Beck’s Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Posted on November 18, 2009 |

The 2nd edition of Beck’s Record Club ended a few weeks back.

Devendra Banhart, members of MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki from
Little Joy and Brian Lebarton and Bram Inscore from the first edition
all joined Beck in the studio to record in one day, Leonard Cohen’s
1968 debut album “Songs Of Leonard Cohen”.

Which you can download right here:

( Album ) Beck’s Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen ( 2009 )

01. Suzanne
02. Master Song
03. Winter Lady
04. Stranger Song
05. Sisters Of Mercy
06. So Long, Marianne
07. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye
08. Stories Of The Street
09. Teachers
10. One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

The 3rd Record Club is already underway.

Covering another Canadian (this time from Windsor, Ontario) Skip
was part of the 60’s psychedelic scene. He was the original
Jefferson Airplane drummer who only played on their first album.

He went on to form San Fransisco’s legendary 60’s psychedelic
band Moby Grape, writing songs and playing guitar, released
a few albums until 1968, that’s when Skip, ingesting massive
amounts of LSD at the time, went coocoo for Cocoa Puffs and
was committed to NY’s Bellevue Hospital for 6 months, diagnosed
as a schizophrenic.

When he got out in ‘69, Skip drove directly to Nashville to
record the now-classic psychedelic/folk album “Oar”.
Mental illness, drug addiction and alcoholism prevented
him to do much of anything music wise for the rest of
his life.

He died in 1999 of lung cancer.

This 3rd Record Club session was recorded last June with
Wilco (landing their talents on 8 songs), Jamie Lidell
(who’s new album his produced by Mr. Hansen) Canadian
songstress Feist, drummer James Gadson, Jeff Tweedy’s
son Spencer who also played drums and Brian Lebarton
from the last two Record Club sessions.

Here’s the first song posted online titled “Little Hands”:

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