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‘The Holy or the Broken’ by Alan Light

Posted in レビュー, 音楽 by shiro on 2012年12月25日

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Time Passes, but a Song’s Time Doesn’t:‘The Holy or the Broken’ by Alan Light | NYTimes.com

Leonard Cohen spent years struggling with his song “Hallelujah.” He recalls being in a New York hotel room in his underwear, “banging my head on the floor and saying, ‘I can’t finish this song.’ ” He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down and recording it on the 1984 album “Various Positions.” Then his label, CBS Records, refused to release “Various Positions,” not realizing that “Hallelujah” would become one of the most haunting, mutable and oft-performed songs in American musical history.

A Cold and a Broken “Hallelujah” | Killing the Buddha

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