Published Aug 31, 2017Earlier this year, Jesse Lauter, Hannah Gold and Josh Kaufman organized a tribute concert in memory of the late Leonard Cohen, featuring performances of the man's music from Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Holly Miranda and more. Now, the concert will be released as a live album next month.
Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen will arrive through Brooklyn label Royal Potato Family on September 21, on what would have been Cohen's 83rd birthday. The record will first arrive digitally, with a limited edition two-LP set arriving November 24.
The announcement comes alongside a recording of Delicate Steve performing Cohen's "Hallelujah," which you can hear in the player below. All proceeds from the record will go to the Preemptive Love Coalition, an organization aiding families and children affected by terrorism in the Middle East.
Find a complete tracklist for the record below, which includes covers from Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye, Josh Ritter, Richard Thompson and more.
Cohen passed away in November of last year at age 82.
Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen:
1. Delicate Steve - "Hallelujah"
2. Leslie Mendelson - "Sisters of Mercy"
3. Osei Essed - "Diamonds in the Mine"
4. Holly Miranda / Joan as Police Woman / Invisible Familiars - "I'm Your Man"
5. Josh Ritter - "Chelsea Hotel #2"
6. Amy Helm - "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"
7. Elvis Perkins - "Is This What You Wanted"
8. Richard Thompson - "Bird on the Wire"
9. Richard Thompson - "Story of Isaac"
10. Lenny Kaye - "Beautiful Losers"
11. Ian O'Neil - "Memories"
12. Cassandra Jenkins - "In My Secret Life"
13. Teddy Thompson - "Ballad of the Absent Mare"
14. Alana Amram - "Suzanne"
15. Lee Ranaldo - "Famous Blue Raincoat"
16. Will Sheff & Friends- "So Long, Marianne"
Pick up a copy of The Songs of Leonard Cohen via Umusic.