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Yesterday, Sean at Said The Gramophone, one of the most reliably thoughtful pop music blogs, posted Care For Music, an intriguing description of Michael Barhel’s provocative and entertaining version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Readers may recall a recent Heck of a Guy post, From Song To Signifier: Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, about Barthel’s paper,1 presented at the 2007 Pop Conference at The Experience Music Project on the evolution of Cohen’s often covered anthem from a listener’s personal experience into a handy tool available for use in the soundtracks of movies and TV shows.
As a teaser for Sean’s post, I offer this line, which places Cohen’s Hallelujah in an entirely new perspective
The Music: Michael Barthel’s Cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
Barthel’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah can be downloaded at Download: Michael Barthel Cover of Hallelujah