Monday, December 15, 2008
OK, the likelihood of stopping Alexandra Burke being Christmas no.1 is alas, something I do not have the power to do, unfortunately, but it looks like Jeff Buckley could have a massive smash, with a song that's not even physically released.
See the promo video here.
And yes, it's a Leonard Cohen song. There is, apparently, a facebook group of people committed to buying the song as performed by Jeff Buckley, so let's see what people can achieve. BTW anyone know what happened to Brigyn and their fantastic version in Welsh?
And, seeing as he wrote it: Leonard Cohen's version:
And Rufus Wainwright's version:
And because I'd feel guilty not including it, and because it was supposedly an influence on the way Jeff Buckley did it, John Cale's version:
Go and take on X-Factor. Nothing against Alexandra Burke, but because Simon Cowell is nearly as a big a threat to music as the DMCA and the RIAA!