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by Rufus Wainwright.
Better than the Buckley version?
If so, it's a definite YES.
On The L Word though...
Never seen it.
I hadn't until this week.
are better than the Buckley version.
rufus wainwrights is amazing, and gives us all a chance to hear it live, which is beautiful. But to say that 'most versions are better than the Buckley version', when it was Buckleys cover of the Leonard Cohen version that brought it into the style that it is so widely appreciated for today, doesnt give credit where credits due. In effect covers like Wainwrights or Damien Rice's are actually copies of the Jeff Buckley version, not of the Leonard Cohen original, and so Jeff Buckleys should always prevail over these.
jeff buckley's version is the best. better than cohen, better than wainwright, better than all the others.
It's all bloated and theatrical. Does nothing for me at all.
either way it always makes me cry.
then it's great but Jeff Buckley's is better.
Out of interest, the verses that appear in Buckley's version (and others) but not in Cohen's original. Did Buckley write them or did Cohen have two versions or where did the lyrics come from?
and the other artists pick and choose verses.
I was pretty confused when I finally heard the Cohen version for the first time recently and the lyrics weren't the same as the Buckley one.
and Leonard Cohen does different versions/verses live apparently depending on what mood he's in
Have you heard the buckley version?
Jeffs take on that song is the only cover that is better than the original, on every ground.
hundreds of covers of that song I think Rufus Wainright's is the least pleasing - it always sounds dull and flat and lacking in conviction and emotion ton me.
In if there is one thing that overblown song needs it's emotion.
is far better.
As much as I love Rufus, I have to agree that Buckley's version is in a league of its own.
Wainwright did do a great job though with the "Chelsea hotel no 2" cover. Heartbreaking
but i'm pretty sure from my old buckley fanboy days that Jeff B modeled his version on John Cale's from a Cohen tribute album...havnt heard that one though.
I think John Cale's version came before Jeff Buckley's and is probably the first to have taken thje song in that direction.
And you haven't heard it? It's the version that is in Shrek (Rufus Wainwright's is on the soundtrack album, but it is John Cale's in the movie.)
I was going to say that too. Jeff's is best though. Everything Jeff is best.
Don't even start on that Wainwright pap.
but it's true. The Buckley version is nice - but to be honest I prefer Wainwright's voice. I don't get the fuss over Buckley at all.
makes me want to stave random hippies heads in whilst they sit there listening to this tripe on repeat.
It's pasted together from 19 different takes! IT's not as good as Cohen's version! It's totally pretentious!
is the best cover.
but i prefer cohens.
regina spektor does quite a good version - and so does dylan.
the rufus wainwright one is pretty similar to buckley's, i think.
irritating and pretentious shite?
i prefer the original.
and I think regina spektor's cover is the most interesting.
but i love buckley's version.
YOU might think it's irritating and pretentious, I think it's rather good.
I might go so far as to say 'beautiful', in the right mood.
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has done a cover of it