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He recorded it for a tribute album called I'm Your Fan , which eventually landed in Buckley's hands. It was Cale's version that made it into Shrek in , one of the first big pop culture inclusions. Wainwright's version, a riff off of Cale's, was the version chosen for the Shrek soundtrack. A contemporary of Buckley's, Wainwright told writer Alan Light, who traced the history of the song in his book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah," that his jealously kept him from realizing Buckley's talents until after his death.
I put his version of the song on, and it was this kind of cosmic communion. It kind of hit me how great he was, and how fabulous the song is, and how foolish I had been for being so petty. Dylan began performing the song on tour in Blessed is the name. They finished recording the song, and the rest of the Various Positions album.
This is a disaster. Lissauer suggests that perhaps the executives at Columbia a division of CBS; soon to become part of the Sony Corporation were expecting something more pop-oriented, based on the early reports from the sessions. Ungar believes that the rejection of the album was less strategic than that. In September , Leonard Cohen would turn fifty. Each of his last three albums — covering a time span that reached back a full decade — had sold less than its predecessor, even in the scattered countries around the world where he did have a following.
He had never placed an album in the U. Top Ten. Meanwhile, as Cohen was in the studio recording Various Positions, the summer of was perhaps the biggestseason in the history of the record business. There could be no arguing that record sales had become very big business, and were getting bigger by the day.
Stakes were high. Lissauer had never even seen that review until I sent it to him after our interview. In fact, he had no idea that Various Positions had actually been released in the U.
But he does express regret that the outcome of the Various Positions saga effectively meant the end of his relationship with Cohen. I felt horrible. Watch here. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Log In. To help keep your account secure, please log-in again. You are no longer onsite at your organization. Please log in.