Which is your fav Hallelujah cover?

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Which is your fav Hallelujah cover?

Post by Nancy1974 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 7:39 pm

Mine has to be Jeff Buckley's by a mile off - the first time I heard it, it completly blew me away!
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Post by jarkko » Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:22 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Nancy!
My fav Hallelujah-cover is Enrique Morente's
Spanish interpretation in modern flamenco style on his
Cohen/Lorca album "Omega".
Here in Finland Hector, one of our best singer/songwriters,
made a touching cover in 1994 - it's title is Halleluja.
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Post by margaret » Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:43 pm

Definately the Jeff Buckley version. Only heard this quite recently and had to then go searching for his album "Grace".
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Post by linmag » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:28 am

I like the John Cale version. It seems to combine the best of both of Leonard's versions of the song.
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Post by dick » Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:01 pm

While there are many good versions, I keep coming back to Rufus Wainwright's.

If anyone missed the complications, The movie Shreck has the Cale version in the film, but the Rufus recording is on the soundtrack album.

Take note if anyone has missed it. It has a remarkable purity.

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Post by Hanna » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:19 pm

The Jeff Buckley version. I got the CD "Grace" from my English teacher. She tried to convince me that the J. Buckley version was better than Cohen's. I couldn't agree with her, but when I listened to it I was impressed by his Hallelujah. It was great.

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Post by Byron » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:34 pm

If I get to Heaven, I know I'll hear Jeff Buckley's beautiful voice welcoming me into the fold with his 'Hallelujah.' :D
The guitar accompaniment is absolutely soothing. I wish I could play like that. Pete and I will have to practice some more. :wink:
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Post by Nancy1974 » Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:16 pm

I can't make my mind between the two, Jeff's cover is possibly the very best cover of any song I have heard - his voice is certainly angelic. Grace in fact is such a beautiful album, an album that I know I will revisit in ten twenty years time, just like Len's music which is timeless. :)
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John Cale.

Post by TheBlueMask » Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:40 am

Hands down... John Cale.
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Post by tomsakic » Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:23 pm

Leonard's own performances from 1988 tour. As for covers, I don't like any of these, I am not pleased by their voices, I must admit. Also I did not hear all covers except mentioned. Maybe Rufus Wainwright has good one, his voice & playing is nice. But if I must choose one really - the honest cover would be Bob Dylan's live cover from Montreal 1988! And that says the-Dylan-heretic :shock:
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Post by A'af » Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:46 pm

My own version is very2x the best :oops: but hii...hiii.....only just me know that :cry: :cry: when mine tell no spark between me n her, but now......smooth as smooth can be, thanks Lenny :wink:
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Allison Crowe's new version of Hallelujah

Post by Adrian » Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:33 am

Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe has just recorded Hallelujah. The recording was made, (a few nights ago), live-off-the-floor in one take. It will be released on an EP, Tidings, this November 20.

For now, to preview the track, here are URLs to a couple of different-sized files:

http://www.allisoncrowe.com/hallelujah128.mp3

http://www.allisoncrowe.com/hallelujah96.mp3

I hope you will enjoy this version of a wonderful song.

peace and cheers, Adrian (Allison's manager)
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:29 pm

Well, there ya' go, Adrian made it over to Jarkko's site :D ......better to be notified thrice than not at all :wink: . Still another one for Jarkko's list 8) !

If you're still here, Adrian, [even though I suspect you're not] welcome to the Forum :D !

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cheers

Post by Adrian » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:52 pm

hello Lizzytysh and everyone ( :

thank you for the welcome, and cheers back at ya!

I apologize if my notice about Allison's Hallelujah seems too ubiquitous. We're very excited and joyed by the recording and anxious to share with those who know and love the song. (And I've just learned how connected are these communities.)

I've been home suffering through a bout of pneumonia all week, and Alley's recording has picked me up spiritually and emtionally. So, you can attribute my enthusiasm to a natural state :wink:

peace, Adrian
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:59 pm

I'm so glad to see you're still here, Adrian :D 8) !!!

Not "ubiquitous," at all! It's simply that, even prior to your arrival here, I had already seen your notice on the Sony Board; copied-and-pasted it here [hence the "thrice"]; and someone [Helven] had already gone, listened, and commented! I wasn't sure if you were aware of that, but I don't blame you ~ at all ~ for sharing your good news [hence the "better thrice than not at all"]. By the sounds of it, it can easily lift one's spirits! I understand your enthusiasm :D .

I'm further glad to hear that you're apparently doing better with your pneumonia :D .

~ Lizzy
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