Stream The New “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen”

first_imgIn celebration of what would have been Leonard Cohen‘s 83rd birthday, Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen, a new live album recorded at an emotional tribute show hosted at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg early this year, has been released. On January 24th, 2017, several weeks after Leonard Cohen‘s passing on November 7th, 2016, the people of New York honored the “Poet Prince of Montréal” with a special evening in Williamsburg 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.The live album features highlight performances from this carefully constructed, expertly structured concert, which spanned over three hours in length. The concert and subsequent album was produced by Cohen fans Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery Presents), and frequent Bob Weir collaborator Josh Kaufman. Kaufman led the evening’s house band, featuring 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), Nick Kinsey (Percussions – Kevin Morby), and Dave Harrington (Guitar – Darkside) and punctuated by a backing vocal trio that Cohen himself would have been proud of: Jocie Adams, Cassandra Jenkins and Leslie Mendelson.Listen To 12 Beautiful Covers Of Leonard Cohen’s MusicIn the album liner notes to this collection, music critic Justin Joffe writes, “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen could have been a solemn affair. But all performers took the celebration part to heart, infusing Cohen’s most somber truths with equal parts reverence and reverie. The evening found a mix of New York icons, esteemed singer-songwriters, cult performers, and up-and-comers for a night of Cohen standards, stories and deep cuts.” Joffe continues, “Sentimental and scholarly, full of tearful singalongs and heartfelt remembrance, it was an evening Cohen would have appreciated.”Posthumous Music Video Of Leonard Cohen Is Released [Watch]A limited-edition double-vinyl run of 500 units is available for preorder now and will hit stores in time for the holidays. All proceeds from album sales will go to the Preemptive Love Coalition, a non-profit organization that aids children and families affected by terrorism and other crises in the Middle East across the globe.The live album is available for streaming and download via the Royal Potato Family. Listen below:SINCERELY, L. COHEN: A LIVE CELEBRATION OF LEONARD COHEN Complete Tracklisting:Hallelujah- Delicate SteveSisters of Mercy- Leslie MendelsonDiamonds In The Mine- Osei EssedI’m Your Man- Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman & Invisible FamiliarsChelsea Hotel #2- Josh RitterHey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye- Amy HelmIs This What You Wanted- Elvis PerkinsBird On The Wire- Richard ThompsonStory Of Isaac- Richard ThompsonBeautiful Losers- Lenny KayeMemories- Ian O’Neil (Deer Tick)In My Secret Life- Cassandra JenkinsBallad of The Absent Mare- Teddy ThompsonSuzanne- Alana AmramFamous Blue Raincoat- Lee RanaldoSo Long, Marianne- Will Sheff & Friendslast_img read more

European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener UEFA says it is discussing entry requirements for this month’s European Super Cup match in Budapest with the Hungarian government.This has come in the wake of the decision to close the country’s borders to curb a rise in coronavirus cases. European champions Bayern Munich and Europa League winners Sevilla are due to meet in Budapest on September 24 in the 2020 European Super Cup.It is also a match planned to be the first UEFA match to take place with spectators since the COVID-19 outbreak.However, Hungary said last week it would close its borders to foreigners from Tuesday to curb a rise in coronavirus cases.“UEFA is working closely with the Hungarian Football Federation and its government to implement measures to ensure the health of all those attending and participating in the game,” UEFA said in an e-mailed statement to Reuters.“Entry requirements into Hungary for various target groups (players, officials, partners, staff, media, fans, etc…) are also part of such discussions. “UEFA will not take risks with people’s safety and further details will be communicated in due course.”The annual fixture is seen as the opening European club competition game of the season.Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said last week that if current circumstances prevail, fans could be allowed to enter the country with two negative tests.He said they would be taken directly to the stadium and back to the airport afterwards, and there would also be body temperature checks.UEFA said last week that fans could occupy up to 30 percent of the stadium’s 67,215 capacity. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichEuropean Super CupHungarySEVILLAUEFAlast_img read more

…NextGen Best Boxer Targets N1.5m Prize Money

first_imgOpeyemi Elijah, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4, has vowed to win the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 16 billed to hold on 14 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.  Attached to the award is a cash prize of N1.5 million, specifically for the Independence edition, and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer.Speaking in an interview in Lagos, the Ibadan-based 18-year-old said he was determined to prove that his emergence as the best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen 4 is no fluke. “I want to win the best boxer award and of course, the cash prize that is attached to it. I will do so by defeating my opponent and prove that my success at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4 in Abeokuta was not by accident,” he said. Elijah is billed to fight Sheriff Ogunbanjo in a super bantamweight challenge duel. Big things are expected of Elijah, who shone at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 3, but was advised by coaches to delay his entry into the professional cadre by a year on account of age.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more