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Inkluderar namnet: ed. Alan Light

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I may never have gotten to sleep with Leonard Cohen (a life goal) but I did get to see him interviewed live in a small venue in Toronto. It was the highlight of my month. Never have I seen a person with so much talent be so incredibly humble--and that made him sexier than 99% of men. This book is a sociological/anthroplogical analysis of the song Hallelujah accessible and engaging to anyone whose ever been moved by the piece. Bypassing musical jargon and not allowing itself to get bogged down in technical details, this is about the humanity behind the man, the song and those who love it. Leonard Cohen you will be missed.… (mer)
 
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stickersthatmatter | 17 andra recensioner | May 29, 2023 |
Enjoyable read as a Prince/Purple Rain fan....Lots of behind the scenes details about Prince's early days and subsequent career and the success of a film that initially had little backing. It speaks to Prince's tenacity and vision.
 
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HellyStiletto | 8 andra recensioner | Jul 31, 2022 |
Excellent book about the development and history of Leonard Cohen's incredible song, Hallelujah." The many versions of the song which have been done and its undying popularity around the world are chronicled, including commentary by some who have recorded the song. Many groups, singers and bands from across several genre of music have used this song and include it in their regular concerts, yet it was ignored and pretty much lay dormant for several years after its creation and Cohen himself has continuously tinkered with it throughout its history.
The artist, Jeff Buckley included his cover of John Cale's version on his debut (and only) album, and the book includes the story of Buckley and of his rendition's impact on the song.
I have read Alan Light's books and articles in the past and find him a knowledgable and passionate music critic whose judgments are dependable and accurate, and this book was just another example of his fine scholarship and work.
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