Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cover Thursdays- Her Beauty And The Moonlight Overthrew You

Leonard Cohen is one of the most covered artists in all of music.  According to there have been over 2000 Leonard Cohen covers (that doesn't count amateur youtube posts).  I'd imagine he knows a thing or two about writing music.  Probably the song most often covered from Cohen's library, is "Hallelujah".  In my opinion, and I likely have a bit of company, it's one of the most beautiful songs ever written. 

So many artists have covered "Hallelujah" that picking one version doesn't seem right.  That being said, one artist's performance of the song is far and away the best.  It's so good, many people think he actually wrote the song.  Here's Jeff Buckley, with a blow you away type of performance, of Leonard Cohen's masterpiece "Hallelujah."

Told you picking just one can't do justice to the song.  Here's Damien Rice's version, performed to pay tribute to Cohen at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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