By: Renee Grant
Brooklyn-based record label Royal Potato Family has announced a CD and vinyl release of their January tribute concert to Leonard Cohen.
The concert took place at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and included artists such as Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Josh Ritter, Ian O’Neill of Deer Tick, Cassandra Jenkins, Delicate Steve, and Will Sheff of Okkervil River.
The first song of the 16-track album, titled Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen, is a cover of Cohen’s transcendent Hallelujah, courtesy of Delicate Steve. You can listen to that track by clicking here.
Proceeds from the album will be donated to Preemptive Love Coalition, a charity that helps people in war-torn areas of the Middle East.
See the full track list below. The album releases digitally on September 21st, and on limited-edition vinyl on November 24th.
Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen Track List:
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”