The Best Of The 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour
Leonard Cohen last performed in concert in December 2010. Now, it’s less than three weeks until the 2012 Leonard Cohen Old Ideas World Tour begins – the perfect time to savor the best performances of the 2008-2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour.
Gripping Black And White Video Of “Avalanche” And “Suzanne” From Hannover Concert
Those two songs alone would make this video significant. “Suzanne” is arguably the most representative work in Leonard Cohen’s repertoire, dating back to the beginning of his career as a singer-songwriter, and “Avalanche” is a favorite of many fans, especially those who have admired Cohen over the years, but was rarely played during the World Tour until the 2010 leg of the Tour.
The stark clarity of the black and white recording fits seamlessly with the tone, lyrical content, lighting,1 and the staging which revolves around on Cohen alone, accompanying himself on guitar.
From my perspective, the black and white videography significantly enhances the focus of and emotional impact on the viewer.
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne and Avalanche
Hannover – September 27, 2010
Leonard Cohen – Suzanne and Avalanche (Hannover – 9/27/2010)
Video from anniesnake
- The lighting for the Cohen Concerts is an often overlooked aspect of the presentation. In this context, it is particularly notable because the same dramatic effects that are most compelling for the live audience can prove insurmountable obstacles to still photographers and videographers. [↩]