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Sandra_Jacobsen
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 - 09:28
 

Nice but I'd love to hear both the Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright version. They are magnificent!
 

paulmcnett
(Hollister, California, USA)
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 - 09:26
 

 Bert7 wrote:
Keep it going Bill....

 
what he said. this set this morning has been godlike. 

Bert7
(The Land of Plenty,BC)
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 - 09:24
 

Keep it going Bill....

linz_bobinz
(the city of the newly wed & the nearly dead)
Posted: Nov 11, 2016 - 09:22
 

Oh Bill!
I can not stop the tears now..........Beauty!
This is my favourite cover of Leonard's beautiful song.
Thank you!

colin.quirke783
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 - 13:54
 

Saw him perform in the basement of a London skateshop when none of the 20 odd people listening didn't have the faintest clue who he was...was immediately electrified by his passionate performance (regardless of the venue)...never ever witnessed anything remotely like it again. Such a pity he's no longer with us...Instant classic.
CyrusPaul
(Austin)
Posted: Oct 09, 2016 - 06:49
 

Should add kd lang to the list of great cover versions of this song. 

mardisoninnc
(Morganton, NC)
Posted: Oct 09, 2016 - 06:48
 

His best.  Period.

melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 - 13:37
 

 Skydog wrote:


 

That's Funny

Netsirk97
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 - 11:21
 

Oh yes!  Perfect!
 

Skydog
Posted: Jul 07, 2016 - 07:27
 



JeriF
Posted: Jun 11, 2016 - 14:00
 

Such a beautiful melody.  I don't think I've ever heard a cover I didn't like.

hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 11, 2016 - 14:00
 

Beautiful

Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 13:18
 

By the way, perfection in sound.

Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 13:14
 

Best In Class, Gone too soon

Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 13:13
 

 daveesh wrote:
is this being played because ted cruz just dropped out? 

 
I hope that NOTHING at RP has ANYTHING to do with ted cruz!

Shmelo
Posted: May 10, 2016 - 13:13
 

Pretty good cover. It's like .000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 % as good as the original.

BBoyes
(Utah: Gateway to Nevada)
Posted: May 03, 2016 - 17:56
 

 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this cover...  we miss you, Jeff...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

big stud romeotuma wrote:
 


 
Amen. So glad to have seen him live in a small club. Amazing performance. This is one of my 100 favorite albums.


daveesh
(birthplace of the american revolution)
Posted: May 03, 2016 - 17:48
 

is this being played because ted cruz just dropped out? 

Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 07, 2016 - 17:49
 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this cover...  we miss you, Jeff...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

big stud romeotuma wrote:
 hippiechick wrote:
Such a beautiful song, no matter who sings it.
 


amen...

this song was written in 1984 by Leonard Cohen...

I also agree with what Will62 says about Jeff Buckley...

in 2004, Buckley's version of this song was ranked number 259 on RollingStone's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"...

 

  



bokey
Posted: Mar 07, 2016 - 17:38
 

 Sandra_Jacobsen wrote:
Jeff gets a 5 out of 10. The song gets 10 out of 10. Rufus Wainwright and Leondard himself do the 10/10 versions.
 

 

All those 5's and 10's are just a distraction and this is one of those psychological tests where you pick the 1 out of 3 things that doesn't belong,right?

1-Jeff
2-Leonard
3-Rufus

 C'mon class,you can do this.

hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Mar 01, 2016 - 00:52
 

Just upgraded to a 10. It is perfect singing, perfect interpretation and feeling ... that matches to my concept of Goldlike sure!!

twoplain2sea
(By my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 - 03:17
 

  Brokven English.Wrong.
   Love is a doing word.

inozjeff
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 11:47
 

And John Cale of Velvet Underground fame does one of the best versions out there on a incredible covers CD of Leonard songs by alternative acts (I'm Your Fan).  Quite remarkable takes on his masterful songs.

casey1024
(Then, Now & Beyond)
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 - 10:46
 

Deserving of more than a mere 10.

BlueHeronDruid
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 - 15:19
 

I wish the dial went to 11.

Sandra_Jacobsen
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 - 15:18
 

Jeff gets a 5 out of 10. The song gets 10 out of 10. Rufus Wainwright and Leondard himself do the 10/10 versions.
 

melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 - 15:15
 

PERFECTION

Megavolt
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 - 06:12
 

Once again, I beseech you to listen to the Leonard Cohen version to hear it done well. 

Its even worse than Rod Stewart's "People Get Ready" and or the same basic reasons.  


 

stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 - 06:09
 

Overplayed? maybe.   but it still deserves to be firmly in the 10 zone. 



Azrica
(Tyre, Lebanon)
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 - 06:08
 


Goes perfectly with the ending of my Friday working day ...

Thank you RP you are {#Crown}
 

sarran1955
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 - 23:51
 

Hello,

I'm sorry but this one was played to death on French radio..

and when you get the whole factory shop floor wolf howling..,{#Stop}

(grind teeth icon.)

Cordialement,

saintklara
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 - 08:46
 

Just...thank you

thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 - 08:43
 

I have grown to hate this

moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 - 16:25
 

now that's a godlike 10 all day long.. {#Cheers}

michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 - 16:23
 


Halleujah
MrRedwood wrote:
I thought we were going to give all versions of this song a rest for a decade or two?

 
I'm with you on that !!!

Huey
(Netherlands)
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 - 08:03
 

 MrRedwood wrote:
I thought we were going to give all versions of this song a rest for a decade or two?

 
I'm with you on that !!!

justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 - 08:01
 

As brilliant as this cover is, I am tired of hearing it. PSD

Lonestar
(Probably Above You)
Posted: Sep 01, 2015 - 07:59
 

 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Only Jeff Buckley could take Leonard Cohen's McKuen-esque piffle and make it appear to live and breathe.
 
That's like saying McDonald's perfected the hamburger. 

MrRedwood
(San Francisco)
Posted: Jul 31, 2015 - 23:28
 

I thought we were going to give all versions of this song a rest for a decade or two?

wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 25, 2015 - 08:16
 

Only Jeff Buckley could take Leonard Cohen's McKuen-esque piffle and make it appear to live and breathe.
Megavolt
Posted: Jul 25, 2015 - 08:13
 

 Megavolt wrote:

True.  I, too, rated it the lowest.

LC FTW. 
 





As did I. What a flaming pile.

I'm gonna go listen to some Mojo Nixon to try and cleanse my brain - I think "Tie My Pecker to My Leg" is called for.




Megavolt
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 09:17
 

 Djoy wrote:
I respect that we all have different tastes.  This got my lowest rating.  For me, Leonard owns this through and through.

 
True.  I, too, rated it the lowest.

LC FTW. 
CoYoT51
(Lima, Peru.)
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 09:15
 

It's in my top 10 of 90's albums.

Megavolt
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 09:15
 

After listening to the Leonard Cohen version of this song, the enormity of this failure is apparent. It's like eating a whole bag of Pixie Stix at once - too much artificial sweetness. 
pumpkins3
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 09:09
 

Jeff Buckley = Legend

Brad Pitt: "There's an undercurrent to his music, there's something you can't pinpoint. Like the best of films, or the best of art, there's something going on underneath, and there's a truth there. And I find his stuff absolutely haunting. It just... it's under my skin."

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 28, 2015 - 14:01
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
What idiot decided this is somehow a Christmas song? 
 
 Toke wrote:
Santa Buckley....
 
{#Lol}

BREJON_FRANCK
(NIMES in FRANCE)
Posted: Mar 21, 2015 - 00:45
 

just wonderful !!!!!

ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Feb 17, 2015 - 10:58
 

 Grammarcop wrote:

Neil:

Two years ago, I saw three guys singing this on some Christmas Eve special on the CBC.  Then, two weeks ago, there was a commercial on TV for the touring Celtic Christmas group. In the commercial, three guys in the troupe were singing this—while standing in front of a Christmas tree. 

Okay, maybe it's not a Christmas song; maybe it's something three guys are supposed to sing when they get together. There's a lot I don't understand. 

Best wishes.  

 
There's nothing Baby Jesus Celebratory about this song.  I don't understand why they would have used it, unless there was some mix up and they had been told to sing Handel's Messiah, specifically, it's famous Hallelujah chorus.

jli
Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 20:31
 

Personally, I've always leaned toward the Leonard Cohen version. I always found it more emotional, but recently I've really been digging the Hallelujah - Puddles Pity Party at the SF regency Lodge Ballroom version. That guy can sing!

colt4x5
(under the scree field.)
Posted: Jan 23, 2015 - 20:20
 

Used to live in a large studio — reclaimed industrial space. Perfect space to play this album loud.