#1
i want to know why he is revered as such an amazing vocalist
i have NOT heard all of his stuff,but his cover of Leonard Cohens 'Hallelujah' is supposed to be epic
yet when i hear it,it doesn't really excite me much
can someone explain to me how he is revered as such an amazing vocalist?

oh and here's the hallelujah video of Jeff singing it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AratTMGrHaQ
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Who?


is he really that unknown?

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lol very true
didnt think of it that way..
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i want to know why he is revered as such an amazing vocalist
i have NOT heard all of his stuff,but his cover of Leonard Cohens 'Hallelujah' is supposed to be epic
yet when i hear it,it doesn't really excite me much
can someone explain to me how he is revered as such an amazing vocalist?

oh and here's the hallelujah video of Jeff singing it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AratTMGrHaQ


i think he is revered as a vocalist because of the emotions he was able to convey, many people think his voice had a ghostly quality to it

btw the cover you have the link to sounds really different to the one i have
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Well, just listen to the song. It's got deep emotion. He can cover four octaves.


That song brings me to tears sometimes... just because of the way he sings it.


EDIT- And yeah, the version I have has a slower intro and sounds more depressing.
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His most famous song is a cover...

Say no more.


He has tons of amazing songs other than Hallelujah, both ballads and hard rock. How many people actually find their favorite band's best song to be their most famous song? In my experience, very few. It's the same here. If all you know about an artist is one song, don't judge.
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Jeff Buckley was a great singer, a great guitarist, a great band leader, and a great songwriter. His album Grace is one of the best albums of the 90s hands down.
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Because it was on one of the season finales of The OC and now all the cool kids are loving it.
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I like John Cale's version of "Hallelujah" so much more. In my mind, there really isn't even a comparison between the two versions of the song.
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Jeff Buckley was a great singer, a great guitarist, a great band leader, and a great songwriter. His album Grace is one of the best albums of the 90s hands down.

This. Although it is opinionated he is widely regarded as an incredible vocalist, if you listen to say Last Goodbye the singing in the bridge/middle 8 is absolutely astounding. Or Grace the singing towards the end. He had a huge vocal range as well.
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I like John Cale's version of "Hallelujah" so much more. In my mind, there really isn't even a comparison between the two versions of the song.


was that the guy that covered it on shrek or was that rufus wainright? sorry bit of an odd question i just get the two mixed up lol, i love buckleys version though, i read an article about him in total guitar a while back and got into him, hes amazing, anyway sorry for blabbing on like a nutter
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He had a 4 octave vocal range, it sounded incredible, his songs were full of emotive and his guitar work was great. His live albums are outstanding.
#18
I think Mojo Pin is the song that shows off Jeff's voice the best. You just try singing along to that!

It's not his fault his most famous song is a cover and it's not his fault he had the nack of covering songs, transcending the originals and making them his own (just listen to the Live at Sin-e album for evidence of that).

If Jeff Buckley was to walk into an audition on one of those ****ty reality TV talent shows and sing he'd probably put Simon Cowell in an orgasm-induced coma.
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was that the guy that covered it on shrek or was that rufus wainright? sorry bit of an odd question i just get the two mixed up lol, i love buckleys version though, i read an article about him in total guitar a while back and got into him, hes amazing, anyway sorry for blabbing on like a nutter


nah,jeff didnt do the shrek cover
that was some other dude
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nah,jeff didnt do the shrek cover
that was some other dude


yeah i know that jeff didnt do the shrek cover, i couldnt remember if it was rufus wainright or john cale that did it, i think it was rufus wainright though
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was that the guy that covered it on shrek or was that rufus wainright? sorry bit of an odd question i just get the two mixed up lol, i love buckleys version though, i read an article about him in total guitar a while back and got into him, hes amazing, anyway sorry for blabbing on like a nutter


I think it is the same version as the one in Shrek, yes, if memory serves.

EDIT: Looked it up online; Cale's was the version used in the movie, although Wainwright's, not Cale's, was included on the soundtrack. Weird.
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#23
Rufus Wainwright sings the song in Shrek, not Jeff Buckley. His version is very similar, though.
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#24
Just listened to ' Hallelujah' don't get it. Bored me stiff. Can't be bothered with breathy singer songwriters.
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Just listened to ' Hallelujah' don't get it. Bored me stiff. Can't be bothered with breathy singer songwriters.

Try listening to "Mojo Pin", "Last Goodbye", "Grace", and "Lover You Should Have Come Over". Not breathy singer-songwriter fare at all.
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EDIT: Looked it up online; Cale's was the version used in the movie, although Wainwright's, not Cale's, was included on the soundtrack. Weird.


hmm, wonder why that is? oh well
cheers for the info
#27
Thanks for reminding me of that song's existence - I just started learning it cos i love that song.