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The holy or the broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the unlikely ascent of "Hallelujah"

Author: Alan Light
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Atria Books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of Cohen's "Hallelujah" straight to the heart of popular culture and gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.
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Named Person: Leonard Cohen; Jeff Buckley; Jeff Buckley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Light
ISBN: 9781451657845 1451657846 9781451657869 1451657862
OCLC Number: 779266321
Description: xxxii, 254 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Light.

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The Holy or the Broken is the fascinating account of one of the most-performed rock songs in history, Leonard Cohen's heartrending "Hallelujah."  Read more...

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"Thoughtful and illuminating... [Mr. Light] is a fine companion for this journey through one song's changing fortunes." "A combination mystery tale, detective story, pop critique and sacred psalm of Read more...

 
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