Lou Reed‘s birthday is Saturday (March 2); he would’ve been 82, and to celebrate a new tribute album has been announced. It’s titled The Power Of The Heart and is out April 20 via Light in the Attic. It features covers of Lou Reed classics by Keith Richards, Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Afghan Whigs, Bobby Rush, Maxim Ludwig & Angel Olsen, Mary Gauthier, Rufus Wainwright,, and Automatic. Vinyl and CD copies include photos of Reed by Mick Rock and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, as well as extensive liner notes by the album’s producer, Bill Bentley, who worked closely with Reed for over two decades.

You can listen to Keith Richards’ version of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man,” which opens the album, now. “To me, Lou stood out,” Keith says. “The real deal! Something important to American music and to ALL MUSIC! I miss him and his dog.” Check out his cover, along with the cover art and tracklist to the tribute, below.

The Power Of The Heart: A Tribute To Lou Reed by Various Artists

The Power Of The Heart: A Tribute To Lou Reed
1. Keith Richards – I’m Waiting for the Man 04:14
2. Maxim Ludwig , Angel Olsen – I Can’t Stand It
3. Rufus Wainwright – Perfect Day
4. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I’m So Free
5. Bobby Rush – Sally Can’t Dance
6. Rickie Lee Jones – Walk on the Wild Side
7. The Afghan Whigs – I Love You, Suzanne
8. Mary Gauthier – Coney Island Baby
9. Lucinda Williams – Legendary Hearts
10. Automatic – New Sensations
11. Rosanne Cash – Magician
12. Brogan Bentley – The Power of the Heart

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