Title: Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen
Artist: Sincerely L Cohen: Live Celebration of / Var
Label: Royal Potato
Product Type: VINYL LP
'Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died on November 7, 2016, one day before the 2016 Presidential Election, but the world didn't find out for several days after. On January 24, 2017 (shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump and the succeeding Women's March on Washington), New York City finally paid tribute to the Poet Prince of Montréal with a concert featuring dozens of singers, songwriters and musicians, including Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Elvis Perkins, Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman, Delicate Steve, and many more. It was an evening the Village Voice called 'a loving, thoughtful tribute to Cohen's life in music and poetry.' The subsequent live album resulting from those performances, entitled, 'Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen, features highlights from this nearly three-hour marathon concert, which the Voice also hailed as a 'carefully constructed, expertly structured production.' - The concert and subsequent album was produced by Cohen fans Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery Presents), and Josh Kaufman. Kaufman (Guitar- Bob Weir) led the house band, which featured first-rate New York-based musicians including Ray Rizzo (Drums-Yo Yo Ma), Walt Martin (Keys-The Walkmen), Annie Nero (Bass-Craig Finn), Stuart Bogie (Brass & Woodwinds-Arcade Fire, Superhuman Happiness), Nick Kinsey (Percussion-Kevin Morby), and Dave Harrington (Guitar-Darkside), punctuated by a backing vocal trio that Cohen would have been proud of: Leslie Mendelson, Jocie Adams and Cassandra Jenkins.
1.1 Delicate Steve: "Hallelujah"
1.2 Leslie Mendelson: "Sisters of Mercy"
1.3 Osei Essed: "Diamonds in the Mine"
1.4 Holly Miranda / Joan As Police Woman ; Invisible Familiars: "I'm Your Man"
1.5 Josh Ritter: "Chelsea Hotel #2"
1.6 Amy Helm: "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye"
1.7 Elvis Perkins: "Is This What You Wanted"
1.8 Richard Thompson: "Bird on the Wire"
1.9 Richard Thompson: "Story of Isaac"
1.10 Lenny Kaye: "Beautiful Losers"
1.11 Ian O'Neil: "Memories"
1.12 Cassandra Jenkins: "In My Secret Life"
1.13 Teddy Thompson: "Ballad of the Absent Mare"
1.14 Alana Amram: "Suzanne"
1.15 Lee Ranaldo: "Famous Blue Raincoat"
1.16 Will Sheff ; Friends: "So Long, Marianne"