Once More – Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen celebrated his birthday with 10,000 of his closest fans in Bucharest yesterday.
In what has become the standard template of the Leonard Cohen World Tour, the concert was sold out and repeatedly described as a spectacular, transcendent performance.
New Song – Happy Birthday Sung By Bucharest Audience – Added To Cohen Concert Set List
The Youtube offering embedded below is not a great video but it is a grand experience. In addition to Cohen’s typically superb performance of Famous Blue Raincoat, there is a bonus. As the video starts, one can hear the final bars of the audience singing Happy Birthday to Leonard Cohen.
Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat (Bucharest 9/21/2008)
The following video is a fine version of Closing Time, including a better than usual view of the band and the Webb Sisters. (It is, however, flawed by leaving Sharon Robinson MIA.) Not to be missed is Cohen’s high-stepping stage exit in the final seconds of the video that belies the singer-songwriter’s 74 years.
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time (Bucharest 9/21/2008)
Credit Due Department
Photos are from Comunicatemedia.ro