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Video Poetry (Hallelujah edition)

I think it’s time again for a little Leonard Cohen Hallelujah action … it’s been just about 8 months since I posted Allison Crowe’s version of the song, and about 17 months since I posted the lyrics I’ve been able to determine from various different versions.

John Cale, who performed the song on the Basquiat soundtrack, did say that he got something like 15 pages (or at least 15 verses) from Leonard Cohen when he asked for a copy … I’d really love to see the other verses that I’ve not been able to gather.

In any case, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright both do wonderful versions of the song, although I have to admit, I find Jeff Buckley’s rendition to be far more powerful.




4 thoughts on “Video Poetry (Hallelujah edition)

  1. I love Allison Crowe’s version. Also great to witness Leonard Cohen’s renewed vitality performing his own song on tour this Summer. Hallelujah deserves all the appreciation it’s getting. Not sure if the “other” verses of legend really amount to lyrics or just ideas jotted down and not used by Mr. Cohen.

  2. I love, love Jeff Buckley – his voice gives me chills. He was definitely one of my favourites – shame he died so young…

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