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Sat 13 Jun 2009 22:00 BBC Radio 2

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 November 2008

Another chance to hear Guy Garvey examine the classic Leonard Cohen track, Hallelujah and uncover the song's enduring appeal.

Hallelujah has been covered by a huge range of artists, most recently X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke.

Guy explores the lyrics - opinions differ as to its religious or sexual meaning - and how the song has been widely used in television drama, film and even the blockbuster animation Shrek.

The programme features different versions of Hallelujah and contributors include: singers Kathryn Williams and Imogen Heap; Mary Guibert, the mother of the late Jeff Buckley, who recorded one of the best-known covers of the song; Alex Patsavas, a music supervisor who has worked on high-profile US dramas such as The OC and Grey's Anatomy; music producer Andy Wallace; and the Bishop of Croydon, Nicholas Baines.

Listeners can hear Guy Garvey's Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music every Sunday night at 10pm.


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