The Leonard Cohen World Tour continues to roll on. The concert on August 12 in Gothenburg marked the 200th show. It was reported that this was also the longest Cohen concert yet, nearly four hours. Congratulations to Leonard Cohen and the Unified Hearts Touring Company.
The new songs, Born In Chains, The Darkness, and Feels So Good, continue to thrill audiences each night. Rumor has it another new song is being worked on during sound checks.
Youtubes are available for Stockholm, Helsinki, and Gothenburg . Oh, and in Helsinki, the quick fingers of MaartenLC managed to capture Leonard hand whistling his way through Heart With No Companion.
Here is the summary of reviews from these concerts. Read the full reviews on Speaking Cohen:
August 8, 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
"[Cohen] is in impressive form" -- SvD
August 10, 2010 Helsinki, Finland
"[Cohen's] voice is at its peak... a mammoth show of intensity and commitment" -- HBL.fi
"Cohen gave the audience everything... a memorable evening" -- Svenska.YLE
"The grand master gave everything" -- Aamulehti, Tampere
August 12, 2010 Gothenburg/Göteborg
"Cohen offers a delightful evening with all the favorites" -- Göteborgs-Posten
""An event with an elaborate perfectionism, but...
Leonard Cohen never loses empathy or feeling...
music that sounds like a whisper and feels like a caress" -- Expressen
"[A] spiritual, a funny and a very carnal affair... a perfect show" -- Nordjyske