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The holy or the broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the unlikely ascent of 'Hallelujah'
The holy or the broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the unlikely ascent of 'Hallelujah'
Light, Alan2013
Articles
Today, 'Hallelujah' is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse as Shrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. Yet when music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded 'Hallelujah,' it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label. Through in-depth interviews with its interpreters and the key figures who were actually there for its original recordings, Alan Light follows the improbable journey of 'Hallelujah' straight to the heart of popular culture.
Author:
Light, Alan, author
Imprint:
New York : Atria Paperback, 2013.
Collation:
xxxii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2012.Includes discography and index.
ISBN:
9781451657852 (pbk)
Dewey class:
782.42166782.42166 LIG
Language:
English
BRN:
2467680
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