Leonard Cohen passed away this week.
Some years ago, I saw kd lang perform a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at the Tilles Center — and the hair on the back of my neck stood up. This may be the single greatest cover ever made — it certainly is what I think is the definitive version of Hallelujah:
K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
• Why it took 15 years for Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ to get famous (USA Today)
• Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) One of the greatest songwriters of the folk-rock era died just weeks after releasing his final album (Wall Street Journal)
And the version that catapulted the song into prominence
John Cale, Hallelujah