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Halleluja, Jeff Buckley, Jeff Buckley Halleluja
July 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm
no one will ever convince me that this version is better than the original. no way.
July 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm
July 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm
hahaha – settle down Dhyan – I have posted Leonard’s original for you 🙂
July 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm
I love this version.
July 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Thanks Tilly 🙂 I love them both!
July 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Performance wise for me nothing beats Leonard Cohen but musically (because to me Cohen recites his amazing original version) k.d.Lang makes the hairs on my neck stand when she sings this beautiful poem.
July 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm
I’ll have to seek her version out now Tricia (oh what a woven web is youtube)
July 8, 2012 at 7:18 pm
I’ve seen a few different Youtube versions of k.d. singing this. The one the rips me open is her version on the CD Hymns of the 49th Parallel.
July 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm
It has to be Leonard, all the way.
July 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm
It’s just like a party – everyone discussing the music – haha – thanks Martin 🙂
July 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm
He has an amazing voice
July 11, 2012 at 9:38 am
Amazing voice, tragic life – I think when I listen to this song I am just thinking about Jeff Buckley, that is why it is so moving http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley
July 12, 2012 at 7:23 am
How awful, Gabe
July 12, 2012 at 10:53 am
Yup, don’t know many people who swim in their clothes but there you go – they will never know!
July 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm
A lot of my ‘High Fidelity’ music friends (including my own husband) don’t like this version but I will defend it to the death. From a singer’s point of view this version is impeccable and faultless. It is one of my most favourite songs. I don’t care what any of the purists say – it comes straight from the heart. And is made more poignant by knowing how Jeff Buckley’s life ended. I will love it forever ♥♥♥
July 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Yes, it is a beautiful version Selma but very sad (it has an angelic quality to it as opposed to the Cohen version which is a bit greasier 😉 )
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