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30 Great Covers of Leonard Cohen Songs (That Aren’t “Hallelujah”)

on November 11, 2016, 12:00pm
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“Avalanche”


Who: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

Where: From Her to Eternity (1984)

What: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recorded a grim cover of “Avalanche”, which became the very first track on their debut album. Not losing a beat after the collapse of Cave’s former band, The Birthday Party, From Her to Eternity was as powerful a release as anything he had put out. (Cave has a number of Cohen covers to his name, including an excellent “I’m Your Man” from the soundtrack album of the same name, and a raucous version of “Tower of Song” on the I’m Your Fan tribute record.)

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