BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Tributes & covers; Leonard's songs on the soundtracks and TV
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Re: BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Post by John Etherington » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:13 pm

Although she accompanies Leonard on his original version of "Nightingale", Anjani's own version is an extremely rare case of a cover improving on the original. I love both versions, but Anjani's version is heartbreaking and beautiful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsmjUGHJNns
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Post by hansr » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:00 pm

My favorite cover since a couple of months: Little Screams I can't forget.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWXyiSh ... FA&index=1
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Re: BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Post by HugoD » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:09 pm

For me Henk Hofstede and his Avalanche quartet are the perfect tribute band. Henk Hofstede used to be the lead singer of the Nits (had a few hits in the 80-ties) and has, in my humble opinion, the perfect voice and feeling to perform LC songs.

Those of you who were at the LC event in Amsterdam (2016) have seen the performance of this band. I nice story that Hofstede tells regularly at performances is that he met Leonard in the early 90-ties (if I remember well) at a radio station in Brussel, LC heard Hofstede with the Nits perform live and asked them of they wanted to be the band in the next tour. Hofstede declined and said it was his worst decision ever which he stil regrets 😱.

https://youtu.be/-xbtTvGd40w

https://youtu.be/nmqDaRxuOQk
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Re: BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Post by St.Lawrence » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:13 pm

St. Lawrence band from Norway

Live at Årnes Culture Cafe 2019

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Re: BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Post by ozgreat » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:47 am

I have been obtaining both Leonard's Albums, various covers and various tribute concerts and albums.

Without a doubt, though this my own personal preference, I feel the best 'non english' version of A Thousand Kisses Deep is that performed by Angélina Wismes, Des Baisers Par Milliers, in the tribute concert 'Le Pont Des Artistes #19, Hommage à Leonard Cohen', 2017.

Whilst I do not have all covers and tributes, I have a fair majority to date of what has been performed.

I would appreciate other member's thoughts on this song and in particular those sung other than in English.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bkAoqD223A

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Post by adamsmitt32 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:58 am

HI there. My favorite one is Nina Simone, "Suzanne" (1969). Originally sung by Judy Collins before Cohen could add his own grumbling vocal to proceedings, one of my favourite moments comes from Nina Simone’s emboldened performance back in 1969. It’s easy to see Cohen approving of this one.
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Re: BEST COVER VERSIONS OF A LEONARD COHEN SONG OF ALL TIME

Post by pe swijngedouw » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:49 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QR2WB2Gyfk

i discovered this band through this cover of hallelujah, and found out that they made many more beatiful songs, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uG0HypButc
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Post by MaryB » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:12 am

pe - you've found a gem.
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