness'. It might be a little too dark, even for me! But still very enjoyable.

As usual, Cohen is a little self-deprecating, but also funny and entertaining too. Here are two more:

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