K.D.Lang to cover Leonard

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K.D.Lang to cover Leonard

Post by jarkko » Wed May 05, 2004 11:02 pm

The New Album "Hymns from the 49th Parallel" released 27th July 2004
Possible track listing:

Love is Everything-Jane Siberry
After the Goldrush-Neil Young
Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen
The Valley-Jane Siberry
Helpless-Neil Young
Simple
Jericho-Joni Mitchell
A Case of You-Joni Mtchell
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu May 06, 2004 6:46 am

K.D. Lang is one of the female, country singers whom I really like. I'll be interested to hear her cover of Hallelujah ~ presuming she includes it, of course :D .
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Post by Jo » Fri May 07, 2004 9:19 pm

I'd love to hear KD Lang sing Hallelujah - she does a wonderful job of Skylark and she does a lovely Moonglow duet with Tony Bennett - is there any possibility that she'd do a duet with our Mr Cohen? :lol:
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Post by jarkko » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:04 am

Here is the final track listing - with two LC-songs!

1. After the Gold Rush (Young)
2. Simple (lang/Piltch)
3. Helpless (Young)
4. A Case of You (Mitchell)
5. The Valley (Siberry)
6. Hallelujah (Cohen)
7. One Day I Walk (Cockburn)
8. Fallen (Sexsmith)
9. Jericho (Mitchell)
10. Bird on a Wire (Cohen)
11. Love Is Everything (Siberry

We will be spoiled this year - Leonard's own album, and all those
tribute albums (one of them by Judy Collins!)
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Post by Zabka » Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:58 pm

Hello guys! Back for the briefest of moments!

Just wanted to say that I heard kd langs version of Hallelujah on the radio unexpectedly (a rural station) the other morning. From the opening bars I knew it was a version of Hallelujah (but no idea of the artist) and thought, "here we go, another trashing" and then kd began to sang. It was gorgeous, she did it beautifully. I reckon it to be one of the best covers of the song ever, but be interested to hear what others think. WE are lucky Jarrko!

I do love her voice!

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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:43 pm

Hi Zabka!

I was wondering how I saw your name here, but no PM pop-up! I'm [ahem] fine........hope you're doing [better!] fine, as well :D . Next time in, write me with your details :D .

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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:52 am

KD Lang was the high profile guest on one of our national TV interview shows last night and I was very pleasantly surprised to hear her introduced by way of performing "Leonard Cohen's Hallellujah"! :o

As Zabka expressed, her version of this song is outstanding - beautiful and moving. 8) Apart from LC's concert version, I think it is the most sensitive perfromance of this song I've ever heard - she put her whole heart and soul into it and it was a real treat for our national viewing audience! :D

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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:54 pm

Just a couple of things to add to my last post:

KD, in the above interview, as well as specifically referring to "Hallelujah", suggested that for her to extol a song (and perhaps perform/cover it) it had to have three things going for it:

1. She had to be able to personally connect with it herself;
2. It had to have good lyrics; and
3. It had to have a good melody.

(The on-show joke that grew out of this analysis was around her likelihood of performing a certain Spice Girls song! :wink:)

Anyway, "Hallelujah" clearly makes it on all counts! :D

What's more, I was so impressed with KD's version of "Hallelujah" that I now have in my possession "hymns of the 49th parallel", which also includes a lovely version of "Bird on a Wire". 8)

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Post by greenfeld69 » Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:56 am

Fallen by Ron Sexsmith is a delightful song.
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Post by margaret » Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:56 pm

It's an excellent cd, I've played it repeatedly over the last few days. Highly recommended :)
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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:33 pm

If you are interested in reading the transcript of our ABC's (Enough Rope) interview with k.d. lang, which I referred to above (and which includes a brief analysis of why she likes "Hallelujah") the link below will get you there:

http://www.abc.net.au/enoughrope/stories/s1193890.htm

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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:02 pm

Well, I can't listen to it, but I sure did enjoy reading. Wonder what she wants on her hamburger.
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Post by Byron » Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:14 am

It's 12 midnight on 12/13 November and K D Lang has just done her first set on Later with Jools Holland. 2 minutes ago. One piano to accompany a stunning rendition of Hallelujah. We've recorded it. :wink:
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:26 am

A big bear hug for Albert on the spot 8) !
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Post by Byron » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:54 am

Deep anger. Pouted lips. KD was only allowed to do one set. Unfair. I shall now sulk. But her one set was terrific. Hallelujah!!!!
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