Die Jahre zuvor wartete ich geradezu nur darauf, um an Weihnachten , Leonard Cohens Weihnachtssong zu posten, den er 1979 in einem Konzert in Brighton/ Uk mit Jenniffer Warnes sang.
Dieses Jahr ergänze ich diese kleine Erinnerung um einen interesssanten Artiekel, der darüber handelt, ob “Hallelujah” nichta uf ein Weihnachtslied sei.
“John Robert „Joe“ Cocker OBE (* 20. Mai 1944 in Sheffield, England; † 22. Dezember 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA) war ein britischer Rock- und Blues-Sänger“, heißt es in der WIKIPEDIA. Doch Cocker war mehr, und er coverte sogar drei Leonard Cohen-Songs.
Like A Bird On A Wire
I`m Your Man
First We Take Manhattan
21. Dezember 2013, Auckland/ New Zealand, Vector Arena
Set 1: Dance M.T.T.E.O.L./ The Future/ Bird on the Wire/ Everybody Knows/ Who by Fire/ Darkness/ Amen/ Come Healing/ Waiting For The Miracle/ Lover Lover Lover/ Anthem. Set 2: Tower O.S./ Suzanne/ Chelsea Hotel #2/ The Partisan/ Alexandra Leaving (Sharon Robinson)/ I’m Your Man/ A Thousand K.D./ Hallelujah/ Take This Waltz. Encore 1: So Long, Marianne/ Going Home/ F.W.T.M.. Encore 2: Famous Blue Raincoat/ If It Be Your Will (Webb Sisters)/ Closing Time. Encore 3: I Tried To Leave You/ Save The Last Dance For Me. All in all: 28 Songs.
“In December of 2013, Leonard Cohen played what was to be his last show ever right here in New Zealand”, wrote NEW ZEALAND HEROLD on 11. of Novembre in 2016 in memorian to his tour finale. “The Grand Tour made a run of four shows in New Zealand with the final stop being in Auckland at Vector Arena, where he played a three-hour set.”
“After two-and-a-half hours he skipped from the stage to another standing ovation, but it was another 45 minutes before we let him go. For the last of four encores he departed from his own material to lead the audience in Save the Last Dance for Me. But the most appropriate sign-off came on the second encore. Famous Blue Raincoat normally ends, “sincerely, L Cohen”. This time he sang, “sincerely, a friend””, wrote John Roughan in NEW ZEALAND HEROLD.
Here you can read his whole concert Review:
Some of his last so called SPOKEN WORDS in Auckland:
“Friends, I want to thank you for the wonderful hospitality you’ve showed us tonight. I want to thank you not just for tonight, but for all the years you’ve paid attention to my songs. I really appreciate it.”
And the NATIONALPOST said:
That was his last show ever.
He didn’t tour in support of his 2014 release Popular Problems or 2015′s Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour.
Last September he told fans: “No tours in the foreseeable future”, and the following month he was making preparations to die.
Cohen, who passed away today (November 11), closed his final set in New Zealand with an encore consisting of I Tried to Leave You and a cover of the Drifters’ Save the Last Dance for Me.