I say Hallelujah for The Voice…

On another note….

One of my favorite people/writers/singers is Leonard Cohen.

I tend to forget about his CDs and don’t play them enough here. But then comes a day, like this one, when the weather conspires to keep my fisherman-husband home for the day, and he inevitably goes into the basement, which is his working space, and out come the Leonard Cohen CDs. I can hear his low booming voice in the background of my morning singing away down there, so I thought I’d just share a little of him with you.

By the way, this is “a part concert-part documentary in which his work is interpreted by an array of singers” including some mentioned below, all singing Leonard Cohen’s music, called:

I’m Your Man.

If you are any kind of a Leonard Cohen fan, this DVD is something you will cherish forever.

Also, if you want just one fabulous CD of his greatest songs, I recommend:

More Best Leonard Cohen

This is what I have playing right now and every song is to die for.

One of his best songs is Hallelujah and below he talks about it.

…and then he sings it:

There’s K.D.Lang’s version which is spectacular:

…and then there is 15 year-old Bobby Andonov singing it on Australia’s Got Talent. It’s incredible that a 15 year-old could do such a fabulous job:

And if that’s not enough, here is Leonard Cohen singing another favorite of ours, “Everybody Knows”:

Now I think I’m going to pull out my Leonard Cohen CDs and get his glorious voice cranked up on the Bose… I need me some loud booming Leonard Cohen right about now after all this teasing…

Cheers for The Voice,

Bex

P.S. Three more Leonard Cohen songs for the road.

I positively adore this version by Rufus Wainwright and his sister Martha:

Hallelujah by Rufus and Martha Wainwright

Antony’s (stellar) version of:

If It Be Your Will

And last but not least, my favorite Martha Wainwright version of:

The Traitor

That’s all folks.

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4 Responses to I say Hallelujah for The Voice…

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    Have you heard the version of Hallelujah from the movie Shrek? It’s by Rufus Wainwright and, IMO, is probably the best version out there.

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  2. sandy from iowa says:

    i enjoy his music and also most all that K LANG does…you gave us some good ones to hear 🙂

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  3. Bex says:

    Now my day is complete. Got Leonard on the Bose, cranked up to 45 volume, and grooving away my Sunday morning with the sweet tunes of the real King of Song.

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  4. Carol says:

    Love his music.

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