This is without any doubt a true masterpeice from a poet and song writing legend, Buy it , It is an experience to watch , great musicians and flawless performances from the man himself and his band , simply a must if you are a music lover , and if you are not, you will be after this .
At the risk of repeating everything already said I just had to have my say.I didn't get 'into' the man until the release of 'first we take manhattan'.I was totally blown away by the man and the person he is. That voice..that poetry and the sheer fascination of the life he has lived. When I saw previous reviews of this DVD I knew I had to have it.Speaking as someone with MUSE,Dream Theater, Eagles ,Yanni in my top 5 music concerts Leonard comes crashing straight in.
This is such a delightfully accessible concert and such a joy to watch and own.To have shared the experience live must have been magical. Every song played to perfection by himself and WHAT a band.The quality and standard of musicianship is breathtaking and songs I have never heard were an intoxicating joy to my ears. I love everything about this concert.The songs, the music ,his voice - and WHAT A VOICE from a man in his 70's. I love his coyness and understated performance. His genuine surprise at the the audience reaction and his constant namechecking and pleasure in the musicians he has surrounded himself with.This is a man who draws you right into his world and treats you to a bouquet of emotions on every level. For me one of the most standout moments was his captivating recital with just subtle keyboard backing.I felt my whole senses focussing on his every word and I can only feel humble to think this guy in his 70's can make me 'FEEL' so powerfully.
There can not be many - if any live DVD's out there that can so magnificently place the viewer in the audience and draw them right into the show to share a wonderful evening with a truly gifted man and his music.
This is truly aural manna from heaven.
Watched this DVD last night and it was moving, funny, and everything you could expect or want from a Leonard Cohen concert.
Great setlist and the concert is well over two hours long so your not short changed like many music dvds.
If your a follower of Leonards songs and writings you wont be dissapointed,
Leonard Cohen live in your living room for under a tenner, Nothing to beat it.
Our daughters bought us tickets to the O2 concert for our birthdays last year, and the experience will remain with us all our lives. The concert was absolutely fantastic - totally hypnotic music - humour, some sad moments - but just totally amazing. When we received this DVD yesterday we were able to re-live the evening - and also watch to the very end, as on the night we had to leave at about the third encore in order to get back to Euston for our train. I think I read somewhere that 700,000 people saw Leonard Cohen last year - what an achievement - and what an amazing man. Congratulations to the musicians and the ladies also - really, really brilliant. I have immediately sent in another order for this DVD to give to our daughters - I watched it twice yesterday and would be very happy to do the same today. Fantastic stuff! Buy it!
If you love music and being moved to tears,please get to see this!
I went to the O2 and Brighton shows of this tour and wished that the tour had not finished. Both gigs moved me to tears and I will cherish seeing this master / prophet,spellbind his audience.
So put the phones onto answermachine and set the lighting to concert mode and sit back and go on a journey you will remember forever and be able to go back to, when you are happy,sad, his music should give you great comfort.