Stephen Stills and Judy Collins intertwine their voices on a duet cover of Leonard Cohen's 1988 song "Everybody Knows." The song will be featured on the duo's upcoming collaborative LP of the same name.
Stills and Collins harmonize throughout the minor-key ballad, singing Cohen's philosophical lyrics over purring organ chords and a jazzy drum groove. "Everybody knows that the boat is leaking/ Everybody knows that the captain lied," they proclaim. "Everybody got this broken feeling/ Like their father or their dog just died." The track is available to stream below, via NPR.
"Everybody Knows is particularly poignant for Collins, who collaborated with the late Cohen since the early 1960s and helped launch the songwriter-poet's career by recording his material (like "Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire") and encouraging him to perform.
Everybody Knows, out September 22nd via Wildflower/Cleopatra, marks a reunion between Stills and Collins. The duo first met five decades ago, in 1967, and began a short-lived romantic relationship immortalized in Crosby, Stills & Nash's 1969 classic "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." Their new LP will include a reworked version of the first song they ever wrote together, 1968's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," and a duet version of "Judy," a Stills demo recorded in the late Sixties.
The album also includes a revamped take on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 1970 track "Carry On" and a newly penned Collins original, "River of Gold."
Stills and Collins will launch a U.S. tour on Wednesday, July 26th in Highland Park, Illinois. The trek runs throughout the fall and concludes November 4th in Brooks, California.
Everybody Knows Track List
1. "Handle With Care"
2. "So Begins The Task"
3. "River Of Gold"
5. "Everybody Knows"
7. "Reason To Believe"
8. "Girl From The North Country"
9. "Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
Stills & Collins Tour Dates
July 26 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Pavilion
July 28 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Cain Park
July 30 – Overland Park, KS @ JCCC Carlsen Center
August 1 – Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street
August 2 – Arvada, CO @ Arvada Center For The Arts & Humanities
August 3 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Strings Music Festival
August 5 – Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre
August 7 – Meridian, MS @ Riley Center for the Performing Arts
August 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
August 11 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
August 12 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
August 14 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
August 16 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Baise Theatre
August 17 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
August 18 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
August 20 – Lowell, MA @ Boarding House Park
August 21 – Great Barrington, MA @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
August 25 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
August 26 – Westbury, NY @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 28 – Vestal, NY @ Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
September 1 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
September 3 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
September 6 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
September 8 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
September 9 – Stateline, NV @ MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
September 27 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Kirby Center For The Arts
September 28 – Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
September 30 - Torrington, CT @ Warner Theater
October 1 - Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Performing Arts Center
October 2 - Huntington, WV @ Keith Albee Performing Arts Center
October 4 - Morgantown, WV @ West Virginia University
October 5 - Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
October 7 - Cranston, RI @ Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts
October 8 - Albany, NY @ The Egg Center
October 11 - Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theater
October 12 - Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
October 13 - Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
October 15 – Youngstown, OH @ Powers Auditorium
October 17 – Godfrey, IL @ Olin Theater
October 21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Smith Center
October 22 - Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theater
October 25 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
October 26 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
October 28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
November 2 - Visalia, CA @ Fox Theater
November 4 - Brooks, CA @ Cacher Creek Casino