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 less than six weeks until the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour begins – the perfect time to feast on the best performances of the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour.
The Helsinki Photos
Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers from the Helsinki concert are among the best taken during the entire 2008-2010 tour. While he has graciously allowed these to be posted at Heck Of A Guy, many other shots he took at the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen in Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2. Click on images to enlarge.
Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You, Thank You To Jarkko
Helsinki – August 10, 2010
That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.
Unique to the Helsinki show, however, were Leonard Cohen’s words of appreciation, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” for the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”
Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You (Helsinki 8/10/2010)
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