Various Artists – Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen (Vinyl) (Pre Order)

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RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 14 2022

The album’s 12 tracks offer a range of Cohen’s compositions, with songs drawn from his beloved 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen all the way up to selections from his final album, You Want It Darker, released just days before his death in 2016. The set covers some of his best-known classics and less familiar deep cuts, all given new life through thoughtful and unexpected arrangements and performances. The resulting collection is ultimately reminiscent of the concept that guided Klein’s production of Herbie Hancock’s 2007 album River: The Joni Letters, which won the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year (and on which one of the featured singers was, in fact, Leonard Cohen).

“It was an immensely gratifying experience to recontextualize these poems, and shine a different light on them,” Klein continues. “I hope that this musical language that we developed together, the context that we put these things in, makes the songs connect with people in a new way.”

The track listing for Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen is as follows:

  1. Steer Your Way – Norah Jones
  2. Here It Is – Peter Gabriel
  3. Suzanne – Gregory Porter
  4. Hallelujah – Sarah McLachlan
  5. Avalanche – Immanuel Wilkins
  6. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye – Luciana Souza
  7. Coming Back to You – James Taylor
  8. You Want It Darker – Iggy Pop
  9. If It Be Your Will – Mavis Staples
  10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy – David Gray
  11. Famous Blue Raincoat – Nathaniel Rateliff
  12. Bird on The Wire – Bill Frisell

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RELEASE DATE OCTOBER 14 2022

The album’s 12 tracks offer a range of Cohen’s compositions, with songs drawn from his beloved 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen all the way up to selections from his final album, You Want It Darker, released just days before his death in 2016. The set covers some of his best-known classics and less familiar deep cuts, all given new life through thoughtful and unexpected arrangements and performances. The resulting collection is ultimately reminiscent of the concept that guided Klein’s production of Herbie Hancock’s 2007 album River: The Joni Letters, which won the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year (and on which one of the featured singers was, in fact, Leonard Cohen).

“It was an immensely gratifying experience to recontextualize these poems, and shine a different light on them,” Klein continues. “I hope that this musical language that we developed together, the context that we put these things in, makes the songs connect with people in a new way.”

The track listing for Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen is as follows:

  1. Steer Your Way – Norah Jones
  2. Here It Is – Peter Gabriel
  3. Suzanne – Gregory Porter
  4. Hallelujah – Sarah McLachlan
  5. Avalanche – Immanuel Wilkins
  6. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye – Luciana Souza
  7. Coming Back to You – James Taylor
  8. You Want It Darker – Iggy Pop
  9. If It Be Your Will – Mavis Staples
  10. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy – David Gray
  11. Famous Blue Raincoat – Nathaniel Rateliff
  12. Bird on The Wire – Bill Frisell