Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Broken Hallelujah


Leonard Cohen is one of the greatest songwriters who's ever lived and I love his song, "Hallelujah." For some time now, I've been rather partial to Jeff Buckley's version, but I recently found another and have grown to love its quiet gentleness. These boys from Norway can sing and their kind souls can be heard in every note



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The photograph is mine.

32 comments:

  1. This was so beautiful. Thanks you so much for sharing this beautiful version of this lovely song.
    Blessings,
    Ann

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    1. You're so welcome, Ann. It's lovely to hear from you again.

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    1. It's an amazing song. I haven't heard a bad version yet...

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  3. Enjoyed -- was not familiar with the song -- thanks for sharing it -- barbara

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    1. Isn't it? Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

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  5. I'm a great appreciator of Leonard Cohen as well. My favorite song of his is "Everybody Knows".

    This rendition of Hallelujah is very nice!

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    1. That song could well be the anthem for our times... I love it, too.

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  6. I was listening to Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah a couple of days ago. I copied the lyrics and put both in a draft post. Whenever I 'do a YouTube.... even though on my favorites list ... I'll click on another version .. Susan Boyle! was on the side bar.... just glorious.

    What a contrast between she and Leonard... I must have listened to both of them at least three times...

    These young boys, I didn't see... very nice ... glad you posed them.

    wonderful song

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    1. It is one of the great songs. So glad you like Leonard, too.

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  7. Here is a link to Cohen's "Everybody Knows". See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

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    1. Yes, an anthem for our times ... what a perfectly written song.

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  8. Love Leonard Cohen too...but those boys can sing... loved this!

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    1. Aren't they wonderful? Hope things are good for you, TMoon.

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  9. Check out Tom Jones doing Leonard's "Tower of Song". One of the best I have ever heard!

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    1. Wow. wow. wow. Love the video for it. It's such a treat to see Tom again. Soooo cool. Love his eyes and sweet knowing smile at the end. Thanks for that recommendation.

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  10. This is a version I'd not heard, Teresa. I'm so grateful that you posted it. Such a simple, pared back rendition of, as you've already said, and anthem for our times.

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    1. It's so beautiful, I think ... glad you like it, too.

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  11. You know this is one of my all time favorite songs. It is an eternal song that will certainly last till the end of time.
    I have listened to numerous versions of this and one of my favorites is sung by Jon Bon Jovi.
    ps. The photo is spectacular.

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    1. Yes, it is eternal. thank you so much for telling me about the Bon Jovi version. I had not heard it, and I always love listening to another rendition of it.

      The rusting barbed wire? It's at my garden, and I thank you for noticing ... I love how those little pink flowers on that fragile tendril are growing along it ...

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  12. Nature has a way of making good use of those things that man has abandoned. Sometimes you wonder if "man" really is the most intelligent life form on the planet.
    ps Please let me know if you liked the Bon Jovi version.

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    1. I am becoming convinced that man is not the greater idea. People want to say it's because of our power of reasoning and thought that sets us apart and I say that's the very reason we are less intelligent that many forms of life... :)

      Yes, I liked it very much. I will never tire of listening to that song...

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  13. Dear Teresa, thank you. Peace.

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  14. I love the simpleness of this version. Everyone has their fav and mine is k.d. lang...I could listen to it all day. When my dad passed away two years ago I heard it on the radio and for some reason it just struck me to my very core...I had to pull over to the side of the road to gather myself. It just reminded me so much of the beauty of my dad's life....truly beautiful!

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    1. I will listen first thing in the morning ... it will be my little morning prayer... :) thanks for the suggestion.

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  15. Tis beautiful and thank you for bringing it to my attention. I am a Cohen devotee too and he left his deep impressions in me when I was a younger thing - that last until this day and thereafter.
    Interested to read (in your comments) that Susan Boyle has a version too and am now off to find it.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog again. We Cohen devotees have a most wonderful connection.

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