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Old 02-20-2005, 05:03 PM   #1
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jeff buckley - hallelujah appreciation thread

this is such an incredible song, i think.

excellent guitar work, a lot of emotions moving around in an ethearal space as you start to question love, god, sorrow and happiness.

beautiful!
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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Agreed.
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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It's the only song i've ever heard that I would rank above any of U2's work. So beautiful.
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His version is definitely better than Leonard Cohen's original. More haunting. Everyone should hear this.
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Yea!! I love it! Beautiful!
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His version is definitely better than Leonard Cohen's original. More haunting. Everyone should hear this.

My favorite versions of this song

1) Leonard Cohen's live version from Cohen Live
2) Jeff Buckley
3) Rufus Wainwright
4) Bono
5) Original Leonard Cohen version.

Buckley's is amazing, but I fear it's getting too much exposure from television spots. I'm glad people are hearing the song, I just wish it could have some other means to reach them.
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I am extremely partial to Rufus Wainwright's version too
Jeff gets minimal exposure in Britain, which is a curse in one sense, but a blessing in another - it's remained a beautiful piece of music without being tarnished commerically.
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:20 PM   #8
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buckley was an unreal talent with an even better voice.
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My favorite versions of this song
Wasn't Buckley's version based on another (fairly obscure) cover of the song? Like, a duvet or something? I dunno, I remember reading that somewhere.

Bono's version brings me physical pain. Well, the snippet he'd tag onto "One" for Buckley was pretty neat, but the last time I heard the one he did for that Cohen tribute album, I swear I ended up with a broken leg.

I agree that Buckley's version is awesome (as in it inspires fucking awe) and that Hollywood needs to stop putting it in its crappy TV shows.
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I consider it the definitive version of the song.
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The sigh at the beginning! :nosmileycanshowthiskindofemotion:
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I prefer John Cale's

but Buckley's version is good

and also arguably the only song of his I actually find listenable
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It is one of my favorite recordings of all time, even better than the moon landing
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Might be the most perfect song ever recorded. I mention it in the same breath as "One."
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It deserves to be it is easily up there
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Beautiful, haunting song.

Breaks my heart everytime.
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It was never as good live as it was on the record, imo. The recorded version doesn't get much more perfect than that.
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Might be the most perfect song ever recorded. I mention it in the same breath as "One."

Couldn't agree more. The most beautiful thing I've ever heard.

In the same class:

One
The First Time

Fake Plastic Trees- Radiohead


It's a short list.
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One
The First Time

Fake Plastic Trees- Radiohead


It's a short list.
The First Time by U2?

*gets a little excited about the prospect of having found someone who shares her feelings on the greatness of the song*
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this is definitely a great song. i heard it a couple weeks ago, and had the distinct impression that i'd heard the song somewhere, in a movie...i remembered it being sad and touching and dramatic...i looked it up, and it was definitely in shrek 1, lol. buckley's version isn't the one on the soundtrack, but i think they used an edited version of his in the movie.

nonetheless, yeah it goes right up there with one, and the first time. however, nothing has yet to beat all i want is you. for instance, i will never enforce a no talking rule during hallelujah
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