A new compilation paying tribute to Leonard Cohen is on the way, put together by Blue Note Records. Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen will feature covers by Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Sara McLachlan, James Taylor, David Gray, Nathaniel Rateliff, and more, with a backing band including Bill Frisell, Immanuel Wilkins, Kevin Hayes, and others. The album was produced by Larry Klein, and it's due out October 14 via Blue Note.
The label has shared James Taylor's rendition of "Coming Back to You" from Cohen's 1984 album Various Positions. The jazzy and heartfelt version features the album band plus Scott Colley on bass, Gregory Leisz on pedal steel, and Larry Goldings on organ. It was recorded at the Barn in Washington, MA. Listen below. Of joining the compilation, James says: