Just got back from the Leonard Cohen concert at Bank Atlantic Center. The sound was much better than the last time I was at this Hockey Stadium. Leonard Cohen is primarily a composer who sings too...sort of. If you go to this link of him singing his song Hallelujah you will see what I mean, his voice has a gravelly sound but it goes with his beat persona. Also check out his song Everybody Knows (this is Rufus Wainwright singing it). Here is a video another blogger made of the concert last night.
When he sang Suzanne it was awesome knowing that the composer was actually singing my favorite song. Sublime lyrics! I was so transported, I realized I knew all the words. Yes, I was one of those annoying people who sang along at a concert. I swear I never did that before. Even though I usually prefer other people singing Suzanne, like Nina Simone, his version was much more than I expected and an experience I will never forget. Thanks, Dan, for getting the tickets!
(Hit read more for a video of a young Leonard and Judy Collins singing Suzanne)