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October 25th, 2005

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illusory_thrill:
I'm currently feelin: determined

Hey, all.

I just heard that U2 has done a version of the song "Hallelujah." As that's one of my favorite songs, and U2 is my favorite band, I'd love to somehow get my hands on it. Anyone have any idea where I could find it? Maybe I was mislead and it doesn't even exist, but I figured I'd ask.

Thanks for any help you can give me!


-Skye
 
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From:jayelde
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
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Yes they have...on a tribute album to Leonard Cohen called "Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen". It's a...err..."different" version. Very different to what you might be familiar with. It's almost spoken word by Bono...rather than sung.
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From:illusory_thrill
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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thank you!
From:dark_scale
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
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Yeeeeah...it ah...it's all right, i guess. But despite the fact that U2 is my favorite band as well, i have to say that Bono's version doesn't hold a candle to Jeff Buckley's. But then again, few do ;) Perhaps Cohen's original.

Hey, this isn't the first time a U2 cover, while good in its own right, has joined the original in placement under a superlative cover (i speak of All Along the Watchtower and Mr. Hendrix).

This is all my opinion, of course (it's a shame that one still has to suffix this "no duh" statement onto so many comments, but after observing a response to a recent post, i'm afraid it's still needed).
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From:bruisesilkensky
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Agreed. Buckley's version is damn near perfect.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
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not gonna lie, i LOVE LOVE LOVE this version! I usually hate covers (no matter WHO does them) but honestly, I thought Bono's spoken word was WAY sexy.


I can send it to you via AIM if you want! Let me know!
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From:illusory_thrill
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
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oh i would so LOVE that, thank you! my sn is: FirstPinkLadyMd

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From:tintaglia30
Date:October 26th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
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Ahha! So your icon IS Rizzo in her latest incarnation, way cool.
Sorry, I know that was totally irrelevant!
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From:illusory_thrill
Date:October 26th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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hahaha yes, yes, tis Ms. Stockard Channing! :-)
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From:boriel
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
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any chance you could send it to me as well? i dont have AIM though...just yahoo and yousendit and email.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
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sure...hold on!
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From:hard2explain8
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
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From:boriel
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
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i love it! thank you very much.
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From:hachiemachie
Date:October 26th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
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Um, yeah. It's, um...yeah. I really like that song too, but the Bono version...yeah. When it comes to that song I vastly prefer the Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright renditions. Bono's version isn't bad, per se. It's just sort of an acquired taste I suppose, but I should note that I'm not nuts about the original Leonard Cohen version either which is weird because I don't usually like cover songs that much. I'm usually more partial to the original versions, but um...yeah. That's all I have to say about that.
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From:specialcamper
Date:October 26th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
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I was dissapointed by it. It made me sad because I too love that song. But hey! You may find that you love the cover!
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From:canadanne
Date:October 26th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)

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I think Bono's version is utterly gorgeous, but then I'm not really familiar with the original so I couldn't be biased against the cover. (I don't believe the rest of U2 were involved, btw.)

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