Peter Gabriel And Iggy Pop Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Over the years, there’s been a number of tribute album released paying respects to Leonard Cohen, and a lot of cover versions of the poet laureate’s most famous songs, with two records standing out amid those: 1991’s “I’m Your Fan” and “Tower Of Song” from 1995 which saw such superstars as Elton John and Nick Cave delivering his classics. The latter platter also featured Peter Gabriel singing “Suzanne” – and it’s the English veteran that recorded the title track for the forthcoming homage to the late great Canadian, “Here It Is” – another multi-artist effort where the likes of Iggy Pop take part as well.

Running from Cohen’s early output to his last-ever pieces, the dozen songs on offer come rendered by musicians as different as Bill Frisell and Mavis Staples, making the result highly alluring. The full list of cuts and performers on the album that will be out, via Blue Note, on CD in October and on vinyl in November look like this:

VARIOUS ARTISTS –
Here It Is:
A Tribute To Leonard Cohen

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

July 25, 2022

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