Friday, May 23, 2008

Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

As performed by Sheryl Crow:

My favorite is Rufus Wainwright's studio version:

Rufus Wainwright, live in Ireland:

Leonard Cohen himself:

The youtubes have several more versions.



Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I adore his song "Democracy" for so very many reasons.

Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I'm not a big Leonard Cohen fan. But you can have my copy of "Democracy" when you pry it from my cold, dead iPod.

Dale said...

I hear ya, SJKP. I run hot and cold as a Leonard Cohen fan too. A few of his songs are so bad I wonder if he's playing a joke on the listening audience.

pril said...

John Cale does a fantastic version of this song, too

Dale said...

pril, I did see the John Cale version and lots more on youtube. What a great song! Not for every singer-songwriter, I concede, but a great Standard that deserves to be covered again and again down the line.

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Spherical said...

Have to say that after listening to several versions, I really liked Allison Crowes. What an incredible song.

Domestically Challenged said...

I think Jeff Buckley did it best!

I have this song on my MS page every year for Memorial day and Jeff Buckley's death day (may 29th).

Anonymous said...

The cover version by Jeff Buckley is one of the most beautiful songs ever, period. To me, there's no doubt Jeffs version is definitely the best of the bunch.