Best version of 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen?


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tom1thomas1
06-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Which one's your favourite? And what genre is that song, it's sort of pop in a classical or whatever you call it style. Like Phantom of the Opera, that's not really opera is it, what genre is that?

yLynch
06-05-2009, 08:58 AM
Bucks.

Logz
06-05-2009, 09:01 AM
this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgTBDRCGjKU

RentACar
06-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Hum Hallelujah by Fall out Boy.

hmtsme
06-05-2009, 09:06 AM
Jeff Buckley, hands down.

Axe Samurai
06-05-2009, 09:09 AM
Jeff Buckley, hands down.

+1 It's actually pretty obvious,

Out of all songs covered the only 2 i ever say is better than the original is Johnny Cash - Hurt and Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

yLynch
06-05-2009, 08:05 PM
+1 It's actually pretty obvious,

Out of all songs covered the only 2 i ever say is better than the original is Johnny Cash - Hurt and Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah, Korn - Word Up, Jeff Buckley - Mojo Pin, Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over, Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

Fixed.

Icarus Lives
06-05-2009, 08:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSFCDhLhuB8

Quality isn't the best, but it's a very good version if you listen past that.

EDIT: But Jeff Buckley's is the best. That man had an unfathomable talent. True strong feeling and perfect manipulation of the exression in the guitar.

LedDaveZeppelin
06-05-2009, 11:56 PM
Jeff Buckley of course.

Draken
06-06-2009, 05:12 AM
Rufus Wainwrights version is the best.

zephyrclaw
06-06-2009, 06:11 AM
Rufus Wainwrights version is the best.

I agree. I prefer both his voice and the piano oh-so-much more than to anyone else's version - even the original!

Which one's your favourite? And what genre is that song, it's sort of pop in a classical or whatever you call it style. Like Phantom of the Opera, that's not really opera is it, what genre is that?

Wouldn't that depend on the version, though? I guess you could always take the easy way out and just call it "singer-songwriter" or something.

Ceresz
06-06-2009, 07:54 AM
For me Jeff Buckley's version is the best out there, even though it's based on John Cale's version. Buckley, like Eva Cassidy, was one of the few artists able to make a cover better than the original. The only covers I can think of that are better than the original are: All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix, Hurt by Johnny Cash, and Mad World by Gary Jules.

TJ1991
06-06-2009, 07:58 AM
Buckley's, by far. The mood is just absolutely perfect.

Or Paramore. :p:

lufkin
06-08-2009, 07:17 PM
the original dominates all

A Rolling Stone
06-08-2009, 07:32 PM
^^Yea, I'm gonna agree with him, Leonard Cohen's version is my favorite. But Jeff Buckley's is a close second of course.

therussian
06-08-2009, 10:38 PM
I prefer the original. By far.

crazy8rgood
06-09-2009, 11:23 AM
The original is the best, imo. Then again, I have no idea who else did it.

hippotato7
06-09-2009, 11:39 AM
The original is the best, imo. Then again, I have no idea who else did it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3K_bnZndWs

get yourself learned

Marcos Zarevich
06-11-2009, 06:28 AM
Jeff Buckley