Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Praise for "Hallelujah"

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I'm a big fan of the song "Hallelujah", originally written and performed by Leonard Cohen, the Canadian writer/musician. This song has been covered and re-covered, but my favorite version has to be Jeff Buckley's haunting rendition on his 1996 release "Grace". The song is a bit depressing, but there's not a better sit-in-your-car-after-a-long-day-and-look-at-the-moon-and-drive song, ever. You've got to listen to it when you're in the right mood or else you'll miss the greatness.

Anyway, here's a link to a vast collection of "Hallelujah" with renditions by Buckley, Sheryl Crow, Imogen Heap, Bono and Bob Dylan, just to name a few. Check it out and enjoy!!

Special thanks to my man Keith and www.bagofnothing.com for the list. You the man, Keith (and you have one of the funniest and most interesting sites I've seen in a while)!!

6 comments:

docsavage_ said...

Steve-

That album is one of the best of all times. It is definitely in my personal top ten. And that particular song has as many different versions as there are singers of it. I think Jeff Buckley's voice best fits the song/lyrics, though.

Steve Hayes said...

Yep, I'm with you. Buckley's album is on a different level. That voice, those interesting arrangements and just the fact that it's different from anything I've ever heard. Gotta love Hallelujah!

BagOfNothing.com said...

i'm blushing. ;-)

Spyder said...

You guys are loving a song that was made famous by Shrek. Your killing me. We all know that the best album in Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies

Steve Hayes said...

Spyder,

You're kidding, right? Made famous by Shrek? I guess I should expect as much from a guy who views life through a movie lens. This song was around wayyyyy before Shrek. Get a clue.

Now, The Trinity Sessions is true greatness. I haven't heard that in a while. How about making me a cd?

docsavage_ said...

Spidermonkey-

That's like saying Sweet Jane was made popular from Natural Born Killers. I expected more from you Spidermonkey. Even though you were a Petra fan at LC.