Leonard Cohen Tribute Album ‘Sincerely, L. Cohen’ Announced
Listen to Delicate Steve’s “Hallelujah” cover on the record featuring Lee Ranaldo, Will Sheff, Lenny Kaye, and others
On January 24, Jesse Lauter, Hannah Gold, and Josh Kaufman organized a tribute concert for the late Leonard Cohen. “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen” featured performances by Josh Ritter, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Holly Miranda, Patti Smith Group’s Lenny Kaye, and more. Today, Brooklyn-based label Royal Potato Family has announced that the tribute show will get a digital and vinyl release as a live album this fall. The digital edition is out September 21 (what would’ve been Leonard Cohen’s 83rd birthday), while a limited edition double LP on vinyl (only 500 units available) arrives on November 24.
Delicate Steve is behind the first song from the LP. Listen to his “Hallelujah” cover below; scroll down for the record tracklist and artwork. All proceeds from the record go to the Preemptive Love Coalition, a non-profit organization aiding families and children affected by terrorism and other crisis in the Middle East.
“The evening found a mix of New York icons, esteemed singer-songwriters, cult performers, and up-and-comers for a night of Cohen standards, stories and deep cuts,” Justin Joffe wrote in the album’s liner notes. “Sentimental and scholarly, full of tearful singalong and heartfelt remembrance, it was an evening Cohen would have appreciated.”
Revisit “Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”: Music’s Greatest Work in Progress” on the Pitch.
Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen:
01 Delicate Steve: “Hallelujah”
02 Leslie Mendelson: “Sisters of Mercy”
03 Osei Essed: “Diamonds in the Mine”
04 Holly Miranda / Joan as Police Woman & Invisible Familiars: “I’m Your Man”
05 Josh Ritter: “Chelsea Hotel #2”
06 Amy Helm: “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”
07 Elvis Perkins: “Is This What You Wanted”
08 Richard Thompson: “Bird on the Wire”
09 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”