Who By Fire CD – First Aid Kit Leonard Cohen Tribute Due March 26, 2021

Dominique BOILE alerts us to a Leonard Cohen tribute collection to be released by First Aid Kit on or around March 26th. This appears to be composed of music from First Aid Kit’s Leonard Cohen tribute concert in Stockholm in March, 2017. This excerpt from First Aid Kit Covers Lorde – Plus 20 Leonard Cohen Songs by Ray Padgett (Cover Me: Jan 3, 2018) is beyond encouraging:

[The tribute] is, frankly, stunning. The sisters, a few friends, and a full orchestra and choir tackle twenty Cohen songs and poems, from classics like “Suzanne” to new songs like “You Want It Darker.” The arrangements are mesmerizing, making you hear afresh even a song you’ve heard a million times. I thought I never needed to hear another “Hallelujah” cover again. I was wrong (that one’s fronted by guest Annika Norlin). Even the poems – which in most tribute shows would be an afterthought – come across powerfully with the sisters’ voices raised to the ceiling. Their recitation of Leonard’s farewell letter to Marianne on her deathbed into “So Long, Marianne” will give you chills.

 

A sampling from the concert follows:
First Aid Kit: Tired /Suzanne /Sisters Of Mercy – Leonard Cohen Tribute Live 2017 Stockholm

 

The Who By Fire album is available now to pre-order as a

  • CD: Jewel case with fold out poster style booklet (€15.00)
  • Digital Download: WAV digital Download (€10.00)
  • Double Deluxe Vinyl: Gatefold, double LP package with opaque blue vinyl and autographed double sided poster (€40.00)

 

Playlist:
01 Tired [Poem Recitation] (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
02 Suzanne (First Aid Kit)
03 Sisters of Mercy (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
04 Who by Fire – As the Mist Leaves No Scar [Poem Recitation] – Who by Fire (First Aid Kit)
05 Twelve O’Clock Chant [Poem Recitation] (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
06 Everybody Knows (Frida Hyvonen with First Aid Kit)
07 Avalanche (Loney, Dear)
08 The Future [Poem Recitation] (First Aid Kit & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
09 Chelsea Hotel No. 2 (Jesper Lindell with First Aid Kit)
10 You Want It Darker (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
11 If It Be Your Will (First Aid Kit)
12 The Asthmatic [Poem Recitation] (First Aid Kit, Nina Zanjani & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
13 Famous Blue Raincoat (Maja Francis with First Aid Kit)
14 Anthem [Poem Recitation] (Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
15 Show Me the Place (Jesper Lindell with First Aid Kit)
16 Hallelujah (Annika Norlin with First Aid Kit)
17 Prayer for Messiah [Poem Recitation] (Klara Soderberg)
18 Bird on a Wire (First Aid Kit)
19 Who by Fire [Poem Recitation] (First Aid Kit with Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
20 So Long, Marianne (First Aid Kit, Frida Hyvonen, Jesper Lindell, Annika Norlin, Maja Francis & Maia Hansson Bergqvist)
21 You’d Sing Too [Poem Recitation] (Johanna Soderberg)

One thought on “Who By Fire CD – First Aid Kit Leonard Cohen Tribute Due March 26, 2021

  1. Will definitely order, hope the whole video is eventually available. The songs are beautifully arranged and sung! Love Leonard Cohen for sure.

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