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Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah- <Music Video 7min>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q ^ | Leonard Cohen

Posted on 06/07/2014 7:50:16 PM PDT by virgil283

"This is an evocative, lovely and spiritual song. His deep velvet and whiskey voice is the only one that does it justice . No matter how many times I listen to this, I still feel a little chill.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: hallelujah; leonardcohen; music
"You say I took the name in vain I don't even know the name But if I did, well, really, what's it to you? There's a blaze of light in every word It doesn't matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you And even though it all went wrong I'll stand before the Lord of Song With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah....

1 posted on 06/07/2014 7:50:16 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

I turned my neighbor/best friend and his family, on to Leonard Cohen recently when I loaned him my copy of Perla Batalla’s “Bird on a Wire” album.

They like country music most, and had admired the Jeff Buckley cover of “Hallelujah,” but had no real idea who L. Cohen was. They quickly stumbled upon Cohen’s concert video you feature here, and they haven’t been able to talk about anything else with me since! No one does Cohen’s songs as well as he does - his video version of the often-covered “Dance Me to the End of Love” is also the only one that really gets the song. I did think that Anthony’s version of “If It Be Your Will,” though, was on par with his own.

He’s having a real revival these days, but I’m glad to say I was a fan all along, and always appreciated the brilliance shining through even his most uneven moments.

Thanks for the post.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 8:13:39 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: virgil283

Lovely. ;Thanks for posting. Among other amazing things, Leonard Cohen is proof that seventy is sexy.
I like his Dance Me to the End of Love a lot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zjLBWnZGTU

Hallelujah


3 posted on 06/07/2014 8:14:44 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!
"Dance Me to the End"...Thanks
4 posted on 06/07/2014 8:20:52 PM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not even in a bad mood'...)
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To: virgil283

SUZANNE -— one of the great songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcBIMoGmyj0


5 posted on 06/07/2014 8:28:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: virgil283

Jeff Buckley did a nice version.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 8:31:29 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: virgil283

Excellent. Thank you.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 8:33:00 PM PDT by moovova
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To: dagogo redux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MDlMdu2gjw&feature=kp


8 posted on 06/07/2014 8:35:42 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Yardstick

I like the Buckley version better. But, it’s a good song.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 8:48:01 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt
This is my favorite, a very intimate version by Jeff Buckley. Got actual goosebumps at the ending first time I heard it.

Hallelujah

10 posted on 06/07/2014 9:41:27 PM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Anybody
Leonard Cohen with Sonny Rollins - Who By Fire

Video of live performance [YouTube]

11 posted on 06/07/2014 10:35:13 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: virgil283
Cohen's First We Take Manhattan sung by Jennifer Warnes and played by Stevie Ray Vaughn. It doesn't get much better than that.
12 posted on 06/08/2014 1:01:32 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Unless it's Cohen's I'm Your Man sung by Michael Buble.
13 posted on 06/08/2014 1:03:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: virgil283

It’s a very beautiful song, but if you listen, I don’t think it’s particularly spiritual. Most of it seems to be about sex and passion, and how they are just as illuminating as a religious experience.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Vermont Lt

I do too.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 4:16:53 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: virgil283
Hallelujah--Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orchestra
16 posted on 06/08/2014 4:17:06 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jeff Chandler
Cohen's First We Take Manhattan sung by Jennifer Warnes and played by Stevie Ray Vaughn. It doesn't get much better than that.

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Thank you!

17 posted on 06/08/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: virgil283
Leonard Cohen on Hallelujah

"certain ironic and amusing sidebars..."

Leonard Cohen interview about his song Hallelujah [5:18]

18 posted on 06/08/2014 8:42:17 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: virgil283
Once I searched for all of the available videos of him doing the song, and I really liked this version for the expressive and strong vocal...love the sound of the backup singers, and the guitar solo...

"Leonard Cohen singing Hallelujah in concert. Taken from the documentry Songs From The Life Of Leonard Cohen. Unfortunately the last verse is cut out."

Live...Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

. . . . .

Then I found this complete version from that era... "An impassioned performance of Hallelujah live at San Sebastian", with much improvisation on the vocal.

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen live 1988

19 posted on 06/08/2014 9:18:55 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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This version is pretty good - click on gear at lower right for 480p. . .

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Alternate lyric / live performance) singing live in Austin on October 31, 1988

Hallelujah

20 posted on 06/08/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: A_perfect_lady
It’s a very beautiful song, but if you listen, I don’t think it’s particularly spiritual. Most of it seems to be about sex and passion, and how they are just as illuminating as a religious experience.

ding ding ding! We have a winner.

When I hear this song, which is known as the Shrekallulia, played at mass, I can't help but marvel at the stupidity of the music director. Not only is it not a religious song, it's a mournful song, and the Hallelujah is supposed to be a rejoicing. I can just see the dolts thinking, du-uh, I like this song, and it has the word hallelujah, so I'm going to use it for the Hallelujah. Uh huh. Tell me about the rabbits, George.

21 posted on 06/08/2014 9:42:58 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yeah. I think a lot of people just listen to the first verse and think “Oh, it’s a religious song,” and don’t listen to the rest of it.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 6:21:23 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: dagogo redux; dorothy; Jeff Chandler; Yardstick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uloykHSwEYo&index=1&list=PL6YZcbt5xdALXhClU_LV5YvVumTk2udDh

A ‘Cohen’ that’s never been officially released... one of his best...


23 posted on 10/05/2014 9:41:52 AM PDT by GOPJ ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus)
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