Wednesday, 27 August 2008


I thought when I got to letter H I could just do differing versions of one song. Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was only recorded in 1984, but since then has been covered (officially) over 120 times. I don't profess to have heard all of these recorded versions - but I've heard plenty, and I'm yet to hear a bad version. The song is just so immense, it seems to be impossible to destroy it. I think Jeff Buckley's is the most famous, but Rufus Wainwright is possibly the most recent one. Willie Nelson's is different.... They're all subtly different, but all brilliant.

The letter H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

beautiful song in all versions like you say

my favorite, and it's on imeem, is Allison Crowe's rock recording of Hallelujah