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Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
« on: July 23, 2014, 05:08:37 PM »

Offline Clench123

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This to me is the best cover to the song there is. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zEqWw4IQWA

I love the fact that she didn't try to do too much with the song.  She sang it straight with a lot of feelings and her great voice.  She picked her spots in the song and I love the feeling of hopelessness she displayed in the song, in her voice, and her facial expression and body language. 


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Re: Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
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let me introduce you to Jeff Buckley..

Re: Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
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As long as no one's arguing for the original, all is right with the world.

Beautiful song, but I hate Leonard Cohen.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 06:17:43 PM »

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brandi carlisle does a nice job with hallelujah also

Re: Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 06:31:18 PM »

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let me introduce you to Jeff Buckley..

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 06:43:15 PM »

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As long as no one's arguing for the original, all is right with the world.

Beautiful song, but I hate Leonard Cohen.

Lol.  Hate is a strong word, my friend.  Why?

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 06:46:33 PM »

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Heard Jeff Buckley's version and I wasn't impressed.  Instrumental was good but his voice and his approach to each verse is weak. 

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Re: Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 07:33:40 PM »

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I'm a fan of Bon Jovi's version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34nrWcUglVg

And Justin Timberlake's version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LOm69hpR0

Re: Best version of Leonard Cohen Hallelujah song
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 07:55:06 PM »

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Always thought Kate Voegele was EASILY the best.  Give it a chance, this song totally calls for a female singer (you know, if you ignore the lyrics).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDJgxE-0PZI

And not because she might be the best looking one to do it.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 07:56:33 PM »

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I also recommend anyone who is as big of a fan of the song as I am to listen to it with piano instead of the guitar.

Here's one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIMOdVXAPJ0
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 08:44:53 PM »

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probably because it's the first time I heard this song but this is easily my favorite version.  And I agree with mgent, it's much better on piano then guitar. 
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probably because it's the first time I heard this song but this is easily my favorite version.  And I agree with mgent, it's much better on piano then guitar. 
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Ah, beat me to it.  Oh well, at least I'm not the only one to associate this song with Shrek ;D