The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah.”

By Alan Light

What happens when artists perform their own version of a song? Follow the evolution of the song “Hallelujah” from its original version by Leonard Cohen to being featured in the movie Shrek to being performed on American Idol as a perennial audition song.

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