First heard this song through one of my favorite artists’ with his version of it: Jeff Buckley. Jeff’s is so haunting and beautiful. The first time I heard it, it made me cry. That’s what good music is supposed to do. Leonard’s version is surprisingly so soulful and totally different. Both versions are amazing…..here’s a link to
Jeff Buckley’s version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8AWFf7EAc4 (Rest in Peace baby)
also another favorite artist by the name of Matt Morris sang this song with his Label head Justin Timberlake for the Hope for Haiti telethon, which was also great:
This song in general is just so beautifully written and I love how these artists were able to keep the integrity & simplicity of it through their versions. More as an homage than a re-make.
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
The original and the best.