The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
Publish date: December 4th 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
"There is a religious hallelujah, but there are many other ones," Leonard Cohen once said. "When one looks at the world, there's only one thing to say and it's hallelujah. That's the way it is." Well, that was a fascinatingly dry read. I've been on a huge Jeff Buckley kick lately. I just cannot ...
It's hard to sustain an entire book based on an analysis of one song, but if there's a song to write a book on (other than perhaps one by Dylan), it'd be Hallelujah. Although Cohen sanctioned the writing of this, he did not participate in it - and his voice is notably missing. Then again, something...
A fascinating "biography" of a gorgeous, iconic song.
I am a musical person. My Mother played piano all her life and I still play on occasion. That said, I am also a music lover. Classical, Jazz, Rock, just about anything that sounds good to me. I read this book for the same reason I have read biographies of Mozart and Keith Richards. I could not ge...