Favorite version of Hallelujah

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  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
    In honor of Leonard Cohen, which is your favorite version of Hallelujah?
  2. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    I'm partial to Jeff's.
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  3. mrvco

    mrvco Member

    Don't forget Patricia O'Callaghan!
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  4. barking spider

    barking spider Forum Resident

    the netherlands
    John Cale and Jeff Buckley are both exellent
  5. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
    Not familiar with that version. I'm sorry.
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  6. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Hampshire
    Done. I just added John Cale's cover to the poll.
  7. barking spider

    barking spider Forum Resident

    the netherlands
  8. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

    Captiva Island, FL
    This One, he actually sings the entire song, unlike every other person or group thats ever tried.
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  9. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky!

    Midlands UK
    Went with Jeff's.. Before this I'd only heard Alexandra Burke sing it on Xfactor or summat..didn't dig Her rendition.. But Jeff's is Hauntingly Good.. Will check out Leonard Cohen's as soon as own..Missus thinks we have a Leonard Album on Vinyl..just can't get to till decorating done..

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  10. My faves are Leonard Cohen & John Cale & I voted for Leonard's (loving the live versions the most), but all the choices here do beautiful versions of this amazing song...
  11. letmerollit

    letmerollit Well-Known Member

    West Texas, USA
  12. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Leeds, UK
    I'm really glad Alexandra Burke isn't an option.


    Jeff for me, he smashed it.
  13. mrvco

    mrvco Member

    It's on her albums Real Emotional Girl and Matador: The songs of Leonard Cohen. Here's a live rendition:

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  14. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Maybe someone could find and post a link, but KD Lang's live version at a Canadian awards show was incredible. I'm not a fan, but she killed it.
  15. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    I don't mind Alexandra Burke's version but I can see why some folks might be put off by the X Factor stuff.
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  16. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    John Cale for me.
  17. dogfacedboy

    dogfacedboy New Member

    London, England
    Kathryn Williams
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  18. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    John Cale's is the definitive version, for me. Sad and stately. Buckley based his arrangement off of Cale's, not Cohen's.
  19. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    Yup, I think it's an awful song and Jeff Buckley's the worst rendition, however this version is the most listenable I've heard.
  20. Rhett

    Rhett Gettin' down and gettin' funky

    Cool City
    I like the christmas verison of it:

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  21. GuinnessDan

    GuinnessDan Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Excuse, me, but Leonard Cohen's is the definitive version.
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  22. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Leonard's is my fav... but KD Lang's is the most underrated...

  23. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    This may sound funny to some here, but i never cared for this song until i heard the original for the first just recently, so for me it's Leonard Cohen by far.
  24. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    Not too shabby...

  25. RBtl

    RBtl Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    My wife asked me this question this morning. I went with k.d. lang then and now.

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