Best Of 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour
It’s been 18 months since Leonard Cohen last performed in concert, and it’s a bit less than two months until the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour begins – the perfect time to feast on the best of the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour.
After posting the first The Best Of The 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour, I realized that there was a lot to like about the Tour in addition to the songs. Consequently, these Best Of Tour posts will include not only great performances by Leonard Cohen and his musicians but also other outstanding Tour elements, such as the billboard for the August 2-6, 2009 Leonard Cohen Istanbul concert, contributed by Ute Egle, seen atop this post (click on image for best viewing).
Sharon Robinson, Leonard Cohen – Boogie Street
Boogie Street, written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, triggers mixed responses among Cohen fans; it enraptures a large portion of the audience while others designate it, if not substandard, then not among Cohen’s best, rating it mid-range or lower within Cohen’s repertoire.
This luscious arrangement of Boogie Street, featuring a solo by Sharon Robinson, at the 2009 Lisbon concert will delight those already taken with the song and may even cause those who are not fans of it to adjust their assessment upward a couple of notches. And, if you don’t enjoy this, you can rest assured that you just don’t like and can time your trip to the concession stand or the rest room to coincide with it during the next concert you attend.