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Haim cover Leonard Cohen for new Hanukkah album

Haim have put their own unique spin on Leonard Cohen song ‘If It Be Your Will’ as part of a new compilation album.

The record, entitled Hanukkah+, has been produced by Randall Poster and inspired by Yo La Tengo’s popular annual Hanukkah concerts.

“When our old friend Randy Poster asked us to contribute to an album of Hanukkah songs he was putting together, we were kind of stumped,” Yo La Tengo said in a statement. “As non-practicing Jews (and non-Jews), truthfully the holiday has little meaning for us (that’s the meta joke behind Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows), but we were open to inspiration.

“We thought maybe another friend, Sam Elwitt, could crack the code, and we think he did a fantastic job with his composition ‘Eight Candles’.”

Elsewhere the likes of Jack Black, Adam Green, The Flaming Lips and more will contribute to the record. Below, see the full tracklisting.

Hanukkah+ Tracklist:

01 Jack Black: “Oh Hanukkah”
02 Adam Green: “Dreidels of Fire”
03 Yo La Tengo: “Eight Candles”
04 HAIM: “If It Be Your Will”
05 The Flaming Lips: “Sing It Now, Sing It Somehow”
06 Alex Frankel: “Hanukkah in ’96”
07 Buzzy Lee: “Give You Everything”
08 Tommy Guerrero: “Dedication”
09 Loudon Wainwright III: “Eight Nights a Week”
10 Watkins Family Hour: “Hanukkah Dance”
11 Craig Wedren: “Sanctuary”
12 Jack Black: “Chad Gadya (Passover Bonus)”

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