YouTube sensations, First Aid Kit, rose to popularity back in 2010 with the debut release of their first album, The Big Black And The Blue. I came aboard with the release of their second, The Lion’s Roar after which I’m forever a fan. The Lion’s Roar delivered the immensely popular “Emmylou” single. The world was theirs after that song. To date, they have four full length studio albums in release, their last being Ruins from 2018. While we await their next studio album, how about a live set that celebrates one of the world’s great lyricists and poets, Leonard Cohen?

On March 26, Columbia Records will release Who By Fire, a live tribute to Leonard Cohen. The album will feature First Aid Kit interpretations of classic LC songs sung with others. This album is recorded from their 2017 tribute set at the The Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm. The two sisters, Johanna and Klara Söderberg, were joined by Nina Zanjani, Maia Hansson-Bergqvist, Loney Dear, Frida Hyvönen, Jesper Lindell, Maja Francis, and Annika Norlin.

Who By Fire will be released on CD (with fold out poster booklet), DD (WAV format), and a limited edition 2LP opaque blue vinyl pressing. The 2LP set will be housed in a gatefold jacket and will include an autographed double-sided poster.

Who By Fire: Live Tribute To Leonard CohenFirst Aid Kit
01 Tired
02 Sisters Of Mercy
03 Who By Fire/As The Mist Leaves No Scar
04 Twelve O’Clock Chant
05 Everybody Knows
06 Avalanche
07 The Future
08 Chelsea Hotel #2
09 You Want It Darker
10 If It Be Your Will
11 The Asthmatic
12 Famous Blue Raincoat/Anthem
13 Show Me The Place
14 Hallelujah
15 Prayer For Messiah
16 Bird On The Wire
17 Who By Fire (Reprise)/Letter To Marianne
18 So Long Marianne
19 You’d Sing Too

By MARowe

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