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Offline smalin186

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Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« on: November 18, 2012, 12:54:16 AM »
As well he should...

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 09:27:01 AM »
dunno if i've heard this. what's it from?

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 10:19:48 AM »
Looks like he apologizes for his cover of Hallelujah, not U2's.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 10:37:18 AM »
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dunno if i've heard this. what's it from?

It's from some Cohen tribute album. I bought it back in the mid-90's, Bono's version is pretty bad.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 07:20:14 PM »
wow - Hallelujah is seriously a perfect song. As much as I love Bono he needed to apologize for that.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 01:42:06 AM »
Well f*** Bono then, this time he went too far with his pandering revisionism. His version is miles better than all the respectful tributes of Wainwright and such. The only version I rank above his is John Cale's: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 07:18:19 PM »
Cales was the original despite what American Idol will tell you. I actually really like this version of Bonos, it uses unique electronic experimentation that was also used on Elvis Ate America. I see both tracks as companion pieces.

Really, really not that bad. 

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 07:23:13 PM »
I'm gonna have to listen to this as soon as I get home

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 07:29:28 PM »
Bono's version of Hallelujah is him trying to be hip and it's absolutely horrible. Worst thing he's done.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 07:54:56 PM »
I haven't heard Bono's version. 

This song was used in the film Saint Ralf.  It brought tears to my eyes.  I'm not sure who sang it for the movie.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 08:09:34 PM »
yea that was embarassing

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 09:03:32 PM »
I actually like Bono's version of the song.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 01:26:52 AM »
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Bono's version of Hallelujah is him trying to be hip and it's absolutely horrible. Worst thing he's done.

I've always thought saying yes to Wyclef Jean (and the resulting video) was the worst thing he's done.

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 01:39:20 AM »
That was more mediocre than embarassing, and the video was kinda cute. Although I don't think Wyclef is cool...

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Re: Bono apologizes for U2's cover of 'Hallelujah'
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 05:27:00 AM »
that song had a lightness that didn't bother me....again not that bad