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Listen to Feist's haunting cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye'

Caroline Szwed


November 3, 2017


Feist has released a beautifully haunting recording of Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" in tribute to the late singer-songwriter.

Feist originally performed the cover — a song from Cohen's 1967 debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen — at the 2017 Juno Awards. Listen to the official recording below.

In a few days, Cohen fans will celebrate the memory and legacy of one of the Bard of Montreal, who died on Nov. 7, 2016.

In honour of Cohen, a star-studded cast featuring Feist, Børns, Coeur de pirate, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Philip Glass , k.d. lang, Adam Cohen and more will perform at a Leonard Cohen tribute concert, called Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen, on Nov. 6 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

For those who can't attend, the next day on Nov. 7, CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2, and The concert will also be televised on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and ICI Radio-Canada Télé.

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