The Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

After recording my version "Hallelujah", I posted a first copy of it online sort of like a preview. Weeks down the road, as I was considering the idea of releasing the song myself, a thoughtful friend of Hotel California from Arizona, Marilyn, brought me this book ("The Holy or the Broken - Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah") by Alan Light before one of our shows:  

It was very timely - I'm actually glad I waited till after recording and singing this song, before I read the book. There are so many ways to interpret the lyric. I enjoyed the read very much! This quote says it all.Thanks again, Marilyn!

You can check out my version of "Hallelujah" HERE 

3 comments

  • Cindy C.

    Cindy C. PA

    Very interesting background on the song, "Hallelluia ". The book was a perfect gift for you at just the right time. You sing it very beautifully. Just curious, what year was " Hallelluia " written ?? Just wondering how old of a song it is.

    Very interesting background on the song, "Hallelluia ". The book was a perfect gift for you at just the right time. You sing it very beautifully. Just curious, what year was " Hallelluia " written ?? Just wondering how old of a song it is.

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Thanks Cindy. Written in 1984. Here's the original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Fkuq5Lf0Q

    Thanks Cindy. Written in 1984. Here's the original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Fkuq5Lf0Q

  • Cindy C.

    Cindy C. PA

    Oh Wow! I like your version of this song so much better! Thanks for sharing the info. Keep your new songs and music coming! :)

    Oh Wow! I like your version of this song so much better! Thanks for sharing the info. Keep your new songs and music coming! smile

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