New tribute album in Germany

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New tribute album in Germany

Post by jarkko » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:42 pm


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Germany, September 2014

1. Madsen: Hey, that's no way to say goodbye/Hey, das ist nicht der tag zu geh'n
2. Mrs. Greenbird: So long, Marianne/Leb wohl, Marianne
3. Loos, Anna: One of us cannot be wrong/Einer von uns muss sich irren
4. Prosa, Max: Partisan/Der Partisan
5. Bendzko, Tim: Story of Isaac/Geschichte Isaaks
6. Coen, Alin & Kuehn, Joa: Joan of Arc
7. Mey, Reinhard: Famous blue raincoat/Sternblauer Trenchcoat
8. Cäthe: Lover lover lover
9. Oerding, Johannes: Gypsy's wife/Die Frau des Wanderers
10. Plewka, Jan: Dance me to the end of love/Küss mich bis die Welt vergeht
11. Beautiful Losers: Hallelujah
12. Maffay, Peter: First we take Manhattan/Zuerst also Manhattan
13. Maurenbrecher, Manfred: Anthem/Hymne
14. Fehlfarben: Democracy/Gerechtigkeit - Fehlfarben
15. Waggershausen, Stefan: Alexandra leaving/Alexandra geht
16. Hagen, Nina: By the rivers dark/Am dunklen Fluss
17.Troyke, Suzanna & Karsten: Undertow/Der Sog

The album will be issued by Sony Music Germany to celebrate Leonard Cohen's 80th birthday in September 2014. All songs in German.
Released in digipak CD, 2LP, and digital download.
All lyrics have been translated into German by Berlin-based author Misha Schoeneber.

Thanks to Hanns Peter Bushoff for the information
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Re: New tribute album in Germany

Post by Doris » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:35 am

I know one translation from Misha Schoeneberg. It is Hallelujah, sung by Max Prosa. For my feeling it is a successful translation.
Schoeneberg founded the artist-initiative "Leonard Cohen in german language" 1993. It was planned that his partner Rio Reiser sings the songs. After his early death in 1996 (RIP Rio) the project rested until now, when it was implemented in honor of the 80th birthday of the great master with other vocalists in the act. I have read (do not know if it´s true) that Leonard has granted his approval for the songs.
On his birthday there will be a concert of these artists in the Kreuzberg Passion Church with the title "Berlin celebrates Cohen".
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Re: New tribute album in Germany

Post by sturgess66 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:13 am

Here's more information -

The release date is September 19, 2014 -
There is a lot of information at site here -

Also there is a 12 minute video on YouTube - uploaded on Sept. 4 by Columbia & Epic DE (Sony)
Poem - Leonard Cohen in German language - artist interviews

Poem - Leonard Cohen in deutscher Sprache“
Das Tributealbum mit 17 exklusiven Einspielungen erscheint am 19.09.2014 als CD, Doppel-Vinyl und Download

Mehr Infos:


[" Poem - Leonard Cohen in German language "
The Tribute Album with 17 exclusive recordings released on 09/19/2014 on CD, double vinyl and download]
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Re: New tribute album in Germany

Post by SeventhSon » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:28 pm

I finally bought this tribute album and noticed that it is not much discussed here on the forum. I don't know if there are many German speaking users here, but for those who know German I strongly recommend you to get a copy.

Most of the artists were completely unknown to me and I had no idea what to expect but I am highly satisfied with the result. In my opinon, the lyrics translations are mostly well done and although not all songs are on the same level, some sound very very good. I love the german versions of One of us cannot be wrong, Alexandra Leaving, So Long Marianne and the Gypsy's Wife!
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Re: New tribute album in Germany

Post by Titus » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:10 pm

I really like this album! Well done translations!
And the interpretations - all are very special - Nina Hagen at her best!

Here is a very good site with a lot of backgrounf information in English language as well as in German
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