Covers

In the update of my collection of December 2007, it reached 580 different covers in 14 languages (more instrumentals) interpreted for up to 300 singers or groups. I have 57 Suzannes in 12 languages and 48 Hallelujahs.

The first one was Suzanne of Judy -Blue Eyes- Collins of 1966 in her album In my life with Dress Rehearsal Rag too. Cohen published Suzanne on his first disc in December 1967 and Dress Rehearsal Rag in the third one in 1971. Really Judy Collins went forward.

Leonard Cohen likes the covers, in some occasion he said that someone has completed a not finished song. They are developments of an artwork, in moments they can take debatable or definitively wrong ways, in any case always it seems to me interesting to observe how they evolve, because they are of interpretations of pieces saw for another fan. The one who chooses Leonard's song to do a version also admires him.

In this last years the worship has demonstrated on whole discs dedicated to Cohen and in tribute concerts of multiple and important musicians, for example the Came so far for beauty of Sydney 2005, Dublin 2006 or the Acordes con... in Spain 2006 and 2007. A wonderful wealth.

My collection is small if we see the one of Jarkko Arjatsalo with his 1365 covers (Nov. 2007) Leonard Cohen Files - Covers. I use this site as a pattern and for to search information. Also I include links to this site. Jarkko's criteria are stricter than mine, I agree to include versions taken from audience, with few quality. In his list the songs have to be published in disc. Neither he accepts covers of songs not written by Cohen, as The Partisan. A collection like that show the Leonard's increasing value beyond the hit parades.

... Et qu'en fais-tu?
Je les gère. Je les compte et je les recompte, dit le businessman. C'est difficile. Mais je suis un homme sérieux!
Le petit prince n'était pas satisfait encore.
Moi, si je possède un foulard, je puis le mettre autour de mon cou et l'emporter. Moi, si je possède une fleur, je puis cueillir ma fleur et l'emporter. Mais tu ne peux pas cueillir les étoiles!
Le Petit Prince, chapitre XIII, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

My darling Petit Prince, we enjoy listening.


Tribute Albums:

 

 

songs

Chante Leonard Cohen Graeme Allwright

France 1973

CD

17

Famous Blue Raincoat (1986) - 20th Anniversary Edition (2007) Jennifer Warnes

USA 1986 - 2007

CD

9 - 13

I'm Your Fan Various artists

France /USA 1991

CD

18

Tower of Song Various artists

USA 1995

CD

13

Omega Enrique Morente & Lagartija Nick, Cantando a Federico Garcia Lorca y Leonard Cohen

Spain 1996

CD

15

35 x Leonard Cohen Maiciej Zembaty

Poland 2002

3 CD

35

Democracy Judy Collins

USA 2004

CD

13

New York Event Perla, Julie and band at The Knitting Factory

2004

DVD9

15

Leonard Cohen Songs in Hebrew Shir Zar - Israeli Compilation

Israel 2004

CD

17

Concert Homenatge 70 Aniversari Leonard Cohen London Bar, Barcelona - Audience Source

21 Sept. 2004

CD

15

På danske laeber (live DVD) Various Artists

Denmark 2004

DVD

18

Disparen a Cohen Various Artists

Spain 2005

CD

15

Birds On The Wire - A Tribute to Leonard Cohen live

Denmark 2005

CD

14

Bird On The Wire Perla Batalla

USA 2005

CD

10

Came So Far For Beauty at the Sydney Opera House in January 2005 - Audience Source
I'm Your Man Documentary by Lian Lunson with part of the concert
I'm Your Man - Soundtrack - of Lian Lunson film

Jan. 2005
2005
USA 2006

3 CD
DVD
CD

34
99+28'
16

Jorcx interpreta Cohen

Catalonia 2006

CD

14

Nudo in ombra - Omaggio a Leonard Cohen Various Artists

Italy 2006

CD

15

Acordes con Leonard Cohen
LORCA (Murcia) - DVD unpublished, no edited
Sant Feliu de Guixols (Girona) - Audience Source

Spain
22 July 2006
23 July 2006

DVD22

13

Came So Far For Beauty The Point Theatre, Dublin - Two Audience Sources

4, 5 Oct. 2006

2-2CD

32-25

Acords amb Leonard Cohen Auditori de Sant Cugat (Barcelona) Catalonia
Acordes con Leonard Cohen - incomplete - Official Set
Acords amb Leonard Cohen - Audience Source

13 Jan. 2007


DVD 2 CD
2 CD


21
30

Leonard Cohen Songs Avalanche Quartet -

Switzerland 2007

CD

13

Famous Blue Cheese Monsieur Camembert

Australia 2007

2 CD

24

Dno serca Pawel Orkisz

Poland 2007

2 CD

19

Chapeau Mr. Cohen Arte.TV
Everybody Knows CBC

Canada 26 Juny 2008

MPEG
DVD24

14
9

Concert Homenatge 75 Aniversari Leonard Cohen Sala Vivaldi, Barcelona, Jorcx i Lluís Tintoré

21 Sept. 2009

19

mp3

Stranger Music - A Tribute To Leonard Cohen Various Artists

Italy 2009

16

mp3

Beck - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1968) Various Artists

2009

10

mp3

Leonard Cohen en boca de Various Artists

Spain 2011

16

mp3

The Songs Of Leonard Cohen Covered Various Artists - The MOJO Magazine

UK Mar. 2012

15

mp3