“Mr. Cohen played it straight & left no doubt that other artists who cover ‘Hallelujah’ are just borrowing it; the definitive version is still Mr. Cohen’s”

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And how did he sound? He sounded like Leonard Cohen. The band ably supplied most of the music, the background singers did their best not to drown out Cohen, and were mostly successful, and Cohen himself showed that his limited voice still has lost nothing of its potency. The real eye-opener was on one of his most well-known, and most covered, songs, “Hallelujah”. Some artists would avoid playing a song that another artist has possibly done a definitive version of (in this case Jeff Buckley) and some artists would come up with a new arrangement to demonstrate who still owns the song. Mr. Cohen played it straight and left no doubt that the other artists who cover “Hallelujah” are just borrowing it; the definitive version is still Mr. Cohen’s.quotedown2

 

From A Hundred Floors Above Us by Oakley.  Posted by Dec 22, 2012 at Maybe I’m Just Tired and Bored With Myself

Note: Originally posted Jan 7, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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