The holy or the broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the unlikely ascent of "Hallelujah"
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New York : Atria Books, c2012.
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A fascinating account of the making, remaking, and unlikely popularizing of one of the most played and recorded rock songs in history—Leonard Cohen’s beautiful and heartrending “Hallelujah.”“A venerated creator. An adored, tragic interpreter. An uncomplicated, memorable melody. Ambiguous, evocative words. Faith and uncertainty. Pain and pleasure.”Today, “Hallelujah” is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse asShrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Bob Dylan, U2, Justin Timberlake, and k.d. lang, and it is played every year at countless events—both sacred and secular—around the world.Yet when music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded “Hallelujah,” it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label. Ten years later, charismatic newcomer Jeff Buckley reimagined the song for his much-anticipated debut album,Grace. Three years after that, Buckley would be dead, his album largely unknown, and “Hallelujah” still unreleased as a single. After two such commercially disappointing outings, how did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own?Through in-depth interviews with its interpreters and the key figures who were actually there for its original recordings, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture.The Holy or the Broken gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.
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Book
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1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
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xxxii, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
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English
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9781451657845 (hbk.), 1451657846 (hbk.)

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Includes index.
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Includes discography and index.
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Acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of Cohen's "Hallelujah" straight to the heart of popular culture and gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Light, A. (2012). The holy or the broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the unlikely ascent of "Hallelujah". 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Light, Alan. 2012. The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah". New York: Atria Books.

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Light, Alan, The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah". New York: Atria Books, 2012.

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Light, Alan. The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah". 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York: Atria Books, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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