Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Game of the Week: Leonard Cohen (and others ..) can sing "Hallelujah" !

[Left to right: Leonard Cohen, Alexandra Burke, Jeff Buckley and John Cale]

The modesty of Leonard Cohen should take a hit. Already forced out of retirement to 74 years by reckless investment of its financial advisor, has resumed the one of its songs is currently in England a carton. Two versions of his "Hallelujah" from 1984 are competing in fact the first place online sales by the end of this year. The reason is simple: the winner emission X-Factor (the British equivalent of New Star), Alexandra Burke , sang the title in the final and made a splash. Purists, who do not want to leave the first place to a reality TV singer, began a campaign to buy the version considered the most successful song, the American singer Jeff Buckley (died accidentally in 1997) . The result: Both versions are vying for first place ... to benefit the finances of Leonard Cohen of course that affects some royalties.

side floor, several versions have been sung, including Cohen himself. The text refers to the Old Testament story of King David , especially in its fight against Saul and his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba, wife of one of his soldiers he sent to death. Each artist more or less emphasis on the sexual dimension of this story. Referring also to Samson, who held his power of his hair. [Read more (in English ) here or there ]

Here is the original version of 1984:

Here is version X-Factor:

And one of Jeff Buckley:

Many other versions of the song exist, including that of Rufus Wainwright for the Shrek movie, I offer you a selection, you recognize the interpreter. Not mentioned the version of Sheryl Crow , of Allison Crowe and that of Bono considered one of the less successful. Here


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[My source for this article, Guardian ]


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