“If the crowd had applauded every time Cohen’s poetic eloquence was displayed, it would’ve meant a nonstop ovation for … the 3-hour-plus performance.”
Several times during Leonard Cohen’s epic and enveloping show at the Citi Wang Theatre Saturday night, the legendary singer-songwriter would sing one of his famous, devastatingly precise couplets and the audience would break into applause. If the crowd had applauded every time Cohen’s poetic eloquence was displayed, it would’ve meant a nonstop ovation for almost the entirety of the 3-hour-plus performance. That might’ve been distracting but it would’ve been understandable given how deep his gift for expression runs and how impeccably it was brought to life by the man and his superb band.
From Leonard Cohen Makes It Memorable, Sarah Rodman’s review of the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. Boston Globe: Dec 17, 2012.
Live Music Blog offers 47 photos taken by Stephen Atkinson at the Dec 15, 2012 Leonard Cohen Boston Concert. The entire gallery, including the photo atop this post and the samples displayed below, can be accessed at Photos: Leonard Cohen @ Wang Theatre, Boston, MA 12/15/12.
Notes From The Road hosts a treasure trove of backstage photos and video taken by Joey Carenza, including the samples displayed below.
Dec 15. 2012
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Setlist: Dec 15, 2012
I: Dance Me to the End of Love, The Future, Bird on the Wire, Everybody Knows, Who by Fire, Darkness, Ain’t No Cure for Love, Amen, Come Healing, In My Secret Life, A Thousand Kisses Deep (Recitation), Anthem
II: Tower of Song, Suzanne, Chelsea Hotel #2, Waiting for the Miracle, Show Me the Place, Lover Lover Lover, Democracy, Alexandra Leaving (performed by Sharon Robinson), I’m Your Man, Hallelujah, Take This Waltz
Encore 1: So Long, Marianne, Going Home, First We Take Manhattan
Encore 2: Famous Blue Raincoat, If It Be Your Will (performed by the Webb sisters), Closing Time
Source: Setlist FM
At time of posting, no performance videos from the 2012 Boston concerts have surfaced.