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Hallelujah

14 Dec 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 14 Dec 2008
  • Release Date: 14 Dec 2008
  • Label: Syco Music UK
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  • Total Length: 3:36
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  • ASIN: B001ODY9LS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,806 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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By M. Castle on 5 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
Better than Jeff's i prefer not to be sent to sleep as i listen to a song. Also Jeff did not do the original but ignorant minds, hear or see no different, how sad, especially of grown men spening time hear to insult a teenager, when will English men in their 30's get a life!
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Brilliant song by the voice of an angel. Bravo Alexandra. Keep up the great work.
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By Bj Lucas VINE VOICE on 6 Feb 2009
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Alexandra stood out early on in the x factor competition. She danced and sang and proved she could deliver. As Danni Minogue commented 'you just proved what an amazing concert it would be to come see you'

I'd never heard of this song (I know, shock horror) before it was sung on the x factor. I've heard Jeff Buckley's version scince but much prefer Alexandra's. Soaring tender vocals glide through smoothly as you listen. The lyrics are a bit out there, but Alexandra makes it work with her rich voice, emotive delivery and lovely personality.
she's put her own stamp on the song, nd should congratulated.
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This song is amazing but this wonderful lady and it shows the amount of talent she is that she sang the most and best bits of the HERO charity song, well done Alex... all the way to you become worldwide superstar!!
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Obviously, taste for music is quite individual. While Burke-bashing seems to be in fashion these days for Hallelujah, I enjoy her version of the song because it indeed stands out for me amidst several dozen versions I consider too slow, too melancholic, them not reaching the potential of a song now mapped in parts to a different arrangement of music style.

Why not appreciate Alexandra's not-yet(!) overperforming voice on this song unlike the already mentioned Mariah-Whitney-Leona class would have done it? I listen and I enjoy, and I do not academically dissect every piece of music I come across. Why doing so on this, or did Alexandra Burke butchered a holy cow by recording this song one more time? Go, read reviews on all other existing 170+ versions then, just to be balanced.

I like Alexandra's version because it touches me with sequences especially qualifying for annoying others. I came to the age of 46 with big music (not necessarily songs) from Goldsmith, Zimmer, Queen, Nightwish and I like those mere minute in Burke's Hallelujah where it takes off to big where other's did not dare to take it before.

The other versions are still around, so go and get yours. I could not find my version of Hallelujah among them until Burke's one.
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There is far too much ridiculous snobbery about anything x factor related - both Ella Fiztgerald and Frank Sinatra started out winning talent shows and went on to become brilliant interpreters of other people's music. Too early to say if Alexandra Burke could be anything remotely as successful, but she clearly can sing (I thought the Beyonce duet was electric). However, I do think that a reflective and ambiguous, not to mention intellectual song written by a world-weary 50 year old man is somewhat inappropriate for a twenty year old girl.

Conversely, there is no denying that this is a great song, and is so good that it comes out on top of whatever interpretion is put to it. I was a Leonard Cohen fan many years before I heard of the Buckley version of Hallelujah (indeed before it was written), and it is not actually my favourite of his songs, but it shares that quality of ambiguity and world-weariness of the best of them, as well as LC's brilliant melodic sense. Like all great songs it is open to multiple interpretations - most obviously the Buckley one but also John Cale and KD Laing. Cohen's melody leaves it open to the full on approach, albeit it sits incongruously with the mystic uncertainty of the lyrics.

Alexandra's voice is very powerful, but it is simply impossible for her (at this age) to have the emotional depth and maturity to truly do the song justice. Equally, she is just starting out in the music biz and probably was not able to impose her own slant on what must have been recorded quite hurriedly. Having said that, I quite enjoy this version, and I think under the circumstances it succeeds.

I suspect that if she is still singing it in 20 years time it will be something great.

PS: the idea that LC should hate this or should stop it is equally ridiculous - it has given him a much better pension than he would otherwise have had (although even he might have choked on the JLS or Eoghan versions).
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A Kid's Review on 23 Dec 2008
Format: Audio CD
There are three songs

1. Hallelujah
2. Candyman
3. Without You

definetly worth the money
All are sung amazing
10/10
Her vocal range is phenominal
I absoultley love her
I voted 4 her every night
and i would by her album any
day.
THIS CD BLEW ME AWAY!
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A Kid's Review on 23 Dec 2008
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This is amazing
she was the most talented person
on the show!!!
This version is better
than the other two and is worth
the money you spend.
I play it over and over again
RECCOMENED!!!
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