Monday, June 29, 2015

Song-ography



It is Canada Day on July 1 so this week I am featuring Canadian inspired posts.

It just so happens that Leonard Cohen is my favourite musician ever. His music and voice give me chills. He is world-renown. We've bought his CDs, his books.

Click here for an article about him written in The Guardian.

Now the problem is - what song to choose? His most famous song by a fellow Canadian K. D. Lang.


Hallelujah - K.D. Lang 


Celine Dion & The Canadian Tenors - Hallelujah

AND the man himself! In Toronto at a concert we attended.




The man is iconic. When we were in Greece in 2010 we visited the Epidaurus. The theater, dating to the 4th century B.C. and arranged in 55 semi-circular rows, remains the great masterwork of Polykleitos the Younger. Audiences of up to an estimated 14,000 have long been able to hear actors and musicians--unamplified--from even the back row of the architectural masterpiece.



There was a school tour and one of the students stood and sang Hallelujah.



April 2015 - Nashville TN Leonard Cohen featured at the Country Music Hall of Fame.








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7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful setting!

    Aside from Leonard himself, kd's version at the Olympics is the best version I've heard.

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  2. I just love Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah!

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  3. Yes - Leonard Cohen ? Anytime , I so love his music and the voice gives me goosebumps as well.

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  4. Yes, I agree Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is fantastic. I bet it was awesome to hear that student sing.

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  5. And don't forget Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Hank Snow, Neil Young and the list goes on and on. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. I came in via Jo's Monday Walk and found this! I am also a huge Leonard fan and have seen him 4 times - Dublin twice, Berlin and Glasgow (our home).No sign of him touring again though :-(
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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