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What is your most and least favorite version of "Halleluiah"


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 4:22:47 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Apples & Oranges, was that not Pink Floyd?

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 2:36:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 23, 2012 2:43:16 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
My favorite "Hallelujah" is from Deep Purple's debut single with singer Ian Gillan. Cheers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_o6W0LJqQw

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 12:49:36 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
MiBoDoCa - thank you very much for recommending The Holy or the Broken by Alan Light. A splendid read.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 12:36:29 PM PST
Gneiss Guy says:
Handel's is good but it is apples and oranges.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 11:56:54 AM PST
I thought the best Hallelujah was Handel's... but Leonard Cohen isn't half bad.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 11:49:35 AM PST
The All-Time Greatest Version of "Hallelujah" ever recorded IMO was by Magma, which closes their "K.A." album from 2004. It was originally a part of a song called "Gamma Anteria" composed in the 70s, but by the time they finally recorded it, it was combined with another track from that time called "Om Zanka" and the whole thing simply named "K.A. Pt.III". This version is unlike any you will ever hear. Here's a youtube link to "Pt.III"--the "Hallelujah" portion begins at 15:56, but you need to hear the piece from the beginning to get the full effect. I would be interested as to what others think of this absolutely mind-blowing interpretation of the ancient hymn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCX3HxP86M

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 10:39:10 AM PST
Leonard Cohen, definitely.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 10:11:20 AM PST
K. Carter says:
Buckley's version blows me away. k.d. lang does a great version also.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 8:25:02 AM PST
MiBoDoCa says:
Did you pick this up? Very good book.

The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 7:16:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 7:18:36 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
I believe Cale was the first person to cover Halleluiah.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zjpj7

And the album Various Positions wasn't that popular when it first came out.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 5:05:51 AM PST
doodah man says:
#1 Jeff Buckley
#2 Leonard Cohen
#3 John Cale
#4 Rufus Wainwright

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 9:48:47 PM PST
Kacee says:
Least liked Alexandra Burke.

Favourite version is by Jon Bon Jovi.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 9:45:58 PM PST
Musicologist says:
Adam Sandler's

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:35:48 PM PST
Rob says:
My favorite is Leonard's with the choir of angels.
I also really like Brandi Carlile's version ("live at WCRW"). Great voice, a raw and emotional version.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 4:51:43 PM PST
Helen Thomas says:
Definitely Jeff Buckley's version so Far! It is The Version I compare all others to.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:46:45 PM PST
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Dee Zee says:
My least favorite is Adam Sandler's that he sang at the 12/12/12 concert with changed lyrics. Boo.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:36:10 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Brian Hayes, try this: I'm Your Fan: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Used copies, of course.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:35:04 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
No Johnny, I'm no fan of Rufus or Buckley's version for that matter. Kind of bored by Cale's version, too.

Happy Len's original remains the best.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 2:19:02 PM PST
Gneiss Guy says:
I haven't been able to find Cale's version, I however have not been impressed by K.D. Lang's version.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 2:14:33 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
My favorite version is by John Cale, followed by the great man himself.

Am I the only person that's got no time for Rufus Wainwright's version?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 12:58:36 PM PST
Gneiss Guy says:
It is such a great song about loss and acceptance, the movie version was by Rufous Wainwright and was used to great effect at the end of the episode of "The West Wing" where Mark Harmon's character is killed off.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 12:22:58 PM PST
As I recall, the version that was in the movie, "Shrek" was different from the version that actually ended up on the Soundtrack.
It's been awhile, but I think I remember preferring the Movie version better.

I have at least a dozen versions in my collection but I'd have to listen to them all again to pick one.

Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 12:16:13 PM PST
Gneiss Guy says:
This is one of those songs that has probably been way too recorded by people who have no idea how to do justice to the song. I have a special fondness for an early version Cohen did as well as Buckley's and I stumbled across a recent recording by Kate Voegele that had a raw urgency to it that was refreshing. There are a number of versions that I have managed to erase from my data banks they were so bad. So tell me and us your likes and dislikes.
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