The Best Of The 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.
The “Te Quiero” Version Of Take This Waltz – 2010
In a sense, this is a Best Of the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour special case. On one hand, I saw the Best Of Tour as a showcase of stellar performances, and I have been unable to find an excellent video recording of a performance of this version of this song. On the other hand, a strong argument can be made for including important performances, songs, celebrations, … from the Tour – even if there is not a superb video available.
Consequently, Heck Of A Guy offers two good, albeit imperfect videos of Leonard Cohen performing “Take This Waltz” (the source of which was “Pequeño vals vienés,” written in Spanish by Federico García Lorca and translated into English by Leonard Cohen), with the standard English lyrics, “I want you, I want you, I want you,” replaced by “Te quiero, te quiero, te quiero.”
Both videos below capture this variation, which first took place at the September 10, 2010 Lisbon concert, one as performed at Marseille on September 21, 2010 and one at Hanging Rock on November 20, 2010.
Leonard Cohen – Take This Waltz (Marseille 9/21/2010)
Video from cohenadmirer1
Leonard Cohen – Take This Waltz (Hanging Rock 11/20/2010)
Video from brendanobrien69
Credit Due Department: A special thank you goes out to CHEMA of Barcelona for recommending this song and finding one of the videos. Photos of Hanging Rock concert taken by Mieke Minkjan