“I heard there was a sacred chord, that David played, and it pleased the Lord…”
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (from 1984’s Various Positions) is a song as famous for its cover versions as it is for it’s mystical lyrics and heavenly melody. Jeff Buckley truly gave it a second life when he recorded it ten years later on his debut album, Grace, and everyone from Bono to Bob Dylan has taken the song for a spin.
The idea of Bob Dylan covering Cohen is tantalizing, and we can all share in the results, via the magic of YouTube. Now if only Cohen would return the favor. Imagine the gravity he could impart to “Visions of Johanna?”
Or maybe “Blowin’ in the Wind” is more his speed.
What Bob Dylan song would you like to hear Leonard Cohen do? Let us know.