Sunday, February 28, 2010

No no no no no no no.

On her upcoming "rock" album, Renee Fleming will take on Leonard Cohen's greatest song, "Hallelujah."

8 comments:

Michael Walsh said...

I think I would rather hear the original at 78 RPM.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Ahahahaha!

Joe Barron said...

I briefly owned Thomas Hampson's Cole Porter CD, or whatever it was. That was the beginning and end of my crossover excursions.

But then, there's always Loudon Wainwright's "Krugman Blues":
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/tny/2010/02/the-krugman-blues.html

Lisa Hirsch said...

My idea of crossover is Ezio Pinza in South Pacific or Bryn Terfel singing music hall songs.

Linda said...

Everyone in the world has sung "Hallelujah," so why not Renee?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Because, seriously, I can sing it better than she can. She phrases in a square fashion and hasn't got the rhythmic freedom to let it rock.

rdmtimp said...

"Hallelujah" doesn't bother me much, but Renee Fleming singing The Mars Volta? WTF!!!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Hahaha!